We’ve all heard about the devastation in Puerto Rico and I #CantDoNothing so while I don’t have much that I can donate materially or financially, my husband and I are able to donate our time and physical effort.
Our 3 kids are no longer babies and we have grandparents that can take our children for one week.
Our home business is our family’s sole income. This means we have the flexibility of saying we’re taking a week off. It also means we rely on the income from our business every week so here’s the plan: Read More
Starts on 12 July (Wednesday) at 12am EST through Friday. Choose your first wrap and check-out. Your second wrap will be a surprise!
The second wrap may be 1st or 2nds Quality. It may be a wrap conversion ring sling, a discontinued Didymos wrap, or even a babywearing sweatshirt or jacket (we will pay attention to your shipping address and not send babywearing outerwear to a customer in the hottest climates)! However, most of the surprise gifts will be another woven wrap. It may be the same size or a different size from the one you order.
International customers will need to pay shipping for both, so I will contact you for the additional shipping payment when I receive your order. US shipping is free.
This deal cannot be combined with other coupons or discounts and is not applicable retroactively to any items purchased from me before the start of this sale.
Our family, Diana and David, Ada (12), Annabelle (7), and Cassidy (6) are moving our life and our business to the East Mountains of New Mexico where we will live in a one room, off-grid cabin on 20 acres where we will be neighbors with David’s parents. Read More
We are a music-loving family, and that’s why we wanted to make this wrap that looks like sheet music. There was nothing else like it at the time. But it couldn’t just be a nod towards music, it was for real musicians, so it had to be REAL music. Natibaby Notes is woven sheet music to Ode to Joy, the final movement of Beethoven’s 9th symphony, and a piece that most musicians have played. Read More
Historical Note: This was one of the first pages on my original educational website, long before I added a store. WrapYourBaby.com was one of the earliest websites providing photo tutorials for wraps (and originally mei tais as well) before YouTube came along and provided video tutorials. I created this page to help explain the most popular kinds of carriers when they were less well known. Note that ABC was the popular descriptor for Asian-style carriers in 2005, and pouches were much more popular at the time – they are safe, ergonomic carriers and not another name for the dangerous bag carriers in which baby dangles by the parent’s hip. This page did not include descriptions of Soft Structured Carriers as the Ergo had not yet become so well known at the time that I wrote this (2005) and other brands of SSC were yet to follow.
Carry the Future accepts donated soft structured carriers and mei tais which are personally brought to Greece by their volunteers. These volunteers are trained in the use of the carriers and meet refugees where they land in Greece or at other camps to pass out the carriers and teach the recipients how to use them. Because of the language barrier and the very short amount of time they have to teach the families safe use of the carrier, they only accept SSCs (soft structured carriers or buckle carriers) and Mei Tais: carriers that can be easily and quickly demonstrated visually.
I donated a wool Natibaby wrap to the Babywearing Group in Augusta, Georgia, with the request that they try it out in the Summer and tell me if the rumors are true: is a wool wrap really breathable and (relatively) cool in hot weather?
How I became a mother, Wrap Your Baby became a business, and you got 25% off a Natibaby wrap this week – read on!
I became a mother on September 9th 2004. It was a girl! I had planned to name her Molly if she was a girl but once he met her, David insisted that she didn’t look like a Molly.
Does she look like a Molly?
We spent our first day together in bed (all three of us) trying out names and the first one we all really liked was Ada. David’s father comes from a Jewish family and we loved that Ada is a form of the Hebrew name Adah, which is found in the bible and means “ornament” or “brightness.” I didn’t find out until later that Ada means First Born Daughter in the Nigerian language Igbo, and while we have no known ties to Nigeria, I love that it is appropriate in another language as well.
Speaking as someone who birthed a baby girl in my living room in front of a decorated tree on Christmas Day 5 years ago, I can tell you that some gifts are better than others. Nothing trumps a sweet, apple-cheeked baby!
And while you don’t have to have a wrap to find a way to keep your baby close, the gift of making it easier to fill baby’s needs and giving a mother back the use of her arms, hands, and legs is very real and valuable.
I feel so strongly about what wrapping can do for families that I have created a very specific plan to ensure that I can provide the most help possible to families getting wraps for themselves or others during the busy holiday season, and I am going to do my best to help families get the most out of their wraps during the many activities and concerns that are frequently engaged in at this time of year including shopping, family gatherings, extra housework, cold weather, consumerism, and too-common cases of over-scheduling and stress.
Serve your fellow mom by sharing your tips for happy, stress free, wrapping holidays. Just comment below with your holiday tips and I’ll add your tips to my Inspiration for Stress Free Holidays.
Keep an eye out for special promotions, giveaways and deals this season. Signing up for my newsletter is the best way to make sure you don’t miss these.
Watch for some great wraps that I will be stocking in the next month that can be had for less cash but are just as cuddly, convenient and comfortable!
And expect to see more blog posts to help you get the most out of wrapping while you navigate shopping, baking, parties, family, and fun.
2014 Wrap Your Baby Holiday Schedule:
Thursday, 27 November THANKSGIVING – post offices are closed so wraps will ship on Friday, 28 November. US customers who order on 26 or 27 November can expect to receive their wraps by Tuesday, 2 December. As always, fast US shipping is free in the US, and international shipping is discounted. International customers should receive them about 2 weeks after placing your order.
Friday, 28 November BLACK FRIDAY – the day after Thanksgiving is traditionally a big Christmas shopping day and a big sale day. Other than shipping orders, I will not be working on Black Friday so I have decided to set up a Black Friday sale that will go into effect automatically from 12am (midnight) EST on 28 Nov to 12am (midnight) EST on Saturday 29 Nov.
Because I will be spending Thursday and Friday with my children, some emails will not be answered until the weekend when I will carve out some time specifically for responding to Wrap Your Baby business. I know, just because it’s a United States holiday does not mean that moms’ needs and demands get a break and I don’t want to leave you hanging long with wrapping questions that may make the holidays go smoother for you!
It is in the spirit of Small Business Saturday to leave your house, stroll up and down the blocks of your city and walk into shops that are often staffed by their owners who have the time and interest to listen to you, and then passionately and knowledgeably tell you about their products to steer you towards the perfect items for your needs.
When you do, be sure to snap a selfie and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org to save $15 on a wrap in my store, when you buy on the third shopping day of the trifecta: Cyber Monday!
When you email photographic proof that you patronized a small, local business on SBS, I will email you a coupon code for $15 off any wrap in my store good only on 1 December. I’d love to be able to see the shelves of the store you are in, or snap a photo with the owner. And I’d love to know what store it is and what you’re buying.
By sending me the photo, you are giving me permission to share it and any details you choose to share about it on the internet. I will post the photos in a Pinterest album. I hope to see babywearing in some of the photos, but I am especially excited to offer this discount to those who may not yet have had the opportunity to get a baby carrier!
Another in my series of themed costumes for babywearers. This post highlights costumes with the baby as an inanimate objects. You would be surprised at the possibilities when you start brainstorming, and hopefully the pictures of these creative families will get the wheels turning for you! And be sure to submit a photo of your babywearing costume to my contest to possibly win a wrap!
Share your photos on the wall between Wednesday 29 October and Monday 3 November, and and I will upload them to the contest album where we’ll see which photo gets the most likes for a free wrap from my store!
Voting (liking) will go from 4 November to 6 November and the winner will be announced on Friday 7 Nov. The winner is responsible for contacting me as I will have no way to get in touch with those who entered. Check for a winner on 7 November and PM or email me if it was you!
PLEASE NOTE: Outfits and traditional clothing from different cultures are not costumes but traditional dress. To avoid any one feeling that their culture is being misrepresented I kindly ask that you refrain from depicting any specific culture and/or nationality or subculture.
Exciting things happening to celebrate Wrapsody’s Birthday this month!
Birthday Party for Wrapsody
Wrapsody Trade-In Program
Wrapsody on Pinterest Giveaway
Keep Reading for details!
Breeze Iris wrap from Wrapsody
10 years ago, Kristi started selling gauze baby wraps in the United States under the name Gypsymama–the only domestic source of quality woven wraps for those of us looking at the time. Unlike the European wraps, Gypsymama wraps were gauze, which mean cool, thin and perfect for Summer. READ ABOUT THE BEGINNING OF WRAPSODY.
Now her Bali Breeze Wraps are one of the most popular brands around and I am so pleased to have them available for my customers. They are fantastic year-round wraps that are also affordable for more families.
Our fantastic local babywearing photographer Lee Anne of Petal and Vine Photography will be taking photos which will later be available for purchase if you choose to do so.
And for all of you who are not local and cannot be there in person, if you want to see all of the photos from this event next month, be sure to subscribe to my Wrap Tips newsletter where I will be sharing all of the awesome and the beauty of this event!
AND THE WRAPSODY TRADE-IN IS ON!
If you are ready for a new color or design in your life, you can trade in your used Wrapsody wrap (no matter how old or which color) and get 25% off a new Wrapsody Breeze or Wrapsody Water Wrap from my store!
Your old wrap will be donated to a charity or a family that could use and will appreciate it so your trade-in will benefit two families.
I HAD TO MAKE A SMALL CHANGE TO THE CONTEST AFTER FINDING OUT THAT TAGGING ON PINTEREST ONLY WORKS IF THE TWO PARTIES ARE ALREADY FOLLOWING EACH OTHER ON PINTEREST. NEW RULES BELOW:
To celebrate Wrapsody’s 10th birthday providing beautiful, comfortable wraps to families, I an asking you to share your Wrapsody pictures with the world! I will pick the winning picture on August 31 and the winner will receive a $100 gift card to the Wrap Your Baby store. Perfect for a new wrap for yourself, or a great shower gift for a friend!
Pin your original picture (or more than one) on your own pinterest board showing a Wrapsody Breeze or Wrap DuO water wrap in action (sorry, no stretch-hybrid wraps for this giveaway).
Email email@example.com giving me the link to your pin so I can find it and repin it to my board. I must receive your email by 30 August. I will not reply to these emails, but you can check my Wrapsody Your Baby board to make sure your photo has been added.
When I get your email, I will repin your pin to my Wrapsody Your Baby Pinterest board where we will be able to view all of the entries and appreciate all the adventures that families have had with Wrapsody. You must pin your photo on Pinterest yourself and just give me the link.
On August 31st I will announce a winner by commenting on the winning picture on my Wrapsody Your Baby board. Check your picture on 1 September to see if you won and email me for your coupon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our connection to the stars is a very physical fact in that our bodies are composed of the stuff of stars–past supernovas hurtling invisible particles through space looking for purpose. And here we are.
When do we manifest our astral heritage more deeply than during the intensity of childbirth–the most downright physical moments of our lives when our very atoms seem to be crying out to all the other atoms across time and space whether they are the women throughout history who have birthed before us or the center of a distant star busily erupting outward against the relentless press of gravity? We have all experienced it at our own births, and some of us have been lucky enough to experience it when we gave birth to new babies born of old stardust.
This birthing goddess wrap shows the physical and metaphysical connection we have to the stars, illustrated by baby’s journey earthside and mother’s out-of-earth tranquility. Midwives and birth workers will appreciate the symbolism and the celebration of motherhood that is depicted by this wrap. It is perfect for preparing and relaxing a pregnant mother with traditional rebozo techniques, and is the perfect fabric to transition your baby from within your womb to in your arms.
A little bit about the manufacture of these Birthing Goddess wraps: These wraps from Joy and Joe, a UK based wrap manufacturer, are all-cotton. They are woven with a jacquard weaving machine loom under the supervision of the onsite textile experts and Adebisi (a babywearing consultant and director of Joy and Joe ltd) who resides very locally to the weaving house. This modern and sophisticated loom was a perfect match to bring out the very intricate detailing in the goddess design and the mill’s extensive weaving experience since 1930 ensured that the cloth was able to be expertly engineered to Joy and Joe’s required specifications for a high quality and unique carrying cloth.
These wraps are made with organic Egyptian cotton and sustainably sourced from CottonConnect Foundation. The weaving house is in the North of England, and all the dyers are UK based and regulated.
Availability: Birthing Goddess wraps have arrived from the UK and are now in stock in the Wrap Your Baby store, and should reach US customers with free shipping in just 3 business days after an order is placed, or international customers within 2 weeks.
Natibaby Winter is here in a gorgeous turquoise wool blend for something highly cuddly and warm this winter.
Natibaby wool is soft–never scratchy. It requires some extra care, as wool should not be machine washed, but for many mamas, it is worth it for the softness and warmth of winter wool.
Intricate snowflake representations capture the magic and whimsy of tiny ice crystals whirling slowly through cold, clear winter air. The color and design of this wrap perfectly depict the beauty and clarity of wintertime while keeping you and your little one cozy and close.
Natibaby Winter is the perfect wrap for showing off to family and friends this season and bring festivity and brightness to every day until the Spring.
Some of my family, on whose behalf I appreciate you!
I wanted to do something special for my customers this week and I decided on this special offer (full terms below):
spend $100 or more in my store by the end of Thursday, the 21st of November (sale ends at 11:59pm EST).
use coupon code THANKYOU50 when you check out (coupon code is case sensitive).
You will receive a gift certificate for $50 by email.
Use the gift certificate at checkout to get $50 off a second purchase for yourself or as a gift for someone you care about. The gift certificate must be used by Wednesday, 27 November 2013 (11:59pm EST), after which it will expire.
Additionally, one person who buys a wrap using the THANKYOU50 code will be entirely refunded and will receive their first wrap free instead of a $50 gift certificate!
To be eligible to be the one to receive a free wrap, share my Facebook post on the subject. You’ll see it pinned to the top of the page at www.facebook.com/wrapyourbaby (International customers are also eligible but if you win, I will ask that you pay shipping-only for your wrap).
This deal is for a full price purchase and cannot be combined with other discounts. This is true of the first purchase and the second (please do not try to use a coupon as well as the gift certificate).
The first purchase must be paid in full in order to receive the $50 off (putting an item on layaway will not result in a coupon code being mailed to you).
The $50 gift certificate cannot be used for an item that you already have on layaway–it must be used for a new purchase. However, that new purchase can be put on layaway using the gift certificate to help pay for it.
Anyone can use the first code to receive $50 off a second purchase. The gift certificate that you receive in your email can only be used once but it is transferable. You can give it to a friend, but make sure that they know it is good through 27 November.
Natibaby has a wonderful designer named Aga who made this beautiful and immediately beloved tree of life design just for me and Natibaby has woven it for Wrap Your Baby in a few different colors now.
The first Trees, woven in a deep plum, I called Plum Trees. After that, was Green Apple Trees (a hemp blend) and now Wisteria Trees and Winter Trees (both cotton/linen) have arrived! These blue trees have a gorgeous shimmer and shine that is really magical. Natibaby Tree of Life now available for sale.