Although, most of the credit for the new rainbow wrap Hope has to go to Wendi Stemmons, who designed it and submitted it to the Gypsymama’s design-a-new-wrap contest. The public spoke, and Hope was born. This is my favorite of the three new colors and I think you’ll agree it’s a stunner! But lovers of gray or purple will swoon for Lily, and the pink-brown pairing in Lana has caught many a covetous eye. Aint it great to live in an age of such a wide color selection for wraps? The space program is cool, too, but really, there’s a wrap that matches almost any mother’s dream, and that’s nothing to cough at!
Bali Breeze Lily
Bali Breeze Lana
So, while Hope is my favorite, I believe it’s one of the other two that has been the most popular. Which is your favorite? Or is your dream wrap as yet just a dream? Feel free to describe your perfect wrap in a comment–I’d love to know!
If you are planning to buy a wrap in the near future, here’s a short but sweet opportunity to get a whopping 20% discount on a great summer wrap!
After shipping out all the orders from my Mothers Day Sale, I found that I’m low on EllaRoo wraps and I began preparing to place an order. Then it occurred to me, why not offer a big discount to any of my customers who want to pay in advance and it will be especially worth your while because you can choose from a wider selection of colors than I normally stock in my store!
I need to place my order pretty quickly, so if you want to take advantage of the discount you must order and pay for your wrap tomorrow, Monday, 16 May. It will take approximately three weeks to get from Europe, to me, to you after I place the order, so you’re looking at early June for delivery.
Come back to this blog post tomorrow for the link to the sale-price Ellaroo wraps. I’ll add it right to the top of this blog post.
Wow–sorry about the two month long lapse of blogging! Instead of making excuses, why don’t I jump right in with what’s up right now?
My family has decided to take our leave of the house, the job, and the stable predictable life (such as it is with kids) and travel the country instead. No worries–the job I referred to is my husband’s construction, renovation and constructions work. Wrap Your Baby is not a job, so much as a mission, and Wrap Your Baby comes with us.
So me, my husband, my 6 year old & 1 year old daughters, our baby (arriving in the Spring) and a whole lot of wraps will be moving into a motorhome named Benny the Brave. We didn’t name him, but the name is very fitting, don’t you think, for such a bold move?
Ada and Benny the Brave
The transition will take a few months, as we have possessions to be freed from, a house to rent, and a baby to have, but we hope to set sail this Spring.
There’s a lot to adjust to and work out–how to stock inventory on the road, where to accept returns/exchanges, the easiest way to find the closest post office each day for shipments . . . and figuring it all out will be a blast.
I’ll be blogging about the new life, starting now with the baby steps leading to our departure, and if our journey interests you, please check it out at FreeRangeDreams.com
Submit a baby wrapping video for a chance to win a free baby carrier and be part of a video to promote babywearing to the world!
Videos must be submitted by midnight 31 August, 2010 (EST).
Videos can be any length (although if you send me a two hour home video I might not actually watch the whole thing) and you can submit as many as you like (or upload several clips as one video).
Videos should be unedited. Please do not add subtitles, effects, etc (so that all submissions can more easily be integrated into a cohesive babywearing video)
Videos can show the process of getting wrapped up, have someone already wrapped up, show the wrap used as a towel, hammock, or high chair. It can involve sibling-wearing, or teddy-bear wearing. The more variety the better!
Content should be primarily visual and not depend on dialogue.
To submit a video, upload it on YouTube (you will have to create an account).
Send an email to email@example.com with a link to your uploaded video. Include your name and mailing address (in case you win the prize!)
I will pick the winning entry. I will be looking for a video (or piece of one) that captures the coziness, closeness, cuteness, or convenience, the fun, funniness, or fabulousness of baby wrapping. The winning entry might as easily involve a dozing newborn or an energetic toddler. It might be set in your livingroom, or at the Grand Canyon. Length of video will not be a determining factor.
I’m going to just blog up my shipping policy to explain myself to anyone who’s interested:
I ship the cheapest way I can, because I hate paying for shipping and think most of you probably do, too. If I can, I fit a wrap into a flat-rate priority mail envelope (which is a fast service, as well, at 2-3 business days). Sometimes this involves some squeezing and jamming of the wrap. As wraps are pieces of fabric, I feel fairly comfortable doing this. Sometimes an instructional DVD is included and I have not yet had one damaged, but I would hope that a customer would let me know right away if anything made it to them in less than intact shape so that I could replace it.
Some of the wraps cannot fit into the flat rate envelope and Priority Mail is not always the cheapest method. Storchenwieges are much bulkier than the other wraps I sell, for example. When this is the case, another method of shipping will be chosen.
I’ve recently added International shipping option to my website. For now, it’s going to be $8 extra if I can fit the wrap in the flat-rate Priority Mail envelope. If not, I will contact the customer to let them know that there will be an additional cost.
For International orders, add your desired item or items to the shopping cart and then go to the shipping page to add “International Shipping” to the cart. Place your order and if any additional payment is necessary I will contact you to discuss it.
Let me know what you think, and whether my shipping policy meets your needs well enough! Email me or comment here with suggestions.
Bali Baby Breeze wraps have come to Wrap Your Baby and are available for sale in limited quantities. I look forward to carrying them in all sizes very soon, but for now I am very excited to have them at all. Here are a couple of the newly available Bali Baby Breeze wraps:
Tropical Haumea Baby Wrap
Ocean-themed Morgaine Baby Wrap
These wraps are made of lightweight gauze–perfect for Summer babywearing. The fabric is thin and airy, both cooler and easier to manipulate than the heavier woven fabrics.
Best of all, these wraps are strikingly different from most baby wraps for sale in that they are batiked in gorgeous colors and designs along varying but consistently aesthetic motifs. There is bound be one that is irresistible to anyone! The perfect opportunity to add variety to your babywearing wardrobe!