Munch Organic Baby Carrier Review
*this Munch Organic Baby Carrier Review is a sponsored post for Munch.
I was lucky enough to receive a gorgeous organic baby carrier from Munch recently to review. I love Munch for a range of awesome products such as food pouches and storage with a focus on sustainable and eco-friendly products for parents and children. I am a recent convert to baby carriers: I tried with my eldest daughter but bought a very uncomfortable carrier before there were lots of them around which really put me off! My eldest was nearly 5 when I had number two so I didn’t feel a need to get one, although in hindsight it would have kept me a bit saner if I’d found a good one to use with her then as that was my chief allergy kid who was obviously really fussy and distressed. However with two children keeping me very busy, when I found out I was pregnant with number 3, a really good baby carrier was top of my list of things to buy! I’ve been completely converted now. Although my youngest is getting a bit old for them as a very tall 2 year old, I do pull them out occasionally when she’s fussing and I need to get things done: usually getting dinner prepared if Miss 10 is too busy to help. I also love using them when we are out and about at trade shows and similar as there is never enough space for prams.
The type of baby carrier I reviewed are the long stretchy ones. This one in particular was very stretchy, which meant I was able to get a really good, close fit which I think is important with very active toddlers who are right at the top of the weight recommendation. This carrier took her weight just fine and it didn’t feel strained at all. She also loved going in there and settled really quickly. If you haven’t used these wraps before, it is really important to pull the ends very tightly at each step to get a safe, comfortable fit.
For me, some of the benefits of using a stretchy baby carrier, and this one in particular, are that I can keep my hands free, meaning I get a LOT more done (never everything though, I’m resigned to the fact this just never happens as a mother); and the weather-suitabilty: the really soft organic fabric in this model is very breathable making it a good option for both Winter and Summer. I have tried this particular wrap on a very warm day, and I didn’t feel too hot or sweaty, definitely less so that with the types that belt together. I also really enjoyed not having really thick, tight belt around my waist. Another benefit of stretchy wraps is that some positions can be completely tied before placing the baby inside, making it a great option for beginner baby-wearers. This makes grocery shopping a WHOLE lot easier with a little baby as you can tie the wrap before you even leave home.
Along with being super comfortable, these wraps have a really good length of fabric. They are ideal for younger and older babies but still suitable for use with toddlers. I find them great for times when my toddler is a bit overwhelmed by the chaos of a busy household and just needs some space to calm down. I felt she was quite secure using an adapted hip carry. I definitely recommend this carrier for Mums of different age babies, especially those who value ethically and sustainably made products.