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One Wrap One-der

As you go through my wrap-ventures (more coming soon), it is noticeable that the Dtowns has only one wrap. It’s Forest Green (100% cotton blend) by a local retailer Little Snuggie Baby, owned by a Mom-preneur and handwoven with love by a native from the heavenly highlands of Benguet. It took us some time to find The One as there are a wide variety of carriers out there.
We narrowed it down to the 3F’s to finding our beloved Forest Green: Functionality, Financial accessibility and Fancy design.

The wrap fits all categories (for us) because it can be gender neutral, flexible with different types of carries and it can grow with you until toddlerhood which, I can say, a big bang for your buck. Wraps, though, depending on type and brand, can be pricey so watch out which one you may want to get. They also come in different lengths, types of material and gorgeous designs (that I can talk about ALL day!). As the new kids on the parenthood block, Mr. Dtown and I would like to get more practical use of all Baby G’s stuff (don’t we all?). Although, I always get all the ooh’s, aahh’s and coo’s whenever I see a magnificent wrap all over Mommy groups (and retailers) I’ve joined!

Our little Green One-Der has eased our lives with situations too plenty to mention that deserves recognition. We survive the daily grind and the weekend errands. We started wearing Baby G at 4 months; it’s been a regular nap routine and a great help  for me to cook or do other chores. We wore him at an out-of-town wedding, to Mr. D’Town’s company (family) theme park event, to Mr. D’Town’s province, to Yexel’s Toy Museum (watch out for my post), to the National Museum on a gloomy day. 

Check out our adventures through these photos. Too bad, we did not have photos wearing him during the formal events.
at Star City Theme park 

during Fathers' Day Mass at Mr. Dtown's hometown - yep, we're the only babywearing parents there

During Baby G's Baptismal reception - he was able to take a nap. 

This was our 1st anniversary dinner - Baby G was so fussy and cranky until
the One-der Wrap succumbed him to Dreamland.

On his 9th month, Baby G started learning how to “wrestle” to sleep during naptimes and bedtimes so we wear him less. Just when we thought, Baby G is wrap-weaning, he’s been down with allergies: cough, clogged nose which resulted to cranky, clingy – well – crybaby. He had a hard time sleeping and wakes up and cries because he can only breathe through his mouth. Green One-der to the rescue! It was a huge helping hand with my 10-month old at 10kg (he lost 400g during the ordeal) and wanted to be carried (or go “uppy”) all the time. No sleep and no rest. We were zombies - - yes, timely, for Halloween.

Getting to know our Green One-der: it’s cotton in a size 5 which for a small, chubby frame like me is just right. Not to short, not too long either. It can barely touch the ground when I work with it. It’s perfect for extra secure wrap style or types of carries. For simpler hip or back carries, there are a lot of tail left though. It’s light and good for the tropical weather but it can get warm for the wrapper and the wrappee. I also think it is strong enough to hold a toddler. For 10kgs or about 22 lbs., Baby G is quite big for me. It has great grip but can get diggy if worn for a long time. I’ve managed to wear Baby G 2 hours straight and it can get diggy. It depends on the weight of wrappee. Overall, I think it is flexible for our needs, it is something I think Baby G can grow with, and Daddy G uses it too. 

Now, that’s a wrap!


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