Friday, July 29, 2011

Action Baby Carriers

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I have been a baby wearer since Madilyne was little. I fell in love with baby wearing, so much that I wore her til she was 4! Back then I had a pouch sling that I made, I made me several actually I LOVED them! Madilyne however was just a peanut, she weighed 16lbs at a year old! So when she was 4 she was only 30lbs. Ansel on the other hand, I had a moby wrap, a pouch sling, and he outgrew both of those really quickly, he's 19 months and tips the scales at 30lbs 5oz. I couldn't get the moby to fit me, and he just wasn't comfortable in the pouch sling like Madilyne was.

Being fluffy, as I like to affectionately call it, means that everything that is made for a standard womens size 7 just doesn't work for me. My moby never wrapped around twice, I couldn't find the right fabric with enough stretch to it without the support  giving to make a new pouch sling. I was feeling rather defeated, and I felt like Ansel was being shafted. 

When I came accross Action Baby Carriers  I really liked the look of them but of course I was skeptical that they would even  work for me. And if it worked for me how could it work for anyone significantly smaller then me without buying a new carrier.

 Alas I emailed ABC and got in touch with Angela, who was more then ecstatic to let me do a review.  I was able to choose from the new prints, and everything was in order. I waited patiently, ok not really patiently but I did try! When it FINALLY came I was over the moon with excitement. 

I have never used a carrier of this type, ok well 10 years ago I used the snuggli carrier or what ever it was by evenflo but this is not even close to that! So I was confused, I struggled a bit to hike my baby moose on my back. I couldn't fit him in front with the straps crossed in the back. I was defeated. But I didn't give up, I asked for help and help I got. I got additional ways for a front carry, and even a video that showed me other ways to put him on my back. I was back in business and ready to try again.

Front carry you will cross the straps in the back for smaller babies or if you are smaller framed you can get away with it. I am not small, nor do I have a small baby, so I buckle the straps and put them on like a back pack in the front and back, use the chest clip to secure in the back. 
Then even the chunkiest of babies are happy. 
Also pre-buckling the straps when doing the back carry makes it SO much easier for me. I still need to work out the hip carry but even if I can't, this is a dream carrier!
Here she had just pulled the straps on and is now adjusting the slack out.
He was very happy!
Just chillin while she helps me get Ansel ready for the pool. 
With it pulled all the way up and buckled, it goes up pretty high, now if he were really asleep you'd leave the side his face is pointing uncovered...

I wore Ansel for over an hour in Walmart and it was sooo easy, my back didn't feel like it was going to break or anything. Ansel is 19 mo. 30lbs 5oz and 36 and 3/4 inches tall at last check a month ago. He's not a small baby by any means. I was able to get the waist extended enough to be comfortable fit for me, and still have room to go. Even better I was able to have my nuthin' muffin of a friend and her baby give it a try as well.  Fits her just as well as it does me.With a hip belt that goes all the way up to 56" you should be set but in the event that you aren't, Action Baby Carrier does do custom carriers!

This is my friend and fat baby. We love fat baby, he's cute, cuddly, squishy and well fat but in a good way. He wears the same size clothes and diapers as Ansel. He's just as cute as can be snuggling in with his mama. Nikole I am convinced wears a size -8 but she doesn't think so.. any way. It's a very versatile carrier as is. 

Overall this is a great carrier; it's sturdy, comfortable, an amazing choice of fabrics including and organic line!
 My only draw backs: It was a little hard to figure out with just the picture directions, you will for sure want to view this video to help you out. (unless I'm just a dork and couldn't figure it out, then I fully retract that statement.)  It is on the pricier side, it certainly isn't something you could easily make at home yourself like a pouch sling or moby wrap style carrier. However out of similar type carriers it is the most cost effective and it is well worth the cost, I can see this lasting through many babies. 

Now the FANTASTICAL part...one very lucky reader is going to get to choose an Action Baby Carrier all for themselves!

To enter complete the Mandatory entry below, contest ends August 6, 2011 11 pm est.

Each entry should be entered as a separate comment, a winner will be chosen at random via random.org. The winner will be emailed and posted on Mama Digs It facebook page . Winner will have 48 hrs to contact me before I draw a new winner. DO NOT contact the sponsor directly, I will be the facilitator. To be contacted via email please leave your email address in each comment.

Mandatory Entry:
Visit Action Baby Carriers and tell me what print you'd choose- 1 entry

Additional Entries:
Become a fan of Action Baby Carriers on facebook- 1 entry
Become a fan of Mama Digs It on facebook- 1 entry
Follow my blog publicly- 1 entry
Follow Mama Digs It on twitter- 1 entry
Share this give away limited to twice a day-1 entry

Purchase a carrier from a retailer for Action Baby Carriers, email me the invoice and receive one extra entry for every .50 spent excluding taxes and shipping. MUST be dated during the give away.

278 comments:

  1. I would choose the kiley print.

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  2. I am a fan of action baby carriers on FB.

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  3. I am a fan of ABC on Facebook!

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  4. I am a fan of Mama Digs It on FB as well!

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  5. I am a Mama Digs it fan on Facebook

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  6. I would love the Happy print!

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  7. I'm a fan of ABC on Facebook (April Gilbertson).

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  8. I'm a fan of Mama Digs It on FB. :)

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  9. I follow you on twitter as @irishmarmalade.

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  10. I publicly follow your blog.

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  11. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/irishmarmalade/status/97080884372578306

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  12. I would choose the Island print if I won.
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  21. I am now following your blog. (Thought I already was, but I was wrong!)

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  22. Shared the giveaway on my facebook page at 1:05 am. Going to bed now......

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  37. Give me 1
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  51. Freebie 1
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  61. Share #1
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  73. Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/irishmarmalade/status/97792286758408192

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  79. freebie #1
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  84. give me #1
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  85. I love the "camper" print
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  86. Fan of ABC on FB
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  87. Fan of your blog on FB
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  88. new google follower
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  89. give me #2
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  90. shared on my wall
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  91. 2nd daily tweet for 7/31.
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  92. Love, love, love the island print!!!
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  93. Already a FBF of ABC!!
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  94. Daily Share #1
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  98. Shared again on my wall: https://www.facebook.com/carter.heather

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  100. I love the Happy print!
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  104. I would choose the chain fabric.

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  105. I like action baby carriers on fb

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  106. I like you on fb

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  107. I follow via gfc.

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  114. I would choose the Robins Egg print!

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