There is no better feeling in the world than holding your little baby in your arms – my favourite part of the day is lying on the couch with my little Knox sleeping against my chest, taking in his scent (nothing in the world smells better than a baby!) and kissing his perfect little head.
Having a busy toddler makes having these special moments rather difficult. There is just so much to do – I’m sure all moms can agree. With the NooNoo Pie Tie you can still have baba close to you even when you are busy. Knox was a month premature and spent a week in NICU due to having some breathing difficulties. We were not allowed to touch him at all and I got to hold him for the first time when he was about a week old. Needless to say, once I finally did hold him I never wanted to let go. The lovely ladies at NooNoo Pie sent me a wrap to try out and it arrived the day after we finally brought Knox home. It must have been extremely stressful for him to all of a sudden be in such a drastically different environment than the NICU with all its beeping machines and he was crying quite a lot – that wrap worked wonders. As you can see in the photo, I got the wrap horribly wrong the first time around! Luckily, through NooNoo Pie’s amazing hands-on approach, they guided me in the right direction…
Getting it wrong…
Getting it right...
It instantly calmed him (and myself) to be so close to me – it also gave me the freedom to move around and do my thing without having to put him down. This also really helped with the bonding experience – you can read about my difficulties bonding and not bonding my first born here. What I also love about using the wrap is that if you happen to dose off lying on the couch or sitting in your rocking chair, baba is securely attached to you so they will not roll off. I know that sounds hectic, but sleep deprivation is no joke.
“My NooNooPie was a lifesaver! Leo was a very cuddly baby from the start and always wanted to be held, which I really didn’t mind, it’s just that I found it really hard to eat properly, or do anything really while I held him and my body was taking a lot of strain. A friend gave me the NooNooPie as a gift and by that stage I had basically given up on a few of the other baby carriers / slings I had tried, so I was pleasantly surprised when I realized how easy it really was to use. It’s a simple long piece of fabric, which can look a little overwhelming to begin with, but the instructional leaflet that came with the NooNooPie explained perfectly how to tie it and I had it waxed within a day. Leo absolutely loved it, and still does. He’s 8kg’s now and I’m still using it when he has a bad teething day or he is struggling to go down in the evenings. Before my NooNooPie I was so scared to venture out of the house with him for fear of him screaming in public, but I even managed to visit the extremely loud BabyExpo at the CTICC, with Barney the Dinosaur blaring in the background, Leo slept peacefully through it all, while most other Mom’s were trying to navigate their way through the crowds with their prams. It really was a confidence booster!”
The Noonoo Pie Tie is a baby wrap carrier which is made of a long piece of soft, comfortable fabric can be quite complicated at first – but once you get the hang of it you will never want to take it off or stop experimenting with different ways to wrap. Click here to see all the different ways you can wrap your NooNoo Pie Tie.
I know Babywearing is another favourite topic when it comes to the so called “Mommy Wars”, I personally think it is great when done in moderation and also – when done the right way! Always take special note of the safety guidelines of any wrap you buy.
The NooNoo Pie Tie is amazing because…
• It is soft and durable.
• There are no pesky buckles, belts or rings.
•The Noonoo Pie Tie looks great and covers all the post pregnancy love handles. After all who wouldn’t want to look like a trendy, hip eco-mama ?! Having said that, its not only for moms, but for dads too.
• It comes in the most gorgeous colours.
• It spreads weight evenly over your back and shoulders.
• You can breastfeed discreetly while wearing the sling.
• It gives you your hands back! Taking care of siblings, chores and shopping are so much easier when you are wearing your baby in the Noonoo Pie Tie.
• It’s proudly South African!
Not only was I spoiled with one of these amazing NooNoo Pie Ties, they will also be spoiling one of you lucky mommies/daddies! You can stand the chance to win a NooNoo Pie Tie in a colour of your choice – all you have to do is…
3. Share Caffeine and Fairydust blog with your friends and tell us in the comment section below why you want to win this awesome prize! (Please note that comments might take some time to appear as I will approve them first.)
Winner to be announced on 26 February 2015