Abiie’s Huggs Contour Baby Carrier Review

Carry your kiddo in style and comfort.

Nothing is more important than your baby’s health and having the ability to keep your little one close and safe is a wonderful thing. Abbie’s Huggs Contour Baby Carrier is an innovative carrier designed to prevent infant hip dysplasia while offering a booster seat that is comfortable for the carrier and carry-e.

This lightweight carrier, just 2.2 lbs (1.0 kg), is made of 100% cotton and 100% polyester mesh. The fabric feels strong and firm yet soft and smooth so it won’t irritate soft baby skin. It comes in two color options, a nice grey or neutral khaki. Either looks great and if you want to add some style you can always make it a craft project to individualize your Huggs. All of the buttons clip nicely and have a strong hold so the carrier feels secure.
The Abiie’s Huggs Contour’s is special in its design because it focuses on preventing hip dysplasia. This may be something you have heard discussed before for babies or adults, heck it is a common point of discussion amongst pet owners because it can effect us all. In hip dysplasia “the top of the thighbone doesn’t fit securely into the hip socket. This problem may affect one or both hip joints.” – WebMD  This is of course uncomfortable and can go so far as complete dislocation. So with that concern why not embrace a carrier that keeps the kiddo “ergonomically seated in a healthy hip position”?

The Abiie’s Huggs Contour comes with teething pads, an adjustable neck support, and sleeping hoods. It was comfortable for me strapping the carrier on my body. (I did need assistance to tighten the back strap)  The padded straps are ideal especially when in use for long periods of time, but for the rear facing position I felt they crowded the baby’s face a bit. This could have to do with my height, at 5’1″ most items that easily accommodate someone 5’10” take some adjusting. Overall once I was settled into my Huggs the fit was great. If you have a family like mine, my husband is 6′, you might want two carriers to save yourself readjusting straps. Or maybe now that I just have my Huggs Contour all set up I just don’t want to share…
There are a lot of ways to “use” the Huggs Contour. You might think you’re taking part in pairs iceskating with all of the carry options Huggs offers, Front-Inward; Front-Outward; Back Carry; Hip Carry: Front-Inward, Front-Outward. Master them all and the Parent Olympics are in your future! But really, it is great to have a versatile product as your preferences might change depending on activity and how big baby is.

 

Features We Love

  • The straps stay in place well despite the smooth material.
  • Almost all of the carrier is washable! – Cause lets face it things get messy out in the real world.
  • The Double-layer Center Panel – basically a flap to open on hot days and expose the mess lining for added breathability.

Downsides

  • The padded booster seat part of the carrier made it too large to easily fit in our diaper bag for convenient storage.
  • We are not sure that this product would work for larger parents. You might want to check out the waist band dimensions and other sizing details below.

The Abiie’s Huggs Contour is a great option when you are searching for a baby carrier. If you have any history of hip issues in your family or are concerned with them developing read up on all of the details on the Abiie’s website to learn more about the product and their design.

Learn more about Abiie’s products on their website – Abiie.com – or on Facebook

Abiie HUGGS Baby Carrier Hip Seat

Product Details Complete Carrier: 

  • Weight: 2.2 lb /1kg
  • Max-load: Up to 45 lb/20 kg.

Shoulder Strap Dimension:

(A ) Shoulder Straps Distance

  • Max-width: 13.5”(34 cm)
  • Min-width:  3.5” (9cm)

(B) Shoulder Strap to Waist Belt

  • Max-height: 20” (51 cm)
  • Min-height: 12.5” (32cm)

Waist Belt Dimension:
(C ) Height: 5” (13 cm)
(W) Waist Size

  • Max:  46” (118 cm)
  • Min: 27” (68.58 cm)

Seat dimension:

(S) Seat Size

  • Max-width: 8.6″ (22 cm)
  • Min-width: 7″ (18 cm)
  • Length: 6.69” (17 cm)
  • Height:  5.11” (13 cm)

Material. Chemical free, 100% cotton lining fabric, 100% polyester padding, and breathable air-flow mesh.

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HALO SleepSack Swaddle

Disclosure- I received the below in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own and honest. For more, see “I Disclose”.
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Like most parents out there this day in age I do not use blankets for my kiddos when they are babies. My girls were born in the winter so the SleepSack was a great option to keep them warm and safe throughout the night. This baby will be born in the heat of the summer and I was really hoping for a SleepSack Swaddle this time around as well. Let me tell you that the SleepSack Swaddle from Halo will not disappoint anyone. 

About HALO:

Their mission is: Putting Babies First. The founder Bill Schmid and his wife Cathy lost their first born to SIDS. From this tragedy, HALO and its mission was born. For more than 20 years they’ve been dedicated to putting the health, safety, and well-being of babies first. From their bestselling SleepSack wearable blankets that help babies sleep safely, to their award-winning Bassinest Swivel Sleeper that lets you sleep safely next to your baby, to their ComfortLuxe Sleepwear that helps little ones with sensitive skin sleep more comfortably, all we do comes from the core idea of putting babies first.

About the 3-way HALO SleepSack Swaddle:

The HALO SleepSack Swaddle replaces loose blankets in the crib that can cover your baby’s face and interfere with breathing. In addition to helping your baby sleep safe, it helps him sleep better, too. Its adjustable swaddle wrap immobilizes your baby’s arms to prevent the “Moro” or startle reflex. This is the ONLY 3-way adjustable swaddle that adjusts to your baby’s sleep style. Swaddle arms in, hands-to-face, one or both arms out to ensure baby’s best sleep and an easy and gentle transition the the SleepSack Wearable blanket when it is time to stop swaddling. It is used in hospital nurseries nationwide, the HALO SleepSack Swaddle is the #1 choice of hospitals and is recognized as “Hip Healthy” by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. It’s strong adjustable fasteners ensure a perfect fit and resist breakouts for more secure swaddling. Plus, it’s innovative zipper, unzips from the bottom allowing your baby to stay swaddled for easy diaper changes.

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  • Use over regular sleepwear to replace loose blankets for safe sleep.
  • “Back is Best” message reminds all caregivers to put your baby to sleep on their backs.
  • Generously-sized fasteners offer adjustability for a perfect fit.
  • Unique, roomy sack design is recognized by the international Hip Dysplasia Institute as “hip healthy”.
  • Inverted zipper for easy diaper changes.

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My Thoughts:

I am absolutely excited about the new 3-way option on the SleepSacks. I loved these with my daughters and know that I will get a great deal of use out of them with my new baby this summer. I also was excited to see that the one I received is 100% Cotton Muslin so it won’t be near as hot as the previous ones that I have used on my girls. The SleepSack itself fits your baby perfectly even as they grow. I have bought the SleepSack Swaddle for friends that have babies because I truly feel that it is that amazing. Can’t wait until my new little one is here to use it.

 

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Purchase:

If you are interested in purchasing this amazing SleepSack Swaddle, head on over to the website and find the right pattern just for you.

Do More Knowing Your Child Is Safe with Levana

I would like to ask you a quick question Moms and Dads- how often do you just wish you could see what your little one is up to?

From newborns to young children, it is quite useful to be able to see what is going on at night.  Nightmares, sleep terrors, or just the odd night time feeding.  Maybe an odd feeling in the pit of your stomach where you just want a little peek, but that squeaky door will absolutely give you away and cause an awakening.  Perhaps you just want to see your little one’s face- we’ve all been there.

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A way around this is with the new Willow™ 5” HD Touchscreen PTZ Video Baby Monitor by Levana.  Levana has been making portable wireless video baby monitors since 2002, and it shows. They have the technological know how and ability to be true innovators.  Their newest is no exception, with an HD PTZ camera that not only has night vision but also has Pan Tilt Zoom features built in, hence the PTZ.  The monitor features invisible LEDs, ClearVu digital wireless technology which is secure, battery life which can last for days at a time, a high frame rate, an included 4.3 inch LCD screen, and an easy to pick up and use user interface.

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We really like the fact that the monitor is completely wireless and digital eliminating a needless tangle of wires and a need to find more outlets.  Levana focuses on baby’s safety.  This monitor gives parents the ability to free up their free time to actually do other stuff while their babies are sleeping, too.  No longer is hovering around necessary, but laundry, house hold chores or just catching up on that Facebook article or Twitter feed you’ve been dying to check in on is finally within grasp.  The Willow™ 5” HD Touchscreen PTZ Video Baby Monitor is available now for $249.99.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Levana. The opinions and text are all mine.

WaterWipes For Little Ones #WaterWipes #IC #ad

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

I recently headed out to Stop and Shop to pick up some WaterWipes, a chemical free wipe option that is great for sensitive skin.  Stop and Shop made it easy to go in, grab what I needed, and get out quickly (and they had some good sales going on as well).  However, because of the sales, and the fact that I can’t resist a good one, I ended up picking up dog treats, blueberry ice cream (hard to find in these parts!) and Halva bars- which I can never find anywhere- that I hadn’t planned on buying, ha.  I texted a photo of the candy to my husband, as it is one of his all time favorite snacks- he was pretty excited for my find.  Stop and Shop not only let me pick up my list, but had some hard to find items at good prices as well.

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Being a mom is tough stuff. When you bring a new baby into the family, especially your first child, the choices can be overwhelming. You want to do your best, give your little one everything, and do right by them.  It can be hard to know what’s best, not to mention what is IN everything you put into and onto your baby.

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I remember being told to use plain water and cotton balls to clean up baby’s diaper messes- which is messy itself.  There are other chemical free, easy on baby’s skin options, such as WaterWipes, a premium European brand, available now at your local Stop and Shop stores.   These baby wipes contain only two ingredients- 99.9% purified water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract.  Nothing that can harm your baby, or irritate his or her delicate skin.

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These wipes are much more durable and effective then a cotton ball, and you don’t need to worry about the wipes containing any harmful chemicals that some others do. WaterWipes is a safer and more natural option in wipes.  If your baby or child of any age has issues with diaper rashes (or rashes when they use wipes in the bathroom at all), consider trying WaterWipes and see if that doesn’t help the issue.

More About WaterWipes

  • WaterWipes are chemical free – this means they don’t contain preservatives. The package will keep for up to 15 months before it is opened. Once you open your WaterWipes package, it is recommend that you use the pack within 1 month.
  • Unlike some other wipe brands, WaterWipes are not interfolded. This allows for the sterile environment within the package to be maintained. For the same reason, it is  recommend that you do not relocate the wipes in an alternate container.

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You can find information, coupons, sales, and more by following WaterWipes on social media.

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You can find a store that sells WaterWipes by clicking on this link.  See how well they work for yourself!

Sprout® Organic baby food

Disclosure- This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are my own and honest.  For more, see “I Disclose”.

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Recently, there is a new cultural swing in food.  From fast, cheap to make and easily dispensed, to organic and more wholesome foods that have that extra nurturing touch and are better for your and yours.  It is now time to make things healthier, specifically for your little guy or gal.  This includes (or course) baby and infant food.

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We are looking at the new Sprout Organic baby/toddler foods today, which come in several varieties and quite a few flavors.  Sprout’s mission is to create delicious and nutritious foods for the entire family using the finest organic ingredients. Three guiding principles help shape all that they do: “we believe in nourishment without compromise; empowering people with transparency; and a better future through organic whole foods”.

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In regard to the food itself, each variety is naturally sweet and wholesome. Sprout recipes are made with certified organic ingredients and contain no preservatives, artificial colors, flavors or other additives. Sprout is also pleased to be able to offer a selection of recipes suitable for those with allergies and food sensitivities as well.

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Growing up, our little guy had few food sensitivities, but it is scary to think about how difficult it would be trying to keep a balanced diet for your little ones while keeping them safe from common allergens and preservatives.  Our little guy has always had such a big personality, even as a toddler.  Always babbling about something or another, even if it made no sense to the rest of us.  To keep that energy going he needed to be best nourished with real, honest, pure ingredients.  It’s not worth messing around with what you feed your child- even a kid with no allergies or health issues can only benefit form eating proper foods not filled with garbage, fillers, byproducts, and chemicals.  Those are not meant to be in anyone’s body- keep them away from your most precious love. Check out all that Sprout Organic has to offer, and see if your little one likes it.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sprout® Organic Baby Foods. The opinions and text are all mine.

Please and Carrots subscription for baby

In the world of shrinking personal time and increasing workloads, increasing responsibilities having a baby thrown into the mix can turn your world upside down. One of the most fun areas is toys for babies, it’s always fun to try and figure out what toys are best for your child. But which toys are actually best? Which are developmentally stimulating and help your child grow and mature?

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Please and Carrots is here to help with their new subscription service, where every quarter you receive a box of hand-picked toys and books specially selected for your baby based on their development stage (from ages 0-3). Included with the boxes, there is also an online portal which give parents insight into their child’s developmental stage as well as guidance on baby mile stones and what activities to do with baby.
Each toy and book is chosen by Dr. Susan Bartell, who is a child psychologist. She reviews, approves, and advises on every item to ensure it supports critical skill learning for each stage of your baby’s development.
It’s nice to absolutely know something is just right for your baby, and is developmentally appropriate (age wise). The online portal is a great addition. There is a panel of experts which includes a child psychologist, two pediatricians, a PhD in early childhood development, an educator specializing in teaching deaf children, a principal/educator trained in children with special needs, and a speech therapist. With more experts added on a regular basis, such as a nutritionist and a music therapist, bringing with them new wealth’s of knowledge to share, it is an excellent resource for parents. Online and printable content based on physical, emotional, and intellectual development is also available.
Please and Carrots is the perfect gift during a baby shower for first parents or grandparents.  Check them out and place your order once you are hooked.

Win a Snuza Hero Baby Monitor

Have a new baby, or know someone who is expecting?  Have you heard of Snuza yet?  If not, you will want to, it’s something all new moms will want to have on hand for the new baby.

pic4Snuza – developer of portable, easy-to-use movement baby monitors that simply attach to the baby’s diaper, are lightweight and alert parents/caregivers in 15 seconds if no abdominal movement is detected.  

 
Key Features Include:
  • No wires, cords, cables or sensor pads that could potentially harm baby;
  • Made with hypo-allergenic, medical grade plastics and more importantly does not send or receive radio frequency signals
  • Batteries are replaceable
  • Only weights 1 oz, making it the lightest monitor on the market
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