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Review + Giveaway // Papoozle Baby Carrier

papoozle reviewI didn’t do a whole lot of baby wearing with Busby; she’s always been a very independent soul and much preferred the pushchair. Oh, and she was a baby who would actually let me put her down! Indy is the complete opposite; he’s something of a Velcro baby… to the extreme. So the only way I’ve been able to get anything done, go anywhere, or parent the Toddler too, has been through wearing him.

Enter the fabulous Papoozle.

I’ve got to admit that initially I wasn’t too sure of the Papoozle. We’d been using a very lightweight stretchy wrap in the first few days of Indy being on the planet; Summer arrived the afternoon he did (I like to think that was his doing!), and in comparison, the Papoozle looked bulky and too warm for the hot, sunny days. But then one day, when the weather was a bit chillier, I decided to take the Papoozle out for a whirl, and I can honestly say we haven’t used the other wrap since.

I could wax lyrical for hours about the Papoozle (and if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have had a small taste of this already) and how it’s saved my sanity on a number of occasions. There is no doubt in my mind that it is a fantastic product; a sling-cum-carrier that is so SO easy to use that even the most uncoordinated amongst you (that would be me then) would be able to work it out. It most certainly is a “Hug above the rest”.

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Apparently sunglasses are a requisite for Papoozle selfies…!

Indy is a very gripey baby; his tummy causes him lots of problems, and as a result hates being on his back. So putting him down to do tasks or tend to Busby is often out of the question. The Papoozle has been a lifesaver; Monsieur Velcro loves being so close to my heart and chest, he’s in his most comfortable position, and he usually falls straight asleep once Papoozled up! In fact, there have been a few mornings where he’s been fussing since 4am and, after a few hours of cluster feeding, I’ve popped him in the carrier, and he’s relaxed and snoozed almost immediately.

It’s magic I tell you! Magic!

Here’s what else my sanity and I have loved about the Papoozle:

  • It’s so comfortable to wear. I have found that other slings and carriers have resulted in backache, but I can wear the Papoozle all morning or afternoon without a twinge. The thick belt at the bottom of the carrier really helps assist with supporting the lower back, which makes it more wearable than a regular fabric wrap sling.
  • As I’ve said above, it’s ridiculously easy to use. I have been known to sob at wrap sling instructions before because I’m dreadfully uncoordinated (and a wee bit sleep deprived), but the instructions were simple and not daunting in the slightest. They’re also memorable, so you don’t have that awkward moment in town where you’ve completely forgotten how to wrap the sling and have to fire up ol’ faithful YouTube for a helping hand… We’ve all been there?! Anyone?! Looking for a friend here…papoozle review
  • It’s made from super soft cotton, and the padding around the sides of the sling keeps your baby wonderfully cocooned inside. My only qualm with the fabric is that it’s quite heavy, so not ideal for hot days, but quite frankly we live in the UK (and I live in Yorkshire) so it’s not like we get many hot days, and it’s ideal for every other season.
  • The design ensures that your baby is carried with knee-to-knee support for healthy hip positioning. This is something that is SO important for your baby and their hips – a lot of carriers on the market don’t have this feature, which can result in injury and, consequently, an operation to fix.
  • It’s machine washable at 30° – which is ironic, as while I type, Indy has just decided to spit up whilst inside the Papoozle. Ah Motherhood.
  • The Papoozle comes in a range of lovely colours – I opted for teal, as it goes with almost everything in my wardrobe, but you can also choose from Stone or Black.

papoozle review As you can see from the photos, Nick also likes wearing the Papoozle. In fact, if we’re going out and about he often requests to wear Indy, which is great for their bonding.

The Papoozle costs £49.99 and I believe it’s worth every penny. You can buy yours online on the Papoozle website.

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Papoozle: For a hands-free cup of tea! (That should definitely be the new Papoozle slogan)

I’ve joined forces with the lovely folk at Papoozle to giveaway one Papoozle Baby Carrier to a very lucky Make, Do and Push! Reader! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is enter using the Rafflecopter below! T&Cs apply. UK Entrants only please. Giveaway ends on Wednesday 19th August 2015 at 00:00.

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  1. Tracy Nixon

    5th August 2015 at 6:34 am

    I would choose stone thank you!

  2. Kate

    5th August 2015 at 6:50 am

    Naturally I would go for black, but knowing how hot babies get i think I’d go for stone. I’d LOVE a papoozle!!

  3. kay

    5th August 2015 at 7:31 am

    We never did any baby wearing with Darcie but I’m hoping to this time round. It seems when its your 2nd its kind of a necessity when you have a toddler!

    Kay xxx
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  4. Laura

    5th August 2015 at 8:10 am

    The Papoozle looks brilliant and Indy looks very content snuggled up in there. I think I would pick the blue one, it’s a really gorgeous shade.

    Laura x
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  5. Kate

    5th August 2015 at 8:54 am

    This carrier looks great and thanks for the comprehensive review. I really want one for when baby g arrives but so many look really complicated. This one however seems easy to use and looks really comfortable x
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  6. Pippa Ainsworth

    5th August 2015 at 10:31 am

    I’d go for teal too. I’m carrier obsessed at the moment! It’s the only way I can get things done and it means I don’t have to use my scruffy, old pram!
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  7. iain maciver

    5th August 2015 at 11:10 am

    maybe black

  8. Carly Mugulday

    5th August 2015 at 11:34 am

    Would love a blue one for my baby boy due in october, would love to have him close to me all the time, esp with two other demanding children about!

  9. Emma

    5th August 2015 at 11:59 am

    I would definitely go for teal x

  10. Tracy

    5th August 2015 at 12:15 pm

    I’d choose Teal

  11. brenda heads

    5th August 2015 at 1:45 pm

    I would pick the black.

  12. Katie S

    5th August 2015 at 3:40 pm

    I would choose teal if I won

  13. Anna

    5th August 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Ooh I’d pick the teal one!
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  14. Samantha Loughlin

    5th August 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Stone please xx

  15. cassie D.

    5th August 2015 at 7:30 pm

    I would probably get Stone!

  16. Marlene Giscard

    5th August 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Blue is my favourite 🙂

  17. Vicky

    5th August 2015 at 7:43 pm

    I’d love a papoozle. I get real sling envy when I see people with them.
    I think I’d go for teal.

  18. Kate E

    5th August 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Teal to match my buggy!

  19. laura banks

    5th August 2015 at 8:23 pm

    i would go with black

  20. Catherine Burgess

    5th August 2015 at 9:00 pm

    I love the teal colour
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  21. kayleigh Bates

    5th August 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Id go for th eblue one x

  22. Katy M

    5th August 2015 at 10:31 pm

    I think I’d choose teal if I were lucky enough to win of these for my bump 🙂

  23. Lisa King

    5th August 2015 at 11:23 pm

    I would pick blue to carry around my 4 week old son Finley 🙂

  24. Alison

    6th August 2015 at 7:34 am

    What a fab giveaway! A papoozle would be great for me when baby #2 arrives in February! Fingers crossed!

  25. Ruth Harwood

    6th August 2015 at 8:59 am

    The teal one is nice xx

  26. Nichole Frerichs

    6th August 2015 at 9:13 am

    I would choose black. Thank you!

  27. Sarah (@tobygoesbananas)

    6th August 2015 at 10:52 am

    I have a stretchy wrap from when Toby was little and it was great but I’m really tempted to get a Papoozle (if I don’t win one of course!) as it looks so much easier to put on! I love the teal colour too.
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  28. Julie

    6th August 2015 at 11:48 am

    Having used both a stretchy & a soft structured carrier with babies 2&3, I’d love to try this with baby #4 when they arrive!

    1. Julie

      6th August 2015 at 11:50 am

      And I think I’d pick teal for a bit of brightness!!

  29. Sandy

    6th August 2015 at 1:36 pm

    I’d go for the teal. Its my favourite colour anyway but would be great for my son and if we have a girl in future would still look fab!

    Fingers crossed!

  30. Laura Pritchard

    6th August 2015 at 2:39 pm

    I love the Teal one.

  31. Paula Readings

    6th August 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Light blue

  32. baccara gallacher

    6th August 2015 at 7:09 pm

    I think I would choose the stone colour. I’m due in March 2016 and won’t know the sex for ages.

  33. Mummy Fever

    6th August 2015 at 9:03 pm

    That blue is gorgeous!
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  34. Angela treadway

    6th August 2015 at 9:21 pm

    I would choose teal its a gorgeous colour! Xx
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  35. Lynsey Buchanan

    8th August 2015 at 2:10 pm

    I would choose teal

  36. Gerri Tennant

    8th August 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Teal would be lovely, thanks.

  37. claire woods

    8th August 2015 at 8:58 pm

    teal – a lovely colour.

  38. Sarah Gray

    8th August 2015 at 11:42 pm

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    1. Sarah Gray

      8th August 2015 at 11:43 pm

      Shouldn’t read questions when I’m tired! I think I would go for the teal if I won 🙂 x

  39. Rebecca Bremner

    8th August 2015 at 11:53 pm

    I would pick the teal colour 🙂

  40. Pamela Gossage

    9th August 2015 at 7:13 am

    I would love blue

  41. Katy

    9th August 2015 at 12:01 pm

    The blue one like you have!

  42. laura j coulson

    9th August 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I would love the blue one

  43. Kristy Brown

    9th August 2015 at 4:15 pm

    I’d love the blue one

  44. caroline walliss

    9th August 2015 at 7:03 pm

    I would pick blue.x

  45. Jemma Beynon

    9th August 2015 at 8:07 pm

    I would pick stone I think

  46. Rachel Ray

    9th August 2015 at 9:32 pm

    I’d go for teal, it’s beautiful.


    9th August 2015 at 10:00 pm

    i like the teal one

  48. Emma Gibson

    9th August 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Black to match anything you wear.

  49. Kat Lucas

    10th August 2015 at 7:39 am

    I would choose the black one

  50. Fiona B

    10th August 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Teal please x

  51. Sarah Parkin

    10th August 2015 at 1:58 pm

    I would choose Stone colour

  52. Kelly L

    10th August 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Black please as it goes with everything!

  53. Clare H

    10th August 2015 at 8:38 pm

    I would love teal please

  54. Charlotte cooper

    11th August 2015 at 3:49 am

    I would go for a lovely teal blue . For my baby boy who’s 4 weeks 🙂

  55. liz

    11th August 2015 at 11:49 am

    I think I’d go for the teal – I’m really keen to try using a sling when our little one arrives, it seems like such a practical way to keep them close while you’re out and about!

  56. Amy Wright

    12th August 2015 at 9:25 am

    I’d go for teal to match the pram ive just bought plus it looks gorgeous in your photos

  57. katrina walsh

    13th August 2015 at 9:53 am

    I would choose stone

  58. debbie smith

    13th August 2015 at 12:43 pm

    i would choose stone fab giveaway x

  59. Kat Allinson

    13th August 2015 at 8:23 pm

    I would choose Teal 🙂

  60. janine atkin

    13th August 2015 at 9:14 pm

    id choose black

  61. Janice Mackin

    13th August 2015 at 11:12 pm

    I would choose teal.

  62. katie skeoch

    14th August 2015 at 10:35 pm

    The black

  63. donna l jones

    16th August 2015 at 1:55 pm

    I would choose teal

  64. Kerry Locke

    16th August 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Loving the blue

  65. Susan B

    17th August 2015 at 12:16 pm

    I’d choose the lovely Stone colour.

  66. Vera Bahounkova

    17th August 2015 at 4:10 pm

    I’d love Teal one

  67. Robyn Logan Clarke

    17th August 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Teal please
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  68. Diana

    17th August 2015 at 5:48 pm

    I would choose Teal 🙂


    17th August 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Blue please

  70. Jen jackson

    17th August 2015 at 8:05 pm

    I would choose teal

  71. Emma's Mamma

    17th August 2015 at 9:14 pm

    It looks and sounds great! Love the blue colour as well! Great review 🙂
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  72. Jenny Lord

    17th August 2015 at 9:25 pm

    I think red or blue I can’t decide! I’ve just started running a babywearing exercise class so this would be perfect for it.

  73. Dawn M

    17th August 2015 at 9:49 pm

    I think I’d go for stone as I don’t know whether this baby will be a boy or girl and stone is suitable for either sex.
    I had a Moby last time round and wish I had kept it as I have been spending hours trying to decide which carrier is best!

  74. Lisa Wilkinson

    17th August 2015 at 9:57 pm

    I would choose the stone one.

  75. Kerry Kilmister

    17th August 2015 at 11:08 pm

    I love babywearing as it’s much easier for my 8 month old who has physical disabilities and can’t support herself. I would go for the teal.

  76. Jane Middleton

    17th August 2015 at 11:41 pm

    teal is lovely

  77. Kelly Smith

    17th August 2015 at 11:53 pm

    The teal is lovely!

  78. Tammy Tudor

    17th August 2015 at 11:59 pm

    I would choose blue 🙂

  79. sami lucas

    18th August 2015 at 12:39 am

    My baby girl is due in 6 weeks.. and haven’t even thought about a sling! Love the teal colour. What an amazing prize and website. 🙂 x

  80. Kate Leather

    18th August 2015 at 9:11 am

    They’re all lovely but I would pick the stone one

  81. Clare Hubbard

    18th August 2015 at 10:14 am

    Teal is a beautiful colour

  82. gemma clark

    18th August 2015 at 12:50 pm

    I would choose the teal xx

  83. helenRMad

    18th August 2015 at 2:06 pm

    love the stone one

  84. Leanne Moore

    18th August 2015 at 5:31 pm

    I would get the black

  85. kim neville

    18th August 2015 at 6:28 pm

    I like the blue one

  86. Kelly Ellen Hirst

    18th August 2015 at 7:00 pm

    I’d choose the black one

  87. Lucie Aiston

    18th August 2015 at 8:52 pm

    I would choose Stone. Entering for a close friend who is expecting her 1st baby in January xx

  88. Jessica Townley

    18th August 2015 at 9:07 pm

    I’d choose ‘Stone’.

  89. Lizzy Cooper

    18th August 2015 at 9:53 pm

    I’d like teal 😀

  90. Natalie Crossan

    18th August 2015 at 10:06 pm

    I’d go for Stone

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