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 / 6:34 am

    I would choose stone thank you!

  2. 5th August 2015 / 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. 5th August 2015 / 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

  4. 5th August 2015 / 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

  5. 5th August 2015 / 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

  6. 5th August 2015 / 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!

  7. iain maciver
    5th August 2015 / 11:10 am

    maybe black

  8. Carly Mugulday
    5th August 2015 / 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. 5th August 2015 / 11:59 am

    I would definitely go for teal x

  10. Tracy
    5th August 2015 / 12:15 pm

    I’d choose Teal

  11. brenda heads
    5th August 2015 / 1:45 pm

    I would pick the black.

  12. Katie S
    5th August 2015 / 3:40 pm

    I would choose teal if I won

  13. 5th August 2015 / 4:10 pm

    Ooh I’d pick the teal one!

  14. Samantha Loughlin
    5th August 2015 / 6:15 pm

    Stone please xx

  15. cassie D.
    5th August 2015 / 7:30 pm

    I would probably get Stone!

  16. Marlene Giscard
    5th August 2015 / 7:33 pm

    Blue is my favourite πŸ™‚

  17. Vicky
    5th August 2015 / 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 / 7:53 pm

    Teal to match my buggy!

  19. laura banks
    5th August 2015 / 8:23 pm

    i would go with black

  20. kayleigh Bates
    5th August 2015 / 9:41 pm

    Id go for th eblue one x

  21. Katy M
    5th August 2015 / 10:31 pm

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

  22. Lisa King
    5th August 2015 / 11:23 pm

    I would pick blue to carry around my 4 week old son Finley πŸ™‚

  23. Alison
    6th August 2015 / 7:34 am

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

  24. Ruth Harwood
    6th August 2015 / 8:59 am

    The teal one is nice xx

  25. Nichole Frerichs
    6th August 2015 / 9:13 am

    I would choose black. Thank you!

  26. 6th August 2015 / 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.

  27. Julie
    6th August 2015 / 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!

    • Julie
      6th August 2015 / 11:50 am

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

  28. Sandy
    6th August 2015 / 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!

  29. Laura Pritchard
    6th August 2015 / 2:39 pm

    I love the Teal one.

  30. Paula Readings
    6th August 2015 / 3:09 pm

    Light blue

  31. 6th August 2015 / 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.

  32. Lynsey Buchanan
    8th August 2015 / 2:10 pm

    I would choose teal

  33. Gerri Tennant
    8th August 2015 / 3:04 pm

    Teal would be lovely, thanks.

  34. claire woods
    8th August 2015 / 8:58 pm

    teal – a lovely colour.

  35. Sarah Gray
    8th August 2015 / 11:42 pm

    3 (three)

    • Sarah Gray
      8th August 2015 / 11:43 pm

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

  36. Rebecca Bremner
    8th August 2015 / 11:53 pm

    I would pick the teal colour πŸ™‚

  37. Pamela Gossage
    9th August 2015 / 7:13 am

    I would love blue

  38. Katy
    9th August 2015 / 12:01 pm

    The blue one like you have!

  39. laura j coulson
    9th August 2015 / 2:20 pm

    I would love the blue one

  40. Kristy Brown
    9th August 2015 / 4:15 pm

    I’d love the blue one

  41. caroline walliss
    9th August 2015 / 7:03 pm

    I would pick blue.x

  42. Jemma Beynon
    9th August 2015 / 8:07 pm

    I would pick stone I think

  43. Rachel Ray
    9th August 2015 / 9:32 pm

    I’d go for teal, it’s beautiful.

    9th August 2015 / 10:00 pm

    i like the teal one

  45. Emma Gibson
    9th August 2015 / 10:00 pm

    Black to match anything you wear.

  46. 10th August 2015 / 7:39 am

    I would choose the black one

  47. Fiona B
    10th August 2015 / 1:06 pm

    Teal please x

  48. Sarah Parkin
    10th August 2015 / 1:58 pm

    I would choose Stone colour

  49. Kelly L
    10th August 2015 / 2:33 pm

    Black please as it goes with everything!

  50. Clare H
    10th August 2015 / 8:38 pm

    I would love teal please

  51. Charlotte cooper
    11th August 2015 / 3:49 am

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

  52. liz
    11th August 2015 / 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!

  53. Amy Wright
    12th August 2015 / 9:25 am

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

  54. katrina walsh
    13th August 2015 / 9:53 am

    I would choose stone

  55. debbie smith
    13th August 2015 / 12:43 pm

    i would choose stone fab giveaway x

  56. Kat Allinson
    13th August 2015 / 8:23 pm

    I would choose Teal πŸ™‚

  57. janine atkin
    13th August 2015 / 9:14 pm

    id choose black

  58. Janice Mackin
    13th August 2015 / 11:12 pm

    I would choose teal.

  59. katie skeoch
    14th August 2015 / 10:35 pm

    The black

  60. donna l jones
    16th August 2015 / 1:55 pm

    I would choose teal

  61. Kerry Locke
    16th August 2015 / 9:40 pm

    Loving the blue

  62. Susan B
    17th August 2015 / 12:16 pm

    I’d choose the lovely Stone colour.

  63. Vera Bahounkova
    17th August 2015 / 4:10 pm

    I’d love Teal one

  64. Diana
    17th August 2015 / 5:48 pm

    I would choose Teal πŸ™‚

    17th August 2015 / 6:13 pm

    Blue please

  66. Jen jackson
    17th August 2015 / 8:05 pm

    I would choose teal

  67. 17th August 2015 / 9:14 pm

    It looks and sounds great! Love the blue colour as well! Great review πŸ™‚

  68. 17th August 2015 / 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.

  69. Dawn M
    17th August 2015 / 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!

  70. Lisa Wilkinson
    17th August 2015 / 9:57 pm

    I would choose the stone one.

  71. Kerry Kilmister
    17th August 2015 / 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.

  72. Jane Middleton
    17th August 2015 / 11:41 pm

    teal is lovely

  73. Kelly Smith
    17th August 2015 / 11:53 pm

    The teal is lovely!

  74. Tammy Tudor
    17th August 2015 / 11:59 pm

    I would choose blue πŸ™‚

  75. sami lucas
    18th August 2015 / 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. πŸ™‚ x

  76. Kate Leather
    18th August 2015 / 9:11 am

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

  77. Clare Hubbard
    18th August 2015 / 10:14 am

    Teal is a beautiful colour

  78. gemma clark
    18th August 2015 / 12:50 pm

    I would choose the teal xx

  79. helenRMad
    18th August 2015 / 2:06 pm

    love the stone one

  80. Leanne Moore
    18th August 2015 / 5:31 pm

    I would get the black

  81. kim neville
    18th August 2015 / 6:28 pm

    I like the blue one

  82. Kelly Ellen Hirst
    18th August 2015 / 7:00 pm

    I’d choose the black one

  83. Lucie Aiston
    18th August 2015 / 8:52 pm

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

  84. Jessica Townley
    18th August 2015 / 9:07 pm

    I’d choose ‘Stone’.

  85. Lizzy Cooper
    18th August 2015 / 9:53 pm

    I’d like teal πŸ˜€

  86. Natalie Crossan
    18th August 2015 / 10:06 pm

    I’d go for Stone

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