CuddleBug Baby Wrap Review
Product Name: CuddleBug Baby Wrap
Product Description: The CuddleBug baby wrap delivers on its promise of providing a lightweight and soft cloth that will keep both parent and baby comfortable all day long. What makes a baby wrap so special is the calm and cosy environment it creates for the baby. The baby instantly feels safe, protected and in many cases, depending on the carrying position, it reminds them of when they were in the womb.
- Build Quality
- Easy to Use
Baby wraps have grown exponentially in popularity over the years with different brands appearing everywhere. What makes a baby wrap so special is the calm and cosy environment it creates for the baby. The baby instantly feels safe, protected and in many cases, depending on the carrying position, it reminds them of when they were in the womb. All fabrics are made breathable to easily control our child’s sweat. And one thing that is really amazing is that Apart from using the CuddleBug as a carrier, you can also use the baby wrap as a blanket, nursing cover, or postpartum belly belt.
Ideal for newborn babies
Can be used for 9 carrying positions
Great for everyday use
Lifetime replacement warranty
Does not fit all sizes
The tendency to be stretched over time
The fabric is too long
Quite hard to use
A little too pricey
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CuddleBug Baby Wrap Review
Are you a first-time mom? Have you ever thought about the concept of babywearing? How do you think it will affect you and your child as you carry on with your daily tasks? Would you consider using a baby wrap over a structured carrier for some of the journeys? Well, if slings and babywear is something you haven’t given much thought, let us give you an idea about what we are talking about with the CuddleBug Baby Wrap.
Babywearing or wearing babies is a tested and proven old practice to give comfort to our child and help the bonding process. This happens when their bodies are pressed against yours, reminding them of that warm and safe place called home. At this early age, babies can’t even begin to comprehend the meaning of home, so you are all they know. You provide all the support and reassurance they need. The beat of our hearts makes them feel loved and secure. As they say, a cuddled baby is a happy baby. And we couldn’t agree more. Studies show that babies who are often snuggled and swaddled are less likely to cry or whine. Babywearing allows us to use our hands to perform our daily tasks, and regain some productivity, without bothering our babies. And let’s not forget that you get to leave the stroller at home as you are easily carrying your baby on you. This is especially useful if you need to be mobile but having a baby stroller around makes the task impossible to manage.
These days you can choose from two types of baby wraps, woven and stretch. Woven wraps are less stretchy but on the plus side, they come in a variety of fabrics such as cotton, wool, silk, and more, offering comfort and support in your favorite fabric. On the other hand, stretch wraps are a great choice for a first-time mum/dad as it fits all body sizes and you get great versatility in a wide range of baby carrying positions.
Baby wraps should be in any Newborn Essentials list and they have grown exponentially in popularity over the years with different brands appearing everywhere. CuddleBug is one of them and it became the crowd favorite almost instantly. Not only that but they quickly got recognized as “Amazon’s Choice” which is what every seller wishes to get. It is such a stamp of approval, and rightly so. Even though they are relatively new to the industry and did not come from well-established manufacturers, CuddleBug’s success is no secret. Their goal is to produce low-cost products with high-quality materials and production processes. Think of Zara when it first came out, great products, great quality, affordable prices.
The CuddleBug baby wrap delivers on its promise of providing a lightweight and soft cloth that will keep both parent and baby comfortable all day long. What makes a baby wrap so special is the calm and cosy environment it creates for the baby. The baby instantly feels safe, protected and in many cases, depending on the carrying position, it reminds them of when they were in the womb. All fabrics are made breathable to easily control our child’s sweat. And one thing that is really amazing is that Apart from using the CuddleBug as a carrier, you can also use the baby wrap as a blanket, nursing cover, or postpartum belly belt. You get so much functionality out of it. It comes with a range of different colors to suit any taste, style and/ or personality. This product is also ideal for travel purposes, so you can still enjoy the outdoors with your baby without having to drag around a stroller. And to prove that their products are nothing but great, CuddleBug offers a 30-day money-back with a lifetime replacement warranty and a gift box.
- Made of spandex and cotton
- Carry up to a maximum weight of 35 pounds (15.9Kg)
- Weighs 1.28 pounds (580g)
- Comes in 8 different colors
The 9-in-1 CuddleBug baby wrap is made with Spandex and French Terry cotton. These materials are stretchy enough to hug/wrap our baby’s bodies completely. It measures 15 feet long and 1.5 feet wide (457.2cm x 45.72cm) and weighs 1.28 pounds (580g) which means that is lightweight and long enough to easily stretch and wrap around our body. Spandex and French Terry cotton is the ideal fabric to keep our babies cool in the summer and warm in winter. It also feels very, very nice to the touch which can only make our babies happy. You get to choose from 8 different colors, so whatever you style and personality, you are certain to find something that suits you. And if you needed proof of quality, CuddbleBug is very easy to machine wash the company stands firmly behind the high quality of their baby wraps by giving you a lifetime warranty and a month’s money-back if it falls short to its promise. Now, that is what I call standing by your product.
When you buy a CuddleBug baby wrap you know that you will be encouraging and promoting the creation of great bonding between you, the parent, and your child. By familiarizing with our smell, voice, and movements, our child recognizes and trusts us much quicker. Every touch, cuddle and smile that we do to our child helps in releasing Oxytocin, the love hormone. Having our baby so close to us encourages this and it also increases the love we feel for our babies and vice versa. It is a simple concept but in essence, the more babywearing you do, the more love and reassurance for both parent and child is created. And let’s not forget the useful side of babywearing, which is why most people buy it in the first place. You can still do your daily household chores while keeping our babies close and feeling safe that your baby won’t roll over and have an accident. You are in control of your baby as he/she is right there with you. You can take a short walk to the park or a quick trip to the grocery store without dragging a stroller along. Bear this in mind, just a couple of hours of using a baby wrap to “wear” our babies can reduce their crying and fuss up to 40% during the day and 50% at night. That is quite a staggering statistic and the best example of why every parent should have a baby wrap. Happy babies mean happy mommies and daddies and more overall playing and fun time for the family as a whole.
The 9-in-1 CuddleBug offers 9 carrying positions that you can do using the baby wrap. These are the newborn hold, breastfeed sling, side sling, front carry, side carry, back carry, hip carry, cross carry, and the kangaroo carry. However, due to its stretchable fabric, many people disapprove of using the 9-in-1 CuddleBug baby wrap as a sling, back, and hip carry. We think they are right and agree with them, we would advise not to use the Cuddlebug as a sling, back, and hip-carry because it is not safe for the baby. Still, you are getting a lot of functionality with the 9-in-1 CuddleBug baby wrap and plenty of options still.
Apart from using the 9-in-1 CuddleBug baby wrap as a carrier, we found out that you can also use it as a nursing cover. As a matter of fact, babywearing can actually develop a stronger breastfeeding relationship with your child. Because of skin to skin contact, more prolactin hormones are produced by our bodies which in turn helps to increase milk production. The CuddleBug will make it comfortable for any mum to breastfeed their babies as long as you know how to position them well. Keep in mind that it is important to adjust the baby’s position right after feeding them. You need to bring their head back to your chest, allowing them to burp or breathe comfortably. Also, make sure to tighten the baby wrap in case it loosens up during the nursing time.
Postpartum Belly Belt
Another useful way to take advantage of a baby wrap is an alternative to the postpartum band. You can easily wrap it tightly or loosely around your abdominal area, depending on your personal preference, following birth. It will help you support your abdominal muscles and reduce swelling, especially for women who delivered their baby via C-section. Wrapping the fabric from the top of your hips to right underneath the breast will give you a light compression that will help the uterus shrink back.
Although there are a lot of things you will be able to do while wearing our babies, there are still exceptions to the rule. There are some common sense ones such as not driving a car with your babies in the wrap, cooking and being next to a hot stove with your baby on, or perform heavy or intense exercises. I doubt anyone would be so daft as to do any of these while wearing their baby on but worth mentioning nonetheless. Your baby’s safety should be your top priority at all times. By following these simple instructions you can start by making sure that the wrap is perfectly snug and fit.
- Fold the CuddleBug baby wrap in half. Look for the brand tag and place it in the center on the belly button.
- Wrap the two ends of fabric on the body and bring it back over the shoulder to form an “X” in the back.
- Flatten out the straps in the back to distribute the fabric evenly.
- Cross the two ends in the front and tuck them under the baby wrap pocket.
- Give a slight tug at both ends to make sure that it is secured and continue with the wrapping and tying depending on the remaining fabric.
Baby wraps or slings are so popular among a lot of moms because they free you up from the pram or stroller and allows you to do things that otherwise would be difficult to do, while at the same time ensuring your baby is safe and secure. This saves a lot of time for bonding moments, not only with our newborn babies but with the rest of the family. With a sling or baby wrap, you no longer need to wait for your baby to sleep in order to do any house chores or work. A simple task like folding the laundry, washing the dishes, or preparing the table with the baby on the wrap is no longer a hassle. The CuddleBug 9 in 1 baby wrap supports up to 35 pounds (15.9Kg) so there will be no problem whatsoever in carrying kids above 1 or even 2 years old, depending on their development and weight. We did notice that most moms prefer neutral colors such as black and grey. This is probably because those muted colors fit a wide range of styles and environments. However, if you want to make a statement, you can choose one of the brighter colors such as pink, yellow, or red, they will definitely get noticed. Regardless of the design, the important thing is that the CuddleBug baby wrap delivers in its promise to all mums. It is functional and does the job very well, not just for what they are intended and designed for but also for the different uses you get out of it.
As a parent, we all understand how important it is skin to skin for the development of our child and we would always prefer to keep our babies close to us as much as possible. We are also aware of how fast time flies and before we know, our little boy/girl is no longer than little anymore. With the 9-in-1 CuddeBug baby wrap can have a versatile and ergonomic babywearing product that also comes in 8 different colors to suit our style. The Spandex and French Terry Cotton are the perfect combinations to create a fabric that will snuggle our little ones with much warmth and comfort they need. With lesser crying time, we can ensure more sleeping. Remember, a comfy baby is a happy baby.
If for some reason this sling or baby wrap is not what you are looking for, check out our Baby Sling/ Baby Wraps review section or the Baby And Nursery section for other ideas. We are sure there is something there that will suit your needs and budget.