Wompat – Wear ‘Em Wednesday

wew150x150It’s been a while since we did a babywearing post, and I thought I might feature some of our different carriers from time to time – show off my stash!

Cole is sadly beginning to outgrow some of our carriers – our favorite mei tai doesn’t really support him knee to knee any more, and he is a bit too heavy for most of our ring slings. I still wear him relatively frequently, though, and Lulu will likely be his size at a younger age, so I set out to look for a larger size carrier.

Because we have tried out so many, both Cole and I had specific requirements for what we were looking for:

  • I wanted the option of a back carry. I love to snuggle with a squishy baby forward facing in, and a hip carry rocks for short amounts of time, but for regular longer-term use, back carries are what we go for these days.
  • Cole wanted a hood.  He likes to snuggle in and “sleep” on me, and loves to be able to block out the outside world for a few moments.
  • I wanted “pretty.” Most of our stash is hand-me-down or boyish, and I wanted something a little more fun.
  • We needed toddler+ sized.  Cole has long since left infancy behind him, and Lulu isn’t going to start shrinking, so we needed something to accommodate larger wearees.

Behold:

photo(4)This is not our exact carrier (you’ll see ours in a second), but it’s a stock picture of one like ours. It is a toddler sized soft structured carrier with a Girasol Earthy Rainbow panel and purple corduroy straps.

LOVE.

Maya and Matt got it for me for my birthday this year, and it has rapidly become Cole’s favorite carrier.

IMG_3252We tried it out in the kitchen as soon as we got it.

 

IMG_3256Cole had to test drive the hood.

 

IMG_3979Our Wompat was a little big for Lulu back in December, but it worked well on top of all of our layers after we were bundled up.

 

IMG_6861The hood came in handy the other day when we went for a walk and it unexpectedly started raining.

 

IMG_6693At the zoo – check out that knee to knee seat!

 

IMG_6762Lulu is growing into it – still not quite ready for a back carry…

 

IMG_6782But SO comfy for a snuggle and a nap.

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2 Comments

  1. That carrier is absolutely ADORABLE!! It looks so cute and also comfy–backpack or in front. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! 🙂 –The Dose Girls

  2. How do you find the wompat’ padding on the straps compared to a Tula?

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