Joy and Joe Baby Wraps – A Review

*this is a paid review. payment was in the form of the Wrap reviewed being made especially for me to review and keep for personal use*

Thank you for watching the review of my Owl Paneled Wrap by Joy and Joe Baby Wear.

As promised, here is some more information.

You can buy direct from the Joy and Joe online store.

Plain Wraps start from £19.99

Pattered Wraps start from £21.99

Paneled Wraps start from £23.99

Woven Wraps start from £44.00

The Wraps are suitable from birth up to a weight of 16kg.

All Wraps are made from 100% cotton with a one way stretch and conform to the BS EN 13209-2:2005, which is the UK & EU safety requirement for soft baby carriers. All Wraps are safety tested with an accredited UK Government laboratory.

 

The Benefits of Baby Wearing

  • skin to skin facilitates kangaroo care and bonding with your baby
  • research has shown that babies who are worn in a Wrap are less likely to cry than babies who are not
  • wearing your baby calms them; they can feel mums heartbeat and smell mums unique scent
  • being close to mum means that her breathing helps to regulate babies breathing (in very young babies)
  • a secure way of holding your baby whilst keeping your hands free to do some chores or entertain toddlers and older children
  • ability to take baby anywhere, especially if destinations are not pushchair/buggy friendly
  • you can find more information here.

When wearing your baby in a Wrap/Carrier/Sling, remember TICKS.

  • Tight
  • In view at all times
  • Close enough to kiss
  • Keep chin off chest
  • Supported back

For more information on how to Wrap your baby visit the Joy and Joe website.

 

Competition Time!

MrsFlams is giving away a Wrap of your choice (excluding Woven Wraps) to one lucky reader thanks to Joy and Joe Baby Wear. All you have to do to enter this competition is to subscribe to MrsFlams and comment on this post. Terms and Conditions apply and are listed below (please make sure you read them, as they contain the rules for this competition).

 

Terms and Conditions
  1. All entrants must subscribe and comment on the blog post to be eligible to win; you must do both.
  2. If you have commented and not subscribed to MrsFlams once the competition has closed, then your comment will not be included. All comments will be checked against the subscribing mail list.
  3. Comments made on Facebook/Twitter links will not be eligible; they must be on the actual blog post to be counted.
  4. The winner will be selected by a random number generator to ensure fairness. In the event of the winner not meeting the full criteria, then the draw will be done again until a fully compliant winner is selected.
  5. The competition is open UK entrants only
  6. Only 1 entry per reader, duplicate entries will not be accepted.
  7. Competition is open until midnight on Friday June 28th 2013, any comments after this will not be counted.
  8. You must provide a valid email address in your comment so that you can be contacted. If we can’t contact you then you can’t get your prize.
  9. The prize is one Joy and Joe Baby Wrap of your choice (excluding Woven Wraps)
  10. Winner will be notified via email within 1 week of the closing date and will need to provide their postal address in order for prize to be shipped.
  11. Prize will be shipped directly from Joy and Joe Super Comfy Baby Carrier via 2nd class mail, your email address and postal address will be provided to Joy and Joe Super Comfy Baby Carrier.
  12. Competition is a collaboration between Mrs Flams and Joy and Joe Super Comfy Baby Carriers
  13. Please consider sharing the post and encourage your friends to enter the competition too (this isn’t a requirement, it’s just a nicety)

 

 

Creativity Wanted

I have often made up stories in my head, stories about faeries, witches, demons, vampires. It may come as no surprise to people that my favourite genre to read is the supernatural and preternatural genre. Whether it be paranormal romance, thriller, or horror, if it has werewolves, were-animals, vampires, faeries etc in it, then most likely I will read it.

Sometimes however when trying to take these ideas I have and put them to paper, or word document as the case sometimes is, the idea just disappears. It seems my muse of creativity and writing just gets up and wanders off. How I would love to be an established author. But I realise that becoming an established author doesn’t come easy (for most people anyway).

In an attempt to get my creative juices flowing, I decided to write some short stories, that will, hopefully, develop into something more. Like perhaps a book. Or a series of books, maybe, maybe not. In my attempt to get the juices flowing, I thought I’d find a writing challenge generator, and over to my friend Google, I searched. I found Seventh Sanctum. I got some ideas, but others just made me laugh. They most certainly are a “challenge”. Here are a few of my favourite ones.

· The story takes place in the late evening. A character will have their hair cut, but the action is misinterpreted.

· The story must have a theologian in it. The story must have dust appear in the middle.
· The story must have a fish in it.
· A character dyes their hair, but the action is misinterpreted. The story is set in a desecrated temple. During the story, there is an assassination.
· During the story, there is a dramatic discovery. The story must have a barracuda at the beginning.

I’m not entirely sure, what my attempt at writing will produce, but I can’t imagine it. Maybe I’m not trying hard enough. Perhaps I’ll try to write something with the above ideas and see what happens.

I’m going to open this up to my readers, can you come up with a short story featuring some (if not all) of the above challenges? I am considering a prize for the best story, so stay tuned and get writing!