I have been a babywearing parent since my daughter was born, and now know for sure that this has been one of the most important factors in helping me get outside and on the move with a baby in tow. For backcountry trips I wanted to try carrying my daughter in a backpack, which would be easier on my shoulders and back. But sometimes the baby just didn’t like being in there, or conditions were too harsh to have her face exposed and forward-facing. With minimal space to spare, I needed a back-up carrier that was lightweight and easy to stash. The Boba Air is made of 100% Nylon and is compact and self-storing, so I thought it would do the trick.
Any baby-wearing parent living in a cooler climate knows that dressing for the cold can be a challenge. Put the jacket on under the carrier or over? Dress the baby warmly, or use a blanket? Front-of-mind is the fact that the baby’s torso will be warm against a parent’s body, but the backside is exposed. Some carriers are better at cutting through wind and cold than others, but for the most part do not provide insulation.
So, when Kowalli asked me to try out their baby carrier cover, I was definitely game. And with some hikes planned for the fall, I asked them to throw in a pair of SnuggleBoots, too. Booties “designed to stay on baby’s feet” (according to their website)? Heck, yeah, I’ll try them.
Here’s what I discovered about these products (stay tuned for the giveaway at the end!).
Just a quick post to say that I have been approached by the founder of Mountain Baby, an outdoor gear provider based out of Nelson, British Columbia, expressing a desire to partner with me and The Adventures in Parenthood Project. For over 18 years they have been providing families with the things they need to be in nature, be active, and thrive together (sounds right up my alley!).
On my first few hikes with my newborn, I faced a slight dilemma: what to wear so that I could be comfortable while on the move, but also free to nurse wherever I needed to. So, I went on a search for nursing tops for the active mama. Thankfully, I bumped into Momzelle online and they had a top that was the perfect fit (in more ways than one): the Motion Tank.