Wearing your baby has so many benefits and of course I want to showcase as much information about it as I can because of how much it has benefited me. Once in awhile, babywearing can benefit others too!
Wrap maker Natibaby and Baby Adorables are teaming up to create the Panda Wrap shown in the picture above. Baby Adorables had a wrap creation contest and the winner, Amy Lewis made the Panda Wrap design inspired by her son. Besides being adorable, $10 of each wrap sold will go to Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Inc, a foundation that supports the rare condition that Amy’s son has.
Here is her “Panda Man” story:
“The inspiration behind this wrap came from my son who is 2.5 year old. He is our miracle baby, born at 26 weeks 1lb 8oz with multiple special needs and an extremely rare bone marrow failure disorder. Since coming home from the NICU he has always loved being wrapped and I have always loved how wrapping him allowed me to cherish the close moments with him. Though he doesn’t speak and is cognitively and physically 9-12 months we recently visited the Zoo and while we were wrapped in closeness he saw the Pandas and immediately started pointing to them and grunting. To our amazement he truly connected with the giant pandas and only a couple weeks after our visit he uttered his first word “ANDA” for his stuffed panda that is now his best friend. It’s AMAZING and after learning more about the giant pandas we realized it’s not so surprising that he would feel a kinship to them since they are also born extremely small like “micro preemies” and overcome much in their first months of life to survive.
This wrap illustrates the closeness that wrapping provides for my little “Panda Man” and I, and the love that we have for life and one another.”
The story warms my heart and I’m so excited to be getting one of these wraps for my little one. On the Baby Adorables website you can purchase various sizes of the Panda Wrap. It is a pre-order which means the wrap is expected to be in stock at the end of April/early May.