International Baby Wearing Week: Catbird Baby Review & Giveaway

International Baby Wearing Week: October 7th – 13th 2013
It is so fitting to be writing a review of the Catbird Baby Zephyr Pikkolo Carrier during International Baby Wearing Week. I started wearing P in a Moby Wrap when he was a few days old and still wear him as much as possible. I remember the first time I wore him and how amazing it felt. There are so many benefits of baby wearing for both baby and you. It gives them a sense of security and comfort being close to you. At the same time, you have a little more independence with two hands free. I know some moms who became pros at nursing their little one in a carrier which freed up even more time. If you are new to baby wearing, make sure to check out these safety tips from Baby Wearing International.

While attending a Blog Conference in Chicago last July, I had the privileged of meeting Beth from Catbird Baby at one of the parties. I loved how down to earth she was and that she started the company after making a few of her own carries. Catbird has added more great carriers in addition to the original, mei tai although the mission of creating functional and beautiful products has stayed the same.

I was so intrigued with the name of the company, Catbird, I just had to share in case anyone else was equally curious. There is short story called, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty written by James Thurber. In the story, they use the expression, “sitting in the catbird seat” which refers to an advantageous position. I think it is an adorable name since that is exactly how a child must feel when they are being worn.

One of the things I love about the Zephyr Pikkolo is that there are no bells and whistles. It’s nice to just have a carrier that is easy to figure out and put on. There are times when I don’t want to haul out the stroller and need to get in and out quick. Baby wearing takes practice but it helps to have a simple product to not only learn on but have for those quick needs. My sister had never used a baby carrier before and was able to figure it out and adjust it to fit her body in about 5 minutes.

The Zephyr Pikkolo is very comfortable for both momma and baby. There are 4 carrying position that can accommodate your baby from the newborn to toddler stages (8-40 lbs). The shoulder straps have memory foam to provide lots of cushion with little bulk. One of my favorite features of this carrier is you have the option to wear the straps crisscrossed in the back for extra support. Andrea from Mommy Gearest has an excellent video to show you how to crisscross the straps!

P especially loves to back wear. He will make the “giddy up horsey” motion and giggles when you wave your hair in his face 🙂 It was so much fun watching him since he is usually on my back!

Thanks to Catbird Baby, one lucky Cherry Blossom Love reader will win their very own Catbird Baby Pikkolo!

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  1. Amber_C October 12, 2013 at 2:45 am

    My favorite thing about baby wearing is the closeness. I use to wear my daughter in the K’Tan when she was smaller. It was nice to keep her close and get things done.

  2. Diane Shideler October 12, 2013 at 5:21 am

    My daughter is 14 months now and instantly calms down if she is fussy being worn! She’ll bring my Boba over to me sometimes and want to go outside on a walk with our dog too! It’s so cute 1

  3. Anonymous October 12, 2013 at 7:22 am

    I really miss being able to baby wear. I sold my carrier because it was not a good fit for us. I have been trying to save up for a new carrier. This one looks amazing!

  4. Michelle Potter October 18, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    This is going to be my 8th baby, so my favorite thing about babywearing is multi-tasking! I can give my baby what she needs without neglecting the bigger kids. 🙂

  5. mamawakes October 25, 2013 at 1:41 am

    My Favorite thing about baby wearing is being able to have my baby close and still have both hands available for other tasks!

  6. SunnyHuny1 October 25, 2013 at 1:53 am

    My favorite thing about baby wearing is twofold: knowing he’s happy and can look around AND having my hands free! (Did you see me babywearing J at the DC zoo? I can’t remember if I put him in it the time we were together or the other time we were there that weekend–I def brought my Boba with me!). -Jen E.

  7. MommaM October 25, 2013 at 4:14 am

    My favorite thing about baby wearing is being able to chase Charlie while taking care of Ginny!

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