I received this email from Ergobaby in the USA :
Important Notice: Counterfeit ERGObaby Carriers are being manufactured (in China we believe), carrying our logo, but are of inferior quality.
Over the past few months, EBC has become aware of a number of unauthorized Internet sellers of fake ERGObaby carriers, mostly on Ebay, Ebaytype sites like Taobao, and on Chinese blog sites. These counterfeit carriers are manufactured with inferior materials and workmanship, thus posing a safety hazard. Of course, no warranty protection is offered with respect to counterfeit products.
5 baby carriers were reviewed on DoubleX today for a new parent with a newborn baby.
Out of the 5 reviewed she recommends the Ergo & the Moby Wrap – both carriers that Tiny Tapir stocks
We love the Moby wrap for newborns, it’s our highest recommendation and I think so crucial for those first few weeks. The Moby is very versatile and not as difficult as it looks, it comfortably keeps the baby closest to the carrier compared to all the other carriers. That’s why the Moby is recommended as the number one choice for Kangaroo Mother Care keeping baby close to the parents skin after birth, proven to increase birthweight fast for both full term and premature babies.
The reviewer brings up the common complaint about the Moby for Malaysia though – because it’s 100% cotton, it is very soft and breathable but the multiple layers makes it hot if you’re not in air conditioning.
We hear you at Tiny Tapir, and we’re doing our best to bring in some Bamboo Fabric wraps – much lighter material and very much cooler – cool enough to be worn to the kopitiam. (Unfortunately more expensive also as the Bamboo fabric costs more and it is work at home mother made, unlike the Moby which is more like cottage industry).
Meanwhile, the Ergo is the perenniel favorite online and overseas, but don’t forget the other SSCs which arecomparatively supportive carriers. The great value Patapum, the favoritse for Tiny Tapir shoppers, the Scootababy and the Pikkolo carriers (great for smaller moms) and the Angelpacks.
Paris over at Mywomenstuff came over to Tiny Tapir Baby in Ampang Park about 2 weeks ago to get her crash course in Menstrual Cloth Pads (and crash course it was because we were both short on time!).
She was brave enough to try a couple, and she’s written a pretty thorough review on her blog here
(this was not a paid or sponsored review)
Do hop on over to have a read, and see whether you can be persuaded to try it too
Beautyholics is having her 2nd Blog Birthday and has a massive giveaway going on right now. It’s ending on the 5th of May so you’d better hurry to go over and enter!
Here’s the jump to the Giveaway
We’ve been featured on Parenthots - go check it out!
The interview is on Cloth Diapering, Babywearing and other natural baby care things. Click the image above, or click here
There’s an interesting interview today over at Salon about breastfeeding.
It’s related to a book – “Unbuttoned: Women open up about the pleasures, pains and politics of breast-feeding,” an anthology of stories from women about their experiences of breastfeeding.
The interview is definitely worth reading if you are about to get into breastfeeding.
I especially like this excerpt :
“Woman are constantly told that breast is best — and we definitely believe that it is — but also believe that women go into breast-feeding believing that because it is “natural” it will also come naturally. And for many women it doesn’t. We breast-fed six children between us, and within those experiences faced just about every hiccup imaginable — starting with C-section deliveries, premature or very ill newborns, breast infections, low milk supply, trying to breastfeed while going back to work.
Our hope is that readers, no matter what their experiences, will find essays that really capture what they felt, what they feared, what they hoped, so that they can see they aren’t alone.”
This is exactly what Gina, our lactation consultant also says.
Check out the full interview here.
There are a plethora of blogs online that provide fantastic informative reviews to consumers – no, they’re not professional reviewers, but sometimes they’re even better because they won’t hesitate to give you an unbiased review in a fun, irreverant style
My Women’s Stuff is one of them – Paris.B, the brains behind the blog is totally locked into the pulse of what every woman wants to read and it shows in her readership.
So if you’re looking for product reviews, especially lovely girly stuff like makeup / cosmetics and accessories, skin and body care products and super cute ‘finds’ be sure to hop on over and do some very pleasant browsing.