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Friday, June 3, 2011

Is your baby a CatBird Baby!?!

At the zoo in Mei Tai.
How many parents want an easier way to get around with your little ones? How many parents have actually tried "wearing" their babies? CatBird Baby has made it easy for you! CatBird Baby has created a line of Mei Tai style carriers that you will love.  In 2004, founder, Beth Leistensnider was traveling with her 7 month old daughter and needed an easier way.  She then created a mei tai and it worked great. Once she returned from her travels, she realized that people were willing to buy her mei tais right off her back.  At that time CatBird Baby was created. She came up with a simple carrier that will work for anyone. CatBird Baby also makes another awesome soft structure carrier, called a Pikkolo, support belts and winter weather covers.

Fist time in Mei Tai.

Last year I found CatBird Baby.  I was really interested in them once I found out they are in Chicago.  Yes, my home town. We were looking for a soft structure carrier at that time. Cloth Daddy really loved the look of the Pikkolo.  We then decided to go with it.  Mei Tai carriers scared me.  I didn't understand all the long straps. I have seen many people wearing their baby in a mei tai, and I thought, "why not give it a try!"  CatBird Baby was so kind to sponsor this review.  They sent me a beautiful mei tai.  Once I opened it up I wanted to try it right away.  The nice thing is they give you illustrated instructions on how to use it.  You could carry your baby on your back, in a front carry or even hip carry.  I loved that is was so versatile. Another great aspect of CatBird Baby is that they all have hoods.  The Pikkolo and the Mei Tai have a hood to protect your sleeping baby or even from rain or the sun.  You could even visit their website at any time to learn how to use your mei tai. I found it extremely easy to carry Maya in a front carry.  The back carry needed some work.  From the first time I put Maya in the Mei Tai, she loved it.

Some people might say carrier your baby around is spoiling them.  They are wrong.  Not only does it make your life easier, but you create and ultimate bond with your baby.  I find it so much easier to carrier Maya around when she is not feeling well and only wants to be held.  When we go to the mall we don't have to worry about a stroller fitting through the aisles, or finding an elevator.  CatBird Baby carriers are light weight and stylish at the same time. CatBird Baby mei tais can also be used with a newborn.
Pikkolo
The comfort of wearing a mei tai by CatBird Baby was extremely comfortable.  Maya is 14 months old and 22 lbs and I was able to wear her while gardening and walking around the zoo all day. Not once did I get tired or feel any strain in my back, like I have with other carriers. I have used various ring slings, wraps and carriers and I find that I love my CatBird Baby Mei Tai the best. Cloth Daddy still hasn't tried the mei tai but he loves his Pikkolo.

Once a scale from 1-5 we give CatBird Baby a 10!  Yes I said it, a 10!  We love how easy and comfortable they make it for parents and babies.

To visit the CatBird Baby website, click here.

Make sure you head over and "like" CatBird Baby's Facebook page as well.

We would love to thank Beth from CatBird Baby for sponsoring our review.  Thank you!!!

~Cloth Mommy~

Giveaway

Do you want to win your very own CatBird Baby Mei Tai?  You have a chance by commenting on this post.  Please include your name and email address. You can comment once for the mandatory entry and each extra entry.

Mandatory:
Follow this blog.
Fan CatBird Baby on Facebook.
                Visit their website and tell me what you like best about CatBird Baby.

Extra Entries:
Fan Cloth Mommy Tells All on Facebook.
Follow CatBird Baby on Twitter.

This giveaway ends at 9 am CST on Friday June 24th 2011.
This giveaway is now closed.
Since some fans had problems with blogger, I am adding the entries from Facebook, to the comments here.  I went to random.org and here are the results.

1-59 Comment #1 was picked.

The winner is Laura.
Laura please email me at clothmommytellsall@yahoo.com with your shipping information.
Thank you everyone who participated.  Thank you again CatBird Baby for sponsoring this review and giveaway.



58 comments:

  1. This product looks amazing! What I love most: I LOVE all the gorgeous prints and it seems so versatile, exactly what I need! The hood is an excellent addition and I've never seen anything like that on a baby carrier. I was reading on their page that they also have winter cover and support belts - how cool! I would be really excited to try the hip carry and this would be perfect for getting around for all our activities this summer with two kids in tow!! I like your idea of using this in the mall instead of the stroller - stores that are not stroller-friendly is my biggest pet peeve! Thanks for reviewing and offering a fabulous giveaway :)

    Laura - laura-kirby@sbcglobal.net

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  2. Oh and I'm a fan of Cloth Mommy on FB for my extra entry!! (Don't know how to use Twitter though :( )

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  3. I like CatBird baby on Fb as Abbie Neary
    I love how on their site they show directions for all the different Mei Tei carrys flutterbyenature(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  4. I like Cloth Mommy on Fb as Abbie Neary
    flutterbyenature(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  5. Completed mandatory entry... I like that it works for a newborn without an insert and isn't too complicated to put on... Their prints are super cute too!
    Janelle P. - janellecprentice@gmail.com

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  6. Fan of cloth mommy on Facebook
    Janelle - janellecprentice@gmail.com

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  7. I love the pikkolos..it's the best of two worlds, really. vika{at} i am vika {dot} com

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  8. following you on fb
    (vika) at (iamvika) dot com

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  9. Extra Entry for following you on facebook.
    Kelly- kellyrmorse@yahoo.com

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  10. Following your blog, facebook and catbird on facebook. I really like all the prints and especially the sleeping hood. Ethan prefers to be on my hip so he can see everything, he is still a little small to see over the straps of our Ergo. And stores definitely are not stroller friendly, the aisles and all the racks are so tight and we crash into stuff alot.

    Kelly- kellyrmorse@yahoo.com

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  11. following your blog, liked them on fb, and my favorite thing is how you can carry in so many different ways! The newborn carry is especially adorable! :)

    beautyformyashes@hotmail.com

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  12. Following your blog and CatBird Baby's facebook. I like CatBird Baby Mei Tai carriers because they are light weight and have beautiful colors and patterns, no need to have a infant insert and they don't have any buckles. I have an Ergo and it is bulky, the hard buckles hurt and it makes me and baby hot.
    Rachel Palmer
    rl_palmer2011 at yahoo dot com

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  13. Oh and I like you on facrbook also
    Rachel Palmer
    rl_palmer2011 at yahoo dot com

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  14. I love all the great fabrics that they choose. The Rococo is beautiful.

    lacelk at sbcglobal (dot) net

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  15. Follow on GFC
    Fan of CatBird Baby (Christine M)
    I love all the gorgeous fabrics offered for the carriers.

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  16. I like the Pikkolo--I wish I had this carrier with my first--we have the ergo, but he loved to face outward!
    mepremohopkins[at]gmail[dot]com

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  17. I'm a fan of CMTA on facebook!
    mepremohopkins[at]gmail[dot]com

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  18. Following via GFC, liked CatBird on FB (Shakeeta W), and I love that this carrier can be used from birth without buying any extra pieces to make it work!

    shakeeta_feaster@hotmail.com

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  19. Liked you on FB (Shakeeta W)

    shakeeta_feaster@hotmail.com

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  20. Following CatBird on Twitter (@LifeWithBandM)

    shakeeta_feaster@hotmail.com

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  21. I'm following your blog and have been a longtime fan of CBB on FB. I have a Pikkolo carrier, and love that I can wear it so many ways! I also love their yummy fabrics. :-)

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  22. I follow your blog via GFC, like CatBird Baby on FB and I love that the Mai Tai carrier can be worn so many different ways, from newborns up! :) I would love to try one of these!

    venturesofsahm at yahoo dot com

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  23. I like your blog on Facebook
    Jessica A

    venturesofsahm at yahoo dot com

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  24. Follow CatBird Baby on Twitter
    @ThenWere4

    venturesofsahm at yahoo dot com

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  25. I follow using GFC as Andrea G.

    I like Catbird Baby on Facebook as Andrea Grupe.

    My favorite feature is the hideaway hood!

    a_stro at yahoo dot com

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  26. I'm a fan of Cloth Mommy Tells All on Facebook as Andrea Grupe.

    a_stro at yahoo dot com

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  27. I follow Catbird Baby on Twitter as @G_Andrea_

    a_stro at yahoo dot com

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  30. Love cat bird. I have tried one thru a baby wearing group and my daughter loves it. Her favorite wear is the outward facing front position. Most carriers/wraps dont hold the baby right in that position but Catbird does. I would really really love to own one of my own! My daughter woul be so delighted! Plus they are very sturdy, comfy and pretty for momma!
    Shelley Wilson

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  31. Sorry I forgot my email address in my post! Shelley Wilson lilpawzz@att.net

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  32. Fellow Chicago resident too!
    julie_vieux at yahoo dot com

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  33. like Cloth Mommy Tells All
    julie_vieux at yahoo dot com

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  34. following Catbird Baby on Twitter
    julie_vieux at yahoo dot com

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  35. I follow this blog as cecelia/matsspellsmats at yahoo. Have been a CBB fan on Facebook for quite some time! I like their 'basic' style that's more affordable, nice that they offer that to open up for more people.

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  36. Have liked CMTA on Facebook Cecelia Annan Yates matsspellsmats at yahoo

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  37. Follow your blog via GFC, Like Cat Bird baby and I love that the Mei Tai can be used in different ways.

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  38. Follow CBB on Twitter as cecey8s
    Cecelia matsspellsmats at yahoo

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  39. Following this blog as {J}
    Julia
    jkm7905 AT gmail DOT com

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  40. A fan of CatbirdBaby on Facebook.
    Julia
    jkm7905 AT gmail DOT com

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  41. My favorite thing about their products are how they're more versatile than the Ergo, since both of my other babies would only tolerate being forward-facing.
    Julia
    jkm7905 AT gmail DOT com

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  42. Following your blog, was already a fan of CBB on FB, and my favorite thing about CBB carriers are the super padded straps, the cute prints, and that they can be worn multiple ways. We love our pikkolo, but I'm itching to try a mei tai. Love that Roccoco print!

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  43. I CBB on twitter-Cherylv23
    patcheskitty@yahoo.com

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  44. I am a fan of yours on Fb
    patcheskitty@yahoo.com

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  45. Follower of your blog and fan of Catbird Baby on Facebook - I love the adjustable base on the pikkolo! My daughter loves to have her legs out when facing toward me in a front carry, and this carrier let her do that *much* earlier than the other brands. kk454kk(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. I'm a fan of CMTA on Facebook.

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  47. I'm following your blog now and already a fan of Catbird Baby on Facebook. I already have a pikkolo (in ginko) but REALLY want a Mei Tai in Somerset, Chocolate Lollipop, or Astrid!

    samantharpowers(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. New follower on facebook (samantha powers allison)

    samantharpowers(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. Following on Twitter @Truittsmomma

    samantharpowers(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. This carrier seems so versatile and quite secure for both little one and parent. I also love the prints--too cute! amyejka@yahoo.com

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  52. I want one! I wanted to wear my 1st baby more but I couldn't find one that worked for me. This looks very versatile & #2 is on the way! Pick me! Pick me!
    liz rowley
    liz(dot)m(dot)rowley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. WOW! Thank you so much!!! Emailing you now :) SO EXCITED!!

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