Win a KangaWrap baby sling

I am one of those crazy babywearing mamas who gets all emotional when I see babies in slings. Learning to carry a newborn in a sling is one of the most freeing, empowering and connected experiences out there. I tentatively grew to love it the first time around but the second time was no slow burn love. I was utterly, heart-soaringly hooked.

A stretchy wrap is a wonderful way to get started. It doesn’t matter what body shape you are or how “technical” you are, with a bit of practice just about anyone can get on with this type of sling. So, I am thrilled to be giving away a soft, lightweight, organic cotton KangaWrap on the blog.

KangaWrap is a product of not-for-profit organisation Trade4Life. Profits from baby wrap sales fund maternity healthcare workers in Delhiโ€™s slums through Asha India and a specific Christian Aid project โ€œNurturing Change in Kenyaโ€ to improve Maternal and Child Healthcare services in Kenyaโ€™s Narok County. Do read more about their charity work here.

Kanga Wrap

I wanted to take a look at it for myself before giving one away but since Ophelia is way too big to be carried in a stretchy wrap, my beautiful friend Tash allowed me to take pictures of her with her newborn and toddler. Gosh, you know how to rock a wrap, Tash.

Something Tash noted was that the Kanga Wrap felt a bit firmer and less stretchy than some other stretchy wraps which she felt was a good thing as it was potentially more supportive. The material seemed lovely and soft to me. Certainly her baby had no complaints as she fell asleep while being wrapped!

Kanga Wrap-2

To enter to win a KangaWrap, please tell me one thing you love about babywearing or look forward to with babywearing and enter the Rafflecopter below.

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This giveaway closes at midnight on Wednesday 22nd April 2015.
Winners will be chosen at random.
UK entrants only.
Entrants’ email addresses will be added to the Circus Queen mailing list. You can unsubscribe at any time.

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110 Comments

  1. Alison
    April 9, 2015 / 9:03 am

    Hands free cuddles are fab. I love cuddles!

  2. Tracy K Nixon
    April 9, 2015 / 9:27 am

    Babywear is great because it means you have your hands free for carrying bags, holding onto other children, pushing a sibling in a buggy etc!

  3. Nichole
    April 9, 2015 / 9:33 am

    I love the connecting experience and cuddles whilst I compete tasks around our home and village.

  4. Amanda jaggard
    April 9, 2015 / 10:33 am

    I regret not baby wearing with my son. My daughter is 3 weeks old and I love popping her in a sling as does my hubby. It easy and comfortable to do plus it still frees up my hands to be able to give my 3 year old son attention and love while holding his sister.

  5. debbie smith
    April 9, 2015 / 10:56 am

    this looks fab i love the fact that baby is close to you all the time really lovely !

  6. April 9, 2015 / 11:09 am

    I absolutely love having baby (or preschooler most recently) close enough to kiss. You feel a real connection when you’re carrying them in a sling or carrier. I’m expecting twins so babywearing will definitely come in handy keeping my hands free when necessary too!

  7. Doretta
    April 9, 2015 / 11:30 am

    Babywearing was the only way to calm my first baby and it was lovely to have her close to me all the time. I am looking forward to the babywearing cuddles with my second coming soon! Can’t wait to see him and kiss him!

  8. Anna H
    April 9, 2015 / 11:37 am

    I loved holding my son close and handsfree when he was little, but now that he no longer wants to be carried so often, I love enabling other parents to carry their little ones through the Bristol Sling Library. My own experience has inspired me to train as a babywearing consultant.

  9. Sarah Pybus
    April 9, 2015 / 12:15 pm

    Being close to my baby while still able to do things

  10. Jazz Basma
    April 9, 2015 / 12:16 pm

    Keep my baby close to my heart x

  11. kim neville
    April 9, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    Feeling close and warm next to baby

  12. Jill Webb
    April 9, 2015 / 8:24 pm

    Wish baby wearing had been around 33 years ago, but my daughter and partner baby wear our first grand child now no 2 is due july and slings are at the ready

  13. esther james
    April 9, 2015 / 8:43 pm

    I really like the way it helps the bonding process and also you have your hands free!

  14. Fiona B
    April 9, 2015 / 10:02 pm

    Being extra close to my little one

  15. Vicky Lewis
    April 9, 2015 / 10:22 pm

    Not having to hulk a massive great buggy around, especially on and off the passenger ferry!

  16. April 9, 2015 / 10:55 pm

    The closeness and bonding element.

    I didn’t babywear when my son was little and I really regret it. I really want to start using them now he is a toddler and when the next baby arrives too. I feel like I’ve missed out but better late than never!
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  17. Leanne
    April 9, 2015 / 11:14 pm

    Having my little one as close as possible to my heart!

  18. Scott Walliss
    April 10, 2015 / 5:36 am

    Having the little one close and safe feels great! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. S Edwards
    April 10, 2015 / 7:22 am

    the close bonding contact with our baby

  20. Caroline Clarke
    April 10, 2015 / 7:41 am

    I’m currently pregnant and think wearing my newborn whilst taking care of my toddler would be ideal.

  21. Nicola cunnington
    April 10, 2015 / 9:38 am

    Feeling my baby close from head to toe, and that lovely contented ‘sigh’ she makes when she’s wrapped. It not only helped us bond but saved my back too!

  22. samantha shelley
    April 10, 2015 / 9:56 am

    HAVING SPARE HANDS MAKES EVERYTHING LIGHT WORK!

  23. Leanne Rowlands
    April 10, 2015 / 7:08 pm

    It makes other tasks so easy when you don’t have to worry about holding the baby in your arms

  24. kayleigh Bates
    April 10, 2015 / 10:25 pm

    Its so convienient. My little girl has cerebral palsy so its fab to be able to push her and pop my son in his sling

  25. Elizabeth Hinds
    April 10, 2015 / 10:37 pm

    I just love the opportunities for bonding – you can’t get enough contact time when they’re so little I think ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Leanne Lunn
    April 11, 2015 / 12:15 am

    I would love to try baby wearing there is alot more mums doing it now and alot more help.

  27. Fiona S
    April 11, 2015 / 11:05 am

    cuddles! And free hands ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Nikki Stewart
    April 11, 2015 / 6:20 pm

    Being so close all the time would be lovely x

  29. Natalie Crossan
    April 11, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    I did it with my daughter and it was lovely, I’d love to win this for my pregnant friend x

  30. Tammy Tudor
    April 11, 2015 / 10:28 pm

    it means spare hands and lots of cuddle love

  31. Sarah Lee
    April 13, 2015 / 1:49 am

    I didn’t do it with my first, so i’m looking forward to trying it this time round.

  32. crystal williamson
    April 13, 2015 / 2:04 pm

    expecting in the Summer and hope to get a sling so I can make a drink with free hands

  33. Lauren
    April 13, 2015 / 6:32 pm

    Having my hands free and being able to go about doing things while still having baby snuggle.

  34. Rachel Craig
    April 14, 2015 / 12:49 am

    Closeness, and ease of interaction with baby. Whilst hands are free to do tasks within the home etc if required.

  35. Hekna
    April 14, 2015 / 10:18 am

    Means I can get things done and get up and move around more.

  36. Laura Pritchard
    April 14, 2015 / 10:58 am

    I love how warm & snuggly my daughter looks…and she keeps me warm too!

  37. April 14, 2015 / 12:10 pm

    I’ve never tried it – but would love to with my next baby: I love the idea of the closeness.

  38. Paula Readings
    April 14, 2015 / 12:29 pm

    Having your hands & arms free & being able to go into those little shops that makes it impossible with a pram.

  39. April 14, 2015 / 12:30 pm

    I loved the short time I baby wore with DS1 so quite looking forward to with next baby who is due soon.
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  40. melanie stirling
    April 14, 2015 / 12:45 pm

    The closeness and warmth.

  41. Sue McCarthy
    April 14, 2015 / 1:29 pm

    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

  42. Liz
    April 14, 2015 / 3:11 pm

    I’m planning to use a wrap or sling when my little one arrives; I love the thought of being close to my baby while being able to get on with everyday life!

  43. Nicki Evans
    April 14, 2015 / 3:28 pm

    I haven’t had my baby yet but feel babywearing will be better for bonding and save me having to take a pram everywhere.

  44. donna l jones
    April 14, 2015 / 3:41 pm

    makes it a lot easier when you are out and about

  45. Jessica Powell
    April 14, 2015 / 7:13 pm

    Having her close ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. Joanna Butler-Savage
    April 14, 2015 / 7:24 pm

    can go for a proper walk

  47. brenda heads
    April 14, 2015 / 7:27 pm

    To still feel close to my baby and have two free hands to look after the siblings.

  48. laura stewart
    April 14, 2015 / 7:46 pm

    closer to the baby xx

  49. claire haskins
    April 14, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    having your hands free

  50. leigh boyle
    April 14, 2015 / 9:52 pm

    im unsure if my youngest will be walking when new baby arrives and dont really want a double so baby wearing all the way for me =) xx

  51. natalie vezina
    April 14, 2015 / 11:29 pm

    keeps me warm while suggling

  52. Jackie Chapman
    April 14, 2015 / 11:59 pm

    it keeps baby calm and happy and I have free hands!

  53. Emma Gibson
    April 15, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    I feel I would love the closeness you’d feel with your baby.

  54. cat culmer
    April 16, 2015 / 1:27 am

    I love the closeness and how relaxed my little man is

  55. Andrea Williams
    April 16, 2015 / 7:29 am

    I loved it and this would be for my step daughter x

  56. April 16, 2015 / 12:51 pm

    I love baby wearing. It’s hard to pick just one thing but it makes it much easier to look after my baby and toddler at the same time when I’m on my own with them.

  57. Harley
    April 16, 2015 / 2:14 pm

    Free hands when out and about with my toddler too x

  58. emma thackery
    April 16, 2015 / 2:33 pm

    leaves my hands free whilst staying close to baby

  59. Clare Hubbard
    April 16, 2015 / 4:18 pm

    I loved the ease of getting about and cannot wait to do the same with my new son ๐Ÿ™‚

  60. Jo
    April 16, 2015 / 6:18 pm

    I’m looking forward to being hands free and having my baby close to me.

  61. Nancy cullinane
    April 16, 2015 / 10:08 pm

    I love being extra close to my son! It also means I can get bits and bobs done when baby wants to be close to me!

  62. Karen Martin
    April 16, 2015 / 10:21 pm

    Being able to still get on and do things but yet having my baby close to me at the same time.

  63. Amy Rennocks
    April 17, 2015 / 1:17 pm

    The fact that they are so practical, easily portable and washable too ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. Ruth Harwood
    April 18, 2015 / 10:02 am

    It’s a bonding exercise and makes you feel happy x

  65. sally brown
    April 18, 2015 / 3:08 pm

    The feeling of closeness and they settle so easily

  66. emma falvi
    April 18, 2015 / 3:59 pm

    being close to the baby

  67. Sarah Franks
    April 19, 2015 / 1:52 am

    I’m entering to wing this for my mum who is about to be looking after my two young nieces on her own, long-term. She spends a lot of time in her garden – both just enjoying it, and growing and harvesting organic fruit and vegetables. The wrap will be an excellent way for her to bond physically with the youngest child, while the elder girl will be learning the names of the wonderful fruits and veg she’ll be eating each day.

  68. leanne weir
    April 19, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    i love the fact that baby is close to you all the time x

  69. jen morgan
    April 19, 2015 / 7:02 pm

    Love the fact I feel closer to my baby

  70. EMMA WALTERS
    April 19, 2015 / 8:30 pm

    due my 3rd in october so will be fab be hands free to hold my son’s hands as well as keeping baby close and safe next to me

  71. claire woods
    April 19, 2015 / 8:42 pm

    The feeling of being closer to baby.

  72. April 19, 2015 / 9:59 pm

    I love baby wearing – my little man loves it too, it’s so easy simple and the settles him straight away and helps bonding, it’s special thing

    Laura x
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  73. Rishona Taylor
    April 19, 2015 / 10:09 pm

    being close to bubs but free to see to the bigger bubbs! ๐Ÿ™‚

  74. April 19, 2015 / 10:16 pm

    I’m looking forward to being hands free but snuggled with my newborn which will allow me to push their big sister in the stroller and look after their big brother too.
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  75. Jodie W
    April 20, 2015 / 4:18 pm

    I love holding baby close but being able to get a few things done too

  76. Lara Latchem
    April 20, 2015 / 5:08 pm

    loved it with my son and hoping to do it again with 2nd due in october as son in wheelchair so will make things easier xx

  77. Eleanor Wigmore
    April 20, 2015 / 6:02 pm

    I hadn’t really thought about it until I became pregnant but since learning more I am determined to ‘babywear’. It seems like the best thing for both mother and baby and helps that bonding process as well as being very practical!

  78. steph lovatt
    April 20, 2015 / 8:02 pm

    It means you can still have cuddles whilst getting jobs done, I love it

  79. Chantelle Kemp
    April 21, 2015 / 2:37 am

    Feeling close to my baby, still holding that strong bond, and the excuse for more cuddles ๐Ÿ™‚

  80. Susan B
    April 21, 2015 / 2:42 am

    Being able to keep a very close eye on her.

  81. Kristy Brown
    April 21, 2015 / 9:34 am

    There is nothing more precious than feeling your child snuggle into you whilst you have your hands free to carry on with whats needed

  82. secret
    April 21, 2015 / 9:40 am

    sorry about the name but noone knows yet. I have 2 toddlers so babywearing with number 3 is going to be a must! i had the ridgid baby carrier with 1& 2 but would love a proper supportive wrap this time! I hate trying to get around shops with pushchairs, let alone a pushchair and 2 toddlers!

  83. Catherine Bell
    April 21, 2015 / 12:14 pm

    The closeness

  84. Daniella
    April 21, 2015 / 12:25 pm

    I love the closeness

  85. Alix Smith
    April 21, 2015 / 12:40 pm

    I have a 7 week old & a 2 year old so baby wearing has been so useful for settling the baby while dealing with a tantruming toddler!!

  86. Helen Allan
    April 21, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    The closeness. Thank you!

  87. aaron broad
    April 21, 2015 / 4:14 pm

    Means can do other stuff with hands

  88. Kerry Lethbridge
    April 21, 2015 / 4:32 pm

    I love baby wearing it allows you to get on with stuff and keeps you both warm when it’s chilly outside

  89. katie w
    April 21, 2015 / 6:50 pm

    Feeling the closeness between us hopefully helping us build an amazing bond

  90. Maria Jane Knight
    April 21, 2015 / 8:24 pm

    The clonesness of baby wearing is incredible <3

  91. Lisa Wilkinson
    April 21, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    I loved been able to do small jobs around the house with 2 hands free ๐Ÿ™‚

  92. soneailiami
    April 21, 2015 / 9:19 pm

    we love clonesness and comfort

  93. Sylvia Paul
    April 21, 2015 / 9:34 pm

    I would have love one of these when my kids were young. My son was 3 when my daughter was born and he still needed a pushchair for longer walks. I ended up buying a double pushchair for just a few months. This would have solved the problem and a lot cheaper as well.

  94. Holly Boyd
    April 21, 2015 / 9:40 pm

    I love the kisses

  95. Kerry Kilmister
    April 21, 2015 / 10:25 pm

    I love babywearing for a variety of reasons. I have Fibromyalgia and M.E and I have to hold onto things to get around my house. So having a sling makes it so much easier for me. Plus I find it very bonding for both me and my baby to have her close to my chest.

  96. Jane Middleton
    April 21, 2015 / 10:50 pm

    It looks so practical and I’m looking forward to the closeness

  97. Aileen
    April 22, 2015 / 8:24 am

    I don’t know if my comment made it onto here so just in case… I am looking forward to having my baby so close to me as I walk about. I am also hopeful that it really is as comfortable as it looks!

  98. Karen Jones
    April 22, 2015 / 10:21 am

    Very practical as it keeps your hands free whilst still having closeness with baby

  99. gemma clark
    April 22, 2015 / 10:58 am

    I am looking forward to babywearing my bump so we can always be close and so that I have my hands free to do things with my 9 year old ๐Ÿ™‚

  100. emma
    April 22, 2015 / 12:26 pm

    i would love one of these so stylish and versitile x

  101. Helen Garner
    April 22, 2015 / 1:28 pm

    Would like to try it as would be easier to get around

  102. Matt Brasier
    April 22, 2015 / 8:05 pm

    Don’t have a baby but would give it to my sister in law for my little niece Jennifer.

  103. Zoe Warren
    April 22, 2015 / 8:09 pm

    Apart from the obvious closeness, it would be ideal when my baby arrives in August and I have a toddler and a newborn to get around with!

  104. Yvette D
    April 22, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    Looking forward to trying baby wearing as wasn’t really done when my other two sons were born!

  105. April 22, 2015 / 10:15 pm

    THE LOVELY CLOSENESS OF MY BABY N & THE WONDERFUL BABY SMELL!!

  106. Jennifer Baker
    April 22, 2015 / 11:04 pm

    This would come in so handy! Love being so close to my baby xx

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