On Thursday morning I got a bee in my bonnet – the sling I’d been using to carry Tess around in was hurting my back, and I felt like it always took a while to get her into a comfy position inside it before she settled. A friend recommended I check out Ubuntu Baba because she loves her baby carrier, so I hopped onto my computer and had a squizz online… SOOOOOOO impressed with this little local brand ❤
To start with, the name/brand was not unfamiliar to me – first brownie point because even though I had had no prior interest in wraps/carries whatsoever before that morning I’d seen it around on FB and insties etc, which probably means they are doing a pretty good job with their social media marketing.
Secondly, their branding and website is lovely – I can see that Shannon (WAHM and creator of the carrier/brand) has invested time and money in getting the visual identity in line with the brand. I love the brilliant instruction sheet that arrived with the product, and the beautiful professional photos I’ve seen on their site and SM platforms – everything feels ‘considered’ and easy to read/navigate.
Not only is their design vibe spot on, but the actual product is really beautifully crafted and carefully thought out – from clever teething pad attachments and adjustable straps; to an extra fabric flap that can be used to cover baby from the sun; ergonomic design considerations are of the utmost importance, as well as the fantastic choice of fabric – breathable, natural hemp (this was a closer for me because my biggest fear with wraps/carriers is that myself and/or baby will die of heat!) – everything is just stunning!
There are two types of carrier, one for newborns to 12kgs/up to 14 months (Stage 1) and the Stage 2 for older babies/toddlers (this one can be worn on your back too, definitely foresee a Stage 2 in my future!) Colours available are limited but neutral (I chose grey!) however, some more colourful/limited edition carriers are occasionally on offer. If you DO want anything customised the team will happily use appropriate woven fabrics supplied by the customer to create something personal and unique.
After I placed my order, I promptly received a confirmation email, and shortly after that, another email saying that my parcel had been dispatched. Thinking it would only arrive this week, I carried on with life. After a busy Friday morning away from the house, I arrived home at lunchtime to find my order had already arrived – around 24 hours after having placed it – that is pretty spectacular service!
Other than their easy to navigate and informative website which shares brand/product info as well as general baby-wearing info too, Ubuntu Baba has a dedicated Facebook group where people can share pics and feedback and ask questions etc.
I’ve only had my carrier for a few days and already I feel like it’s going to make such a change in my life in terms of being able to get things done with a newborn and two other littles under 5! Tess settled really quickly after I first put her in and she had a good long snooze in there that morning while I tidied the house and saw to the older kids while hubby was at work. And FYI – these are not only for Moms, Dads can totally get in on the action too 😉
I feel ridiculous to be SO EXCITED about this but I really am super impressed with this product and lovely brand ❤
Follow Ubuntu Baba on social media:
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ubuntubaba/
– Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ubuntubaba/
Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/900713890005126/
Visit the website: http://ubuntubaba.com
* All pics used in this post are from the Ubuntu Baba website / Facebook / Instagram unless otherwise indicated. This is not a sponsored post, I just like to showcase brands I love!