Monday, November 8, 2010

Checking Our List #7: ERGObaby Doll Carriers {Review & Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Olive's mum!}

Like most parents, I've found that there is hardly anything that my kids like more than imitating the grown ups that they know. Whether they're pretending to cook, clean or care for their stuffed animals, it's pretty common for me to overhear Big Sister E use words, phrases or mannerisms that mimic my husband or I perfectly.

So it only seems appropriate that as Big Sister E closely observed me taking care of Little Sister B in the past two years, that one of the things she wants to do with her baby dolls is a little bit of babywearing. After all, there were plenty of times that I needed my hands free to be able to deal with two children so I turned to the surefire way that Little Sister B was able to be comfortable and happy: our ERGObaby baby carrier.

If you've tried an ERGObaby carrier before, you know that they are top-of-the-line quality and luxuriously comfortable for both the adult and the child... they're just the best there is. So now, perfect for older siblings or when your baby grows up a little bit and wants to carry their own baby doll around, kids can have the same wonderful experience with the ERGObaby Doll Carriers.

Giving children the ability to mirror the love and care they see parents giving their babies, ERGObaby set out to make baby doll wearing a pleasure when they created their line of Doll Carriers. Made to the same high quality standard as the original ERGObaby carrier, this pint-sized version is even easier to use and is just as cute - if not a little bit more due to its young owner.

In fact, as soon as we opened the box and spotted the incredibly stylish Galaxy Grey design, there was no doubt that this was going to be the most fashionable way to carry a doll that we had ever seen.

After pulling this out and admiring the combination of the soft, gender-neutral grey and the embroidered stars, Big Sister E was more than ready to hold one of her dolls as she had seen me do an endless number of times with her little sister. However, as it seemed that all of her babies were napping at the time, Froggie was selected to come try out the ERGObaby Doll Carrier instead.

With the addition of the handy pocket on the inside of this carrier, all Big Sister E had to do was slide Froggie in and he was prepared to be comfortable, safe and secure throughout their time together. I love that ERGObaby included this pocket, as it took away any sort of balancing or adjusting that would have needed to be done in order to get the carrier on while keeping a doll in place.

Instead, slipping her arms through the straps like she was putting on a backpack, all that was left for Big Sister E was to snap the buckles closed around her waist and across her chest and she was off for a walk with Froggie happily on her back.

When it came time to switch from the back to the front carry position, she took the carrier off and laid it back on the floor. This time putting her arms straight in through the straps, I simply helped her close the buckles behind her and she was giggling and ready to go once again.

From the 100% soft cotton to the durable buckles, it was clear right away that the ERGObaby Doll Carriers are made with as much strength and quality as their full-size counterparts. As the shoulder, waist and chest straps can easily be adjusted, this carrier will fit kids in a variety of ages for years to come. Depending on their size, I could picture both boys and girls enjoying one of these carriers from around ages 2 to 9.

Plus, as an added bonus, the ERGObaby Doll Carrier can be machine washed and dried, so your child can be free to play, pretend and imagine with their own favorite Froggie and not worry about getting dirty. Instead, this fits comfortably and stays in place just right due to the buckles.

Whether you are a strong proponent of Attachment Parenting and want to encourage that message or you just have a child that enjoys playing with dolls or stuffed animals and would have fun with a way to carry them around comfortably, the ERGObaby Doll Carriers would make a great gift this holiday season. And, thanks to the generosity of ERGObaby, exactly that will happen this year because...

One lucky person will win an ERGObaby Doll Carrier! ARV $25!

To enter to win: Visit ERGObaby and tell me the style and color you like best for their baby carriers.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry if you head over to A Mom's Balancing Act and enter to win an ERGObaby Doll Carrier there, too!
1 Extra Entry (per method) if you follow ERGObaby on Twitter and/or Like them on Facebook. 1 more Extra Entry if you leave the following message on their wall: ERGObaby Doll Carriers are perfect for young babywearing fans! I entered to win one at Thanks, Mail Carrier: http://bit.ly/cNh30v
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the Holiday Gift Guide giveaways (Checking Our List giveaways ONLY) running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

Checking Our List 7: WIN an ERGObaby Doll Carrier ($25) for adorable play babywearing! #thxmailcarrier http://bit.ly/cNh30v #win #giveaway

2 Extra Entries (per follow method) if you follow me with Google Friend Connect, subscribe to my RSS feed, subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email or become a fan on Facebook.
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3 Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway linking back to Thanks, Mail Carrier and ERGObaby. Please leave an address where it can be found.

Giveaway will end on December 3rd at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.

A big thank you to ERGObaby for providing a Doll Carrier for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Kirsten said...

That doll carrier is too cute! I couldn't find that exact model on the website, however I really liked the raspberry color on the other carrier. Maybe they come in the same colors?
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Mrs. Kaminski said...

I love the Galaxy Grey carrier!

Lee said...

I like the blue sport carrier. It'd be cute for the dolls. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Megsp22 said...

I love the galaxy grey!! Very pretty :)

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Rachel said...

I like the original carrier in Galaxy Grey. I really like the star embroidery!

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jmajor4870 said...

i like the Organic River Rock Green Baby Carrier
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Rachel said...

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Erika said...

I like their Organic Twill Cranberry carrier - Nautilus Print Lining carrier!

Erika said...

I follow ErgoBaby on Facebook

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I follow Ergobaby on Twitter

Melissa said...

I like their black Sport carrier and the grey performance

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Heavensent1 said...

I like the Organic Twill Sienna Sunset carrier - Stripe Lining ...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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Busy Working Mama said...

I love their black sport carrier

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Addison K.A.T. said...

I like the ERGObaby grey performance carrier the best
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Rachel said...

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I follow ERGObaby on Twitter.

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I entered the Little Tikes Neighborhood Market Giveaway.

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Renae said...

As for the regular carriers, I like the Organic River Rock Green Baby Carrier and the Organic Desert Bloom Baby Carrier.

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Thrifty Sassy Mommy said...

I like the Camel color Original Carrier. So cute!

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Thrifty Sassy Mommy said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect
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I follow via Google Friend COnnect #2
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My daughter would love this. Thank you for the chance to enter. :)

Anonymous said...

I like the Sport ERGObaby carrier in black.

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Anonymous said...

I entered the giveaway at A Mom's Balancing Act.

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theladya said...

I like the Cranberry carrier. abailey_crace@yahoo.com

Beki said...

I like the Baby Carrier - Organic Twill Dark Chocolate with Kona Coffee Lining but my daughters would LOVE the doll carrier. They are always devising ways to tie their dolls to them so they can take them in public.

Grace said...

I like spring green.

My daughter would go nuts to see this at the holidays this year!!

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Grace said...

I entered at moms balancing act too.

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carol said...

I like the Organic baby carrier in
Organic Twill Dark Chocolate with Kona Coffee Lining
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carol said...

I entered another giveaway for the ERGObaby doll carrier at A Mom's Balancing Act.
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I left a post on ERGObaby's facebook wall that I entered this giveaway.
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Stephie C said...

Love the gray galaxy one as that is the one we use for our 8 month old and my 8 year old daughter would love to have a matching one! Too cute!
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Busy Working Mama said...

entered checking your list #8

Nad said...

My favorite is the Organic Twill Cranberry carrier with Nautilus Print Lining.

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mogrill said...

I like the organic twill dark chocolate.
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susan said...

I like the Organic Twill Sienna Sunset carrier - Stripe Lining.

susan said...

I follow ERGObaby on Twitter.

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Anonymous said...

I like the ERGObaby spring green performance carrier.

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Susan said...

like organic baby carrier

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Love the Chocolate brown.

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intensev5 said...

I like the Galaxy Grey carrier with embroidery - galaxy lining style and colour best. Thanks for the chance to win.

intensev5 said...

I entered at A Mom's Balancing Act

intensev5 said...

I also entered the itsThoughtful.com giveaway

Jenny said...

I'll be honest, their color choices don't appeal to me that much. I think they should make the real baby carrier available in that adorable pink pattern above!

Jenny said...

I entered to win at A Mom's Balancing Act.

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Olive's mum said...

I would pick a black ergobaby sport carrier.

Olive's mum said...

I entered at Mom's Balancing Act

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Tiffany D. said...

I love the Galaxy Grey best! I have been wanting it (the real baby carrier) for quite some time now! But I'd be happy with any of the colors/styles! My girls would love this doll carrier!!
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B. Wilson said...

For the large version, I like the organics with twill dark chocolate and kona coffee colored lining.
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Rachel said...

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Sue Murdock said...

I really like the ERGObaby spring green performance carrier

Nicole said...

Love the Galaxy Grey best.
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