manduca limited edition baby carrier

Back in June was National Volunteer Week. I had meant to have this giveaway up during that week, but family commitments took priority in the end, and so I’m playing catch up now. I can’t dangle a carrot and then not follow through! And there are some wonderful volunteers I’d like you to help me acknowledge.

Throughout New Zealand there are babywearing groups, managed by teams of volunteers who are also experienced at carrying their babies, toddlers and sometimes older children in a variety of baby carriers and slings. I invite you to join me in a ‘group pat on the back’ for our babywearing group volunteers who do a fine job of passing on their skills, encouraging parents and providing places of friendship and support.  If you have received help from your local babywearing group I’d love to hear about it. So here is how this giveaway is going to go:

One lucky giveaway participant is going to win the Manduca LimitedEdition HighFive of their choice from the two colours pictured above – royal or lime.  The manduca LimitedEdition carriers are made from 100% organic cotton, are suitable for children from 3.5kg – 20kg and can be used for front, hip and back carries. To enter, all you need to do is to share your experience on our Facebook page between Thursday 8 August and Wednesday 14 August, by leaving a comment under the relevant question posted there, and tagging your local babywearing group’s facebook page. Tagging their page will help raise awareness of the groups to our other facebook page members, and it will also allow your local babywearing group volunteers to easily read your experiences and feedback, and hopefully give them some warm fuzzies.

The post to look for on our facebook page from 9am tomorrow (Thursday 8th August) is:

“Have you received positive babywearing help and support from your local babywearing group? Please share your experience and tag your local babywearing group’s facebook page in your comment to give the group volunteers a virtual pat on the back!”

A winner will be selected randomly and announced here on our blog on Saturday 17th August 2013.

Your local babywearing group that you tagged in your facebook comment will then be contacted by me and invited to select a baby carrier from our range to be added to their group sling library! They may choose a carrier from one of the following ranges: manduca, Storchenwiege, Kozy Carrier and je porte mon bebe.

Good luck and thanks for joining in the ‘group pat on the back’ for our babywearing group volunteers.

Helen xx


Storchenwiege Anna Woven Wrap

To celebrate our first 100 likers on our new Facebook page, Storchenwiege New Zealand, we’re running a random act of kindness (RAOK) giveaway.  YOU get to nominate a deserving Kiwi Mum you know to go into the random draw to win a Storchenwiege Anna woven wrap in 4.6m length (Anna colourway is pictured above).

Storchenwiege woven wraps are made with fabric that has been woven for the specific purpose of babywearing. The special weave allows a two way diagonal stretch which superbly supports the spine of your child and the width of the fabric allows optimal positioning with knees up, bottom down and good back support too. The fabric is 100% cotton and all dye used is eco-friendly and non-toxic to you and your child. Storchenwiege products are available in New Zealand from My Natural Baby and selected stockists.

To enter a deserving Kiwi Mum you know into the draw, head over to our Storchenwiege New Zealand facebook page, like it if you haven’t already, then leave a comment under the image of the Anna woven wrap in action that’s pinned near the top of the page. Feel free to mention why the Mum you’re nominating is perfectly suited to receive this random act of kindness.  The prize can only be shipped within New Zealand.

A winner will be chosen randomly from those nominated at midday on Mother’s Day – Sunday 12th May 2013, and their name announced here on our blog.

Have fun with your nominations – I’m looking forward to finding out who the lucky winner will be!