Well, I have a product that will make you say both (unless of course you have a little Nummie Lover or soon will be holding your own.... If that is the case, then be prepared to be EXCITED!!!!
Please allow me to introduce the Nuroo! What is a Nuroo Pocket? Well, simply put the Nuroo Pocket is the love child of a nursing shirt and a baby carrier (that is if the two could even have a love child... just work with me on this one.)
(Do I have your attention? OH GOODY!!!!)
The Nuroo Pocket is a one of a kind babywearing shirt that allows moms to practice Skin to Skin contact, while having the awesome flexibility of wearing their baby. It is like combining two of the most amazing Mummie techniques into one fashionable shirt!
Skin to skin (aka Kangaroo Care) has been proven to be highly effective and beneficial in many ways. Skin-to-Skin canhelp accelerate baby’s brain development, reduce crying, enhance their immunity, improve their quality of sleep, increase the likelihood of breastfeeding just to name a few (because I could go on and on!) But Mummie gets to benefit as well. Skin to skin can speed up recovery time, increases milk production and reduces the risk for postpartum depression. Not to mention the cool little fact that your hearts synchronize when you hold your baby.
Here is a little breakdown on The NüRoo Pocket.
It has a no-slip pocket & support belt to keep baby in the correct position to offer optimal skin-to-skin contact.
Super-soft, breathable, moisture-wicking fabric offers a comforting compression-fit that hugs baby to your skin
Multi-functional – serves as maternity wear, a skin to skin carrier & a nursing top
Adjustable “cross & hug” closures provide the perfect fit
The pocket has a little foot hole so you can continue to use the Nuroo if any medical procedures (requiring the foot) need to be done on the baby. (This is common with premature babies.)
Easy to wear – forget wraps, straps and ties
Easy care – machine washable & dryer-safe
For pre-term & full-term babies up to 15 lbs.
Available in 3 sizes (XS/S, M/L, XL), fitting pre-pregnancy sizes 0-16.
Here is the FUN part! Nuroo sent me a Nuroo Pocket of my very own to review! When I read up on their product, it was a no brainer! "Ummmm yeah!!!!! I want one of those!" I accepted their challenge to review this NEW product even before I thought about it.... errrrrrrr I do not have a little nummie lover any more! I then realized I needed to find me a nummie lover! So I went on a mission to find and locate a local Nummie Lover for this review.
Now luckily, I knew of a new Mummie who just gave birth to her first daughter a few weeks prior. (Mr Mummie actually knew her and reminded me!) I had to track down (aka stalk) this new Mummie via Facebook and try to NOT sound crazy. Luckily for me, she is either as crazy as I am or incredibly understanding. She agreed to do this review with me AND even come over for dinner one night to do it! (Keep in mind this was our FIRST face to face meeting! HAHA!)
First.. here is the Nuroo I received.
(FULLY opened. The side with the wording is the pocket in which the Nummie Lover sits in.)
(Shirt is closed using the velcro closures.)
(Here is the belt that helps keep the Nummie Lover supported.)
Now meet Megan and Baby Zoey... our Nuroo models!
Megan used her Nuroo for 2 hours. During that time she answered some questions and gave me some feed back.
1. Getting Zoey ready.
2. In the pocket you go!
3. All set and happy.... Hi Kit Kat!
1 Nuroo + 1 Mummie = a whole lot of "awwwwws."
Now, since I "rented" a Nummie Lover to do this review, I thought it would be awesome to have Megan give me HER feed back and then I could review it as well. Megan is NEW to baby wearing! Yupp she was a newbie! So here is what Megan's thought of the Nuroo:
Simple in concept, but would take some time getting use to using it on her own.
The sleeves are tight but comfortable, not restricting at all.
(This was a big thing to Megan. She HATES sleeves but honestly said these were not annoying! YEAH!)
She loved the fact she could talk with BOTH hands while holding Zoey, although that would take some getting use to :-)
Thought the Nuroo would be a much better option than carrying the infant car seat around (and much lighter.)
She imagined using it at the doctor's office, as a way to protect germs and curious hands from getting to this sweet little girl.
Megan said the fabric was nice and soft, similar to work out clothes and although they were long sleeves she said she did not get hot or uncomfortable.
After wearing it for two hours, Megan gave the Nuroo Pocket two thumbs up. What REALLY made her mind up was how soundly Baby Zoey was sleeping... This little 5 week old NEVER lays still, but once she was in the Nuroo Pocket the lights went out in Georgia... and they stayed out! Megan and Zoey liked the Nuroo so much that I gave it to them. Much better to see someone USING it than me keeping in my closet as I dreamed of using it!
But what does Mummie say?
I have to say that I was really impressed. The feel of it was nice and soft BUT sturdy. The belt is a GREAT addition to the security of the baby (not to mention an nice fashionable plus.)
I liked the foot hole on the inside pocket (really it is all about the small add ons that help!)
The velcro is very heavy duty. I was concerned about the velcro not being able to hold the weight of a baby... but the velcro really REALLY holds together. My only concern was the velcro might be a bit bulky, BUT not enough to turn me off by any means.
The ability to breastfeed in this top is awesome. The concept is very similar to a baby sling and any top you can (comfortably) breastfeed in has my vote!
I would LOVE to see a short sleeve shirt or even a tank top version of The Nuroo Pocket. I am like Megan... I am not a fan of sleeves. Plus this would be a great shirt to use during the warmer months.
My over all feel for The Nuroo is I WANT A NUMMIE LOVER SO I CAN USE THE NUROO!! I LOVE this top. The concept is simple but amazing. This has to be my FAV baby item so far.
Mummie gives The Nuroo Pocket Two Nummie Makers up!
Megan and Zoey were not the only winners here... Nuroo is offering one of Mummie's Nummies readers their very own Nuroo!!!
(I can not control this post! It is going to explode I am so excited!)
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