babe on u give-away

Tanya Apodaca Melby is a Saskatchewan mom who is quite passionate about babywearing. This passion, paired with her experiences as a mother and a Regina-based doula, led her to educate and share "babywearing and green-living" products with other moms through Babe On U Boutique.

"Babies feel more secure when held close to their mama and papa," Tanya said. "Research shows that babies who are worn are happier, cry 43 percent less, are more calm and content due to reduced stress levels, fall asleep easier and sleep longer."

Tanya stressed the importance of finding proper carriers for both the parents and the baby.

"I often hear families who want to try babywearing, but end up getting the wrong carrier for them or their baby and they give up," she said. "A good carrier is often an investment. While it is ideal to find the right carrier from the beginning, the good news is carriers have good resale value and a carrier that is not a good fit for you might be the perfect fit for someone else."

One of several carriers Tanya recommends moms try is the Boba, a soft-structured carrier that can accomodate children from 7 to 20 kilograms (15 to 45 pounds) in either a front or back carrying position. A unique selling point of the Boba carrier is the footstraps attached to the waist belt, which give little legs more natural support.

Babe On U Boutique is giving away an original organic Boba carrier, valued at $109, to one lucky saskmom.com follower!

You may enter this draw twice. One way to enter is to browse the Boba colour options and share which colour you might choose.  Earn a second entry by becoming a Facebook fan of Babe On U and adding that as a separate entry below.

This give-away will close at noon on March 16, 2010. At that time, a winning entry will be selected through Random.org. This give-away is open to Saskatchewan residents only. Click here to enter.