Monday, October 20, 2014

Shaidee and Shaidee Bug for Babywearing!!

I'm sure you've all seen my baby wearing posts and know I love our carriers. I have soft structured carriers (SSC's) like the Boba, Ergo, Kinderpack, and Tula along with wraps and slings. We try to only use carriers that promote an ergonomic position (M shaped baby legs and no dangling).

When I saw the Shaidee accessories for carriers I jumped at the chance to try them out. They offer a shade piece which is perfect for here in FL and also a bug cover. Since we have more than our share of mosquitos here in FL, this is a huge plus too! My kids tend to react crazily to bug biters just like their dad so prevention is key. Little ones can't use bug spray or sunscreen for quite some time so having an alternative is important. The Shaidee product's main use is for kiddos from birth to 1yr old but as a baby wearing mom who wears her toddlers and beyond they can be used much longer.

The Shaidee is very lightweight and is a visor device that straps around the person wearing their baby in any front carrier. It can also be clipped onto a stroller to give a few more inches of shade to existing canopies! It's portable and rolls nicely into a carry bag so you can always have it with you! Their newest addition the Shaidee bug is made of UPF fabric for sun and bug protection. It can also be placed around a stroller or baby seat in addition to it's main use, baby carriers!

Overall both items worked for us but would be even more optimal for those using a forward facing front carrier (Born or even better the Lillebaby). I do love back carries once my kiddos get over a year old and the original Shaidee is not meant for back carries but the Shaidee bug was definitely useable for both.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above in exchange for an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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