Sunday, January 9, 2011

Announcing Winners of the Great Babywearing Share'athon 2010

Our first Great Babywearing Share'athon 2010 has concluded successfully last Friday and we want to thank all our fans for sharing your babywearing photos and experiences, as well as guessing the carriers. All the entries for Category A and B were overwhelmingly fabulous and we had a tough time deciding on the winners over the weekend.

As a result of this success and because of the quality of the entries, we actually got a sponsorship for cash vouchers as well as a special prize on top of the prizes for the 3 categories and  the $50 cash voucher to be given away. Just a hint - everyone is a winner if you have taken part in both Category A and B. Please check the below list for your names. (All winners will also receive information on how to claim your prizes via FaceBook over the next few days. Please note that all prizes are final and not exchangeable for cash or other products.)

*Drum Roll* - and here are our winners:

Category A: Best Babywearing Photo 
(This entry wins a Manduca Bamboo Flame worth S$279.90)

Winning entry from Natalie Yeo:
"Carrying little Seraphina from birth to 5mths plus was a headache because we couldn’t do anything else. But after purchasing the Manduca, everything to be done with little Seraphina is so simple. So this is a picture of Mummy Natalie and Baby Seraphina at 6mths enjoying our Christmas outing at the Christmas Tree at Ngee Ann City, Orchard amidst the crowd in Dec 2010. Seraphina knows when Mummy puts the Manduca on, its time to go out! At a nice height she can see and touch whatever mummy sees and touch and I find this very interactive. She also sleeps well in the Manduca and has been the soothing tool when she is out of the carrier and cranky. Mummy Natalie and Baby Seraphina simply love the Manduca, it’s a definite package when going out! Using the Manduca just twice has brought the bond with mummy and daughter closer, previously when I go out, she would just look and turn away, now its like she is saying “I wanna come too!” I can’t wait to Manduca her out again!"

Category B: Best Babywearing Testimonial 
(This entry wins a Manduca Bamboo Flame worth S$279.90)
Winning entry from Doreen Eng:
"This is Arianna, 7 months then, sleeping soundly in the Manduca carrier in Spain Nov 2010. I bought the manduca carrier from Baby Slings & Carriers just before our 1st overseas trip and was so glad I did. We did not bring a stroller along. It was so easy to carry baby Arianna around. She was so comfortable in the carrier that she just fell asleep and took her nap anytime and anywhere.

Being a user of sleepy wrap since Arianna was 1 month old, I strongly believe in the benefits of carrying my baby. I wanted a carrier that could last till my baby is at least 3 years old. I also wanted one that my husband is willing to use regulary, so that he can help carry her. In fact, he likes it so much, he is the one carrying her most of the time when we are out...:)

Without doubt, Manduca carrier is money well spent. We are using it on a daily basis."

Category C: Guess the Carriers 
(This entry wins a Boba Classic Twilight)

The correct answers are:
1) Sleepy Wrap
2) JumpSac Baby Sling
3) Manduca Baby Carrier

Winning entry: Mythili Pandi

S$50 Baby Slings & Carriers cash voucher 
(lucky draw for entries that combine both Category A and B)

Winning entry from Norinna Izhar
"Daddy can dance even when I'm in Manduca! 
Carrying lil' Nabil when he was 9mths old during our trip to London was definitely a breeze! Even as he turns 16mths and gets heavier by the day, the Manduca carrier does a GREAT job in distributing his weight equally well. We definitely can't leave home without it!"

Special Prize!!! - This photo entry wins a Boba Classic Twilight
(Our distributor has kindly sponsored this as they loved the idyllic picture with the Sleepy Wrap.)
Winning entry from Regina Hermelin:
"This is me with baby Bianca sleeping in her Sleepy Wrap. She was 10 weeks when the picture was taken in our apartment in Singapore. We have now been using the Sleepy Wrap for a month and I am really happy with it. Bianca is a determined little girl who does not want to sleep in her cot in day time, but in the wrap she ...sleeps great, and I find it really confortable carrying her in it, and it also gives me free hands to get things done. It helps me give her all the closeness and confort she needs and also saves my back!"

Special Prize: $20 Baby Slings & Carriers voucher
This special prize is given to Tay Shi'an for the creative effort in her photo entries and a storyline on her babywearing journey.
"Baby Rae and I at our very first outing @ the Singapore Garden Festival in July 2010. Rae had just turned 1 month at the time, and being a noob first time mum, I was worried how baby would react outside, especially since the Suntec convention hall was freezing! (super low temperatures for the plants). But baby stayed snug, warm and asleep in her Sleepy Wrap all through the visit as we bought plants and explored exotic gardens together.... (part 1/2)"
"5 months later, on New Year's Eve @ Orchard Road: Rae is 6 months old now and growing super well, 8kg and counting! She loves to be carried, and we're still using her Sleepy Wrap, which has kept its shape well (though I guess technically it has no specific shape, which is why we've managed to keep using it to fit her as she grew). Good option for mum on crowded days with lots of walking, when a pram is unwieldy and baby is too heavy to carry freestyle. Plus, with enough hands to carry a drink and take our own picture in a shop mirror. I could have carried her baby bag too, but that's what Daddy (in background) is for :) Happy New Year fellow mums! (part 2/2)"

Appreciation Prizes of $10 Baby Slings & Carriers vouchers goes to all the following of our FaceBook fans who have spent time and effort to send in your entries. We know it was a hectic rush with the year end holidays and appreciate your effort in sending in your entries. Thank you everyone!
1) Mulyadi Feruza
2) Lim Fang Qi
3) Sherlyn Ong
4) Adelene Yap
5) Angeline Moon
6) Malai Pensuk
7) Ilyn Tan Yee Lin
8) Wong Tzer Miin
9) Joey Wong
10) Meg Tan
11) Ling Yun Chin

Congratulations to all our winners and we hope that you continue to enjoy your babywearing journey and spread the good word of great babywearing!