A Modern Day Fairy Tale: Travelin' With BabyHawk {A Travelin' With Baby Giveaway}

Monday, October 7, 2013

Travelin' With BabyHawk {A Travelin' With Baby Giveaway}



Welcome to the [2nd Annual] Travelin' with Baby Giveaway Hop Event, hosted by So Easy Being Green, According to Jenny, and Viva Veltoro. This Hop was so popular last year, that we decided to bring it back and make it bigger and better than ever. We've got a fabulous group of bloggers that have come together to offer giveaways on the best products that make traveling with baby a success! Once you enter my giveaway, be sure to hop around to all the other bloggers in the Event and keep scrolling for a Sneak Peek of the amazing Travelin' With Baby Grand Prizes!


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When my son was just 4 months old, he took his first cross country road trip from California to Illinois. Throughout the next several years, it was a trip that was repeated often...we traveled by car, we traveled by plane...we even traveled by train! Needless to say, traveling with baby (or toddler) is a topic I am extremely familiar with! When asked what item is essential, my answer is always hands down a baby carrier...particularly when it comes to traveling by plane (or train, though my son was older when we made that trip!).

Have you ever traveled alone with a baby? Tried pushing a stroller AND pulling a suitcase through the airport? I have, and I can tell you it is not an easy task! Thankfully for us, there was usually a helpful airport employee or random stranger who would see us struggling and offer to help...but that wasn't always the case and it made the stress of traveling with a baby even more stressful! But when we used our carrier, it was SO much easier!! Put baby in the carrier (check the stroller if you'll need it at your destination), and you have both hands free for luggage and aren't trying to juggle nearly as much! For me, it made a huge difference...I would never travel with a stroller again if I don't have to! It also kept my son calmer in the craziness of the airport. And since my son always traveled on my lap and didn't need a carseat, I felt a little safer knowing that he was attached to me. But aside from long distance traveling, babywearing is ideal for small trips too- the zoo, the museum, the mall, amusement parks... there's no need to find a place to park your stroller...or find it in the mass collection of strollers after your ride/show was over. We have made these types of trips with both a stroller and a carrier and I have to say the carrier was just a lot easier and faster! It also allowed us to nurse easier on the go!

I honestly cannot say enough about the benefits of traveling with a carrier, so today as part of the Travelin' With Baby giveaway event I am super excited to offer a fantastic giveaway for one of our absolute favorite carriers- BabyHawk!! A few months before our daughter made her arrival I was lucky enough to win a giveaway myself for a $100 gift code, which I used to purchase a custom designed mei tai carrier. I had never used a mei tai with my son, so I was beyond excited to give it a try. While I loved the wrap that I had with him, wraps can be a little more time consuming, and with an impatient six year old, I knew we wanted something a little quicker, and the mei tai seemed like a perfect solution. When it arrived, I was immediately in love-the quality and the design was just perfect. BabyHawk offers so many fun styles and prints- there is something for everyone's style. Perhaps my favorite feature though is the option to design your own, which is what I did! You can choose your fabrics, your strap colors, add a pocket, make it reversible, add a toy ring...the possibilities are endless! And if you don't like the fabric options available, you can even send in your own! You can truly have a carrier that is 100% uniquely you!!


We first tried out our BabyHawk when Finley was just about a week old...and fell even more in love! First of all, I loved that we could use it so soon, as many carriers aren't recommended for newborns! The BabyHawk Mei Tai works for babies from birth to 40 pounds! It was extremely comfortable, and easier to use than expected (and has become easier with more practice). Finley loves being held, and this carrier makes it easier for me to do so, while leaving my hands free to get other things done. We have a couple of other carriers as well, but so far this has been our go to...we both prefer it over both our sling and wrap hands down!! (On a more personal note, BabyHawk is based out of Oceanside, CA. As some of you may know, we lived in the Camp Pendleton/Oceanside area for many years before being stationed here. It was where we started our life as a married couple, where Shaun was born, started school, etc, so it still is a bit like another home to us, so I just love having this little piece of that home here in Indiana!!)




If you're a babywearing mommy looking for a great go to carrier, I highly recommend looking into BabyHawk! If you aren't a fan of the typical mei tai (which ties in the back), they also offer the Oh Snap! soft structured carrier or the Oh Mei!, a hybrid between the two! These both are ideal for babies/toddler weighing 15 to 45 pounds! You can learn more about all the different carrier options and connect with this wonderful company at the links below!

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And as part of the Travelin' With Baby Giveaway Hop, BabyHawk has generously offered one lucky reader a $100 e-gift certificate!! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below! (BOTH mandatory entries- following my blog AND liking sponsor on Facebook- must be completed to be eligible to win.)

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Winner will be contacted via e-mail after giveaway ends, and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. One entry per household. Odds of winning depend on valid entries received. A Modern Day Fairy Tale is not responsible for lost packages. US only. According to Jenny
, Viva Veltoro, So Easy Being Green, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Travelin’ With Baby participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.


Now that you've entered my giveaway, you're not going to want to miss the TWO Grand Prizes for this Event! Whether you have a baby, or your baby is already a toddler, you know that travel isn't always easy. The 3 hosts have put together an amazing prize package for TWO winners, that will be sure to make travelin' a breeze!
Travelin' With Baby Grand Prize
How much easier can it get to travel with your baby when you have a brand new Diono Radian RXT, {6} bumGenius Freetimes from Diva Diapers, a fabulous Weekender Diaper Bag from TWELVElittle, the Svan TotSeat, and a $100 GC to Comfy Joey for a beautiful ring sling!
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If you're baby is already a bit older - how about entering to win a Britax Frontier 90 Booster, the *just released* Bjorn Baby Carrier One, and a super fun PeaPod from KidCo!

Enter to Win the Grand Prizes!


Disclosure: I won the product mentioned above from a blog giveaway, and the company offered a giveaway to my readers as well. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. I have received no monetary compensation for this post.

30 comments:

  1. I'm all for babywearing. Awesome giveaway!

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  2. The Mei Tai - Ahoy! is my absolute favorite print - possibly of any carrier I've seen anywhere!! I need one! ;)

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  3. I love the hands free aspect of baby wearing and would love to try out a different carrier.

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  4. I am loving the black calaveras on black mei tai!

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  5. I adore babywearing. The Babyhawk looks like a great carrier! I'd love to try one. My favorite is the Anka Gold on Charcoal

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  6. I love the camo!!!! perfect for my country boys!

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  7. I love babywearing because it allows me to have hands free to keep up with my toddler! Well, maybe not KEEP UP with him so much as grab him before he run off ;)

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  8. I've never tried a mei tai. I'd love to try one for the comfort and adjustability. I love the Aqua Grandiflora on Olive print. Babywearing is so nice for both me and baby.

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  9. My favorite carrier is the Mei Tai ~ Anka Gold on Charcoal.

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  10. I'm just now expecting our first baby in December and am excited to try baby wearing! I've read about a ton of benefits for moms and babies. I like that this version ties in back!

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  11. The ahoy carrier is really cute! The teal wireframe on natural is also nice! :)

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  12. I really love all the options to customize! That's amazing.

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  13. The carrier you featured is so beautiful!! My first is due in December and I definitely plan on babywearing. Thanks for introducing me to BabyHawk, that's not a carrier I've found yet but I really like them. I love the new Ahoy! Mei Tai that they have on preorder right now!

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  14. I've never tried a BabyHawk Carrier but I love that you cross the straps for extra comfort. I love babywearing so I can be handsfree to get things done around the house!

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  15. I just can pick on that I like more then the other I love them all.

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  16. I've never tried a babyhawk, but I've been researching them and I want to get one. It'd be awesome to win it :)

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  17. I haven't ever used babyhawk but I have heard RAVE reviews on it! I usually use my boba and it works very well. I have 2 toddlers and having an additional carrier for my husband to carry the other babe would be nice! Traveling with littles is HARD...but I have found that babywearing makes things a lot less stressful!!

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  18. I don't know anything about baby carriers - we're expecting our first baby. However, I love the features of this one. We love traveling and this would make traveling with baby much easier. :)

    Angela Rhodes Ingles
    nofearpapertiger AT Gmail dot com

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  19. I love the Black Calaveras and the Ahoy! I really want to try the oh! mei! carriers out. I love my structured carrier and my mei tai is getting a bit uncomfortable for my big boy (:

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  20. i love the Feeling Groovy Espresso oh Mei! I would love to try one

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  21. I love the sweet tweet espresso carrier! So cute!

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  22. Oh, my goodness, I just went to the Babyhawk site, and saw the Ahoy carrier, and I am in LOVE!!! That would be perfect for me for the summer! I love nautical things, so it is just up my alley!

    -Hannah Avery
    hannahavery85@yahoo.com

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  23. My baby is almost 2 weeks so we haven't done much baby wearing, but she calmed down quickly when I did put her in a k'tan.

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  24. i love the color black bonitia!!! the skull and bones so cute would love to put my lil guy in that!!

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  25. i love mei tais because the way they cross in back is SO much more supportive!

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  26. I love the babyhawk mei tai carriers with the minky lining...soooooo soft

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  27. The Ahoy carrier! It's new and not out yet but it's soooo cute!

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