Newborn Skin Time With Nesting Days (Giveaway!)

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Ever since I left the hospital after having Benjamin, I’ve missed the convenience of skin time. I wore the hospital gown the entire time I was there and it was so easy to snap it off for feedings and hold my little babe close. Gosh, I get emotional just thinking about those special first moments together.

At home, I’ve been adjusting to my new mom bod and checking out every baby carrier on the market. I’ve purchased one for wearing over clothes, one for wearing over a swimsuit and even one that works best for carrying toddlers when we get to that point. But until I had the opportunity to work with Nesting Days, I didn’t know there was a baby carrier specifically for newborns (and that promotes skin time!).

When I first learned about about the benefits of Kangaroo care (skin-to-skin contact with baby), it just made sense to me and I knew it was something I wanted to focus on as soon as Benj was born. Research has proven that holding your baby skin-to-skin helps you bond, reduces crying, increases milk production, alleviates postpartum depression, regulates temperature, etc., and the Nesting Days carrier makes it easy and convenient to hold your baby against your skin throughout your day.

At eight weeks old now, Benj is getting longer every day (he’ll be tall like his daddy), but he still fits perfectly inside my Nesting Days carrier and I love how calm he is when we’re skin-to-skin. It’s the best feeling in the world to feel that bond. I love the support this carrier provides and how simple it is to slide him in (no crazy wrap-arounds, extra fabric or complicated knots). You basically step into it like a skirt and pull the straps over your shoulders, then pull the shoulder ties down to move the fabric away from baby’s face, if needed. The fabric is strong and stretchy, like super comfy yoga pants that were made into a wrap-like shirt. Having two free hands is just a bonus—what I really love is that it makes cuddle time hassle-free, especially while Benj is still small and sleepy.

I’ve loved this carrier so much that I’m teaming up with Nesting Days to give all LMF readers a discount! Click this link and enter the code FEARLESS at checkout for $5 off any carrier, including pre-ordered carriers (they’d make a great gift if you have a baby shower coming up).

We’re also teaming up for a giveaway!

One lucky reader will receive a newborn carrier of their own. Just follow the steps in the Rafflecopter widget below and be sure to spread the word to your new mama friends and mamas-to-be.

The giveaway will close at 5pm MT on Tuesday, May 24. One winner will be announced and contacted via email. 

Good luck, and thank you for reading!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Special thanks to Nesting Days for sponsoring this post.

Amanda

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  1. I want this for a mama to be friend of mine!

    Posted May. 18, 2016 | Reply
  2. Jaime says:

    This would be perfect for my first baby due in August!

    Posted May. 18, 2016 | Reply
  3. Anna Stanphill says:

    Love this! I’m expecting and can’t wait to do kangaroo care. Would love to know what carrier you got for wearing over a swimsuit!

    Posted May. 18, 2016 | Reply
  4. Lindsey Barker says:

    This looks great! What are the other carriers you’ve purchased?

    Posted May. 18, 2016 | Reply
  5. Hailey says:

    I love this idea! With a third on the way, having free hands will be needed I’m sure.

    Posted May. 19, 2016 | Reply
  6. Just went through IVF and this would be so perfect to welcome our future babe home!

    Posted May. 19, 2016 | Reply
  7. Laura says:

    2 weeks away from my due date with sweet baby girl #2. The Nesting Days carrier looks like the perfect skin to skin carrier! Fingers crossed :) Thanks for sharing and recommending!

    Posted May. 19, 2016 | Reply
  8. Alissa H says:

    I’m due with my 3rd in July so this would be helpful!

    Posted May. 19, 2016 | Reply
  9. Aizha says:

    Wow! Good to know that there’s a carrier for a newborn. This will greatly help new moms like me, I would love to use it to my 12 day old son. Hope I win the contest for worry less day ahead and more bonding with my little one! ☺️💕

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    Posted May. 19, 2016 | Reply
  10. Erin J. says:

    Love carrying my little! This looks super simple too!!

    Posted May. 20, 2016 | Reply
  11. Lori says:

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win one of these carriers! It looks so comfortable for both you and Benji.

    Posted May. 20, 2016 | Reply
  12. Ali C says:

    Would help with bonding time!

    Posted May. 21, 2016 | Reply
  13. Taryn Sorenson says:

    That is pretty cool they have carriers out there to.promote skin-to-skin! I definitely needed that with my last one last summer!

    Posted May. 22, 2016 | Reply
  14. Catherine says:

    I’d love to win this – I’m a multiple pregnancy loss mama, and terrified to buy anything before the birth. I’ve been hoping to get one of these for years now!

    Posted May. 22, 2016 | Reply
  15. These wraps look like the perfect way to bond with your baby even when life gets crazy after the hospital. I would love to win one for baby #3 coming in September. P.S. Your son is so cute and you look great!

    Posted May. 22, 2016 | Reply
  16. Katrina B says:

    I want this carrier because skin-to-skin time is so important in the beginning! The main things we are doing skin-to-skin for are bonding and a healthy breastfeeding relationship.

    Posted May. 22, 2016 | Reply
  17. Dagmar says:

    This would be awesome to carry my son around!

    Posted May. 22, 2016 | Reply
  18. Laura Royal says:

    I would love to win the carrier because I know I’d use it a lot with my little one who arrives in July.

    Posted May. 22, 2016 | Reply
  19. Gindi Wauchope says:

    I want to win this for my wife, because she is pregnant.

    Posted May. 23, 2016 | Reply
  20. Catherine Wauchope says:

    I’m due November, so this would be great!

    Posted May. 23, 2016 | Reply
  21. Kami says:

    What an awesome carrier!! This would be so great for me and my sweet little one month babe!

    Posted May. 24, 2016 | Reply
  22. Annie says:

    This looks like a really comfy carrier!! Perfect for our Baby on the way!

    Posted May. 24, 2016 | Reply
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