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Product Review: Snug Around by Anaya Papaya

One of the big problems I have when I wear my sons out in public is that their pants always hike up to their knees, exposing their shins.  This isn’t a huge deal in warm weather, but in the late fall, winter, and early spring, this can be a real issue.  Babywearing in cold weather?  Yikes!  I want to wear them but I don’t want their poor little legs to be freezing!  I have tried putting extra long socks on them, I’ve considered BabyLegs, but none of those offered a real solution for me.

Krista and Spencer try out the Snug Around

Enter the Snug Around!

A 3-in-1 product, the Snug Around by Anaya Papaya is a baby carrier blanket, stroller blanket, and nursing cover in one!  The versatile Snug Around allows you to stay hands-free while wearing your baby even in cold weather!

This product is so easy to use!  It’s simple and does exactly what it says it will do!  When used as a baby carrier blanket, the Snug Around slips over your head and then your child’s legs are easily tucked inside the pocket-like bottom of the blanket.  Then you can quickly pull the elastic to get a great fit around your child so that no cold air can blow around their legs.  And that’s it!  You’re ready to go!  You can find detailed (yet still simple!) instructions here on their website (They even have video demos!)  I used the Snug Around over my Boba 2G carrier and it fit perfectly!

The Snug Around’s material reminded me of a windbreaker, so it is lightweight and would even be great in a light rain.  I do wonder if perhaps Anaya Papaya will come out with a second version with thicker lining material someday.  While I know this product is great is cool weather, I think a thicker, heavier lining might be even better in cold wintry weather!  That being said, I like that it is lightweight.  If you’ve ever worn your baby for any amount of time, you know that your body heat will warm up your baby quite quickly and easily anyway.

So where can you buy this great product?  Currently they sell the Snug Around in nine brick and mortar stores (They are always looking for more retailers, so contact the company if you know a store that might be interested!) as well as three online-only vendors, including Amazon.com!  Retail price is $44.99, comparable to other similar products, but here’s the great things — those “similar products”?  They only do one thing, cover your baby in a baby carrier.  They don’t have the versatility of the Snug Around, being a baby carrier blanket, stroller blanket, and nursing cover.  I don’t personally think I would use it much as my main nursing cover, but particularly if I were out for a day trip and wanted to minimize the amount of stuff with me, I would definitely use this as my nursing cover!

You can find out more about Anaya Papaya on their website and you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the makers of the Snug Around!

Disclosure statement:  Krista received this product from Anaya Papaya free of charge for the review.  She was not required to write a rave review but she does love the product!  Interested in having The Playdate Crashers review your product on the blog or podcast?  Contact us here!

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About Krista

Krista is a full-time working mom of two boys, currently aged 6 and 7. She lives in Kentucky with her husband, Brandon.

Comments

  1. The ONLY thing that I can see that might be a downfall to this is that my daughter despises things on her legs. Like… she hates being confined. I think I only got her to let me wear her because we started from day two!

    My solution was to put her in 1 size up pants if I knew she was going to be worn a lot. That way the pants were long enough that (when worn with long socks)they covered her legs.

    How difficult is it to get adjusted by yourself if your little one is on your back?

  2. When you wear it on your back, I believe you are supposed to tie it to the carrier straps (just like you tie it onto your stroller). The part around your child’s legs probably won’t need adjusted very often. I didn’t try it on my back yet.

  3. Hi Shaina and Krista,
    I just wanted to share the link for how to use the Snug Around while your baby is on your back. It is very simple. Let me know if you still have any questions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eb5eTwUmCw