Today, we bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor, Nova Natural Toys and Crafts. In Marisa's words:
"We sell toys and crafts that inspire and encourage children and families to learn, share and play together. By selling toys made in Europe, the U.S. or in fair trade businesses, we ensure that our products are as good for the people producing them as they are for our customers. Because our products are made primarily of natural materials like wood, cotton, silk and wool, we ensure that they are renewable and safe. It goes without saying that they are also fun!
Nova Natural has been the US distributor of Babylonia baby carriers for over 5 years, but we recently made a website and web store dedicated to just our baby carriers. It is full of information on babywearing and the 5 different types of Babylonia carriers. We still sell the carriers through Nova Natural, but you can also buy directly from our new website. Nova is excited to reach more people and spread the love of babywearing outside of the Nova Natural community."
SouleMama: What inspires you?
Marisa: I am the Babylonia Sales Manager and resident babywearing enthusiast, and recently attended the International Babywearing Conference in Tempe, AZ. It was so inspiring to see a room full of people wearing their babies. I was amazed that in a room with hundreds of babies, there was almost no crying. I also love hearing stories about how babywearing has changed peoples' lives. It is such a small thing, but it can make a huge difference in quality of life, especially in those first months of getting to know your new baby.
SouleMama: What's your favorite part of your job? The most challenging?
Marisa: I love seeing people realize how awesome babywearing is and what a difference it makes in the day to day life of a parent or caregiver. The hardest part of my job is convincing people to give babywearing a try! Babylonia wraps are all free of buckles and clips, so the learning curve is a little steeper. People tend to balk when faced with a big piece of fabric, but that lack of structure is what makes our carriers so comfortable.
SouleMama: What's the product or offering that you are most excited about in your shop right now? Tell us about it.
Marisa: My personal favorite baby carrier right now is the BB Tai. It is a Mei Tai style carrier, but with wide fabric straps that offer a perfect fit. My 1 year old loves being in it and I love having my hands free. Whenever he starts to get fussy, I can pop him on my back and he is content to peek over my shoulder for hours, or settle in for a nap.
For today's giveaway, Nova Natural Toys and Crafts is generously offering the following gift to THREE winners:
To enter today's giveaway, please leave a comment (one entry per person, please) in today's post. I'll close comments by 8:00 am EST on Monday, and announce the winners, chosen via Random Number Generator, shortly after. Comments closed! The winners are...
Wow! I would love a BBTai! Just what I need to keep my 16 mo-old calm during schooling time.
Posted by: Leslie
Id love to win for my husband and baby #3!! Thanks for the chance!
Posted by: katbyrd
Love this sling! I'm 34 weeks pregnant with our 3rd right now, and plan to give baby wearing a try this time around... Thank you for the lovely give away (fingers crossed!)
Posted by: Erin
Thank you, Nova Natural Toys and Crafts!