Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Review & Discount Code: Pittari Wrap (Baby Wrap With Waist Belt)

22 August 2015 - Vern @ 1mo in Pittari Wrap

I chose a wrap to babywear my newborn/infant baby#3, instead of a soft-structured carrier (SSC). My first wrap was the Ergobaby Wrap

Wraps provide a great way to develop the bond and closeness between parents and baby in the early months and beyond. Being carried in a wrap keeps baby feeling safe and secure, reminding them of the womb. 

Although most SSCs claim that they are suitable for infants, I feel better using the wrap or ring sling for infants.
This is because carrying baby in a wrap carrier is very much easy to achieve Safe Babywearing, especially for an infant. 

So what is Safe Babywearing?
A general rule of thumb is to wear your baby close and high enough to be easily kissed on the baby's forehead. Baby's chin/airways should always be uncovered and visible.
Their hips and thighs should be in a squatted straddle/frog-leg 'M' position, which occurs when baby's spine curves into a natural 'c' shape while being worn, just like the diagram below. 
Photo Source: http://www.babydoousa.com/info/safety/

I am so honoured to have the opportunity to try out the innovative Pittari Wrap, thanks to Unison CA

Unison CA is the exclusive distributor of the Lucky Company. The Lucky Company was founded in the year 1934 and it is the oldest and most trusted baby carrier manufacturer in Japan. 
Throughout the years, the advance technology, continuous improvement and the product testing and research of LUCKY products have been recognized worldwide.

The people behind Unison CA are parents themselves. So they encourage parent and child attachment, as how they encourage and promote babywearing. Out of all, safety and comfort of babies are of their utmost care, and so they bring us high quality and reliable products from around the globe.
(Source: unisonca.com


It came in a cardboard box so it was well-cushioned and protected.

Inside the parcel was the Pittari box itself. 
This is how the Pittari packaging looks like; front, back and side views.
It has big images of models wearing their kids from infant to toddler. 
And at one side of the box it has diagram of its features and basic instructions on how to use it. I find this information simple but useful. 

I like that it has a sling on its box, so it is convenient to carry it on-the-go

Upon opening up the Pittari box, the Pittari Wrap was wrapped with another layer of plastic, which made is well protected, especially from wetting it. 

I got the Turquoise Blue Pitari Wrap and I love the colour as it is a fresh and pleasant colour.
This is how it looks like. 

The Pittari wrap brand is sewn onto the waist belt. 

And just like my Ergo SSCs, it has a strong buckle, with a safety elastic buckle strap to ensure maximum buckle security. You just need to thread the belt into the loop before buckling and have a peace of mind for the extra safety measure. 

This is the usual ends of the straps and comes with a rubber tie, which you can roll up the loose ends of the straps when it is too long and then use the rubber to secure it. 

What makes this Pittari Wrap so special is because of this waist belt
Pittari Wrap is an innovative wrap with a waist belt, in which I find it really convenient and easy especially for a first-time-wrap-mum/dad.
This is how the waist belt looks like. The waist belt has something like a pouch and that is where you keep the folded fabric neatly.

This is one sheet of the long fabric. The other sheet is behind it. As you can see, it is not too long, as compared to the Ergobaby Wrap. 
A shorter fabric means it has a lower learning curve as it is easier to handle a shorter fabric. So it is good news for new mothers/fathers. 

All you need to do it fasten the waist belt securely around your waist. Then open the cloth into the correct position to wrap the fabric around your body. 

I watched this short youtube video clip on how to wrap this, and it is pretty easy. 
I watched it a few times and I could wrap little Vern all by myself!

This was my first time wrapping Vern at home using Pittari Wrap when he was barely 1 month old. 

You can further support the infant's head by pulling up part of the stretchable fabric like below
Just make sure that the infant's airflow is not obstructed in any way.

This is a closer look on the infant underneath the fabric. Baby Vern was all cozy and snug in it. 

As it was easy and fast to wrap with less fabric to handle, I felt confident to go out with Vern with Pittari Wrap. And when needed to rewrap, then I can just find a corner and re-wrap Vern with it in just a minute or two! 

A photo of Khye and I with baby Vern asleep snugly inside the Pittari Wrap.

The fabric also can be used as a makeshift blanket in an emergency
I was breastfeeding Vern in the breastfeeding room in Parkson, Gurney Plaza and I found the place to be a little cold. I then realized I forgot to bring his blanket and so I used the wrap fabric as a makeshift blanket to keep him warm. 

After breastfeeding him, I re-wrap him up again in the Pittari Wrap and we both were ready to brave another few hours of shopping in Gurney Plaza hands-free! :) 

With baby Vern sleeping snugly in the Pittari Wrap close to me, we could dine in peace with my both hands free to indulge in some Haagen-Dazs ice-creams!

Guess what? Spot little Vern in below 2 photos. 
I posted these 2 photos in my blog's fb page and some people commented that they need to look twice before they could spot little Vern in my Pittari Wrap! :)

So what is the downside of this wrap? 
Well, I must say that the material is not as thick or luxuriously feel as the Ergobaby Wrap I'd reviewed, but on the other hand because of this, I would say that the Pittari Wrap fabric material is more cooler and breathable, thus more suitable for our hot and humid country

Another thing is that there is NO WAY that I can bring the baby in and out of the wrap without the need to re-tie the wrap, like I could with the Ergobaby Wrap. 
Once I take baby out, the wrap gets loose and thus the need to re-tie is a must!
But since it is so easy to re-tie it, I don't find this an issue at all.
I could re-tie baby in Pittari Wrap in less than a minute all by myself! 

Another thing to note is that the weight limit for Pittari Wrap is 15kg (31 lbs) which I think once too heavy the fabric might sag, so when the baby gets bigger, such as 6 months old, most people would graduate to either a woven wrap, or to using a soft-structured carrier (SSC). So the lifetime of this wrap is pretty short.

But all in all, I love this Pittari Wrap as I still feel that a wrap or a ring sling is most suitable for newborns and infants.
I'd wish I'd found Pittari Wrap earlier with my two elder kids as it would definitely increase my confidence of using a wrap with my newborns!

And Pittari Wrap is so easy to learn and use that I would definitely recommend this to any new mothers/fathers, or anybody that are intimidated by using a wrap.

To read about my other reviews on babycarriers, click on below :-
a) Soft-structured Carriers (SSCs)
Pikkolo by Catbird Baby
LÍLLÉbaby® Complete All Seasons (Part 1Part 2)
- Ergobaby; Ergobaby Performance, and Ergobaby 360.

b) Wraps
Ergobaby Wrap

c) Slings SUPPORi Baby Sling
SUKKIRI Ring Sling


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Disclosure: I received a Pittari Wrap for review purpose, but no monetary incentive was received. All text and opinions are of my own and represents my honest opinion of the product(s).