Once Shannon had received my selected wrap, she maintained communication with me up until my spot approached. We then started discussing exactly what I wanted out of the wrap conversion, what size I needed and what size my child was. As I started making custom requests, I was informed that things that other businesses charge for, such as seat darts, padded legs, a hood, were included in the $125 cost of a Deluxe Conversion. I then selected butterfly padded shoulder straps and a padded ring waist at an additional cost of $20 each. Shannon helped me make these decisions based on my needs and my new diagnosis of arthritis in my low back. I wrote to her questioning whether or not I should even still be wearing my nearly thirty pound son, and she was supportive and re-assuring and took me from second guessing wearing my toddler at all, to being excited to have him in my custom carrier by her design. She also listened as I told her why I chose my wrap, a Natibaby Linen Blend Collabri, for the significance of the hummingbird to my mother and I and took care to make sure the birds could line up on the body and the hood AND the carrier is REVERSIBLE!!!
I was pretty excited when the carrier arrived on Friday. I tried it on quickly and took some standard selfies...
I then took it to a Cloth Diaper/Babywearing Meet Up and wore it for a while, showed it off, let other people try it on and just generally marvelled at its beauty. I waited patiently all weekend for the weather to clear so that I could take it for a walk, really test it out, and get some good action pictures. I waited... and waited... and waited... but THIS is all we got this weekend...
And so, Collabri Metamorphosis Custom Wrap Conversion Mei Tai got to go... TO THE GROCERY STORE!!
|I found the shoulder straps to be exceptionally comfortable as I loaded the shopping cart.|
|R alternated between arms in and arms out, but fit this “in between” size very well at 34” tall.|
|R’s a sucker for the gossip at the check out...|
|With the ring waist, I was even able to get it on and off at the wagon without getting the straps wet!! SCORE!|