Babybonkie Review and Giveaway - 2 Winners!



Its hard to believe that it has been almost six years since I brought my very first baby home from the hospital. I remember it so well. I was in a panic! I had no experience with babies. Period. Not only did I have to learn about taking care of a baby but my own body had some serious issues adjusting to this new life. With so many new things to freak out about all at once and zero experience I needed all the help I could get!

One of the first tricks they teach us new moms is to swaddle. Or what I like to refer to it as is the baby burrito. For those that are expecting or have no idea what I am talking about, swaddling is a method of wrapping your baby up snuggly in a blanket. Swaddling comforts your newborn by simulating the cramped confines and warmth of the womb. Because they feel comforted it also doubles as a sleep aid, which is fantastic! I am all for a sleeping baby!

I wish back then I had some swaddlers. Swaddlers are premade blanket type forms that are specifically designed to swaddle your baby and because they are held together with Velcro tabs the baby can not wriggle it loose. My firstborn was always sticking his arms out and undoing the swaddle which used to drive me nuts! I think that they came out with the swaddlers right before my second son was born and at that time the whole concept was a little weird to me, I wasn't really sure how to use it and by the time I decided to give it a shot he had grown out of them. So with my third, I was bound and determined to use a swaddler for him. I am so glad that I did! It was really a wonderful experience, for both of us. He was kept nice and snug, and he slept great! For the mother of a newborn, even a seasoned mom like myself, the swaddler was an idea that was heaven sent.

I have recently had the chance to review a line of luxurious swaddlers designed by Babybonkie. Babybonkie uses super chic and super soft fabrics that surround your baby in comfort and style. The Babybonkie that I received is so beautiful not to mention cozy and warm. The innovative design makes swaddling simple thanks to its unique shape and Velcro closures. It is made with a 100% cotton fabric exterior and has minkie lining on the inside. It is generously sized at approximately 21" for length and an 11" width. This spectacular swaddler is available at Babybonkie.com for $60. The picture below is an example of one these new baby must haves.
Babybonkie also proudly carries an organic option for those that seek a greener alternative, aptly named the Ecobonkie. I was also given an Ecobonkie to review as well. Both the exterior and interior lining of the Ecobonkie is made from 100% organic cotton. The organic cotton is very soft and comfy. It is a little lighter weight than the traditional Babybonkie because the interior is cotton instead of the minkie fabric. I think that this would be perfect for the spring and summer months. Two of my babies were born in summer and even though it was warmer at night they still needed to be swaddled. The Ecobonkie, pictured below, is available for $72.



In addition to the Babybonkie and the Ecobonkie, Babybonkie also offers sleepsacks for your growing infant called Bonkiebags. The Bonkiebag is meant for babies in the 6-12 month range. I was also given a Bonkiebag to review and put to the test with Emilio. It came just in time! He desperately needed a larger sleep sack than the one that he had been using. The Bonkiebag is generously sized at approximately 28" in length and 20" in width. Emilio has plenty of room to grow into this great sleep sack. Which is really saying a lot because he is now 11 months old! It has a truly innovative design. The Velcro closures are at the tops of the shoulders, so its a little trickier than a traditional zip closure to scoot him into the sack. Its easy to get used to and I like that there isn't a zipper end poking Emilio in the neck anymore. The fabrics are just as luxurious as they are for the Babybonkie. The Bonkiebag that I received has a cotton exterior and a minkie interior lining. It is really warm and cozy and Emilio loves it. My only complaint about the Bonkiebag is the tag on the back. It is a little scratchy. This doesn't change Emilio's comfort but as for me I do notice the tag scratching my arms in the night when I get up with him or when I am nursing him before bed. I think that I would prefer that the tag be on the front just like it is on the Babybonkie. Other than that minor detail I am absolutely thrilled with the Bonkiebag and refuse to use any other kind. The Bonkiebag is available for $80. Just like the Babybonkie there is an eco friendly option, the Ecobonkiebag, which is available for $90. Below is picture of Emilio sound asleep enjoying his Bonkiebag. You can tell from the picture how large and roomy the Bonkiebag is.


The Bonkiebaby product line receives an enthusiastic two thumbs up from me! I think that this is one of the best baby shower gifts that you could give someone. If I do ever end up having a fourth child I most definitely will be using my Babybonkies. Is it weird that I love these so much that I am saving them just in case I have another baby? I simply adore the chic and modern fabric options available. It is also great to know that Babybonkie products are all made right here in the USA. You can get a Babybonkie of your very own at Babybonkie.com as well as several other high end retailers.

Babybonkie is graciously giving TWO very lucky Pretty Pink Momma readers a Babybonkie of their very own!

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My favorite fabric is the Teddy pattern.
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I like the Marguerita print.
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They are all adorable! I am expecting number four in August. I would love a new swaddle for him. They have pretty strange names for their patterns but I think I like the Teddy the best.
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I like the fabric Maggie and Wendy
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these are all so adorable
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Ariel and Lennon oh and ELroy are my faves!
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I really like the Reese, we are expecting a new little one in our family so this would be great for a boy or girl.
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These are soo cute! I think I'd go with the Elinor one!

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My fave is the Sailor Baby Swaddle Blanket
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I like the pale blue sherpa
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The Ryan Baby Swaddle Blanket is my favorite pattern.
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