It was 2013 when the first Lalabu’s Sooth Shirt was created. It is a babywearing product that’s also a shirt! Two creative parents,Â Brian and Keri, are the husband and wife team behind Lalabu. After traveling to Africa for inspiration, these amazing people have decided to make babywearing as comfortable as possible.Â Â There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that babywearing is good for both parent and child. Ever since its creation, the Lalabu’s Soothe Shirt is getting rave reviews for keeping it simple, while still providing loads of great features. Here are some of the best features it offers for both parents and babies.
1. The built-in pouch lets you carry your baby without feeling like a kangaroo.
You can cuddle and comfort your baby and feel comfortable at the same time.Â It’s also very stylish! Even though it’s not intended for full hands-free carrying, the Soothe Shirt will keep the weight off your arms so you can cuddle longer.
2. It helps the breastfeeding process, too.
You will no longer have embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions while breastfeeding. The Soothe Shirt has built-in nursing bra panels which will solve all of your issues and keep your tummy covered.
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3. There is no need for a separate bra.
A soft, elastic band provides comfortable support. Also, there are two layers of stretchy fabric in the front to keep things smooth.
4. You will no longer sweat while babywearing in winter.
The Soothe ShirtÂ actually hides a breathable mesh panel inside the pouch. No more extra layers!
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5. The pouch extends to grow with the baby.
According to Keri, the creator, she was able to keep her baby in the pouch for up to five months. It is perfect for babies from seven to fifteen pounds.
Another interesting fact is that there is no excess stretching out of the Soothe Shirt afterÂ months of usage.
6. There’s an extra flap hidden inside for neck support.
Every infant is different, so you may need to support their neck additionally. That’s why you have this stretchy fabric that folds up for that little bit of extra support.
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7. Take a relaxing walk with your baby without any extra weight.
The Soothe Shirt is perfect for a casual stroll on the beach.
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8. It’s made in the USA!
If you worry about quality, stop worrying! Every Soothe Shirt is made right here at home using the highest quality materials.
9. A portion
of every sale goes to charity.
When you buy from the Lalabu shop, they will ask you which of four charities you wish for your payment to go toward. It’s a total of 2% and it’s awesome!Â You can help African women entrepreneurs, parents in need of help with fertility or adoption, or an Atlanta non-profit dedicated to helping new local start-ups just like Lalabu.