Baby Wearing for Newborns – Marsupi Breeze

RO: Cand vine vorba de ales produse destinate copiilor si bebelusilor sunt atatea optiuni, branduri si magazine ca orice decizie devine coplesitoare. Nu stii ce sa alegi, nu stii ce e potrivit si ce nu, ce e ergonomic si ce nu, ce e baby friendly si ce nu. Asa ca sfarsesti fie prin a cumpara o gramada de lucruri care nu sunt de folos, fie prin a da o groaza de bani pe ceea ce e marketizat ca fiind “cel mai bun de pe piata”. Asa a fost cu mai toate produsele alese pentru bebe Alexei, insa mai ales cu sistemele de purtare, despre care initial nu stiam mai nimic. Corectam, ABSOLUT nimic πŸ˜€

EN: When it comes to baby products there are so many options, brands and stores that every decision becomes overwhelming. You don’t know what to choose, what is suitable and what is not, what is ergonomic and what is not, what is baby friendly and what is not. So you either end up buying a lot of useless stuff or spending a fortune on what is advertised as “the best on the market”. That was the case with almost all the products we bought for baby Alexei, especially with the baby wearing systems that we knew nothing about. Correction, we knew ABSOLUTELY nothing about πŸ˜€
Hiphip Marsupi_2
RO: Bun, povestea incepe cu momentul in care am realizat (de parca ar fi fost revelatia suprema) ca bebelusul nostru are nevoie sa fie tinut in brate… non stop πŸ™‚ Exceptand plimbarile in parc in landoul caruciorului si cele cateva (scurte) momente in care dormea in cosul de rachita pe suport de balansoar (il avem pe acesta). Stim ca exista multe teorii care nu sustin tinutul in brate insa noi ne-am gandit ca un bebelus in primele luni de viata (care abia daca intelege pe ce lume traieste si ce i se intampla) nu are cum sa fie rasfatat sau obisnuit prost. Si sinceri sa fim, ne suna foarte plauzibila explicatia cu exterogestatia si al patrulea trimestru de sarcina, care spune ca un bebelus pana in trei luni are nevoie de ajutor sa se adapteze mediului ostil in care a venit si ca afectiunea oferita lui nu va duce nici la rasfat, nici la obisnuinte nepotrivite. Astfel ca da, am ales sa il tinem in brate, sa il consolam, sa il iubim ori de cate ori are nevoie.

EN: Ok, the story starts with the moment when we realized (as if it was the supreme revelation) that our baby need to be held in our arms… continuouslyΒ πŸ™‚ Except the walks in the park in the stroller and the (few) moments when we was sleeping in the MosesΒ basket (we have this one). We know that there are many theories that do not agree with holding the baby so much but we thought that a newborn baby (that can barely understand in what world he lives in) cannot be considered spoiled in his first months of life. And honestly, the exterogestation and the fourth trimester of pregnancy seem both plausible for us, both saying that up until three months of life, a baby needs help for adjusting to the hostile environment that he came in and offering him affection will not spoil him and will not lead to unpleasant habits. So yes, we have chosen to hold him in our arms, to soothe and love him as much as he needs.
Hiphip Marsupi_4
RO: Singura problema cu tinutul in brate si cu skin-on-skin e ca nu ai pic de flexibilitate. Esti complet imoblizat in pat sau canapea, iar pentru o persoana care obisnuia sa fie extrem de activa, e o sentinta greu de dus πŸ™‚ Dar slava cerului, exista solutie si pentru asta! E surprinzator cum exista cate un “ceva” pentru orice provocare a maternitatii πŸ™‚ Si uite asa am dat si noi de faimoasele sisteme de purtare a bebelusilor. Bun, stiam care ne era solutia, insa urmatorul challengeΒ a fost sa alegem ce sistem de purtare sa cumparam, pentru ca evident, si aici optiunile sunt interminabile. Ne-am orientat initial catre un wrap elastic primit cadou de la niste prieteni. Grozava inventie, usor de prins (traiasca Youtube-ul si explicatiile detaliate pentru incepatorii ca noi), usor de depozitat, usor de carat. Cu toate acestea, bebele urla ca din gura de sarpe cand il puneam in wrap. Am realizat apoi ca era mult prea gros pentru temperaturile din iunie, avand trei straturi de wrap pe el, bodyul si scutecul. Nu renuntam insa la el, il vom folosi cu siguranta la toamna. Aaa, si am gasit un site care ne-a fost foarte util in documentare, il gasiti aici (pozele de mai jos sunt preluate de acolo).

EN: The only problem with skin-on-skin and holding the baby is that you have no flexibility. You are completely stuck in bed or couch and for a person that used to be extremely active, this might be hard to handle πŸ™‚ But thanks God, there’s a solution for this problem! It’s surprising that there are things that solve any maternity challenge πŸ™‚ And that’s how we found out about the famous baby wearing systems. OK, so we knew what was the solution but the next challenge was to choose what system to buy because obviously, the options are endless. We were initially focusing on an elastic wrap that we received as a present from some friends. Great invention, easy to wear (thanks to Youtube and all the detailed explanations that newbies like us needed), easy to store, easy to carry. However, the baby was screaming and crying blue murder whenever we wrapped him. We then realized that it was just to hot outside for wearing the wrap as the baby had three layers of fabric on him, the body and the diaper. Simply too much for the hot temperatures we have here in June. But we’re not giving up, we’ll use it for sure in autumn. Ah, and we found an interesting website that helped us in our research (the photos below are taken from that site).

RO: Apoi am ajuns la sistemele de purtare de la ErgoBaby. Am citit, ne-am documentat si am aflat ca sunt extrem de bune (taticool si cei de la Bebe Supermarket spun ca ar fi cam cele mai bune de pe piata), ergonomice, usor de montat pe corp, cu diverse pozitii pentru copil si foarte confortabile pentru parintele care il poarta. Noi am ales modelul Omni 360 de la Taticool Shop, insa desi instructiunile spun ca poate fi folosit inca din primele zile de viata, ni s-a parut ca bebelusul era inca prea mic si prea fragil pentru acest sistem (de altfel e recomandat sa fie folosit de la 3,2 kg greutate, iar Alexei era mai micut de atat). Cum si acest sistem este un pic cam prea gros pentru vara, am decis sa il folosim putin mai tarziu, cand bebelusul avea sa mai creasca un pic.

EN: Then we got to the ErgoBaby systems. We read, we have made some research and found out that these are extremely good (taticool and the staff from Bebe Supermarket say that this might be the best system on the market), ergonomic, easy to mount, with different positions for the baby and very comfortable for the parent that is wearing him. We have chosen the Omni 360 one from Taticool Shop but even though the instructions say that it can be used since the first days of life, we just thought that the baby was too small and fragile for this system (it is recommended to use it from 3,2 kg weight and Alexei was smaller than that). As this system was not so great for summer, we decided to use this later, when the baby will be bigger.
Hiphip Marsupi_1
RO: Dupa si mai multa documentare, am aflat ca de fapt si de drept, bebelusii atat de mici ar trebui sa fie tinuti doar in wrap (elastic sau tesut, dupa preferinte), in sling cu inele ori in marsupiu. Cu wrap-ul am lamurit, prea multe straturi de material pe caldurile verii. Slingul nu ni s-a parut safe (ori poate ca nu suntem noi in stare sa il prindem cum trebuie), iar marsupiul… ei bine, it was love at first sight πŸ˜€ Nu aveam nicio speranta sa functioneze, vazand esecul altor sisteme de purtare si refuzul categoric al bebelusului de a sta in vreunul din ele, insa surpriza-surpriza, imediat cum am terminat de atasat marsupiul, Alexei a adormit ca sedat. Asa ca am decis sa alegem Marsupi BreezeΒ de la, varianta de vara, mai usoara, din in, perfecta pentru bebelusii mici, mici si pitici πŸ™‚ Teoretic trebuie folosit si acesta de la 3,5kg insa daca bebelusul este mai mic, are si un insert care miscoreaza portiunea unde se afla sezutul, astfel ca poate fi folosit de la orice varsta si greutate.Β Recunoastem ca pe langa toate acestea, ne-a placut si povestea brandului Marsupi πŸ™‚ Intai si-ntai habar n-aveam ca este vorba de un brand romanesc! O familie cu trei copii a creat intregul concept de port-bebe, cu gandul de a oferi parintilor un sistem extrem de simplu dar sigur, care sa sustina copiii inca din primele zile de viata.

EN: After even more research, we found out that newborns should only be held in wrap (elastic or fabric wrap, according to preferences), ring slings or marsupium. We were clear about the wrap, too many layers of fabric for the summer heats. The sling just didn’t seem safe for us (probably because we are not able to use it properly) and the marsupium… oh well, that was love at first sight πŸ˜€ We had no expectation that it will work after seeing that our baby was refusing all the other systems, but surprisingly, right after the marsupium was attached, Alexei instantly fell asleep.Β So we decided to choose Marsupi BreezeΒ from The summer version, lighter, made from linen, perfect for tiny, tiny newborn babies πŸ™‚ Theoretically this should also be used from 3,5 kg weight but if the baby is smaller, it has a special newborn insert so that it can be used for any weight and age. We have to admit that beside all these, we also loved the story of the MarsupiΒ brand πŸ™‚ First of all, we had no idea that this is a Romanian brand! A family with three children has created the entire concept of baby wearing system, thinking about offering a simple yet a safe system that can hold the babies from the first days of life.
Hiphip Marsupi_3
RO: Nu credem ca exista un sistem de purtat despre care cineva sa spuna ca este “cel mai bun” ori “cel mai potrivit” pentru un copil. Fiecare bebelus si fiecare parinte are nevoi diferite, deci faptul ca sunt atat de multe optiuni este pana la urma benefic πŸ™‚ Nu stim ce vom folosi mai tarziu, insa pentru moment, pentru bebelusul nostru nou nascut, Marsupi Breeze e varianta ideala. Are sustinere pentru capul micutului, picioarele ii stau in pozitia de M recomandata ca sa protejeze articulatia soldurilor, spatele e bine sustinut. E subtire, din material natural, e usor de carat (incape inclusiv in geanta de mana a mamei, are doar 200 de grame :D), e usor de atasat pe corp (cu arici, fara catarame sau inele).Β  Insa indiferent de ce sistem de purtare ar fi cel mai cel, e important sa fie probat inainte de a-l cumpara. Cei de la au un magazin boutique adoraaaabil de dragalas in Bucuresti, unde fetele pot oferi toate informatiile necesare si unde pot fi probate si testate toate sistemele lor. Ne place la nebunie magazinul si intregul lor concept. Iar pe langa sistemele de purtare (au mai multe branduri insa noi am fost setati pe Marsupi si Manduca), au si o multime de hainute superbe, din materiale naturale. Dar despre ele vorbim in alta postare πŸ™‚ Aaa, si apropo, exista un grup de Facebook unde se posteaza intrebari despre diverse sisteme de purtare, poate fi de folos in caz ca aveti nevoie de mai multe pareri si sfaturi ale altor mamici.

EN: We can’t say that there is such thing as “the best” baby wearing system. Each baby and each parent has different needs, so the fact that there are so many options turns out to be quite beneficial πŸ™‚ We don’t know what we will use later, but for the moment, for our newborn baby, Marsupi Breeze seems to be the best option. It sustains the baby’s head, the legs stay in the recommended M position that protects the hips, the back is also properly sustained. It is light, made from natural fabrics, easy to carry (it fits in the handbag that the mother is carrying, it only weights 200 grams :D), it can be easily mounted on the body (velcro attachment, no buckles or rings). But no matter what baby wearing system would be considered the coolest, the most important thing is to try it before buying it. has an adorable boutique store in Bucharest where you can get all the information needed and where you can try and test all their systems. We simply love their store and the entire concept. And besides the baby wearing systems (they have more brands but we were focused on Marsupi and Manduca), they also have lots of gorgeous baby clothes, made from natural fabrics. But we’ll talk about them in another post πŸ™‚ Aaa and by the way, there is a Facebook group where people can ask different questions about baby wearing, it might be useful in case you need more opinions and advisesΒ from other mothers .


3 thoughts on “Baby Wearing for Newborns – Marsupi Breeze

  1. Am iubiiiit Marsupi. Bebe a crescut si i-a ramas mic intre timp, asa ca am trecut la alt sistem de purtare, dar tot Marsupi ramane preferatul. 😊

  2. Ma bucura enorm cand vad parinti noi care descopera sistemele de purtare si care nu renunta la a il gasi pe cel potrivit lor si bebelusului. Si noi am probat multe si la primul bebe eram aproape de a renunta pana cineva ne-a ajutat cu instructiunile de folosire a Marsupi-ului. L-am folosit amandoi cu drag pentru muuulte ore si plimbari, apoi am trecut la SSC-uri si acum suntem chiar la varianta toddler;)

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