Shopping online makes it hard to know exactly what you’re getting, which is why you can request samples of our cotton gauze fabric in the colours you’re considering. This means you will get exactly what expect when you do decide to order a wrap or a ring sling.
First of all, I want to thank everyone who entered the search. You really all were fantastic! I had so many short lists, honestly, I would have been delighted with any one of you! But I could only pick 6, and here they are!
It’s an extra special time this week! Not only is it the first ever European Babywearing Week, but it’s also birthday week for Karen from Calin Bleu baby slings, Emma from Cherub Chews, and author of The Gentle Sleep Book and co-founder of Gentle Parenting, Sarah Ockwell-Smith!
We would love to include you in our celebrations and so we’ve got together and decided to do a bundle giveaway!
Not only will one lucky winner get a free Calin Bleu wrap or ring sling of their choice, but they will also get a Cherub Chews nursing necklace, a copy of Sarah’s Gentle Sleep book and a special added bonus!
Cherelle from Pens and Positivity has very generously offered this 10 x 8 original mixed media art collage featuring a Calin Bleu Olive wrap.
Titled “Babywearing brightens the darkest of days” it comes mounted and ready to frame. It’s also titled, dated and hand signed on the reverse.
To enter just like our Facebook pages and comment with which sling you’d like to win!
Please head over to Facebook and share and tag a friend who would love to win too! #EBW17#EBW2017#EBW17Giveaway
Closes midnight BST on Sunday 14th May. The winner will be selected at random and announced on Monday 15th May.
Calin Bleu is looking for 6 Brand Ambassadors to represent us from May to October.
What is a Calin Bleu Brand Ambassador?
As a Calin Bleu Brand Ambassador, you will be babywearing for the coming 6 months and love to get out and about having fun with your baby. You will enjoy taking pictures and sharing your babywearing journey online and on social media.
Why become a Calin Bleu Brand Ambassador?
Having a baby can be a great adventure and we want to see you having fun and going out and about with your baby carried in a Calin Bleu sling. When you’re a Brand Ambassador you’ll be even more motivated to go out to interesting places and have some fun!
You’ll also get really good at positioning, ensuring your baby is safe and comfortable when you carry him or her so that your pictures demonstrate best practice.
Your photographic, written and/or video skills are bound to improve as you share your journey online. Perhaps you’ll enjoy more confidence as you share your experiences and knowledge with others and who knows where it’ll take you!
And of course, you’ll receive a free wrap or ring sling of your choice as well as 50% off for up to 5 more slings! If you want to buy more than that then you can get a 30% discount, valid indefinitely 🙂
We would love you to become an active member of our secret Facebook group where you get to see what’s going on behind the scenes, learn about new products and have a chance to test them out 🙂
Who is a perfect Calin Bleu Brand Ambassador?
We would love to have a good cross-section of babywearers as Ambassadors so it doesn’t matter whether you are experienced or not, have a baby or a toddler, are a mum or dad, live in Texas or London or anywhere in between.
How do I apply to be a Calin Bleu Brand Ambassador?
Find out what we’re looking for and apply here.
Welcome to the first Calin Bleu Brand Ambassador Search!
Exciting times here at Calin Bleu – we have a gorgeous new logo and we’re cooking up lots of plans for beautiful new products. To celebrate we’re having a Flash Sale this Friday 1st April (don’t worry, it’s not an April Fool!) – just put the code 50OFF in when you checkout and you’ll get a whopping 50% off our prices.
We’re running a giveaway over on our Facebook Page to celebrate UK Mother’s Day! Head over there, find the giveaway post (at the top of the facebook page) and tag a mama friend who you think deserves a free wrap. Good luck!
We’re pleased to welcome a new Swiss online retailer, Goose and Parrot, to our lovely collection of international retailers! We love hearing about babywearing around the world, so we asked owner Franziska about her shop and the babywearing scene in Switzerland.
CB: How did you decide to start your new business?
Fran: I had set up and run the first sling library in South West London three years ago. A year ago we moved back to Zurich and I missed the UK so much that I was looking for a way how to stay connected with it. That’s why I now sell British kids things from small suppliers that aren’t available in Switzerland. I set up a shop because I’m a stay-at-home mum who loves to work, and the shop lets me work around the kids, and they can help with sorting, packing etc which they enjoy.
CB: What do you love about babywearing?
Fran: I love babywearing because I love having my babies close to me, because both my babies (now 4 and 1) hated being in prams as babies, and it just makes my life so easy without having to push a pram… I can get up and down any stairs, the babies just do whatever they need to do (breastfeed or sleep or watch) while being carried without me having to stop what I’m doing. My three main factors are: keeping baby as happy as possible, enjoying the closeness and being lazy!
CB: How does babywearing fit in with your lifestyle in Switzerland?
Fran: Over here babywearing is quite big, everyone seems to wear their baby from time to time. In Switzerland, even in Zurich, we have a very outdoorsy lifestyle but it can get very hot in summer (up to 35-38 degrees at times), and there was no other thin carrier or wrap in the market, which is why people are very keen on the Calin Bleu wraps in the summer months. Also, everyone seems to use a stretchy for their newborns and I’m keen to introduce Calin Bleu products as a much better alternative. I learned about Calin Bleu when we traveled to Thailand with our firstborn when she was 15 months and I needed a wrap for hot climates. It was amazing!
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions, Franziska! You can check out her new shop at www.gooseandparrot.ch.
Every comment will be entered into a random draw to win an additional Calin Bleu product for the winning library. Wrap or ring sling, you can choose! Plus, if your library doesn’t already stock any of our products but would like to, just comment nominating them to enter into the draw.
We’ll leave the comments open until the end of the month to get as much information as possible, and if you have any questions about the giveaway please just ask. And don’t forget, please share with all your sling library/consultant and babywearing friends! Head over to Facebook to join in:)