On the Go With Lalabu Soothe Shirt® + Giveaway

Lalabu Soothe Shirt Review and Giveaway (lifeasus.com) #lalabubaby #sootheshirt #babywearing #momstyle #momfashion #nursingfashion #nursingstyle

Just before my son RD was born, I came across an amazing and innovative product called the Soothe Shirt® made by Lalabu via Instagram. It’s one of those things that you see and think, “That’s brilliant! I need that!” Actually I’m pretty sure that was exactly what I commented on a friend’s Instagram feed just before Keri, founder of Lalabu, reached out to me directly to see if I’d be interested in reviewing a Soothe Shirt of my own. Um, YES please! I must warn you. Once you see this you’re going to want one. And if you’re not a new mom or mom-to-be, you’ll want to get one for any of your expectant mommy friends. It’s definitely at the top of my gift buying list.

*Please keep reading for your chance to win a Soothe Shirt of your very own! You’ll also find a limited time code for free 2-day shipping offered just for our readers.

At Lalabu, they believe in “simple babying”. Their Soothe Shirt is just that…a stylish tank top for mom equipped with a cozy and secure pouch for baby AND built in nursing bra! Basically this Soothe Shirt can be worn comfortably all day long to help simplify your day no matter what your schedule. Dress it up or down, wear it alone or layered under a cute cardigan or blazer, but most importantly it’s ready to use within seconds and then you can enjoy kissing your baby atop his or her head while you (and baby) continue on. My son RD goes from fussy to calm within seconds of placing him inside. He gets that intimate swaddle right up against me that he and I love.

There’s also a head support that flips up to hold your baby’s head while they sleep and easily tucks back into the pouch when not in use. Since my son is 3 months old and over 12 lbs now, the head support isn’t large enough to cover and hold his head close to me. I simply place one hand or arm around the back of his head, and often find my other arm wrapped around him as well whenever it’s free. I wouldn’t compare this Soothe Shirt to a wrap or baby carrier. Instead, this innovative product deserves it’s own category! It’s a shirt that soothes baby inside a kangaroo-like pouch AND provides easy nursing access. It’s brilliant! The day my son grows out of it at 15 lbs (suggested max weight) will be a sad day. (However before I know it he’ll be eating solids and I spy some absolutely adorable organic bamboo terry cloth bibs on their site!)

Features of the Soothe Shirt

  • Easy to use pouch calms newborns
  • Built-in nursing bra for convenient breastfeeding
  • Soft, wrinkle free fabric
  • Perfect for all seasons – stylish enough to wear alone, light enough to wear under layers
  • Made in the USA

If you follow me on Instagram then you may have already seen it make several appearances in our daily #dresswithus series. Check my Soothe Shirt out in action below. I was gifted this Soothe Shirt, however all opinions are my own. I’m sharing my love for a product that really has made my life easier.

This is me, my son RD, and our beloved Soothe Shirt at the end of my day. Chores done (more or less). Both kids bathed. RD hungry again and a little camera shy. Dinner made. Husband just got home from work (and was asked to take my picture before he was allowed to eat it!) #lifeasus

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Let’s back up 3 months ago when RD was just an itty bitty little newborn. I dressed my Soothe Shirt up with a cute mint blazer and instantly felt pulled together! (from Modcloth)

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And on this day we met family at a restaurant for dinner and ice cream followed by an impromtu walk on over to the movie theatre. I was able to place him inside my Soothe Shirt during our walk, take him out at the theatre to nurse, and then place him back in which allowed me to watch an actual movie in an actual movie theatre while he slept peacefully! All moms can understand my excitement. Layered under my black and grey tribal print cardigan (from StitchFix)

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Seen here worn as a tank top layered under a cute cardigan (from Uniqlo)

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And seen here that same day. My errands were made a whole lot easier because I could quickly and safely place my son inside my top as needed.  Nursing on-the-go was also made a breeze!

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Giving Back. Lalabu, named named in honor of the woman in Africa who taught the founders how to wrap babies, gives 2% of all sales back to moms in Africa. Their team also volunteers one week each year to help women in need. As customers of Lalabu, it feels great to know that we can play a small part in this wonderful cause simply by making a purchase.  

Free 2 day shipping! For a limited time Lalabu has offered our readers free 2 day shipping (a $7 value) on a purchase of a Soothe Shirt (our code is available for both US and International residents). Use code lifeasus at checkout (code expires 5/31/15). And please come back and let us know how the Soothe Shirt works for you or the lucky friend you may have bought it for!  

Win a Soothe Shirt! Lalabu has generously offered a Soothe Shirt in the size and color of your choice to one lucky reader! Giveaway open to both US and International residents. Pictures shown above in size Medium. Choose your size here. Enter via the Rafflecopter below.  

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xoxo, lifeasallison

 

* I received this product as a gift in return for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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  32 comments for “On the Go With Lalabu Soothe Shirt® + Giveaway

  1. Aggie
    April 21, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Oh my goodness, this shirt looks amazing! I wish I had known about it with my first! I am due in a few weeks with my second and would love to try it out with my little girl!

  2. Tracy
    April 21, 2015 at 11:06 am

    What an amazing top! :) I love how functional it is while still being cute!

    • Tracy
      April 21, 2015 at 11:07 am

      I’d keep the shirt for myself. My baby boy is due today! :)

  3. Grace Suh
    April 21, 2015 at 11:07 am

    the soothe shirt looks so functional and comfortable!!

  4. Missy
    April 21, 2015 at 11:15 am

    I would use the shirt for myself. My babe will be 3 months old next week but she has had a struggle. She still won’t sleep anywhere but on me and does not like the moby wrap. This would help me get things done :)

  5. April 21, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Would be so excited to try this, thanks for sharing! Baby girl (my second!) due in TWO WEEKS!!

  6. April 21, 2015 at 11:30 am

    I would totally want it for myself…but I have a good friend whose baby is due a few months after mine, so I might get one for her, too!

  7. April 21, 2015 at 11:35 am

    This is genius and I would just love the snuggle my new little guy in one!! Fingers crossed!!

  8. April 21, 2015 at 11:54 am

    I would keep it for my baby boy!

  9. April 21, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    I couldn’t live without my wraps and carriers (especially now that I am a mommy to a newborn and a toddler!) I rave about them all of the time and tell other mommies and soon to be mommies how much I love these products! I take my wraps with me everywhere I go… But how awesome would it be to simply wear a shirt that is ready for your baby at any moment!? Im sure this shirt would be yet another product to swear by!

  10. Angela
    April 21, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    This looks so amazing! I wish I had it about a year ago when my daughter was first born! What a neat idea. I love baby wearing, and this just seems so much more snuggly! Haha.

  11. April 21, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    I would be using it the shirt. Due with second bundle of joy in 8 weeks! Battled severe HG (picc line, iv fluids, zofran pump, etc) during this pregnancy as well. Been on bedrest for 2 weeks and will remain here until delivery. Can’t wait to have this miracle and be able to get out. This shirt would be perfect for a summer baby!

  12. Shannon
    April 21, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    I would love this top, it looks so cute and comfy :)

  13. April 21, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Ever since I saw this on your Instagram I have become obsessed! I registered for this for my baby shower, as my husband said it is too expensive to purchase ourselves.

  14. Katie Melhus
    April 21, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Looking good as usual, Alli! I need one of these for baby Adalie :) Thanks for the chance to win! Smooches -Katie and Ansley (and Adalie too!)

  15. Amelia
    April 21, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I love this shirt! We use it all the time so a second would be awesome for laundry day!

  16. Teara Parker
    April 21, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    I’ve been eyeing these for months!! I just cant justofy the price. Baby is due any day now!!

  17. Pam
    April 21, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Awesome detail – thanks for sharing!

  18. Hallie
    April 21, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    I would love this top! Just finished my first trimester- pregnant with my first!

  19. April 21, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    I have been coveting these tops! I would keep it for myself as it would come in handy for our first; due in July!

  20. Kendra
    April 22, 2015 at 5:38 am

    This is awesome!

  21. April 22, 2015 at 11:16 am

    That looks amazing! What a brilliant idea! We’re hoping for #2 soon so I’d keep it for myself! 😉

    Kaitlyn
    @thebirdsnestblog

  22. Leanna
    April 25, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    My little one loves to be held all day! We would love this soothe shirt! Such a great idea!!!

  23. Annia
    April 25, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    What a wonderful idea! I would love to try it. I’m due with my first in July!

  24. Alyssa
    April 25, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    I so need this and have so many friends who I know would love one, too!

  25. Stephanie
    April 25, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    I would gift this to my best friend Abby! I was already planning on buying one for her, and she saw your video of how you used it and she fell in love! I would love to win this for her, but either way she is getting one! :)

  26. Jenna
    April 26, 2015 at 3:49 am

    I would keep this for muself; 36 weeks pregnant!

  27. April 26, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I would love a Soothe shirt for myself and my little one. I’m excited for him to arrive in a few more weeks!

  28. angie
    April 27, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Give to my bestie who is expecting her first!

  29. April 27, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    I would LOVE to win this! My due date is this FRIDAY, and it would be amazing for our baby girl this summer. I love your blog and your Instagram account! You inspire me to try and be creative with my outfits, especially on days @ 39 weeks pregnant when I just don’t feel like it :)

  30. April 27, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Love this shirt!! It looks so great and you’re definitely right about wanting one as soon as I saw it!! I’m 30 weeks into this soon to be motherhood journey and counting so if I won this shirt I would most definitely keep it to snuggle our first baby girl!

  31. Alexis Taylor Watts
    April 27, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    I would love to use this shirt with my newborn! As a first time mom, I need all the help I can get!

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