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Halter Strap Kangaroo Tube {more colors}

Part Number:VA003
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Halter Strap Kangaroo Tube {more colors}
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$34.95

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A must for the birth of your baby!

The skin-to-skin contact (kangaroo care) immediately after birth helps stabilize the temperature of newborn and promotes the initiation of breastfeeding. Wear it when you lay by 45 degrees in bed or sitting in a chair.

The Kangaroo tube with halter strap is made from a soft, lightweight and stretchy cotton / spandex jersey for additional comfort for mom and baby - and is flexible enough that baby can move and seek for the breast. Semi-side seams with elastic shirring prevents baby from slipping sideways and follow the shape of the baby without unnecessary pressure. The double band at the bottom and inner support to the buttocks / lower back prevents baby from slipping down. Just slide the halter straps over the head to breastfeed easily.

That strap gives an additional support, especially if you wear your baby when sitting in a chair but it's not a "hands free" baby carrier so if you get up you must have a free hand to ensure additional protection and support. Weight limit is 15 lbs.

This item runs a little small. If you have a question about your size it is always better to order up. However, the fit should be snug. Also the bottom of the shirt hits a little higher than your hips, so it should not touch a c-section scar.

  Bust Waist Hip Bust Waist Hip
XS-S 33 to 37 in 23 to 28 in 33 to 37 in 84 to 94 cm 60 to 70 cm 84 to 94 cm
M-L 37 to 42 in 28 to 34 in 37 to 42.5 in 94 to 106 cm 71 to 86 cm 95 to 108 cm
XG-2XG 42 to 50 in 34 to 40 in 43 to 50 in 107 to 127 cm 87 to 102 cm 109 to 127 cm

Made in Canada by Vija-Design. Patent pending.

Customer Reviews

5 Stars
Mr
I'm not sure why I got the email asking to review this when it was my wife that bought it, but I'll give it a shot. First, I haven't actually seen it and I'm pretty sure it won't fit me. That is a shame because it looks like you could fit several beers and some fishing lures in the pocket. I do think it would look better with sleeves as I'm not sure I'd be comfortable in it at the river. I'd also like to see it come in plaid or maybe camo. It also doesn't sound like the pocket is insulated, which would make it hard to keep the beer cold. Also, I'm not sure the expose-a-nipple feature will prove useful in the field. While it could use a little work, I think it is a great idea and will keep my eye out for the dad version.
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Reviewed by:  from Colorado. on 7/25/2013
5/5
4 Stars
Add this to the TOP of your hospital packing list!!
I so wish I had had this for the births of my first 2 boys! This thing was made for me! I packed several different comfortable things to wear in the hospital, but ended up wearing my kangaroo top the entire time...even with a leaky epidural soaking the back. :-/ (So maybe worth getting 2 if you can afford to do so...wash/wear.) I instinctually hate those plastic bassinet things and refuse to put my babies in them. They have slept on my chest the entire hospital stay unless they were in their Daddy's arms or someone was visiting. My own comfort does suffer, but so worth it! All of my babies have thrived, nursed well and been easily contented--skin-to-skin contact is so invaluable!. The kangaroo top made it so much easier and more comfortable!! All my nurses raved and asked about my top. My babies are born early (this 3rd boy at 36.5 weeks) but have been in excellent health and regained their birth weight before we're discharged from the hospital--I had one nurse say she like my boy better than her full term babies, and almost all of them commented on how content he is! I wore my top and robe almost exclusively...when I got home, I took an old long sleeve shirt and cut it up the middle to make a cardigan type thing to wear with the kangaroo top which was a little less cumbersome and less hot than the robe...but as this latest baby was born in January, it was necessary to wear something more than just the top alone. My only complaints about this thing is that the interior seams could be finished more smoothly because the seams tended to hit right on sensitive breast tissue and be a minor, but persistent irritant. The other downside is the short life of this product--but that's expected. The benefit, comfort and resulting contented baby is well worth the purchase though.
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Reviewed by:  from Dallas, TX. on 2/11/2014
4/5
5 Stars
Look forward to using this when my baby is born
I purchased this for myself for my April due date. I am a smaller woman (5'4" 115lbs before getting pregnant), but read the reviews and decided to get the M/L to be sure there would be enough room for my baby. I tired it on and think it is going to fit perfectly. I am so glad there is an item like this available for skin-to-skin mothering ease. I can't wait to use it!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Firestone, co. on 12/27/2013
5/5
4 Stars
Cara
As an adoptive mom, I loved using this shirt for skin to skin bonding time. You don't have to be a breastfeeder to enjoy the benefits of this shirt. I loved both the color, and the quality of the fabric. Two things of note: 1) I normally wear a size 4/6, and ordered the M/L. Again, I adopted, so I didn't have the recovery pregnancy belly in the way, and it fit me perfectly, so they run a little small. It was on the verge of too snug. 2) I can't imagine a 15 lb, baby enjoying this. My son was 7 lbs. at birth, and he only tolerated it until he was about 10 lbs. I think it became a little too tight for his comfort level (and we swaddle him every night, 7 weeks later).
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Reviewed by:  from Gibert, AZ. on 7/20/2014
4/5
3 Stars
Great concept
I really love this top, but at the same time I was a little disappointed in it. It's a great concept, and I've really enjoyed popping my newborn in it for skin-to-skin babywearing. A few things, however: Quality-wise, I am disappointed. The stitching under one of the arms came completely undone and continues to unravel after washing and wearing this one time. It really does run small - and not particularly long - so order up. I followed the listing's advice that it's supposed to have a "snug fit" and so I stuck with the m/l size. While I can wear it, I constantly have to pull it down, and I feel like one size up would have worked much better. And as an aside, I think the idea behind this top is that it will make skin-to-skin contact easier than other baby carriers - but I was surprised to find that putting this on and installing the baby correctly was pretty much just as complicated as wrapping her skin-to-skin in a Moby or wearing her in a mei tai-style carrier. So, not necessarily a "con" - but something to note. (This shirt does provide a bit more belly coverage for mom than those other options, which might make this a better choice for those expecting visitors, etc.) All of that said, I'm glad I had it and got to spend time with my newborn in it, though I do wish it was better-made.
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Reviewed by:  from Fairbanks. on 8/26/2013
3/5
5 Stars
Excellent
Great top for mom & baby!! Get one for sure. Lifesaver for breastfeeding relationship. Works great for under shirts
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Reviewed by:  from Muskegon . on 5/19/2013
5/5
5 Stars
Living in it at home
I have been wearing this shirt for some part of each day for baby's first week. I don't think I'd try to wear a bra with it. For now, baby is light enough that it is easy to walk around with him in it and a hand under him or in back of his head depending how far down in it he is. But mostly it's great to sit in it and help him change positions as needed for feeding or sleeping but otherwise be hands free and clothes free for him.
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Reviewed by:  from East Bay, California. on 5/6/2013
5/5
4 Stars
Nice shirt
This shirt is so soft and stretchy, seems to be well made. Its great that its cute enough to be worn out of the house but comfortable enough to relax at home (which I think is the point!) Very happy I decided to purchase this top.
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Reviewed by:  from Maine. on 4/25/2013
4/5
5 Stars
Mom of twin boys
These were great when my twin babies were in the NICU. Soft, easy to use, and comfortable for both mom and baby.
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Reviewed by:  from Orange County, CA. on 4/21/2013
5/5
4 Stars
Kangaroo Tube
My second baby is due in a week and I'm very excited to try this product out! The one drawback that I can see is needing to wear a strapless bra with it, which is hard to find in a nursing bra. It may just become a shirt to wear at home but either way it is a great concept.
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Reviewed by:  from West Virginia. on 4/18/2013
4/5
5 Stars
New Mom
This was the best purchase I have made so far as a new mom. I love it! It allows me to bond with my baby skin to skin all day long without my arms feeling like they are going to fall off. If you are considering this-get it! You will not regret it- It is perfect for the hospital and on a daily use. I love bonding with my new little one and this allows me to do it all day long in a comfortable way. And thank you to Milk and Baby for making sure I had this before my new little one arrived. :)
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Reviewed by:  from Lincoln, NE. on 4/12/2013
5/5

Questions and Answers

Q: Hi, I live in south africa and would love some of these halter kangaroo tubes. Could you courier door to door? What would the cost be. I live in Johanensburg. Kind regards. Anneke Pettenburger
Asked by:  - 5/27/2014
A: I Anneke,

The Kangaroo Tube is $34.95 and we have flat rate International shipping that is based on the number of items ordered. For 1 item shipping is $25.00.

Warmest regards,

Kim
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