Soothing your babies with the LALABU Soothe Shirt™


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It’s tricky business figuring out your new baby. Each and every one of them is different and they each like to be comforted and soothed in different ways. For example, my first three girls loved/love their pacifiers. B, on the other hand? You would think you are putting a toxic poison in her mouth. She won’t even try to suck on it. She’s all about licking and sucking on her hands. I’m curious to see if it results in sucking her thumb/finger.

For a while, she was extra cuddly snuggly and wanted to be held and fall asleep on me. I love it. I love that she wants to be snuggled on me. But, sometimes, I need to get up and do things, like make dinner (or blog…see computer stage left!)

Soother shirt

One thing that makes this a million times easier and possible is the LALABU Soothe Shirt™. It’s a shirt that was designed with newborns in mind and can be used to soothe infants up to 15 pounds (right now, B is 12.5lbs at 3 months old, so I’d guess roughly 4 months!) And, you can wear it for the entirety of your breastfeeding relationship. 


Lalabu soother Review

You see, the Soothe Shirt™ is made for you to both nurse with it and to wear your baby in the pouch. It as a little part build-in for head support until your baby needs it. B is pretty good at holding her head up and didn’t really need it here.

Lalabu soother Review

But once she relaxed a little more and snuggled in, we used it to keep her head supported.

Lalabu soother Review

So you can see the shirt better, here it is with the pouch folded down, so you have access to the cross panels to breastfeed. The shirt actually has a built-in shelf bra, so you don’t have to wear a bra with it. Also, you cannot feed your baby while in the pouch, you must remove them to nurse.

Lalabu soother Review

(I left my bra on. It does make the shirt fit a little tighter, but I’m still having some pretty significant leakage and need all the pressure on the girls I can get). It’s super easy to remove them from the pouch and feed them all while wearing the shirt.

Lalabu soother Review

My favorite part? When she falls asleep nursing, I can ease her back into the pouch without too much disruption. She can snuggle right back into her little pouch and I can get to the things that I need to do with three other littles underfoot.

At LALABU they “Work For New:” Lives Lalabu is named to honor the woman who taught them how to wrap babies on a trip to Burkina Faso. They work one day each week to help women in Atlanta and give $1 of each sale back to women in Africa. I really like to support companies that support others besides themselves.

Lalabu Soother

Lalabu Soother

It’s nice to have a way to soothe my baby with the same shirt that I can also breastfeed her in. And, the fact that if she does fall asleep, in those times where I can’t sit and hold her, I can tuck her into the pouch and continue on with my activities.

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  1. This makes me miss having a baby. NO, I do not want another one, but I wish something like this had been around when my guys were babies.

  2. teresa mccluskey says:

    I want a little man! I seem to only have girls. But this is a great product for new mothers wish I had it when my daughters were little

    1. My B is a girl:) I only have girls too…four of them:)

  3. Ok, that’s pretty amazing and I love that you included the diagrams to explain exactly how to wear and use the sooth shirt. What a great idea!

  4. That is super convenient; like a built in koala. Do they make them big enough for a toddler?? 😉 Red is always saying, Mama: hold you!

  5. Great tips. I can’t wait to have a baby one day 🙂

  6. Awww! This sounds awesome! My cousin is expecting her first next month, I am going to have to share this with her. She’ll probably think I’m pretty awesome!

  7. What a cutie! I wish this was around when i couldn’t figure out the swaddling things a few years ago!

  8. How precious! Someone looks awfully all bundled up with mommy. This looks like a great product for new moms to have. It makes me want another!

  9. THAT is a really, really great idea for babywearing and snuggling. and it looks cute, to boot!

  10. I would love to try of these with my newborn (coming any day now!). The look perfect for those early weeks.

  11. Interesting idea for those with kids. Not sure about us bunny mommas though, I think my bunnies would lose their minds! Haha!

  12. This is the coolest shirt ever. I have a wrap that is similar that I cannot wait to use. So great that you can still carry your babe without the extra heat of an additional wrap and you can still nurse in it too!

  13. Wow, this is a great invention! I wish I would have had one when my daughter was a baby. I did use the heck out of my over the shoulder baby holder, though.

  14. What a little sweetie! This seems like a great innovations for moms of babes!

  15. It’s especially nice that you can move her to the pouch and carry on with what needs doing. What a genius shirt!

  16. This is a great product for all moms! This will surely make nursing a baby easier. 🙂

  17. Well that’s handy, useful, and very well designed. I’d have used this with any one of mine when they were little.

  18. Yup, I want another one. Its amazing the products they are coming out with these days for nursing moms. I love it!

  19. What a sweetie. This product looks genius. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Love the photos! I wish I had one of these when my son was little!

  21. Gosh, I wish this was around when my kidlets were babies. I never got the hang of Baby Bjorn or the sling. I would of loved this – and I’m sure they would have too!

  22. This is awesome! My baby is almost 15 lbs now or I’d be getting one of these pronto!

  23. This looks really neat, I will have to keep this in mind for if we have anymore babies!

  24. This would have been so nice to have when my daughters were this age. What a convenient shirt to have and so useful. Enjoy this cuddly age!!

  25. I like the idea of a soothe shirt! From what I’ve heard, the first three months of motherhood is definitely a challenge so anything that will soothe is a help!

  26. Looks awesome! Little man loves the Boba carrier, but this seems like an awesome product! Going now to check out their site.

  27. This is so creative and convenient for moms! My aunt is having a new baby (and has a two year old already), this would make a great gift!

  28. although we wont be needing this – this looks pretty awesome.
    will have to share with my mommy friends 🙂

  29. shelly peterson says:

    Love this! I have never seen this before. My niece is expecting her first baby. This will be perfect for her.

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