We spoke with Amy Abreu, co-owner of Oopa® Baby.

Can you tell us more about yourself and the inspiration behind the creation of your company?

I am married and I have two children, Tiago, who will be four in October, and Francesca, who turned two in April. If things go as planned, there may be a third on the horizon! My husband is from Lisbon, Portugal, we met while I was getting my MBA in Madrid. We lived together in Lisbon for four years, before moving to Miami shortly before our son was born. We live in Coconut Grove, a part of Miami, FL. It sounds a bit cliché, but I simply couldn’t find a carrier with the look I had in mind. I’ve always been very particular (some might say peculiarly so) about my taste, and as my husband would probably put it, “impossible to please”, so I suppose I tried to make the old saying, “if you want something done right, do it yourself” a reality!

Oopa (spelled "upa" in Portuguese and Spanish) is a colloquial phrase adults use when speaking to children, meaning "up!", as in "Come on, let me pick you up....upa!"

FEATURES OF THE OOPA® SLING (according to Oopa®)

  • Oopa® slings are traditional ring slings, designed with unique, eye-catching style.
  • Our slings come in luxurious fabrics such as silk and cashmere, as well as 100% cotton and organic cotton/hemp blends
  • Our slings are also famous for their quality and comfort, recently voted among the Best Ring Slings in a babywearing article in Mothering Magazine.

In addition, Oopa® slings promote the following benefits for both mother and child:

  • Help to calm and soothe baby, and make her secure in a new environment.
  • Promote physical development and alertness.
  • Rest those tired arms, have your hands free again!
  • Nurse on the go, discreetly in public.
  • Slings are a bonding tool for fathers and other caregivers, looking to connect with baby.
  • Good exercise -- burn calories wearing your baby in a sling!
  • Carried babies are safer -- you always know where your baby is when you carry her in a carrier.


Purchase Oopa® Slings from the Oopa® online store by clicking here

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Success Through Play™ comments:

Oopa® sent us a gorgeous organic cotton ring sling for the review. We applaud Oopa® for offering an organic cotton eco-friendly option to their line of ring slings. A stand out feature of the organic cotton Oopa® Sling is the long dramatic tail with a built in pocket, perfect for carrying your essentials and a matching gold ring. The luxurious fabrics are perfect for an evening out or wear your Oopa® Sling to add some glamour to your life!

To learn more about the Oopa® Sling, please visit the FAQ section of their website by clicking here. Instructions for wearing your Oopa® Sling can be found here. Safety tips for using your Oopa® Sling are listed here.

The Oopa® motto is: Sling your baby in style.™. Be warned, these slings are not for shy mamas; you are assured to be the center of attention when you carry your baby in an Oopa® Sling!

Highly recommended.

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