SleepyNico's 4th Birthday Competition

Posted on June 08, 2016 | 24 Comments

Four years ago, over a chilled glass of wine, my husband and I decided to embark on a big adventure together – running our own business, Sleepy Nico. This life changing decision happened to fall on our wedding anniversary...

Many years before in 2004, Ali and I, young and fresh faced travelled around the world together – taking in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America and the pinnacle of the trip: a cruise to Antarctica. It was an incredible journey, thrown around an ex-research vessel on the Drake Passage in seas 30ft high that rendered most passengers seasick for a large part of the journey. Once there we thankfully got out and explored wildlife on the islands as well as at sea. We marvelled at whales, seals and of course penguins, hundreds and hundreds of noisy, smelly penguins.

Noisy, Smelly Penguins

Ali asked me to marry him on the Antarctic peninsula. We had a quiet moment whilst the other members of our group were exploring a different part of Petermann Island, where we had stopped that morning. The sun was shining and it was incredibly beautiful, he popped the question and I said yes. When we looked down we were surrounded by penguins. A group of them had clustered around us as if they wanted to be the first to hear the good news.

Ali and Angeline, Just Engaged

Three months later we were married in London with penguins as our wedding theme. The next part of the adventure was the arrival our two beautiful daughters Amelia and Louisa and through them an introduction to babywearing and Sleepy Nico.

So, as is my tradition, I am holding a birthday competition to win a Sleepy Nico baby carrier. We have been lucky enough to acquire a gorgeous Baie Penguins Chill wrap and have converted it into a stunning baby carrier with our signature black corduroy.

Baie Penguins Chill SleepyNico Baby Carrier

New Competition: Name the Penguin Carrier

If you would like a chance to win this carrier please let us know what you think it should be called. Email your answer (just one per person please) to Entry is open from 8th June to midnight on the 14th June.

Because the 8th is such a special day we are also releasing two gorgeous limited edition carriers perfect for summer. Amelia Cat for my fanatical feline loving daughter and the lovely Lily, named for an old friend's daughter who has her birthday on the 8th as well.

There is a 15% discount off all baby carriers bought through the website today only with the code BIRTHDAY15. This offer is limited to one carrier per person and is available till midnight on the 8th June.

I hope you all have a great time celebrating this extra special day with us.

Happy Carrying

Angeline x


Terms and Conditions

  1. The judges decision is final
  2. The prize cannot be exchanged for cash
  3. No purchase is necessary
  4. If you win the competition you will be notified by email
  5. Only one entry per person
  6. To enter the competition you must be over 18


‘Happy feet’ ????

Posted by Beth on June 13, 2016

My name suggestion is korora which is apparently the Maori name for the little blue (fairy) penguin!
Happy Anniversary!

Posted by Elinor Bauchmüller on June 13, 2016

Spheniscidae Amore

Posted by Danielle Kendall on June 13, 2016

I"d call this, protective bird

Posted by Laura Carnall on June 09, 2016

I name the penguin carrier – Princess Percival :)

Would love to win ??

Posted by Christina morton on June 09, 2016

Penguin parade

Posted by Karen Ashworth on June 08, 2016

Feathers mcgaur

Posted by Emma on June 08, 2016

I really wanted to choose a name beginning with P, but I couldn’t think of one cool enough for this gorgeous penguins. So after some consideration I think this beautiful penguin carrier should be called Franco X

Posted by Charlotte johnson on June 08, 2016


Posted by Lynette on June 08, 2016

I think it should be called “cool blue”

Posted by Linda Tighe on June 08, 2016

The carrier should be called “BLESSINGS” as when you associate with penguins they are good blessed memories and hopefully everyone carrying their bundle of (mainly) joy will be blessed with good and happy memories xx

Posted by Helen Blakemore on June 08, 2016

I think you should name it ‘Polly’ after my daughter!

Posted by Deb Niven on June 08, 2016

Hi, Id love for it to be called the madison carrier, after my baby girl, it would make us very very happy for such a beautiful carrier to be named for after her ?

Posted by Sophie Baylis on June 08, 2016

Blue Penguin (which is the nickname of a breed of penguin called “little penguin” quite fitting that it has blue penguins on it)!

Posted by Rebekah Johnson on June 08, 2016

Pick up a penguin

Posted by Benjamin Johnson on June 08, 2016

Ok so my daughters and I think it should be called “happy feet”

Posted by Rebekah Johnson on June 08, 2016

would be amazing to win we would call it Isaac we have a girl called Evelyn but had she been a boy she would have been an Isaac ?

Posted by Louise on June 08, 2016

We would love to win this sling❤️

Posted by Jennifer Veale on June 08, 2016

Love Sleepy Nico and love Baie wraps! Perfect combo.

Posted by Lindsey Fawcett on June 08, 2016

Aww, I’m gutted, I’m looking to buy an Esme from you when back in stock so I can’t take advantage of this offer! :(

Posted by Sam Shaw on June 08, 2016

Happy Birthday Sleepy Nico.
My name would be ‘Penny’ the penguin and short for penninsula (Antarctic ?) ?

Posted by Kate Brewer on June 08, 2016

What a lovely story on your business venture together. I bought a sleepy nico pre loved and I too am loving it very much. There are such beautiful materials on your website & if money was no object I could pick at least another 5!
I think a lovely name for the stunning penguin conversion is ‘Atticus’. It was a name we had in line for our baby but didn’t go for in the end, but I still love it – and is also a penguin character from the film Happy Feet.
Best wishes on your special day

Posted by Kim Scutt on June 08, 2016


Posted by Becky Masabakituyi on June 08, 2016

I think the carrier should be named Harambe after the poor gorilla who lost his life this year when a small child fell into the gorilla pen. Even tho us a penguin design this situation has made lots of parents realise how vulnerable children are when they are let loose to run around. Keeping your child close keeps them safe

Posted by Alic Thomas on June 08, 2016

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