I heard back from the mom. She loved it but made too comments:
baby out it grow it too soon and the velcro was too short.
If you're going to make it recommend adding two inches to the bottom part all around (where the baby's legs go) and using longer velcro.
"Snuggler" made with a pattern from Lotta Jansdotter's book, Simple Sewing for Baby
that was made available as a free download from CRAFT. http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/05/craft_pattern_podcast_snuggler.html
My friend had been grumbling that all clothes for girls are always pink I searched for a not-too girly, happy print. I wanted to get something coordinating on the inside but I couldn't find a bold complementary solid that matched the vibrant hues and another print seems too much - thus, white as a default.
The pattern calls for a fleece on the inside but living in a southern California opted for flannel instead. I'm not a fan of how the stitching around the velcro shows through (even using black in the bobbin and white in the top). If I made another one I might put use a heavyweight interfacing on the wrong side of the flannel.