Review & Give-Away: Rockin’ Baby Sling
Friends, Mamas, fellow Baby-Wearers, I’m thrilled to be offering you a review and give-away of the Rockin’ Baby Sling!
Have I told you yet how much we love babywearing? We love love love babywearing! The benefits of babywearing have been huge to our family. After our surgical birth, it was helpful to have all the extra snuggle time that babywearing enables. I loved keeping my brand new baby close to me all the time. I still do. My husband also likes to keep Baby O close, especially when we are out in the world.
We’ve been using Rockin’ Baby Sling’s If Everyone Cared Organic Ring Sling (pictured right) for a couple of months now. When the sling first arrived, I was beside myself with excitement! I immediately opened it up, read the instructions, and then watched their youtube videos. I had a bit of a learning curve as far as learning to properly thread the sling so that it can be easily adjusted. After the initial adjustment period, we found using this sling to be a cinch! There are five ways to wear your baby using the Rockin Baby Sling. Our favorite ways are the snuggle hold and the hip carry as Baby O prefers to be upright. Ring slings are wonderful because they are so easily adjusted. This is especially nice if you want to share the sling with someone else, such as baby’s papa or grandma.
We currently have four different baby carriers, each has a preferred use. The Rockin’ Baby Sling is great for quick trips out and about, such as to the store. It is quick and easy to get baby in and out when on the go. The long tail is nice because you can use it as a shield for baby or to cover while nursing. When not in use, I often wrap the extra length of the tail around the rings to pad them. The sling is reversible, making it more versatile and perhaps more appealing for papas to wear. There is also a pocket on both sides. We usually stow a pacifier and burp cloth in ours.
Aside from being beautiful, our particular sling is made from 100% organic cotton sateen and poplin. Have you ever noticed how wonderful organics feel? Mmm! We try to go organic whenever we can. I love using a sling I know won’t harm my baby with chemicals or pesticides!
One of the most impressive things about Rockin’ Baby Slings is the quality and their commitment to supporting their local economy. I inspect seams when I buy pajama pants, so you can imagine how picky I would be about a baby carrier! The Rockin’ Baby Sling is overlocked and seamed twice using 40 lb thread. According to the information on the Rockin’ Baby Sling website, the sling seams were pull tested up to 1100 lbs before they gave way. Woah! Rockin’ Baby Slings are cut, dyed, and sewn in Los Angeles California by well-paid moms and dads, not outsourced. They also have super duper customer service. I’ve sent many emails back and forth with both Natasha and Lisa, the owners of Rockin’ Baby Sling. They have been nothing but super nice and helpful. If you have any questions about their slings, do not hesitate to contact them or check out their support page!
If ring slings aren’t necessarily your style, or if you aren’t interested in dealing with all that fabric, a Rockin’ Baby Pouch might be more your taste.
I always try new carriers at home for awhile before taking them in the world, just to be sure I fully understand how to use it safely and comfortably. Please be sure to review all corresponding use and safety information completely before using this or any other baby carrier!
Would you like a Rockin’ Baby Sling of your very own?Yes!!!
Natasha and Lisa of Rockin’ Baby Sling are oh so very generously offering one very lucky Oh Baby O reader a Rockin’ Baby Sling (pictured right)!
Here’s how to enter: (Required Entry)
- Go to the Rockin’ Baby Sling website and comment back here which sling is your favorite.
Other optional ways to enter:
(Optional entries only count with participation in Required Entry!)
- Follow/Subscribe to Oh Baby O (see sidebar).
- Place the Oh Baby O badge on your blog (make sure it links) .
- Become a fan of Oh Baby O on Facebook.
- Follow Oh Baby O on Twitter (see sidebar).
- Follow Rockin’ Baby Sling on Twitter.
- Tell us your favorite way to wear your baby.
- Tweet about this Review/Give-Away (one per week).
- Tell us a second design you like from Rockin’ Baby Sling.
- Name one benefit of babywearing.
- Watch the Rockin’ Baby Sling videos on youtube. Helpful!
- Become a fan of Rockin’ Baby Sling on Facebook.
I’ve mentioned it before, but it’s worth mentioning again… It is often beneficial to become a facebook fan of your favorite brands. It’s a great way to learn of awesome deals and give-aways. During the month of November, Rockin’ Baby Sling is offering 40% off just in time for the holidays! Amazing, right? Join their facebook fan page or check out their site to learn more!
and for two extra optional entries you can:
(Again, optional entries only count if you participate in required entry!)
- Blog about this Review/Give-Away linking back to Oh Baby O as well as to the Rockin’ Baby Sling website. I’ll give you two entries since it requires two links! (Be sure to leave two comments!) Make sure to leave me a link so I can see your post. The blog post has to be about this give-away only. This is a fantastic give-away! For two entries, it deserves it’s own post. Thank you.
The more entries you have, the better your chances of winning!
Remember to leave a separate comment (2 for the blog post) for each entry along with a valid email address so you can be contacted if you win!
Please, for your own privacy, do not publish your email within the text of your comment. I get all of them along with your comments in my account. I have in the past deleted email addresses from comment text for you to protect your privacy, but I really don’t have time to edit every comment (though I do read each and every one).
Winner, to receive one Rockin’ Baby Sling, will be posted in two weeks (Dec. 8th). Good Luck!
This give-away is open to U.S. addresses only. Thank you.
Thank you to Natasha and Lisa of Rockin’ Baby Sling for their help during our review process.
Disclosure: Please note, although an honest review, this review is based on free product samples provided to the author.
All images courtesy of rockinbabysling.com.