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Review & Give-Away: Hotslings AP

July 15, 2010

Awhile back, I wrote a review for the Hotslings Classic pouch style baby carrier.  As promised, I’m very pleased to now offer a review and give-away of the Hotslings Adjustable Pouch (AP) as well.  Hooray, right!?

Some differences between the Hotslings Classic and the AP include:

  • The AP is adjustable, allowing a great range of caregivers to share the same pouch.  While the Classic is great if only one person is going to use it, the AP offers adjustable straps so the pouch can be shared between caregivers.  (Hey!  This saves money too!)
  • The adjustable straps are also convenient for the ever-changing size and shape of the postpartum as well as nursing body.  Boy, do I know all about this!
  • The AP has a band of leg padding along both edges for maximum comfort.  This is one of my favorite features of the AP.  The second band seems to make the pouch just that much more comfortable for O and Mama.  I also find the AP to be a little wider on my shoulder, offering more support.

Some similarities would be:

  • Ease of use.  Both pouches are incredibly user-friendly!
  • Ease of nursing (bottle or breast).
  • All the benefits of babywearing and keeping little ones close.
  • Safety.  It is the pouch’s simplicity that seems to be what makes it feel so safe to this baby-wearer.  There isn’t much of anything to break or come apart or loose!  I also like how O’s legs are kept in a “froggy” position (knees up) and the back of the pouch comes all the way up under his arms, holding him right where he should be.
  • They’re stylish!

O is just about 13 months old now, so with this style carrier our options are limited to the hip carry.  This is fine as O was never a fan of the cradle carry anyway.  He appreciates the view that the hip carry allows while still having the security of his body facing mine.  I love how the AP makes it easy to get babe in and out on the go, yet unlike other carriers, it doesn’t need to be adjusted every time. Since I am the only one that uses the pouch , I just adjust it perfectly for me and there it stays!  B is a devoted wrapper, occasional mei tai user.  I do appreciate, though, that should B or another caregiver decide to give the pouch a try, the option is there.

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 instructions completely before using this or any other baby carrier!

If you are interested in learning more about babywearing, please feel free to check out the links on my Resources page!

Wouldn’t you like to try a Hotslings AP for yourself?
Hotslings is offering one lucky Oh Baby O reader a Hotslings AP of your very own!*

Required Entry:

Other optional ways to enter:
(Optional entries only count with participation in Required Entry!)

and for two extra optional entries you can:

  • Blog about this Review/Give-Away linking back to Oh Baby O as well as to the Hotslings website.  The  post has to be about this give-away only.

Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry (2 for the facebook and/or blog post)!

*Choice of either black or tokyo pouch.
This give-away is open to US addresses only.
Must be 18 years of age to enter.

Winner, to receive one Hotslings Adjustable Pouch, will be posted in two weeks (July 29th, 2010).  Good Luck!
~Carrie

Thank you to Hotslings 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.  No other compensation has been received for this review.

Winner: Comment #34:

Andrea Paetkau

I follow Hotslings on Twitter as @ampaetka!

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83 Comments
  1. July 15, 2010 9:33 pm

    Loving the adjustable Quinn!

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  11. Lindsey permalink
    July 15, 2010 10:17 pm

    On the website: Love the sized slings – I use ours all the time! So excited there is an ajustable sling that my husband and I could share!

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    I like the Milk Daze nursing camis

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  29. Andrea Paetkau permalink
    July 17, 2010 10:14 pm

    My favorite product is the Reversible Eye Candy Sling! Cute pattern!

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    July 17, 2010 10:15 pm

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  38. July 20, 2010 12:34 am

    I am excited that they now offer an adjustable hotsling!

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    July 20, 2010 11:28 am

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  40. Amanda permalink
    July 20, 2010 12:16 pm

    I really like the Hotslings Camden AP, and love that it is adjustable!

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    July 21, 2010 2:11 pm

    Love the Adjustable Zoie

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    July 23, 2010 12:16 pm

    I like the Adjustable Black Ecru Floral.

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    July 23, 2010 12:51 pm

    I like the urban tribe nursing cover

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  53. July 24, 2010 12:09 am

    I love their adjustable ingrid pouch!

  54. Bao permalink
    July 24, 2010 5:11 am

    My favorite is the Adjustable Canterbury sling.

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    Posted about your giveaway here (since I don’t have a personal blog…I share one with my family; but I figured this forum gets much more traffic than my family blog!):
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  61. Andrea permalink
    July 24, 2010 11:01 am

    Wow. These are so gorgeous! It’d be hard to pick one! I love the colors in these, and then I think the Black Ecru one is the prettiest of all. Wow. Also, I just might order a Cami. It’s very classy looking. I’d love it if the black bridesmaid outfit I put together for my cousin’s wedding works for nursing too! Woohoo!

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    July 24, 2010 3:42 pm

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    July 24, 2010 3:48 pm

    I like the Hyde Park adjustable sling. Thanks!

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