Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Rockin' Baby Sling Review and GIVEAWAY

**This giveaway is closed. Thank you for entering.**

Baby wearing is something I strongly support. The benefits for both mama and baby are numerous. Baby is nestled close, where he or she wants to be. Baby cries less. Baby is a happy. Mama has her hands free to do other tasks. Mama and baby bond better. Those are only some of the many benefits to baby-wearing.

When I had Jacob, (oh, let’s not say how many years ago), I carried him quite a bit in a sling after someone recommended we try it due to him being a colicky little guy. Back then, color and pattern choices were limited- at least for what I could find, so I carried my baby boy in a pastel alphabet-patterned sling. Cute, but not cool. Not by a long shot. Then, there was the comfort factor. My sling lacked in that area as well. I sure wish that Rockin’ Baby Sling had been around then. No doubt, I would have been one heck of a hip mama sporting one of their slings!

A Rockin’ Baby Sling is for the hip mama who wants the benefits of carrying her baby comfortably and looking good at the same time. Natasha and Lisa sent me the “Somebody to Love” reversible sling to try. My 11 month-old, 22 pound niece Abigail loves it! She snuggles in, and she smiles and babbles to us while her mama carries her and takes care of the other kids, does the dishes, and shops at the mall. Better yet, it is comfortable to do all of these things while carrying her! My sister reports that her shoulders and back don’t bother her one bit. I think she looks pretty darn hip wearing the pink, white, black and purple sling as well! I would say the only (very minor) drawback we found to the sling was the length of the tails. My sister is a short little thing (sorry, Missy!), so any sling would be long on her. The upside of this is that Rockin’ Baby Sling offers to shorten your sling for a mere $8.00, or if you prefer, you can purchase one of their Rockin’ Baby Sling pouches.

Bottom Line:• We highly recommend this sling for its comfort, quality construction, ease of use and ultra-cool style!
• The Rockin’ Baby Sling can be worn in five different carrying positions, and it’s reversible!
• The Rockin’ Baby Sling is adjustable and has a tail with a pocket that can be used to cover up while nursing. The pocket is an added bonus for when you need to carry a few items and don’t want to have to lug around your diaper bag.
Rockin’ Baby Sling slings and pouches come in many styles and colors; there’s something to suit everyone’s inner rock star. :)

BUY IT:
Order one now and start reaping the benefits of carrying your baby in comfort and style: Rockin’ Baby Sling.


WIN IT:
Natasha and Lisa have generously offered one living life one day at a time reader a chance to win an “Across the Universe” Rockin Baby Sling, valued at $102.00. Thanks Lisa and Natasha!


HERE’S HOW TO WIN:
• Visit Rockin’ Baby Sling, then leave a comment here telling me what your favorite feature is of the Rockin’ Baby Slings or Pouches.
• If you are not a blogger, email 3 of your friends telling them about this giveaway, and cc me at colleenstearns@gmail.com.

SCORE EXTRA ENTRIES:
1. Blog about this giveaway with a link back to my site (be sure to post your link here so I know where to find it.)

2. Subscribe to my blog via reader.

3. Click on the FOLLOW THIS BLOG link on my left sidebar.

4. Tweet about this contest on Twitter.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.

*Enter by 9pm (EST) on Friday, December 5.

One lucky commenter will be chosen at random and notified via email, so make sure you leave a valid email address in your comment.

107 comments:

Jenna said...

I like how adjustable they are. Also, what pretty fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer said...

I like that there are 5 different wearing positions! That is great!

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Kristina said...

The fabrics are beautiful! I love the cute little aluminum rings they use, they add such a classy look to the slings. I also like how you can take a single sling and use it from the time your baby's born to when she's 35 lbs, which really could be until she's 3 years old, lol.

This would so come in handy if I won it (baby#2 due in April)

Stacy said...

I like that it fits all sizes.

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lace said...

The blues and greens of this sling are beautiful. My favorite feature is the adjustability. I like that I can loan it to other moms/parents/grandparents to try and they don't have to be the same size as me.

lace said...

I've subscribed to your feed.

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I'm now following you.

lace said...

I've blogged about your giveaway here:

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can you tell I'm really wanting to win this sling? It's beautiful.

lace said...

Just tweeted your giveaway.

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here's my tweet "I'm wanting to win this giveaway at Living Life One Day at a Time http://tinyurl.com/6xw3nr"

Anastasia said...

i like Purple Rain Sling

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blogged

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Anastasia said...

Subscribed via reader.

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grams said...

I love the slings, great colors! I use one in church with my granddaughter. And the pocket is great for storing her pacifier.

Alexia said...

I love all the bright eye-catching colors and patterns on both the Slings and the Pouches!

A Family Completed... said...

I like that they can carry a baby into toddler hood since it goes up to 40 pounds... my daughter who is 5 and a half is just 42 pounds so it would work well into when I'm ready to stop carrying my son, lol.
thanks for the entry
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Kristy said...

I love the various carrying positions and I love the gorgeous patterns!

I am a huge advocate of baby wearing...I have worn my baby in a sling since she was born...she loves it!

Thanks for the opportunity...I love these slings!

Jessica D. said...

One love is what i pick. There all very cute and very stylish.

Jayme said...

i like how many positions are available with these slings. i hope i win!

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Sundi said...

I love the adorable fabrics that are cute enough to wear all the time and that are reversible for more versatility! I especially love the "This Lullaby" fabric -- so beautiful!

ThreadBeaur said...

I love that they have a pocket. And that they test the rings extensively! A bonus is that they are made in the USA! Great giveaway.
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Gwen said...

I love the beautiful fabrics.

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Sandy said...

I LOVE the way its adjustable- so I can wear and so can hubs- and love the different positions and fabrics mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

zoe hunter said...

I really like that they added :reversible / adjustable pouches to their line. Thanks for the cool contest.

zoe hunter said...

I am subscribing to you :)

zoe hunter said...

I am following your blog :)

Melanie said...

I love that it's reversible, the fabrics and how low or high you can wear it(especially for nursing!)

melissad.williams said...

I love the gorgeous fabrics they come in. I have never seen those fabrics anywhere else!

Insignificon said...

I like that they're made in the USA! And the 5 different positions! And the colors! Nuff said?

Lo said...

I love that they last so long -- up to 40 lbs! Wonderful!

wigget said...

i love that there are 5 positions in which it can be worn as all babies liked to be carried in a certain way. also, that it lasts up to 40 lbs.
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micaela6955 said...

I like the different positions and the fact that you can use the baby sling for quite some time, and not just for infants. Gorgeous prints as well!

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Anonymous said...

I like that you can use it from infant size all the way to a 40 lb. tot!


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Gina said...

I follow your blog

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Gina said...

And I love all the beautiful fabrics, and that they offer both ring type and pouch slings.

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cathyhall said...

I love how you can also nurse with the sling on. (and that the company donates profits - double yey)

I Do Faces said...

Wow you can wear it 5 different ways!!! I just love it!! You keep your hands free and baby is still nice and snug!!! They have really cute patterns/fabric too!
Tasia
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The Saunders Family said...

love that the weight limit is so high, making it still an option for my 19 mo. old.
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betty R. said...

would have to be that they are totally adjustable!oh how i need this..i have 2 granddaughters and a great nephew that are only a month different in ages and range from 15 pds.-23!!! i wanna win!!!!!!!!!

thank you and merry christmas!

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bk said...

i love the reversible fabrics. so pretty & unique!

Bunny B said...

I love the style, fabric and it's one size fits all :)
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Sena said...

Great designs! Very fashionable!!

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A subscriber as well
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valerie2350 said...

love that it can be used in 5 different wearing positions :)

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following you :)

tlpounds said...

Those look so classy, and I love how it has 5 different positions.

Thanks for the great contest.

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tara said...

What Lovely Slings! My favorite thing about these slings are the rings, I'm an avid baby wearer and its so nice to be able to adjust this sling as the baby grows.

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cathyhall said...

I commented way back, but want to say that I am now a follower, thanks.

Cinnamon*Sticks Boutique said...

Love the modern fabrics! I think I am partial to the sling
Canela

Cinnamon*Sticks Boutique said...

Going to twitter :o)
Canela

Xenia said...

I not only love the variety of colors that these slings come in, but that there are so many different wearing positions - that's a nice feature that a lot of slings don't have.

Thanks!
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PainterMommy said...

I like the pouch the best. It looks like a shoulder bag that you can carry the baby in comfortably.

PainterMommy said...

I twittered!

PainterMommy said...

I followed!

PsychMamma said...

I love that the investment is good for 3 years (up to 40 lbs!) and that 3% of the profits are donated to Heifer International, one of my favorite charities! Thanks for the chance to enter!

PsychMamma said...

I follow your blog!

PsychMamma said...

I subscribed in Google Reader

PsychMamma said...

I Tweeted!

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Dee said...

I love the added pocket at the end of the sling and the fact that a portion of the proceeds go to charity. My baby is outgrowing her pouch sling and I would love to have an adjustable sling that will grow with her.

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

I love the fabrics and that 3% of the proceeds go to charity, wonderful!

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

tweeted about your great giveaway...

Feed the moose said...

Heifer International is my #1 favorite nonprofit in the whole world, so I just loved seeing that 3% of profits go to this org! I know this isn't a sling feature per se, but it is most definitely my favorite thing!!! :-)

Aimee said...

I love the "Three Little Birds" print, and I love that there are so many positions you can wear the wraps in...whatever works best for you and your baby!!

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abigail said...

I love that they're lined with a coordinating fabric and are adjustable. Lovely!

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Stephanie said...

Thanks for the introduction to Rockin' Baby Sling! I used other types of carriers with my first daughter (now 2-years-old), but I never had the opportunity to try a sling. RBS' slings look versatile and great for using as baby grows.

I have a little girl due in March and I'd be delighted if I won the Around the Universe sling. I also love the "The Day it Rained Pink Flowers" sling - it's so pretty, pink, and perfectly girly! :)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

That is such a pretty one! I'd love to win! I LOVE that the pouches are adjustable and the ring slings have a nice sized tail for covering baby in the chill or when nursing!

Steph

Rebecca said...

I like that it is for little ones up to 40 pounds. My little one is clingy and I can't see that changing soon, so being able to wear her for a while is a benefit.
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Micah and Katie said...

I love wearing these things to the mall. The are great for taking baby in and out when you want to try things on or when they just want out. I love the it grows with the baby.

Wehaf said...

My favorite feature is that it is adjustable, so everyone in the family can use it.

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Micah and Katie said...

Just twittered

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$5 Dinner Mom said...

Love the gorgeous and stylish fabrics...and that the fabric is "reversible". Very cool giveaway!
Erin

Andreah said...

I like that they can be adjusted five different ways to suit your needs. And that they come in lots of pretty fabrics.

Andreah said...

I am a follower.

Andreah said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed.

prairie mom of 2 girls said...

I like the black and white one...I think it was called Love is all around

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Andrea said...

Wow they look great. I love the forest pattern one.

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Photography by Laney said...

I love that you can use the slings for toddlers as well as infants! I had front carriers for both my kids (10 and 12 now!), and now that I am trying for my third child, I really have my heart set on one of these!

Photography by Laney said...

I subscribed to your blog, too!

Photography by Laney said...

I also am "following" your blog.

~ Cee ~ said...

I appreciate the high weight limit. Some of the carriers I've seen are only up to 20-25lbs, and my daughter, at five months, is already at that mark and is very tall for her age, too. Thanks for the giveaway!

CanCan said...

I love the long tail, I think it would be useful for covering up when nursing, too. I also love the awesome rock n roll names! I love the Beatles so this would be a fabulous one to win! Or, maybe "All you Need Is Love"!

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CanCan said...

I am following your blog!

CanCan said...

I'm twittering! @MomMostTraveled

Isil Simsek said...

thanks for the give aWay.

tlr said...

I love the patterns and that it is adjustable for all sizes. Thanks!

Britt said...

I love all the fabulous fabrics! And the complete adjust-ability of the slings.

Marissa said...

I am a smaller person so I love how they are adjustable. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lee Christa said...

I'm really short so the way they adjust will work for me and I love that. I have a hard time with stuff like this.

Lee :)
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Lee Christa said...

I follow you now!

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Lee Christa said...

And I tweeted!

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Lexigurl said...

I love that these slings can be worn in five different ways. I also like all of the fun and colorful prints they come in. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Mama said...

I love how they are handsfree to hold my grandson

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