|in the Ergo, on our way to
the Watermelon Festival!
|Myles in his Moby, at around 3 weeks old
My babywearing journey began with a Moby (which I was kind of in love with). I also had an Infantino carrier than was similar to an Ergo, which was OK, but not my favorite. And that was it. But once my son outgrew the Moby, I found the other carrier to be kind of a pain to get him in and out of for quick trips into the store and things. So, I got a sling....not a ring sling, but one that I had to measure myself and order the correct size. I loved it. It was so easy and quick to use!! I had seen many of my friends with their newborns in beautiful ring slings, but didn't really understand how they worked.... the rings, adjusting them, etc. So I never tried them.
I found Snuggy Baby on etsy and was drawn in by the beautiful prints they had for their wraps and slings. And then I found out that it was a WAHM business, and I liked them even more. Snuggy Baby was started by a mom with two young children. She loved the look of ring slings, but couldn't find a place to buy them. So, she decided to make her own. It took a while to develop a fashionable, comfortable sling, but, in my opinion, she's done exactly that!!
Although I was excited when Snuggy Baby sent me one of their ring slings, I wasn't sure how I was going to like it--would it really be more convenient than the sling I already had? How do you adjust it? Isn't it a pain having to adjust the sling every time I put my son in it? And then I got it. First of all, it's beautiful. They sent me their Rainbow Chevron print (I had a really hard time deciding....soooo many beautiful prints!!) and it's absolutely gorgeous!! The colors are so vibrant and fun!
|seriously....gorgeous and fun!!
So, on to how it works. This sling is really great. The fabric is quite thick and sturdy; I had no worries about it sagging or anything with my 27 lb. toddler. And he loves it. He's really comfortable in it. In fact, when I first got it, he kept asking for me to take him for a "ride" in it, all over the house.
The quality of this sling is absolutely amazing. The stitching is perfect, the fabric is lovely (and really, the prints Snuggy Baby has are amazing!! Be sure to check them out online), the rings are so strong....everything about this sling screams quality.
The rings themselves are nice and solid. They don't have any seams/welds, so I don't have to worry that they might bend or break.
|shoulder padding; nice, strong rings
The length of the fabric is also great--long enough that it will fit many sizes of women, but not too long that it gets in the way. I also feel like this would be great for breastfeeding, either with the baby in the sling or out of it--you could use the sling tail as a cover for while you're out and about. It's multi-functional!
|at the baseball game! I think the
rings should be a little higher,
but Myles was comfy!
Snuggy Baby also makes some other carriers y'all should check out! They have some beautiful, knit wraps that are similar to something like the Moby, but not as stretchy, so you can use it longer without it sagging from the weight of a heavier child. They also make Mei Teis. The other thing that I really love, is they make child's doll slings!! They're absolutely adorable, and how fun for a little one to get to have their own sling to wear their dolls or stuffed animals in!! I'm thinking about getting one for my son and all his stuffed animals!
The other thing they make is wet bags. Now, I didn't get a chance to try one out, but based on the quality of this ring sling, I'm going to assume that the wet bags are great. The prints they have are just so cute! And they have sooo many to choose from--various sizes, prints, etc. Next time we're on the market for a new wet bag, I'm definitely going to check here first!
And lucky for all of you, Snuggy Baby has offered a giveaway of a $75 e-gift-certificate to one of our readers! So you'll get to choose what product you want to try--wrap, ring sling, doll carrier, etc. Be sure to enter below!!
Snuggy Baby has also offered a 10% off coupon code for their website, until Sept. 23rd: use code ADDICTION at checkout.