Drum roll, please! I am very excited to announce our la
The Sojourn Sling from Petunia Pickle Bottom!! I am giving away the one above, in the picture, the fabric is called Moment in Morocco. Isn’t is stunning?! It’s a size medium and will fit a Mama with a shirt size of m-l. It has a bit of stretch in the fabric, so even if you are the larger end, it will fit. I wear a size 40E bra and wear a M to L shirt and it fits fine and has room for Penelope to grow. If you are smaller, you can very easily take it in and hem the seam to make the sling shorter in length to fit.
To enter, go to Petunia Pickle Bottom’s website and browse around then leave a comment below telling me what you love! You can win additional entries by posting on Facebook or Twitter, or on your blog, or become a Fan on the Mama and Baby Love Facebook page. For each entry leave a separate comment. A winner will be randomly selected on October 27th.
They also sent one for me to try out and review. Let me tell you, I am pretty in love with my Maya Wrap, Ella Roo Wrap and my New Native sling, so the Sojourn Sling had stiff competition going up against my other beloved carriers-carriers that I have been using for 5 plus years ( I was nanny before I became a mother).
The Sojourn Sling takes the cake, hands down in the style department. I mean, look at these other fabric options!!! This one, Dancing in Dublin, or this one, Frockling in Fez, make my heart go pitter-patter! And we all know how much I like things to be matchy-matchy, so with these slings, you have the option of get any kid of Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bag to match!
In the function department, its neck and neck with my Maya Wrap. The Maya Wrap has a slight edge over the Sojourn Sling, because I am able to sort of hog tie Penelope very tightly, in the Maya Wrap. So when I am cooking I put her arms in side the sling and tighten it up and it keeps her little arms safe inside while I cook. Other than that, I like the Sojourn Sling just as much, if not better, because you don’t have to adjust anything!! You just throw it on and off you go.
The New Native sling I have is similar in cut to the Sojourn Sling, except the Sojourn Sling has a bit of stretch to it. So you can get a better, snugger fit with the Sojourn Sling.
And last, but not least, its ORGANIC COTTON! The fabric that is touching your little ones skin all day, not only looks beautiful, its good for their health and the earth. Ah, you couldn’t ask for a better sling than this one!
Seriously, if you are pregnant and trying to figure out what kind of sling to get, get this one in your collection, no question about it. If you are new to babywearing and not sure where to start, START HERE (and be sure to check out my tutorial below!) If you are an old pro, (ahem, like me) and want to try something new and fabulous, buy one!
I am starting to feel like I sound like raving lunatic, so I will end my rave review here, but I am just so impressed with this sling. It hard to find one that is this gorgeous and actually functions they way you need it to.
Now on to the picture and video tutorial!
Step 1. Line up your sling flat, seam down at the bottom. Place on arm like so. You can wear the sling on either shoulder, makes no difference.
Then put it over whatever shoulder you want and get it nice and straight. The seam is by your hip. I actually use the sling, a bit different than the directions that came with sling, fyi. This is what works for me. You can also look online, here and herefor more tutorials.
Then hike your babe up by your shoulder. Bring the fabric out and around them, tucking their feet inside. Then slowly lower them down.
As you lower them down, open up the sling, and make a little pouch/shelf for their bum. And pull the fabric up to cover up their arms. They will be able to easily take their arms out if they want to.
And ta-da! Happy Baby!
Check out the same tutorial in video, below. Let me know if you have any questions!