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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Benefits of a Sling vs. Soft Structured Carriers + Giveaway

I love babywearing my son. I wasn't aware of all the different types of wraps, carriers and slings out there with my daughter. I wish I had done more research about it. There is so much more info about babywearing out there to day. I love the hands-free ability to carry your child and how much easier it makes nursing on the go.

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Many areas have baby wearing support groups, where you can learn to use different carriers and even borrow carriers to try out. Breastfeeding support groups (La Leche League, Breastfeeding USA, etc.) can also be a good place to try out a carrier & find out how to use one, since many breastfeeding moms use baby carriers. I have loved a few different types of carriers, but here are the Benefits of a Sling vs. Soft Structured Carriers.

1. Slings are a multi-use baby product. You can also use it for a changing pad, a blanket, floor play mat, carseat/stroller canopy, and so much more.

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2. It tends to be easier to nurse in a sling wrap. Because of their versatility with how they are tied on each individual person, slings tend to be easier to nurse in simply because you can maneuver it in a position that is both comfortable for you and baby while covering you completely. Now this isn't to say you can't nurse in a soft structured carrier because it definitely can be done. I have just found that many babywearing advocates favor a sling or wrap for this. But nurse on, mom! Wherever and whenever because fed is best!

3. Slings are easier to get the right fit. Soft structured carriers have a ton of buckles while slings have an easy to adjust ring.

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4. Slings tend to be better for newborns. Although soft structured carriers are better for older babies, I like how easy skin-to-skin can be with a sling. I love easy it is to keep them bundled close to mommies heart just where they want to be. There are many different positions for baby in slings, wraps and other baby carriers – lying down in the cradle hold is NOT the only option: baby can sit up and face the front, sit up and face you, lie down, sit on your hip, or even ride on your back.

5. Budget Friendlier Option. Quality soft structured carriers tend to be more expensive than slings.

6. Water Friendly. There are slings designed to specifically go into the water. They wick away moisture where soft structured carriers aren't designed for tis type of activity.

I recently put together a list of Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas for the New Mom and of course I included Comfy Joey Slings. Not only do they have Linen Slings and water slings, but doll slings for the littles as well. These 100% linen fabric, airy, and supportive ring slings that are good for newborns or toddlers, and excellent for summer heat. They can be used from 8 to 35 pounds, can fold compactly to conveniently fit in a diaper bag, and perfect to use while nursing on the go. And made in the USA! There are so many beautiful colors to choose from as well. And right now they have a GREAT sale going on! All linen slings are on sale for $49.99 and water slings are $36.99, both with free shipping! Or if you want both, check out the deal below:

One lucky Nanny to Mommy reader will win a Comfy Joey Sling! Entry is simple, just follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter below. Open US only, must be 18+ to enter. Winner chosen via through Rafflecopter. All winning entries are verified. Please follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with our current giveaways. Good luck!


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This event runs April 10th to 24th, 2018!

Each participating blogger has a family friendly prize! There are so many great prizes to be won, so make sure to enter for your chance to win something awesome! You can win more than once! 

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  1. I would love to win this for my daughter. She's expecting her first baby in June. She lives in Florida and the water sling would be perfect to take baby to beach or walk in the pool.

  2. I would love to win because we just found out my stepson and his girlfriend are expecting a baby in 7 months! It is his first and we were very surprised! I think I would go with the Pfeiffer Beach *ENCHANTED-PURPLE LINEN* sling.

  3. I would love to win this for myself! I'm due early next month and this would be great to have! I'd choose between the black sea linen or the scarlett red linen.

  4. I would choose the Aruba Surf Blue. This would be for a coworker who is waiting the birth of her first grandson next month.

  5. I would love to win to use my my little fella who is 1 week old today! I think it would be helpful to wear him when at the grocery store, park, etc .... especially because I have 2 other little ones to keep up with.

  6. If I won I would gift this to my sister whom is pregnant! She would love this as doesent want to set baby down ever!

  7. I would want to win this for myself. My husband and I are trying to conceive. I would pick the Venice gray storm linen sling.

  8. I would love to win the Airlie Beach *CORAL-ROSE LINEN* for my daughter! She has my 3 month old granddaughter, and I know she would love using this! These slings look so comfy. She truly needs this. God bless and good luck everyone!

  9. I would love to win this for my baby and me. I have always wanted a ring sling, but it’s always been outside my budget. This would be awesome to win! I’d choose the marmalade mesh sling, I think- perfect for summer time! Then i could hang onto my baby in the water and still be able to help my other kiddos.

  10. I want to win as a gift for my friend!


  11. I would like to win a ring sling for my self. I’m not sure which color I would choose yet since they have so many beautiful covers. I’ve read so many great reviews about ring slings for easy babywearing when out and about.

  12. I would love to win this for my friend’s sister, she’s expecting her first one and I know she is going to need this. I’d choose Aruba.

  13. I would love to win this for our next baby! I loved baby wearing too, it is such a great bonding experience and it made life so much easier for me. :) I would probably pick the teal-green linen simply because I think the color is gorgeous!

  14. i really want to try a sling carrier. i have a structured one and im not a huge fan of it. i love the enchanted linen sling.

  15. I would love to win this for my sister who just had a baby and a baby carrier would help her! I would choose Pfeiffer Beach *ENCHANTED-PURPLE LINEN*!

  16. I would love to try a sling with our new little one due in June :) I have tried wraps and carriers before, but not a sling.

  17. I would love to win this for my daughter and I would choose the Sipadan Island *TEAL-GREEN LINEN*

  18. I would love to win because this would make a great gift for my daughter. She's due with our first grandbaby next month and this would be for him. I would choose the Sullivans Bay *SEA-GREEN LINEN*. I just love that color!

  19. I would love to win this for my son who is due in July! I really want a ring sling, but can't afford to buy one.


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