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Rockin baby sling pouch review & giveaway

Posted on | April 26, 2011 | 48 Comments

This giveaway is closed ~ Congratulations to Erin & her Sebastian!

I was sent a pouch from Rockin’ Baby Sling for review purposes. All opinions here are totally my own.

I came upon Rockin’ Baby Sling when another blogger posted about them and I knew that I had to have one of these baby carriers. These pouches and slings stand apart due to their beautiful fabrics and after their relaunch, the company also has a mission: For every sling/pouch purchased, a sling will be donated to a mother in Haiti.

Babywearing - Rockinbabysling

Pros: The print on my pouch is gorgeous and vibrant, and all of their styles are equally so. I love that this carrier will fold up and take up very little space in my diaper bag – It would even fit in a non-diaper bag if I folded it up tight enough. Rockin’ Baby Slings are made with 5 yards of fabric and pouches are made with 3 yards and adjustable with a zipper system. Slings and pouches are reversible.

My Rockin’ Baby Pouch is very easy to use – Getting Baby in and out is easier than from a soft structured carrier or a Mei Tai, the other carriers I have tried. My favorite (so far) is the hip carry, which lets Sebastian look all around. I love how natural and primal it feels to use a carrier like this! Although there are carries appropriate for younger babies, I really love this for my older infant.

Cons: I really can’t cite any cons for this product except for a learning curve I would have experienced with any pouch or sling, nothing specific to this product. (More on how to wear a baby pouch or sling, as well as sling/pouch babywearing safety guidelines.) I really want to master front and back carries!

Rockin' Baby Pouch (Houndstooth) - Babywearing Dad

Win a Rockin’ Baby Pouch or Sling!

Rockin’ Baby Slings and Pouches retail for $79.99 but one Alternative Housewife winner will win one! Print will depend on what the giveaway sponsor has in stock but you will have your choice of either a pouch or a sling.

Leave an individual comment on this post for each entry. (+2 = Leave two comments.)

Mandatory Entry:

+1 Follow Rockin’ Baby Sling on Twitter and ‘Like’ Rockin’ Baby Sling Relaunch on Facebook.

Extra Entries:

+1 Let me know if you would choose a pouch or a sling.
+1 Tell me about your experience with babywearing – Are you a newbie like me, or an expert?
+1 ‘Like’ Alternative Housewife on Facebook.
+1 Tweet about this giveaway mentioning @rockinbabysling (Can be done once per day). You can use:

#Win a @rockinbabysling Baby Sling or Pouch – http://bit.ly/fjb5Fu #giveaway #babywearing – Ends 5/8

+2 Follow Alternative Housewife via Feedburner or Google Friend Connect.

Giveaway ends around midnight (PST) Sunday, May 8, 2011.

Comments

48 Responses to “Rockin baby sling pouch review & giveaway”

  1. Danielle
    April 26th, 2011 @ 2:46 AM

    I think after all the slings that I do have I would LOVE to try a pouch!

  2. Danielle
    April 26th, 2011 @ 2:51 AM

    I would consider myself a “moderate” baby wearer. I know my slings well and my daughter loves them I love the bond that it helps maintain with us.

  3. Jessica
    April 26th, 2011 @ 5:05 PM

    I would choose a pouch. I have never tried a pouch and it looks comfy! love the print too.

  4. Jessica
    April 26th, 2011 @ 5:08 PM

    I am also a moderate baby wearer. I wear Lily at least a few days a week. I have a Seven Sling and I am not a huge fan. It is very stiff and uncomfortable. I usually use my Beco. I love baby wearing and luckily Lily loves it too :)

  5. Miranda
    April 26th, 2011 @ 5:28 PM

    I would love to try a sling!

  6. Miranda
    April 26th, 2011 @ 5:29 PM

    I will probably need one with the new baby coming and chasing a toddler.

  7. Ereka
    April 26th, 2011 @ 6:50 PM

    I love the print and have never tried a pouch. I have had a ring sling, 2 mobys and a bjorn. I would love to have this one. :)

  8. Ereka
    April 26th, 2011 @ 6:51 PM

    Grayson loves to be worn, so this would be perfect!

  9. Ereka
    April 26th, 2011 @ 7:43 PM

    I follow RBS on Twitter

  10. Ereka
    April 26th, 2011 @ 7:44 PM

    I follow AH on Twitter.

  11. Ereka
    April 26th, 2011 @ 7:45 PM

    I “like” AH on facebook.

  12. Ereka
    April 26th, 2011 @ 7:47 PM

    I “like” RBS on facebook.

  13. Emilie
    April 26th, 2011 @ 9:43 PM

    Love their slings! We could totally use a new sling for this little girl, arriving this summer! I’m a pouch and a sling user, but lean more towards slings for the great adjustability factor.

    I “like” Rocking Baby Sling Relaunch on FB, but can’t follow on Twitter because I had to cut something out of my internet time, and chose the tweets. ;)

    I’d call myself an “expert”, I guess…I teach a babywearing class every now and then and incorporate babywearing education into my birth-doula services.

    I also follow you via Google Reader, and on Facebook. :)

  14. Erin
    April 26th, 2011 @ 11:08 PM

    Alright, let’s get this rolling. So I’ve liked Rocking Baby Sling on Facebook and Twitter :)

  15. Erin
    April 26th, 2011 @ 11:09 PM

    And I’ve RT’d your tweet about the giveaway (will tweet about it myself to make sure it counts).

  16. Erin
    April 26th, 2011 @ 11:09 PM

    Followed AH on GFC

  17. Erin
    April 26th, 2011 @ 11:10 PM

    Liked AH on FB

  18. Erin
    April 26th, 2011 @ 11:11 PM

    I have a Moby, a Bjorn and an Ergo. So I’m a babywearing addict. I don’t have a pouch or a sling but I think I’d trust your judgment and vote to try a pouch :) I’m interested in the hip carry for sure. If one Sebastian likes it, another Sebastian surely would :)

  19. Erin
    April 26th, 2011 @ 11:13 PM

    As far as my level of skill, I’m not sure. I’m not a newbie exactly but I recognize that I am far from expert. I wear him daily and I love the Ergo but would like to try more. It’s something I wish I would have done more when he was even younger.

  20. Danielle
    April 27th, 2011 @ 12:04 AM

    Did we need to leave a comment for every thing we did?
    if so
    I follow AH
    I liked RBsRL
    I liked AHonFB
    I tweeted and left two BWing comments :D

  21. peggy morgan
    April 27th, 2011 @ 7:12 AM

    I follow rockin baby on twitter and facebook

  22. peggy morgan
    April 27th, 2011 @ 7:15 AM

    I would choose a sling. I actually have that same pouch and I love it but the rings slings have my heart.

  23. peggy morgan
    April 27th, 2011 @ 7:17 AM

    I wouldn’t consider myself an expert yet. I need to learn how to wrap first. But I’ve got all the other carroers down and the basics with a moby.

  24. peggy morgan
    April 27th, 2011 @ 7:32 AM

    I like AH on facebook

  25. peggy morgan
    April 27th, 2011 @ 7:35 AM

    I follow your blog through google connect

  26. Sarah
    April 27th, 2011 @ 12:02 PM

    Oh my gosh, look at you two together! So adorable! :)

  27. Danielle
    April 27th, 2011 @ 4:35 PM

    I started following Rockin baby sling on twitter

  28. Danielle
    April 27th, 2011 @ 4:36 PM

    I started following AH on twitter

  29. Danielle
    April 27th, 2011 @ 4:36 PM

    I liked AH on FB (I would like to add a button for you on my blog ill MSG you)

  30. Danielle
    April 27th, 2011 @ 4:36 PM

    I follow AH on feed burner

  31. Danielle
    April 27th, 2011 @ 4:37 PM

    I will tweet every day for a week!

  32. Nina
    May 5th, 2011 @ 8:50 PM

    Like Rockin baby sling on twitter (hungrymonkey09) and facebook (Nina Hi)

  33. Nina
    May 5th, 2011 @ 8:52 PM

    I love both the pouches and slings, but would try a pouch for ease of popping baby in and out!

  34. Nina
    May 5th, 2011 @ 8:54 PM

    I wore my oldest (2 years) from the time he was an infant. I love a wrap in general and have now moved him to an ergo. I just had a second baby, and am again loving him in a wrap. But, I’m looking for something a little quicker around the house. I love babywearing, especially when travelling!

  35. Nina
    May 5th, 2011 @ 8:54 PM

    Like you on facebook (Nina Hi)

  36. Nina
    May 5th, 2011 @ 8:55 PM

    Follow on GFC #1 (Nina H)

  37. Nina
    May 5th, 2011 @ 8:55 PM

    Follow you on GFC #2 (Nina H)

  38. Nina
    May 5th, 2011 @ 8:56 PM
  39. Kimberly
    May 6th, 2011 @ 11:04 AM

    I follow on twitter @Aerated and like on Facebook (Jason Rubio).

  40. Kimberly
    May 6th, 2011 @ 11:05 AM

    I would pick the pouch. I’m not a big girl, so I always have a lot of “extra” fabric with ring slings.

  41. Kimberly
    May 6th, 2011 @ 11:07 AM

    I’m pretty new to baby wearing. I’m expecting my first baby now, but I’ve practiced baby wearing a lot with my nieces and nephews.

  42. Kimberly
    May 6th, 2011 @ 11:08 AM
  43. Kimberly
    May 6th, 2011 @ 11:08 AM

    I subscribe via feedburner emails and follow with GFC.

  44. Kimberly
    May 6th, 2011 @ 11:09 AM

    I subscribe via feedburner emails and follow with GFC #2. Thank you!

  45. Nina
    May 6th, 2011 @ 2:58 PM
  46. Kimberly
    May 7th, 2011 @ 12:19 PM
  47. Nina
    May 7th, 2011 @ 2:17 PM
  48. Nina
    May 8th, 2011 @ 5:20 AM