Friday, February 1, 2013

Comfy Joey Ring Sling Review & Giveaway

If you've been around the blog at all since I started writing, you're probably very familiar with Comfy Joey Ring Slings.  It's no secret- they are my favorite ring sling- and I want to talk a little more about why that is.

When I began babywearing, the thought of a sling or a wrap scared the heck out of me.  

I needed something structured with snaps and fasteners- something I was sure wouldn't fall off.  Or something with enough fabric to wrap up little man that I wouldn't be afraid he'd fall out.  

I began using wraps and soft structured carriers, but when little man was a few months old, I wanted to try something new.  I began looking online at different types of carriers, and I found a ton of different "FREE" slings. However, with a little more research, those free slings didn't seem too appealing to me.  Most of the slings I was finding were pouch or bag slings, and seemed to come with warnings and safety recalls.  While I know experienced babywearers can safely use a pouch sling, I wasn't at that point, so I steered clear.  

Which led me to finding Comfy Joey's online site.

Not only was I completely enamored by their beautiful slings, I also LOVED how in depth and in detail they actually explain wearing your baby in a sling.  There are notes on safety and proper use of the sling, like any other babywearing product, but you can actually find information on site about what the parts of the sling are called, how to properly thread the sling through the rings, and a whole bunch more really useful tidbits.  

I began my babywearing ring sling journey with this gorgeous Maui Sea Glass Linen Sling from Comfy Joey, and it has been my quick go-to ever since.  (To my friends who haven't yet asked- yes, this is the carrier you see me wearing all.the.time, especially with little lady now!)

Recently, though, Ayesha at Comfy Joey asked me to review a Toddler Width Silk Ring Sling, which was completely new to me.  I've never used a silk sling before, and was wondering somewhat at how supportive or comfortable the fabric would be as opposed to the strong but soft linen we were used to wearing.  Here are some pictures of the Silk Ring Sling below on some recent errands, in the Providence pattern:

Yes- Facebook followers- we were out buying the new faucet to our sink :)


It's really pretty, right?  I love the fact that it's neutral and an understated print- DH even noticed that it matched perfectly with my coat!  

One of the reasons I love this (and my other) CJ ring sling is that it gives you the feel of wrapping your child without the actual work of doing the wrapping.  I've mentioned before that I love a beautiful wrap (and have several), but sometimes I just need a quicker carrier.  Like now- in the 15 degree weather and cold winds- when we're trying to get two babies in and out of the car.  With my CJ Ring Slings, I get that same feel but literally spend seconds putting either child in and adjusting them.  Once you get accustomed to the sling, it is so easy and simple.

The toddler width silk sling turned out to be an excellent fabric choice and construction in my opinion, even despite my initial concerns.  It is easy to adjust and really comfortable to wear.  I'm not a huge fan of padding in the shoulder of a ring sling, so I don't have padding in either this or my linen CJ sling.  The new CJ Hybrid Shoulder in the Toddler Width was extremely comfortable and gained the effect of padding- without actually adding the padding at all.  I'm able to spread the shoulder further out for more comfort when I'm not reaching for too many things, or scrunch it up a little more when I'm needing frequent use of both hands to tend to the babes.

With either my one month old or my almost two year old, Comfy Joey slings are a for sure go-to in our household.  And- because I love them so much- Ayesha at CJ and I want to get you your own sling!

I've included a Rafflecopter below for entry into a fabulous giveaway - a $75 voucher toward anything for sale on the site!  How amazing is that?!?!  

As always, please let me know if you guys have any trouble with the Rafflecopter, I'm just a quick message away from helping you out!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


(*Disclaimer- Because I love Comfy Joey Slings so much- I am a Comfy Joey affiliate.  I did not link my affiliate page to any of the direct links in this post, because I want you to formulate your own opinion.  However, if you do love them, and want to show me some love, clicking the Comfy Joey link in my sidebar when you go to purchase your own sling will earn me credit to the Comfy Joey store!)



46 comments:

  1. I love the Seville spicy olive color. So rich and pretty!

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  2. I want to win this one SOOOO badly!!

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  3. Oh, I like the blush!!

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  4. Comfy Joey's
    Snickerdoodle Newborn Tencel Ring Sling in like a neutral color

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  5. I love the linen ring sling in Barbados pink grapefruit! so pretty for my 2 little girls. :-)

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  6. Oh my gosh, have you seen the Tuscaloosa silk ring sling?? I'm in love with the print. Although the Sipadan Island Linen ring sling is kind of amazing as well. LOVE.

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  7. The sling in your picture is gorgeous! I love that its big enough for a toddler.

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  8. I'm loving the print you have! Very neutral! :)

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  9. It's out of stock, but I love the On the Vine (Lavender/Avocado).

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  10. I love the mesh or linen ring sling in teal! So pretty and practical!

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  11. I am a huge fan of bwing and hands down my favorite thing I have gone back to time and again has been my ring sling. I've got a couple from another maker and would love to try out a Comfy Joey. The Sea-Glass looks stunning. Pick me!

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  12. Ohhhh...I love the houndstooth Tuscaloosa *TODDLER-WIDTH SILK!

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  13. Ohhhh...I love the houndstooth Tuscaloosa *TODDLER-WIDTH SILK!

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  14. I am in love with the Phuket Lemon-Grass Linen!

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  15. Oooh. I like the Tuscaloosa. Houndstooth is me all the way!

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  16. Love the Phuket Lemon-grass lemon linen!

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  17. I love slings. We have one that I've used a ton, but we could definitely use another with twins on the way! Lol. I love that Sea Glass color. It's beautiful!

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  18. I'm new to baby wearing and would love to try a ring sling. I love their princess Diana one or their sea glass/eggplant gradation one. Anything purple really!

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  19. Thank you for the awesome blog! The slings look great!

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  20. Beautiful! The Lemongrass Linen is my favorite!

    Shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  21. I'd love Riviera *BORDEAUX LINEN*. <3

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  22. I love the teal linen.

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  23. So many awesome colors in linen! I think I love Phuket, Matira, and Sipadan Island the most.

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  24. Too many choices, too many likes. If I must choose: Luminescence Dyed- Berry Berry

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  25. I don't think I saw the right page...I only saw colors, and I'd love a print...

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  26. The Providence pattern is gorgeous!

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  27. I like the providence pattern. I've never had a ring sling but I want to try one!

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  28. I love the linen slings, especially in Teal and Citrus.

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  29. i have an ergo baby carrier already, but I'd love to have another option like this ring sling! looks so cool! thanks for giving us a review-- this is my first child, so I'm still figuring all of this out and it's great to have feedback from someone who has been there already!

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  30. My favorite is the Tuscaloosa silk. It's beautiful. I also really like their custom linens. The tails on those are great.

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  31. My favorite is the Colima Sling ~ in Orange. I love the vibrant color

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  32. I love the Cambridge in newborn wool

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  33. Buttercup! Lovely color.

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  34. Loving the sea glass one. Such a lovely colour!

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  35. I like the York newborn wool sling

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  36. You always have the best giveaways in terms of baby wearing!

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    1. Thank you! I have another great giveaway later this month so keep checking back!

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