Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Hotslings Review and Giveaway!

The adorable packaging for Hotslings!

 Lets talk baby wearing. There are so many benefits for baby AND the one doing the wearing. Baby gets warmth, comfort and love while they listen to a heartbeat and drift off to sleep. The adult doing the wearing gets snuggles and the convenience of having two hands free. There is so much information out there about the positive effects of wearing your baby. The dilemma is picking the right one to fit you and your baby's needs. There can be much trial and error here, or you can do what I do and buy one of each kind! I was sent a Hotslings sling carrier to review and I feel like slapping myself for not getting one sooner. Slings always intimidated me. Some look so complicated with rings to adjust and others are just a sized strip of fabric. I always worried the fit would be off. I had no idea there was a simple and comfortable option until I tried on a Hotslings sling. I am hooked and let me tell you why.

Here is the sling all laid out right out of the packaging.
Here is a close up of the adjustable portion.

These bad boys are fully adjustable. They do have two different size options, regular and large. Each size fits a wide variety of sizes, so you know you are picking the right one for you. They are easily adjusted by loosening or tightening buckles at your shoulder. I love this feature because there is no guessing and crossing your fingers you got the size right and no complicated ring to thread. I set the size on this sling to fit me and it stays that way. They have a handy sizing chart on their website here.

On the inside it tells you to point the arrow towards the caregivers neck! Fool proof!
The adorable pouch the sling comes in.

Another feature of of the Hotslings brand that I love is the padding on the shoulder. I'ts such a mindful addition to a sling type carrier. So many out there look so uncomfortable. Weight is being distributed on the shoulder, it's a genius move to make it more comfortable for the person wearing baby!

My fave print! Lemon Mist!

It comes with instructions, but check out the videos on the website, I love them!

Hotslings come in a wide variety of adorable colors and prints. The pattern I chose is called lemon mist. I absolutely fell in love with it. Check out all of the choices here. Hotslings also come with a pouch you can use to store diapers and wipes in or you can do what I do and use it to store the sling. I love that it has multiple uses and comes in coordinating fabric.

Everything you get in the package!

The very first time I put my Hotslings sling on, Josie was begging me to put her in. She knew exactly what it was for. We did a hip carry for her since she is sixteen months old. It wasn't hard to do at all. I have a feeling this is my new go-to carrier for quick trips in the store. It's fast to get her in and out. I will say I probably wouldn't pick this carrier for long outings because I could see myself switching shoulders pretty frequently. I have been keeping mine in my diaper bag so that I always have a carrier right at my fingertips and it is amazing. It takes up very little room in my bag and is very handy.

Here is a close up of the padding and the pouch inside.

I am extremely happy with my Hotslings experience and I highly recommend these slings to all my mamas looking into baby wearing. This is one of the least complicated carriers I have ever used and would be an awesome carrier for mamas just starting out in baby wearing. Don't let it intimidate you! It is so so easy and so worth it!

If you still feel nervous, check out all of the amazing instructions and videos on the Hotslings website. They show you exactly how to use the different holds. I am a visual person, so these videos were amazing!

I want to say a HUGE thank you to the lovely folks over at Hotslings for this review opportunity and for turning me into a Hotslings fan!

Have you fallen in love with these slings?? Check below for an amazing giveaway! Good luck guys!

Disclaimer: I received free product to review. I was not paid to write this and all opinions are my own!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I like moonlit sky or barely square!

  2. I like the moonlit sky

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  3. AP Lemon Mist, regular
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  4. I like the Silhouette in regular

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  5. I like the silhouette.

  6. I'd choose the AP Overcast in regular.

  7. I'd choose moonlit sky in probably a size regular.

  8. I'd get the moonlit sky in regular

  9. I would also choose moonlit sky in regular!

  10. I would pick Moonlit Sky, Regular

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  11. I would pick the AP Black in regular!

  12. Lemon Mist in regular

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  13. I like the Black or the Overcast.

  14. I'd get the AP Overcast in regular

  15. I love the AP graham cracker in regular size

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  16. Love the Reflections in Regular :)

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  17. I would pick AP Barely Square in Regular

  18. I like the Graham Cracker print in regular size.

  19. AP Silouette in regular. :)

  20. I'd pick AP Graham Cracker in regular

  21. i like the ap full bloom
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  22. I like the Moonlit Sky in Regular.
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