Rockin' Baby are on a mission - to enable mothers in communities where survival is a daily challenge to wear their babies. They understand that these women need to keep their babies safe, fed and close while filling life's essential needs for their families. How do they do this? Simple. For every sling purchased by us, they will give a "Hero Sling" to a mother in Haiti, helping her to bond with her new baby and get on with the practicalities of living.
Now, this is all very nice, but what about the slings they are making and selling to us? Well, I have one here - a reversible called "Midnight Hour" - and it's lovely. It's a reversible navy solid/peacock pattern with a simple pleated shoulder which takes a little getting used to but spreads to cup the shoulder nicely. Most slings in the range feature a fancy side and a quieter side; I anticipated this making them difficult to adjust but I was wrong.
The winning feature: the zip pocket in the tail large enough to stash your keys/wallet/spare nappy.
This does make it harder to thread the sling but once you know it's there it's easy enough to do - and if you're anything like me, you only fully unthread or rethread your ring sling when it's going in the wash. Learn from my addled experience: when you want to wear the sling with the OTHER side out, you DO need to rethread it. Failing to do this will leave you stranded and struggling in a sling that won't tighten and then you just feel like a goose...
Conclusion: This is a nice product. At $99 it won't break the bank, it's a great starter sling that is mama and dada friendly, it's easy to use correctly and follow TICKS guidelines in, and you're supporting an awesome project and enabling another mama to keep her baby close. Win. Win. Win.
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