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Friday, January 20, 2012

Gearing Up for Baby: Rockin’ Baby Sling {and Giveaway!}

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks! BUT…keep reading because this is a cool baby sling!

It’s been a while since I have done a Gearing Up for Baby post…but I still have a baby and I’m still trying out lots of cool gear! Today I wanted to share a nifty sling that I discovered…and of course host a giveaway!

I wanted some sort of pouch or sling for when Owen was born. I did a quick search on Cool Mom Picks (which is also where I first discovered the Orbit travel system), and both Liz and Kristen had only glowing things to say about the Rockin’ Baby pouch. So, I got on the horn (okay, I sent an email, but how long has it been since you said “got on the horn”…I couldn’t resist) to Rockin’ Baby to see if I could try out their pouch and do a giveaway…and they happily obliged!

ThisΒ pouch is very cool. There are zippers in the back that make it easy to adjust to the right size and it’s easy to get on and off. I don’t know about you, but other slings are intimidating to me, with yards of fabric to contend with. This pouch is simple and to the point. If you do like a more traditional sling, however, Rockin’ Baby has those, too!Β 

I think my favorite part of Rockin’ BabyΒ is their ONE FOR ONE business model, similar to Tom’s shoes. Every time someone buys a sling, Rockin’ Baby gives one to a mother in Haiti and educates those mothers on the impact a sling can have in their lives. Kathryn Wiley, who purchased the Rockin’ Baby business last year, bought the company because she loved the product and she had the lovely vision to evolve the business into a Mother to Mother model in order to help mothers in need. It’s a cool story and I love supporting Kathryn and her vision!

Giveaway time! If you would like one of these cool pouches, just leave a comment by Midnight PT on Wednesday, January 25. If you have are expecting or have a baby, you’ll love it! If you don’t, this would make for a pretty sweet baby gift! So, get commenting! One randomly-selected winner will be announced on Thursday, January 26. Good luck!


  1. 1

    Aww, this would be fantastic for our good friends who will be having their first baby in April!

  2. 2

    My little sister is having her first baby next week!! would love this for her!!

  3. 3

    I had a sweet baby girl Dec 10th. I have a sling but I’m not crazy about it, too hard to get her in and out. This one looks so simple and useful!

  4. 4

    What a great business! I have lots and lots of girlfriends having babies this year!

  5. 5
    Angela Stiner

    Sounds like a fantastic product to give or to recieve! πŸ™‚

  6. 7

    Ooooooh, I would LOVE to win this! I’m expecting my second baby in late February or early March, and while I have a Moby wrap and love it, it can be a little difficult to manuever when out in public.

  7. 8

    I never found a good sling with my first baby…I’d love to try this for future #2!

  8. 9

    I have a sister-in-law who would die for one of these!

  9. 10
    Annie Gonzales

    I just had my baby girl on December 28 and would love to have this!

  10. 11

    Would love to use this with our daughter!

  11. 12
    Tina M.

    I am expecting in July and have been looking like crazy for a sling… I would love it! πŸ™‚

  12. 13

    I would love to win this!

  13. 14

    Sadly, I think my gigantic baby already is too big for this, sniff, sniff. I have so many pregnant friends, though, it would be awesome to win it as a gift!

  14. 15

    I would love to try this out! I am due in May and I have a ton of friends due after me that I would love to share this with. The buy one give one idea is such a great way to give back:)

  15. 16

    This would be great for my little one, due in June!

  16. I’m having my second baby in March. I’m also intimidated by most slings, and this one looks so simple and cute!

  17. 18
    Casey B.

    I’m going to be an aunt for the first time and this would make a great gift for my sister-in-law!

  18. 19

    I have a beautiful 5 week little girl at home who always likes to be cuddled which isn’t easy while chasing around an 18 month old. A sling would also mean no more one handed typing!

  19. 20

    I am having a baby girl in 2 weeks- this looks awesome and much easier than the ones I have tried out!

  20. We’re due in May and I’m finally starting to get my act together about these things. One of these would be great!

  21. 22

    Cool! I love my sling but she’s outgrowing it and it doesn’t adjust. . .

  22. 23

    I’m having my thrid baby in MAy and one of these slings would be great! πŸ™‚

  23. 24
    Jessica N

    I would love a comfortable, no hassle sling for my upcoming arrival!

  24. 25

    these are awesome! I love all of the different fabrics!
    Thanks for the chance

  25. 26
    Katie B

    No way! This is awesome! I’m expecting a baby February 3rd- I’d love this!

  26. 27
    Pam J.

    I have a two month old with colic. This would be a lifesaver!

  27. 28

    I’m due in a few months and have several friends pregnant. Would love to win this!

  28. 29

    I’m expecting my second in March. This would be great to have!

  29. 30

    I am expecting our 2nd in April and I too wanted to use a sling this time around…. Never did with the first. I just started researching slings as well. I can’t explain how confusing the ones with fabric wrapped all around your shoulders and your waist look. The rockin baby pouch looks incredibly simple and I would love to give it a try!

  30. 31
    Amanda S

    I hope to have a need for this soon πŸ™‚ But if not, I know a few moms who would love to try it out! Thanks for the chance.

  31. 32
    Erika B.

    This would be a wonderful thing to have.

  32. 33
    Melissa W

    What a cool product and a great business to support!!

  33. 34

    I NEED one of these! My girl wants to be held and my big guy wants me to play. Come on, purty please???

  34. 35

    love this sling and kathryn’s business model!

  35. 36
    Christi P.

    I have a new grandbaby and this would be a great thing for them to have. Thank you!

  36. 37

    I have a very sweet couple in mind for this wonderful sling!!!
    I know they BOTH would use it. It would need to be gender neutral, as they’re not learning the baby’s sex until delivery!!

  37. 38

    My sister just had a baby and needs a sling. This would be sweet!

  38. 39

    Wow! What a great give away and an awesome company! Thanks for this give away chance!

  39. 40

    I would love this for my baby girl due in June!

  40. 41

    That is so cute! I love the Mom2Mom aspect of it as well. My best friend just had her first baby last Saturday ~ this would make a great gift for Baby Cal!

  41. 42
    Wendy D

    This would be great for a girl friend who after 13 years between children and multiple miscarriages is going to be having her second child in February!

  42. 43
    Karen P

    SO cute! Love the zipper concept!

  43. 44

    Adorable! This would be great for our 4th baby (due in 2 weeks). Fun and thanks!

  44. 45
    Amy W.

    This looks great! I would love to try it with baby #2 who is coming in May!

  45. 46

    This would be fabulous for a friend expecting their first child in April!

    …though I might have to take a hard look at it for me. πŸ™‚

  46. 47

    my friends are having babies left and right. I’ve wanted to try a sling forever, so I’m sure it will get good and used.

  47. 48

    That looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  48. 49

    my friends are having babies! And we may in the future but I have always thought these were fantastic and love that they give one to someone else as well!

  49. 50

    Love this! So cute… and such a neat business! My husband and I are expecting our first in May, so exciting! πŸ™‚ Thanks for this giveaway Jane!

  50. 51

    So cute! I love one for one businesses. I especially love they are giving them to women in Haiti.

  51. 52

    I would love this for my sister who is due March 1st!

  52. 53

    I would love this! I tried the moby wrap and could not get comfortable with all that fabric!

  53. 54

    I have been intimidated by the yards of fabric to this looks easier to work with. Baby #2 is on the way and this would be awesome to try and be hands free with a toddler who needs some attention to!

  54. 55

    I just had boy/girl twins so this would be great!

  55. 56
    Pat Probst

    Wow,,,this would make such a good gift for me to give to my Grandson and his wife. They are expecting their first baby in August after 13 years of marriage. Great Grandma here, of course is looking for unique gifts for a Great Grandchild.Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

  56. 57
    kayla Eger

    Thank you for the chance to win one of these! My husband and I are expectign our second daughter ,Juliet April 7th and one of these would be wounderful!

  57. 58

    This would be perfect for my co-worker! Her baby shower is next month!!

  58. 59
    Lori todd

    Would love this for my 9 week old! Also LOVE the mom 2mom aspect. Very cool!

  59. 60

    wow! this would so awesome to have! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  60. 61

    This looks like a great thing to have. My baby is due in three days, and I have no idea what to expect!

  61. 62

    I’ve been looking for something like this!

  62. 63

    I would love to have on of these for my little bebe!

  63. I’m pretty sure sweet baby Jonah is too big for this thing. We’re using the Moby wrap now. My friend is expecting in June and she would love to have something like this and I would love to give it to her. Fingers crossed!

  64. This is such a cool product, even if I don’t win, I will need to buy myself one before I have a baby. Thanks for the chance

  65. 67
    Laura P.

    Great idea! My best friend is expecting and I would love to give this to her:)

  66. Looks fantastic! I’m trying to figure out what sling or wrap to use for our baby due in June.

  67. 69

    I’m due with my second baby this spring! This would be perfect!!:)) pick me!!

  68. 70

    Wow! This looks great!! We are not expecting any kiddos yet…but, fingers crossed, soon!

  69. 71

    I’m expecting my third little boy and have never had a sling. I would love this!

  70. 72

    I’ve been researching baby slings for my baby who is due in 5 weeks. Hope I win!! πŸ™‚

  71. 73
    Genevieve Clancy

    I’m due in May with the 3rd child. This would be great!

  72. 74

    I borrowed my last one and I’d love my own this time around.

  73. 75

    I would love this for my daughter, due with her 1st baby in May. Another daughter uses a sling that seems to have miles of fabric and she precariously perches my granddaughter in one arm while fumbling with the sling so this type seems to be the answer!

  74. 76

    That loos like such a well designed sling! I would love to give it to a niece that is having a baby!

  75. 77

    A co-worker just gave birth on Saturday, and this would be perfect for her! Although I could just keep it for myself and future baby….



  76. How thoughtful of you to do this give away. As of the 18th of Janurary I became the proud Grandma of twin girls. My youngest daughters first babies. She is breastfeeding and wanting me to make ring slings your sling looks much easier to make and I was worried about the material slipping out of the rings I know it probably will not happen due to all the material left after it is put into the rings. I showed my daughter this sling and she said that the slings like the one you have where recalled because of suffication. I told her it was a totally different sling all together that was recalled. I would love for her to get one of these slings. I must still make the slings for her and my oldest daughter in all we have 3 newborn babies 2 girls and 1 bouncing baby boy born in November. So you can see there are not enough arms for all the cuddling that is going on at Grandma’s house. We don’t want anyone to be left out in the cuddling department. And again this is so sweet of you. and I really do like this website I just found it. We will be using it often. Thank You

  77. 79

    So cool and such an awesome giveaway by the company!

  78. 80
    Kassie b

    What an awesome sling. I never went that route because all the fabric was just too much for me. But this one looks perfectly manageable! πŸ™‚

  79. 81

    Awesome. I could use one of these.

  80. 82

    Would love a sling for baby #2!

  81. 83
    Lindsay Olenslager

    Ooh, pick me! I’m having a baby boy in six weeks and this would be so great!

  82. 84

    Looks like a great sling – would love it!

  83. I’m a soon to be first time momma, I’d love to win!

  84. 87

    I would LOVE this for my sister! She gave away all her baby things, then got pregnant with her FOURTH BOY!

  85. 88

    I’ve been researching slings for my newborn boy and havent found one I like yet, would love to try this one out!

  86. 89

    I had my baby girl 12/11/11 and have been debating getting one of these for a couple of weeks now as my baby girl HATES being put down during the day, this pouch sounds perfect!

  87. 90

    I would love this, I am expecting my second in may and with an 18 mo th old there’s only so many hands i have!

  88. 91

    I will give it as a gift to my sister who is just gave a birth to a lovely baby girl!!!

    Thank you for the chance!


  89. 92

    Having a baby this year and would love one!

  90. 93

    I’m having my first sweet baby this summer and would love one of these! I also love that this company gives one to someone else in need; so great!

  91. 94

    My wife and I are expecting baby #2 in over a month. This would be easy on the arms to carry that baby around and deal with baby #1.

  92. 95
    Tara C

    They are lovely, I esp love that you can nurse in them!! I would love to win one for the little one we are expecting soon πŸ™‚

  93. 96

    This would make a great baby gift for my friend!!

  94. 97

    OH MY GOSH, i have just discovered your website…
    a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!! How amazing is this, and on top of it all you are giving away a baby carrier… i have wanted one of these for EVER and just got to show my husband, the pattern one is just so great. I can’t believe your giving one away, i will def be coming to this website all the time now that i have discovered it and all of the amazing ideas and recipes it contains.

    Thanks πŸ™‚

  95. Lovely! I really love it.What a cool product!Definitely I will tell to my friends about this awesome baby sling.Thanks

  96. I wish I had this baby sling when my 3 kids were babies!

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