June 16, 2011
I was contacted by ChicKen ScRatch to review their baby sling. I must admit that I was hesitant at first. I typically prefer soft carriers and I am not really a fan of baby slings. When I was pregnant with DD, a nurse at the hospital recommended a particular brand of baby sling. I decided to pick one up because the woman could not stop saying how great it was. The week DD came home from the hospital, we gave the baby sling a try. It was absolutely horrible. Not only that the sling never felt secure when I had it on, I hated the fact that it was uncomfortable and just a pain to use. In the end, I ditched the baby sling and began using soft baby carriers. If given the choice, I have always chosen a soft baby carrier over a baby sling-- hence, I was not sure if this would be the right product for me to review.
However, the owner was so sweet and her emails were so kind that I decided to give her baby sling a try. She sent me the Jade soft denim baby sling to review.
Here I am with the baby sling. Of course, baby G is in the baby sling ^_^.
After trying the ChicKen ScRatch baby sling, I must say that the company has changed my mind. The sling was really easy to put on. I just had to thread the sling fabric through two large rings to secure it. I then slided it over my shoulder before putting baby G in it.
Once baby G is in the sling, I adjusted the fabric around his bottom to make sure he is secured inside it. That was it! It took me less than 5 minutes to read the instruction and placed baby G in the sling. It was that easy.
There are a few things I love about this baby sling. First of all, the denim fabric is soooo soft. Because I dress pretty casually, I like that sling matches my look very well. I LOVE the large pocket in front of the sling (it's basically the length of baby G's body). It is so large that I could toss my cell phone and car keys in it and take them out very easily.
I am not a fan of lose items. Heck, I sometimes even trip over my own dress if it is too long. So, I was especially appreciative the length of the sling. I like that it is long enough to place baby G in it (in different positions), but it is not so long that I am carrying extra fabric around for nothing.
Although I still use my soft baby carrier, I thought this was really useful for a different reason. With my soft baby carrier, baby G would either face outward so he can check out the environment around him, or sometimes he would face inward to nap in the baby carrier. I notice that as he has gotten more alert and aware of his surrounding, he wants to look around but still wants to be able to make eye contacts with me. A baby sling such as this one allows me to carry him on my side (kind of like carrying your baby on your hip) very easily. He loves being able to see me while still being able to check out all of the exciting things around him too.
All in all, I thought the fabric is soft and attractive. I also thought the craftsmanship was superb. If you are hesitant when it comes to trying baby slings (like I was), then you should check out ChicKen ScRatch baby slings. You will not be disappointed by their design and quality. Be sure to enter coupon code SPR20 for 20% off the entire order for orders over $80.
Many thanks to ChicKen ScRatch. The company has generously offered the Terrace sling as a giveaway prize to one of my lucky readers (US residents only please). Please see image below.
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