Rockin’ Baby Ring Sling Review

Road Tripping with Rockin’ Baby Hero Sling

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Rockin’ Baby is a wonderful company started just a few years ago by Kathryn Wiley, and located in my great state of Virginia. They sent me a beautiful Hero Ring Sling in exchange for a review with my honest thoughts and opinions. Whenever someone purchases a sling, Rockin’ Baby donates a sling to a mother in need. This means when you buy a Rockin’ Baby sling, you’re also helping another mother wear her baby! I didn’t think I could feel better about babywearing, but knowing I am helping another Mom makes me feel even better. Rockin’ Baby calls this Mother to Mother and I think it’s awesome. I love supporting companies who give back.

I decided the best way to test my new Hero ring sling out would be to take it on a road trip. I took two carriers – a SSC and my Rockin’ Baby. After unsuccessfully using the SSC (Sunshine was not having it), I figured it was the perfect time to switch to the Rockin’ Baby. She was immediately calmer and more comfortable. This brings me to one of my favorite things about the Rockin’ Baby: it folds up small and is easy to carry in your diaper bag or even a purse.

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It was very hot outside but we did not overheat while wearing the sling. I am hot-natured so this is important to me. The orange Hero Sling is a heavy duty cotton material that kind of reminds me of a pair of slacks. It is soft but not cushy at first. It feels a bit less dressy than Rockin’ Baby’s more expensive slings with prints. The orange Hero Sling is approximately $70, and the more expensive prints are approximately $100. That being said, the orange colored fabric with red rings is a very pretty combination and I’ve received multiple compliments on my Hero sling. The color is bold, but not too bright which is nice. Also, this is the exact sling that Rockin’ Baby gives to Mothers in Haiti through the Mother to Mother program, how cool is that? It’s nice to know that Moms are receiving a great sling.

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Eventually, I also decided to ditch my diaper bag and try to make it with only the sling. It has a pretty large zip pocket. I put a diaper, a onesie (in case of a blowout), a little ziplock bag of wipes, my keys, and my debit card in the pocket. We were able to spend the rest of our time hanging out with an old friend without worrying about the diaper bag. It was awesome and freeing. I am in love with the zip pocket. For some people maybe this isn’t a big feature, but for me it’s becoming a must on a carrier. I couldn’t believe how much I fit in the pocket, but the carrier did not feel weighed down or uncomfortable. The only disclaimer I will add is that I was using disposable diapers at the time, so a cloth diaper may not fit as easily.

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The sling looks awesome even with a filled zip pocket

 

Why I love it . . .

  • The Mother to Mother program - I love knowing that another Mom out there is going to be able to wear her baby when someone buys a Rockin’ Baby Sling
  • Very affordable, one of the best priced slings on the market (approximately $70)
  • Feels well made and is holding up well
  • Fabric is heavy enough to support baby, but still breathes pretty well since it’s cotton
  • The pocket! Every baby carrier should have a pocket, seriously
  • Rockin’ Baby has a great instruction booklet which includes instructions for how to thread your sling, and how to do multiple kinds of carries. I love this especially for Moms just getting started with babywearing
  • Fits most body types because it’s adjustable
  • Folds up small, and easy to take with you wherever you go
  • Made in the USA

Do you have a Rockin’ Baby ring sling? Have you heard of the Mother to Mother program?

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Comments

  1. I’m expecting our first baby in December and can’t wait to start baby wearing! This sling looks like the perfect one to start with! Thanks!

  2. gretchen luper says:

    i would like to win this for my niece whose son #2 is due in March

  3. Erica Williams says:

    I would love to win this for me.. I”ll be a first time mom in january!!

  4. Teri Sanders says:

    If I couldn’t use it for my own kids, I would give it to my sister who just had her baby boy on Monday.

  5. I would love to win this for myself.

  6. Jennifer Astemborski Pierce says:

    my best friend is having her baby today and i think she would love this

  7. Janice Auna says:

    I’d use this for my 3 month old son :)

  8. Me!!! I love the orange Hero Sling!

  9. Alicia Schroeder says:

    I would like to win this sling for my daughter :)

  10. i would love this for my sister in law who is expecting her first

  11. Gina Hiskes says:

    Me! Baby girl is due in TWO days, I’d love to try a ring sling so I have free hands to take care of my older 3.

  12. Kyaw Sein says:

    For my daughter if I win itl

  13. lindsey doepker says:

    my self

  14. Rebecca T says:

    I’d love to win this for myself and my baby due soon!

  15. sandra davis says:

    i would like to win for my niece who is expecting her first baby in December

  16. kim burnett says:

    would love this for my sister in law

  17. Claire Rheinheimer says:

    I’d like to win this for a good friend who is expecting her first.

  18. Danielle Fish says:

    I would love to win this ring sling for me or my sister

  19. Danielle Fish says:

    how do you post a fb url post link?

  20. ashley perez says:

    i would like to win it for myself.

  21. Cortney Tackett (Callen's Closet) says:

    For myself to use with my son!

  22. Michele L. says:

    I have a friend who is due in a few weeks

  23. Jamie Aust says:

    For my little man and me!!

  24. For myself. I have a 21m old and am due in January

  25. I’d love this for me actually I want to try a ring sling!

  26. Monique Bon says:

    I would like to win this ring sling for myself. got a boy on the way, coming in feb. (:

  27. Jessica Hughes says:

    Myself! I’ve been wanting to try a ring sling with my 5-month-old!

  28. I’d use it to carry my 10 day old son!

  29. Annasue Lamphier says:

    My beautiful daughter who will be blessing me with my second grandchild.

  30. Gina Blomgren says:

    I would love to win for myself! :)

  31. Renee Walters says:

    I would love to win this for my son!

  32. Donna Warrington says:

    It’s a toss up, I have two more baby showers to attend, my oldest and dearest friend’s daughter just had a baby and my niece just had a baby….I have babies everywhere…lol

  33. i’d love to win this for a pregnant bff!

  34. Shakeeta W says:

    I’d like to win this for myself to use with my son (and also because we’re TTC and I love ring slings for newbies!).

  35. I would love this for me and my son, he loves to be worn but is easy to put on and off. He loves cuddles.

  36. VivianS (@AskViv) says:

    For myself.. So I can continue to carry my daughter! Ring slings look so cool :)

  37. I’d like to win this for myself – I wear my baby all the time!

  38. Allyson Tice says:

    I woudl love to win this sling for my cousins Carolyn whom just jad a baby girl!

  39. Angela Rhodes Ingles says:

    I’m a new mama-to-be – I’m expecting our first little one in the spring, so I’d like to win it for us. We don’t have much baby “gear” yet! :)

  40. Virginia Holst says:

    I have a great grandchild due in February and this would be perfect for that little one and his Mom.

  41. Im expecting a baby in February so I would love to win this for myself!

  42. I would like to win for myself!

  43. Kelly Choma says:

    I would like to win this for myself/my LO! She would love for me to wear her in this!

  44. Tamega D. says:

    I would love to win this for me and my son. He will be here in a few months a winter baby in January but this will be perfect for April.

  45. Rachel Valentine says:

    I want to win this for me to use with the little ones in my life :)

  46. Jessica Parent says:

    Myself -was recently told Ill have a new little one in the spring (completely unexpected-I do not have ANY baby stuff at all anymore) My kids are 6,8,12,16 & 19

  47. laurie nykaza says:

    my niece just had a little girl 11/2 months early and I know with her health problems it would be great if she had this to carry her in and keep her close to her.

  48. Melissa Easton says:

    Really looking forward to baby wearing with our new baby coming in January and this one looks great!

  49. Beanybopp says:

    I would love to win this for myself :)

  50. My daughter and I are both due within 3 weeks of each other so we would both be using this sling!!

  51. I’d love to win it for me and my fourth child due in February

  52. i would love to win this for my neighbor

  53. I would love to win this for my sister-in-law

  54. Stephanie Slavy says:

    For myself…with 2 three year olds and a newborn, this would make like so much easier.

  55. Paol Trenny says:

    I would like to win this for my niece

  56. I hope to win for my cousin and his wife. They are due April 2013. :)

  57. This would be for me to use with my son :)

  58. tessa smith says:

    I would love it for myself. For my 9 month old and my 2 year old!

  59. I would Love this For Myself and my handsome 2 month old son!

  60. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I’d like to win this for my granchlld-to -be

  61. I would use it with baby #2.

  62. Erin Knack says:

    I would love to win it for myself so that I can use it with my baby girl who is due in Feb.

  63. Kimberly Carroll says:

    My daughter! I am expecting my 1st Grandchild 02/2014!! <3

  64. For myself, I’m due in May and made the mistake of not getting a sling or wrap the first time around

  65. I would use it for my 1 year old son

  66. This would be for my daughter in law

  67. Jayna Endsley says:

    I would love to have it for baby #3 due in March! I never had one for my other two and always wanted one!

  68. Lilia Kharabora says:

    For my baby girl Estella :)

  69. Natalie Palin says:

    I am due with our first baby in April, so I would live to try the Rockin’ Sling for us. I love the Mother-to-Mother program; I will not only receive one for our family but for another family as well!

  70. Ashley Despain says:

    It would be for myself. I want a ring sling to babywear my daughter.

  71. michelle gilliland mcafee says:

    This would be a perfect gift for my nephews new baby.

  72. Myself! I’m dying to use a sling with baby #3 due in April!

  73. smltwngrl920Ashley says:

    I would love to win this for myself. I am a new mom and I love baby wearing!!

  74. For my baby.

  75. For a friend that just had a baby shower.

  76. Anna Parks says:

    For my daughter and for my next child.

  77. krystal rivera says:

    ide like to win this for the baby im having

  78. I would love to win this for myself.

  79. I want to win this for myself!

  80. natalie parvis says:

    I would keep it for myself.

  81. Kimmie Kim says:

    I would like to win this for myself.

  82. I would like to win this for myself.

  83. I would keep this for myself

  84. Beth Klocinski says:

    I would like to win this sling for my co-worker

  85. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I’d love to use this with my daughter!

  86. Stephanie O says:

    I would use this sling with my baby. I’m due Feb 3

  87. Dusty Schnur says:

    I want to win for myself, my baby boy is 2 weeks old.

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