UPDATE: Congratulations Julie for winning the Li’l Peeper Keeper Ring Sling Giveaway (winner was randomly selected using the Gleam contest app)! I will be contacting you immediately through your provided email. (note: I prefer to only give out the first name of prize winners, so if your name is Julie, please check your email to see if you’re “the” Julie that won!) You will have 48 hours to respond before I choose another winner.
For those of you that didn’t win, Rebecca from Li’l Peeper Keepers is offering all Best of Baby readers free shipping on any domestic orders using the code “ShippingSpecial”. If you no longer see a sling that was previously listed, contact Rebecca and she’ll try and work with you…she’s super sweet like that 🙂
And if you’re itching for another giveaway to enter, check out my new one for an adorable baby bonnet!
When Jay was a baby, he was the fussiest baby alive. No really, I surveyed all other moms and the results were conclusive – he was the fussiest. We suspect he had some colic issues that made him really uncomfortable, so I understand his discontentment, but boy was it challenging having a baby that always cried and could never be put down. I think the little guy was held probably 90% of daylight hours (naps included).
You know what my saving grace was? Babywearing. Seriously y’all, if you have a baby who needs to be held a lot, do yourself a favor and get a good baby carrier! I personally own ten. You read that right…10 baby carriers. When you hold your baby as much as I did, you get a
little a lot obsessed with finding the perfect baby carrier. I’ve basically tried every style — wraps, slings, mei tai, structured carriers, etc., so I feel completely justified in calling myself a self-proclaimed baby-wearing expert.
And one of my all-time favorite carriers? Ring slings! Rings slings are pretty much the easiest carriers around. All you have to do is pop your baby in and tighten…and when you have a baby as fussy as Jay was, quick and easy was a must! That boy had no time to deal with complicated wraps, buckles or ties.
And in true Iulia style, I did lots and lots of research before finding an amazing AND affordable line of ring slings…Li’l Peeper Keepers. Li’l Peeper Keepers is run by Rebecca, a redeemed follower of Jesus, who has been making beautiful baby carriers for many years. As a mother of 8 (WOW), she’s well experienced in the art of babywearing and carefully handcrafts each item with the knowledge that it will surely bless a momma and baby. She uses top quality materials that are both natural and sturdy and goes to great lengths to ensure the sling is created to be both safe and strong.
And she has soooo many beautiful colors, fabrics, and designs. I personally chose the Linen Ring Sling in pewter. I went with linen, because it’s lighter fabric (but still very strong) for our hot southern summers. And it’s incredibly soft and comfortable!
Isn’t the detail on that lovely? The stitching borders the whole sling. It was one of the features that caught my eye…pretty, without being flashy! I feel like I can wear the ring sling with any outfit and not worry about it clashing. And that pleating? Specially designed to ensure comfort and adequate support. The more “fanned” out the sling stays over your shoulder, the more comfortable it is to wear as it evenly distributes weight.
Our little Ella Bella isn’t as fussy as Jay was, but girlfriend still loves to be carried a lot. My Li’l Peeper Keeper sling is a life-saver as far as actually getting stuff done around the house. It frees up my hands while still keeping the dollie happy. And did I mention how easy it is to get her in and out?
I also love the portability of my Li’l Peeper Keeper ring sling. I have some other carriers that work well, but are just too cumbersome to take anywhere. Not the case with the ring sling…it’s so easy to roll up that it has a permanent compartment in my diaper bag!
Don’t you want one now? The answer is no. You NEED one. And you’re in luck! Li’l Peeper Keeper is offering one Best of Baby reader their choice of a solid colored Linen Ring Sling (up to $59 value) or one of their new Wrap Conversion Ring Slings (up to $65 value). And for those of you who don’t win, but realize how much you still NEED one of these, you’re also in luck! Rebecca is offering free shipping through the end of March with any order using the code “ShippingSpecial”Best of Baby is giving away a beautiful Li'l Peeper Keeper ring sling! #giveaway #ringsling #babywearing http://bit.ly/1wwFiLv Click To Tweet
I was not compensated for this post. I purchased my ring sling several years ago and loved it so much that I offered to review it for Li’l Peeper Keepers. All opinions are my own.