Mar 072013

Hotslings baby sling

Bellamy Blue is a snugglebug, and at a week old her favorite place is as close to me as possible. I am a strong believer in keeping baby close for the first many months, which helped me have three happy baby boys, and so far it seems to make my baby girl very content as well. With all three of our boys, I have used a baby carrier, but this time around I really wanted to give a baby sling a try. After looking at many different slings, I finally decided on the Hotslings brand, because the Hotslings baby sling looked both comfortable for mom and baby, it seemed easy to use, and it provided lots of carry instructions as well as clear safety guidelines.

hotslings baby sling

Hotslings has a wide range of beautiful patterns, and the adjustable Hotslings AP enables use by multiple carriers. I am also thrilled that it allows for bodily post-partum changes, as my body is slowly shrinking after giving birth. Two straps on the shoulder makes it easily adjustable, and it ensures that baby is comfortable in the right size sling.

The Hotslings baby slings come in two sizes: Regular and Large, and there is a very helpful measurement guide on the website.

Last week I strained my neck, and for the past couple of days I have been dealing with neck and shoulder pain, so I was a bit worried about how using the Hotslings baby sling would affect the pain. Thankfully the Hotslings AP can be used on both shoulders, and the multiple side use has come in very handy. By following the instructions on the Hotslings website, I could easily switch sides on the Hotslings baby sling, which thereby helped me carry the baby on my good side.

The Hotslings AP can be used to wear baby in three different ways: Cradle Carry (8 lbs – 4 mos), Front Carry (2 – 8 months) and Hip Carry (6 – 8 months)

The Hotsling came with a very clear and concise instruction manual and safety guidelines, and I also appreciate the fact that there are additional videos on the Hotslings website.

I also love the fact that the Hotslings AP baby sling can be wrapped up and put in a small storage pouch, which can easily fit in my purse or diaper bag.

hotslings storage bag

Hotslings carry pouch

The Hotslings AP baby sling has a wide shoulder band, which actually helps distribute the weight and thereby prevent shoulder pain.

hotslings shoulder strap

hotslings shoulder strap


What I Love About The Hotslings AP Baby Sling:

  • It keeps baby close
  • It can be used in three different positions
  • It is easy to store and takes up very little space
  • It is easy to adjust
  • It comes in beautiful patterns
  • The baby is very comfortable in the baby sling
  • The Hotslings AP comes with clear instrucitons and safety guidelines
  • The Hotslings website has a video that provides extra instructions for safe use

baby sling

Bellamy Blue loves being placed in the Hotslings AP baby sling, because she loves being close to her mom. She is snug and comfortable in the baby sling, which means she is quiet and calm. With four kids to take care of, the Hotslings AP has helped me multitask, and I can now help the kids out with homework, get dinner started, laundry started etc. all while keeping Bellamy Blue close.


 Buy It

You can buy the Hotslings AP baby sling at the Hotslings website ( and at specialty baby stores (see store locator on the Hotslings website).

You can also follow Hotslings on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest sales, offers and promotions.


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Win It

One of Frugality Is Free’s readers will win a Hotslings AP baby sling in the pattern of their choice as a part of the 2013 Baby Guide.  


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Baby Guide


The Hotslings AP adjustable baby sling is a part of the Baby Guide at Frugality Is Free, because it helps parents keep their little one close. The Hotslings AP makes a great baby shower gift or gift for any new parent, as it keeps baby calm and happy.



 US Giveaway rules

This giveaway will end Wednesday April 10th at midnight EST.

Disclaimer: The Frugality Is Free family received a complimentary Hotslings for the purpose of writing a review and hosting a giveaway, no monetary compensation was received. Any opinions expressed above are based solely on our family’s experience with the baby sling from Hotslings.

  113 Responses to “Hotslings Baby Sling Review & Giveaway”

  1. Love the Lemon Mist print.

  2. I would pick AP Silhouette

  3. Reflections- pretty!

  4. I LOVE the Graham Cracker one : ) Too cute!

  5. Graham Cracker

  6. The AP Moonlit Sky

  7. I’d choose Graham Cracker

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  9. I would choose the black one.

  10. I like the Lemon Mist.

  11. Graham Cracker

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  13. I like the black.

  14. I like the overcast or the silhouette

  15. Lemon Mist.

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  17. I like reflections, or black

  18. i really like the overcast pattern.

  19. fave: AP Silhouette

  20. i’d get overcast

  21. AP Moonlit Sky

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  23. I’d choose the Graham Cracker pattern!

  24. ‘Reflections’ has a tropical look to it and B&W is what all the fashionistas are wearing this Spring!

  25. Graham Cracker

  26. AP Silhouette

  27. AP silhouette

  28. I like the overcast pattern.

  29. The AP Overcast is beautiful.

  30. I like the AP Overcast pattern

  31. My favorite is the AP Silhouette

  32. moonlit sky. It’s beautiful.

  33. I love the Lemon Mist pattern!

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  35. Moonlit Sky is my favorite.

  36. I like the lemon mist.

  37. I like the moonlit sky pattern!

  38. I love Overcast!

  39. I’d probably get the black because it would be the most versatile.

  40. I like all of the patterns, but I think my favorite is overcast.

  41. Reflections is pretty!

  42. AP overcast

  43. I like lemon mist best!

  44. I like Overcast.

  45. I really like Moonlit Sky!

  46. Love the Graham Cracker design

  47. I like the AP Silhouette

  48. Crisp, white calligraphy-inspired curves on a deep black background makes this sling irresistible! Thats the description and its soo cute!

  49. Would love to win this baby sling for my grand-daughter, she is expecting her first and this is all she talks about.

  50. Silhouette or Black

  51. I would pick the Reflections sling

  52. I love the Graham Cracker.

  53. I think I would choose Barely Square. Thanks!
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  54. I would choose Barely Square. Thanks!
    – Beth Ann Erwin facebook/rafflecopter

  55. I love moonlit sky!

  56. I love the graham cracker pattern

  57. I really like moonlight sky and black

  58. AP Black

  59. Reflections

  60. I would pick graham cracker!

  61. Ap Graham Cracker

  62. Barely Square is great

  63. overcast

  64. i love the lemon mist print!

  65. Love the Lemon Mist

  66. I would pick lemon mist, GREAT pattern!

  67. Reflections

  68. I would choose AP Moonlit Sky.

  69. Lemon Mist pattern

  70. black
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  71. I’d choose AP Black (because the Daddy will be wearing it too).

  72. AP perennial

  73. If I was the lucky winner, I would choose the AP Overcast. I really like the Hotslings, they have really nice fabric choices!


  75. Lemon Mist is nice.

  76. Silhouette is my favorite

  77. The Moonlit Sky

  78. I would pick the AP Overcast

  79. I like the AP Silhouette

  80. I like the lemon mist on, very pretty

  81. Moonlit Sky

  82. AP Overcast

  83. I love the moonlit sky

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  86. I like the ap silhouette print

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  88. I like the Perrenial

  89. Overcast

  90. I like the AP Moonlit Sky.

  91. I would choose AP Moonlit Sky

  92. I like the Lemon Mist pattern.

  93. graham cracker

  94. I would choose the black.

  95. I really like AP Barely Square .

  96. AP Silhouette!!

  97. I like Graham Cracker.

  98. The Silhouette is my favorite. Thank you!
    Erin E
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

  99. I like the lemom mist pattern or the overcast pattern.

  100. The plain black one

  101. AP Graham Cracker

  102. AP Silhouette

  103. I like the AP black

  104. I like Silhouette. It looks very nice.

  105. I’d pick overcast!

  106. I like the Silhouette design!

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