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 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.
The Hotslings AP baby sling has a wide shoulder band, which actually helps distribute the weight and thereby prevent shoulder pain.
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
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.
You can buy the Hotslings AP baby sling at the Hotslings website (www.hotslings.com) and at specialty baby stores (see store locator on the Hotslings website).
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.
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.
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.