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September 27th 2010
archived under: Anneliese, Babywearing, Giveaways, Headline, No BlogHer Ads, Reviews

What is it?

It’s a Prestige ring sling from Snuggy Baby!  It’s 100% cotton with aluminum rings. Ring slings are great because they’re fully adjustable and can be worn by anyone, for any age/size baby (until they’re just too danged big or heavy to carry).

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All of the slings come with an instructional DVD. I, being someone who tries to do things “The Right Way” (sigh) popped it in the DVD player before even unwrapping the sling. You can view the ring sling carry positions videos online for a peek!

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My Thoughts:

I decided to try out the tummy-to-tummy / snuggle positions, since my little girl seemed to be tired of the cradle position (with my pouch sling). Since she likes the upright position her soft structured carrier holds her in, I thought she might like it.

I was right. By the time my husband and I walked to the corn field at the end of my road (yup, I live in California central valley farmland), she was sound asleep.

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Make note: It is HOT here in the central valley. That’s why I haven’t even given my wrap-style carrier a good try yet. I’m sweating in it even in the air conditioned house! But I’ve worn my Snuggy Baby ring sling out several times now, and it never seems too hot.

Another bonus? It looks gorgeous. I think my mother almost wanted to have another baby so that she could get a ring sling like this. And I get excited when I get to use it, because it’s so pretty! It’s definitely an accessory for Mama, not just utilitarian. When I wore my daughter to the La Leche League meeting, I got several compliments on my sling.

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Ring slings evidently have a bit of a learning curve though, and this is my first experience with them. If you look at the picture above, you’ll see that one of the rails is sort of bunched in the rings. Because I didn’t have the fabric spread out just right at first, it was really hard for me to adjust the sling once my girl was in it.

I emailed Jo (of Snuggy Baby) for help and she responded right away with a couple ideas to try out.

Now that I’ve had more time to play with it (I took these photos the first day I’ve used it, which was about 2 weeks ago) I’ve figured it out a bit better. It’s much easier for me to adjust, and my girl appreciates that I can make her a bit snugger.

The last time I took Anneliese for a walk in the sling, she was asleep before I passed my next-door neighbor’s next-door neighbor’s house. I swear.

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Snuggy baby also carries wrap-style carriers, doll slings for kids, and zip-top wet bags (for cloth diapering).

Just in case you’ve been scared away from babywearing due to the Infantino bag sling recall, please know that babywearing is 100% safe when done properly. The Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) was formed after the recall to ensure that safe baby carriers stay on the market. They’re also setting industry standards so that new slings that are produced are safe, and working to educate the public so that improper and unsafe babywearing can be avoided. Membership is only $25 to be a “Friend” and you’ll get discounts from many participating vendors.

Win it: (CLOSED)

One lucky Joyful Abode reader will win a $75 gift certificate to SnuggyBaby.

SnuggyBaby provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was not under obligation to write a positive review.





MK (2 comments)

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MK (2 comments)

I like the tranquil leaves prestige ring sling.

http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=113




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Sara (3 comments)

They’re all so gorgeous! But I think I like this pink one the best:
http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=139
(that being said, I also like this one, haha):
http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=144




Allison (2 comments)

This is super cute and its a pretty gender-neutral color. Don’t think Mr. Will wants to be carried around in something bright pink! I totally wished I had one of these when I had him at school yesterday! http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=116




Allison (2 comments)

This is super cute and its a pretty gender-neutral color. Don’t think Mr. Will wants to be carried around in something bright pink! I totally wished I had one of these when I had him at school yesterday!http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=116




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Nina (6 comments)

Tweeted about the contest! (10/10)
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Lol and I’m trying to subscribe- I’m trying my darndest!




Rachel Hawkins (7 comments)

My favorite wrap is the Love Letters to Baby and I ADORE the chocolate damask wet bag!! I can’t copy and paste from my phone so I hope this counts and I liked on fb! These products are amazing, I think I may have to go return my moby wrap! Thanks Emily <3




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Kealy (6 comments)

I love the turquoise dream linen banded ring sling
http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=116




lace (1 comments)

Such beautiful slings! I love the Lazy Days Prestige Ring Sling and Lazy Days Linen Banded Ring Sling




Nina (6 comments)

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Nina (6 comments)

I love so many of the products, but my favorite is this ring sling:

http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=118




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Heather (1 comments)

I like the Tranquil Leaves Prestige Ring Sling

http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=113

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Sarah Marostica (1 comments)

This ring sling is so beautiful!
http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=113

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Edie (23 comments)

All of the ring slings are so beautiful, but I think this is my favorite: http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=144

I recently bought a maya wrap and am in the proccess of learning how to use it.




Maribel (1 comments)

I absoluetly LOVED this green one. It is GORGEOUS!
Thank you for the opportunity!

http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=149




Elaine Matoushek (6 comments)

Signed up for email subscription :)




Elaine Matoushek (6 comments)

Liked both on Facebook, under my maiden name email though… evszupello at gmail dot com




Elaine Matoushek (6 comments)

I really love the Jungle Jive Prestige Ring Sling
http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=149




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Mandy R (1 comments)

I really like the Linen midnight swirl pattern!
http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=155




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Natalie G. (5 comments)

Ok, all the ring slings are gorgeous but I think this is best wet bag ever. Love it1 http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=30
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Jessica (1 comments)

I like the Blue Mod Dots Linen Banded Ring Sling!

http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=115




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Sarah Dudas (1 comments)

I really like the hummingbird ring sling, it looks lovely!

http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=143




Emily HK (5 comments)

Oh, & I follow you –& now @SnuggyBaby– on Twitter too! :)
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Emily HK (5 comments)

I love babywearing! Currently a wrap-style is my preference, but I don’t have a ring sling as nice as these!
The  SnuggyBaby “Espresso Blossoms” prestige sling is absolutely beautiful!! http://bit.ly/cU2s6V
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I keep trying to like SnuggyBaby on FB but it doesnt come up… I will keep trying…. :(




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Bronwyn Pinder (6 comments)

I absolutely love the Tranquil Leaves Ring Sling! So pretty…..

http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=113




lauren (9 comments)

I quite like this color combination and am curious to try a ring sling
http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=143

I use a moby wrap and sometimes my husband’s ergo 2.




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Libby H (4 comments)

I LOVE the Lazy Days wrap. http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=5 If I win this I am going to have such a hard time deciding what to get!

thanks for the chance!

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Kristen M. (7 comments)

I’ve never used a sling but would like to try with my third baby. I also like the Turquoise Dream Baby Wrap as another baby wearing option.

http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=7




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Kelly (2 comments)

I love the color of this ring sling http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=177 and it works for either a boy or a girl.




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Just Followed @SnuggyBaby AND @JoyfulAbode on Twitter

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.:karen:. (34 comments)

mandatory entry: I’ve been fascinated with ring slings since I was pregnant with my first child and saw a guest at a rehearsal dinner come in wearing a beautiful one. I didn’t end up picking up one at that that time, opting instead for a plain black wrap (ostensibly so my hubby could wear it, though he never did).

Now that I’m preggo with #2, I would love the chance to use a gorgeous sling. I’m torn between the Lazy Days one ( http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=124 ) and the Espresso Blossom on ( http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=185 )

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Janelle (1 comments)

I like the Turquoise Dream linen sling although I’d like one with the Tranquil Leaves fabric and this color linen even better!

http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=116




Christy (2 comments)

I love the Floral Fireworks Linen Banded Ring Sling
http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=151




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Sarah W. (5 comments)

I love the spa fizz prestige ring sling http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=153

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Lindsay (2 comments)

I’m in love with gray right now and this sling is perfect!

http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=176




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Kirsty (1 comments)

http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=113

I just had my son 2.5 weeks ago and have had a hard time finding a print I liked in the ring slings, but I LOVE the tranquil leaves ring sling! So pretty, but not overpowering like so many of the prints out there!




Mayness (21 comments)

Also I’ve been subscribed to your RSS feed for a long time now.




Mayness (21 comments)

I’m not a mother (and I don’t mean not right now, or not yet – I mean not EVER) but I’m at that age where most of my friends are having their first babies.

I’ve got my guesses as to who will be next, and if I’m right, she would LOVE this sling. It’s totally her style. I’m bookmarking it now just in case. =]
http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=120




Lenci (1 comments)

I think that this one is cute:

http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=82

Its the polka dot baby wrap.




Kenna (1 comments)

So cute!! I have been looking for a bigger sling as my wee one is growing like a weed! I loved the one that they gave you to test until I saw this one:
http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=153
I had to laugh tho, I have a baby girl and it says “perfect to carry your little man”

Oh well. We aren’t exactly the totally pink family. Altho the pink dots is cute too….too many darling choices!!!




Joyful Abode (1044 comments)

I really like that one too. And I’m with you – I’m totally not all pink all the time. BUT… I also see these things as “mama’s accessory” – not the baby’s. If I want to carry my BOY in a pink sling, I’ll do it. My GIRL can ride in blue/green/etc and I’m good with it too. I can wear whatever color sling I want. haha.

Someone asked me the other day how old my “little guy” was – because I had her in an olive green hoodie. I love olive green and she looks good in it too – I’m not gonna NOT let her wear “boy colors.”




Hannah (17 comments)

LOVE this chocolate brown ring sling :) I’m going to have such a collection going, it’s ridiculous!

http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=117




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Katie (4 comments)

I like this one:
http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=132

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Anneka (10 comments)

I am a faithful subscriber!




Carrie Laughlin (3 comments)

I love the color of this one. Funny thing- I just learned how to wear my 9 Month old in a friends ring sling two weeks ago.

http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=126




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Whitney (16 comments)

I love the print on this one – http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=121
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Jennifer (7 comments)

I love this one! The Turquoise Dream Linen Banded Ring Sling

http://bit.ly/9zeMwJ

Thanks for all the chances to win such an awesome gift! I’m planning on getting pregnant soon and my husband and I are stocking up on things we really need :) And this is on the top of the charts!




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i’ve been subscribed to JoyfulAbode through Google Reader for a while now! Love all the updates :)




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Jennifer (7 comments)

Oh geez, I meant to write I “like” Snuggy Baby” on FB.




Celia (5 comments)

This ring sling is gorgeous! Absolutely love the print. Being a mommy of soon to be two boys, this has the right colors and yet has a nice femininity for me! :)

http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=144




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I’ve liked you and SnuggyBaby on facebook. :)
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Hana K. (24 comments)

Madrid Linen Banded Sling Ring: http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=150
I like that it’s mostly solid, maybe my husband wouldn’t feel as weird wearing it? Haha.
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oops- for my “likes”
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Carolyn (4 comments)

I also subscribe to your RSS feed.




Carolyn (4 comments)

I like the Lazy Days Prestige Ring Sling- the colors are so beautiful and versatile for boy or girl!
http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=144




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Leah (25 comments)

http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=113

Those are beautiful! It was very hard to choose!! I really like the purple one as well!!




Kelly Clawson (33 comments)

Extra entries-

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Kelly Clawson (33 comments)

My favorite is the Spa Fizz Prestige Ring Sling!

http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=153




Lynn (77 comments)

*sigh* I wish I had a baby to use this with, hahaha.




Liz (5 comments)

I love this sling:

http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=118

(I also really like the linen version of it and the hanging wet bag in the same fabric!)




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Tara (8 comments)

My favorite sling is the Mosaic Linen Banded: http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=127 I’m normally not a big fan of purples and such like that, but it’s so lovely and light, and the band of colors at the bottom is very pretty.




Joyful Abode (1044 comments)

Can you please post the link again? For some reason, that one’s not working for me.




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Karen (73 comments)

I tweeted about this giveaway.

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I am following both SnuggyBaby & JoyfulAbode on Twitter.




Karen (73 comments)

I absolutely love this one.

http://www.snuggybaby.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=149

It’s gender neutral enough for a girl or a boy (since I don’t know who I’ll have next!), yet absolutely gorgeous for me! :-)




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