10.26.2011

review & giveaway: the peanut shell

I never used a sling during Toddler S' infant days (though I eyed others from afar), so decided on this go around I'd like to try one out with Baby Sister. The Peanut Shell graciously sent me one of their adjustable slings, and they're also providing one lucky reader with one of her own (see bottom for details). Hurrah! 
                                                

First, the details:

The adjustable sling is recommended for babies 8 to 26 pounds, and as your baby grows, the ways to wear your little dahlin' will change. Right now, Baby Sister is in what I like to call the "womb" stage at nearly 10 pounds. When I put her in the sling she is nice and cozy... kind of how I imagine she was in my tummy. I've worn the sling now several times, mostly in the apartment and to the doctor's office a few blocks away. I will admit to feeling a bit nervous at first about getting her into the sling itself, as she cries almost every time. BUT- once she is in there she almost immediately falls asleep. It's like a magic trick, honestly.


The sling is comfortable to wear, though I'm not sure I would choose it for trekking around all day. I do, however, think it's perfect for keeping your baby close while doing things around the house, or for short errands in your neighborhood. Your partner can wear it as well - Husband tried it out on the subway and really liked how it felt (see pic below). And yes, Baby Sister took her first trip on the subway in her sling! I like that there is enough material to cover her up on both sides, yet I don't feel like she is drowning in fabric, either (something I thought might concern me initially).


The Peanut Shell slings are an easy way to keep baby comfy and cozy when you need to have your arms free, something I think moms will really appreciate, especially in the early days of your infant's life. Additionally, I look forward to wearing it on my side as Baby Sister grows and can sit upright. Thus, I'm excited to partner with The Peanut Shell on a giveaway! One lucky reader will get to choose an adjustable sling in the pattern of her choice (and there are some cute ones, let me tell ya). See sling details here.

3 easy ways to enter:

1 - Follow Baby Meets City via Google Friend Connect in the top left corner and leave a comment here (if you are already a follower, please let me know with a comment).

2 - "Like" The Peanut Shell's Facebook page and leave a comment here.

3 - Follow The Peanut Shell on Twitter and leave a comment here.

You have 2 weeks to enter and I'll announce a winner on Wednesday, November 9th at 12pm EST via Random.org. The contest is open to US residents only. Good luck!

Baby Sister comfy & cozy

As mentioned, The Peanut Shell provided me with an adjustable sling for this review. All opinions expressed herein are my own.

33 comments:

Merlyn Ann said...

I follow you on Twitter! Entering contest :) I've heard that slings are so helpful. That looks amazing

Merlyn Ann said...

I follow you on Twitter! I've heard that slings are so helpful! I'm glad it's working out for you. Entering contest :)

- !«~NüßÎL£Nå~» said...

Done! Following on google and twitter and already liked on facebook many months ago! OMG hoping to win! ^_^!!

eastman520 said...

This sling looks awesome! I am following your blog now, and "liked" Peanut Shell on Facebook and Twitter!

Kayla B said...

I love The Peanut Shell!!! After reading your review I would love to try the adjustable PS sling! I know PS slings are amazing as I used a non-adjustable PS sling with my first born in 2008. I hope I win :)

Cora Anne Designs said...

Follow your blog! :)

Cora Anne Designs said...

Like Peanut Shell on Facebook!

Cora Anne Designs said...

Follow Peanut Shell on Twitter!

April said...

Congrats on your new bundle! Sooo adorable! I've tried those slings in the past...they've just never been for me. Lucky for you that your little one sleeps when you put her in there!

Kayla B. said...

Great Review!!!

cakegirl said...

Looks like one content and cozy baby. Thanks for a very generous giveaway. I "liked" on Facebook.

Jocelyn said...

Hi! Already a follower, and those slings look fantastic!

Jocelyn said...

I'm following The Peanut Shell on Twitter now too.

Sonja said...

I never could quite get the hang of a sling when I had infants. I always thought they'd be smothered by the fabric, like you said. But it sure must make things easier for mom! Baby Sister looks adorable.

Kayla B. said...

I follow your blog... entering contest :)
I follow TPS on Facebook <3

EmptyNester said...

I was going to enter (for future grandchildren IF we ever get any) but then thought that would be weird if family won. LOL

Anyway, I've seen these all around Charleston and I wish we'd had something like this when the girls were little!

Give the girls a hug from us! Oh, and the husband too! :)

Melissa_Ives said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect and I liked the Peanut Shell on Facebook.

This would be a nice gift for my new niece set to arrive in January :)

Mya Maternity said...

I follow you with Google Friend Connect.

So cute. I love baby slings they make life so much easier.

The Knapps said...

I follow via GFC :)

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

Peace Love & Poop said...

I follow via GFC. Peace Love & Poop
shannonw at peacelovepoop dot com

Molly said...

Hi, I follow Baby Meets City via Google Friend Connect - Molly Bussler - meoleme@yahoo.com Thank you, this would be great to have for my first little sweetheart that is coming in May! Thanks again.

Molly said...

"Liking" The Peanut Shell's Facebook page - Molly Bussler - meoleme@yahoo.com

Molly said...

Following The Peanut Shell on Twitter @mollydo2 Molly Bussler meoleme@yahoo.com

Peace Love & Poop said...

I like Peanut Shell on FB. Shannon Wieneke
shannonw at peacelovepoop dot com

SlightlyCrunchyMama said...

I was sling deficient with my lil man!! We did not like the moby or the maya...settled on a discountinued (of course) beco obi. Have heard magnificent things about Peanut Shells!! Pick me! Pick me!!! (liked on Facebook and follow on twitter)

Alli Faber said...

Ok, twitter follow done. I like the look of this sling!

Alli Faber said...

aw, we're google friendly connected! feel free to follow my blog catholiclovebirds dot blogspot dot com :)

Alli Faber said...

and finally, i had to log into facebook on my phone (can't access from work computer) but that has been done too. fingers crossed. #1 baby girl on the way in March!

Jo said...

I follow via GFC

joricker@hotmail.com

Jo said...

I follow The Peanut Shell on Facebook

joricker@hotmail.com

Jo said...

I follow peanutshell on twitter (themommablogger)

joricker@hotmail.com

Stephanie said...

I follow via GFC, I'm @4StephanieD on Twitter.

Tales of a young mamma said...

fun!! I follow your blog :)

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