Monday, September 27, 2010

Petunia Pickle Bottom Sojourn Sling Review, Tutorial and Giveaway!!

Drum roll, please! I am very excited to announce our latest giveaway!

The Sojourn Sling from Petunia Pickle Bottom!! I am giving away the one above, in the picture, the fabric is called Moment in Morocco. Isn't is stunning?! It's a size medium and will fit a Mama with a shirt size of m-l. It has a bit of stretch in the fabric, so even if you are the larger end, it will fit. I wear a size 40E bra and wear a M to L shirt and it fits fine and has room for Penelope to grow.  If you are smaller, you can very easily take it in and hem the seam to make the sling shorter in length to fit.

To enter, go to Petunia Pickle Bottom's website and browse around then leave a comment below telling me what you love!  You can win additional entries by posting on Facebook or Twitter, or on your blog,  or become a Fan on the Mama and Baby Love Facebook page.  For each entry leave a separate comment.  A winner will be randomly selected on October 27th.

They also sent one for me to try out and review. Let me tell you, I am pretty in love with my Maya Wrap, Ella Roo Wrap and my New Native sling, so the Sojourn Sling had stiff competition going up against my other beloved carriers-carriers that I have been using for 5 plus years ( I was nanny before I became a mother).

The Sojourn Sling takes the cake, hands down in the style department. I mean, look at these other fabric options!!! This one, Dancing in Dublin, or this one, Frockling in Fez, make my heart go pitter-patter! And we all know how much I like things to be matchy-matchy, so with these slings, you have the option of get any kid of Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bag to match!

In the function department, its neck and neck with my Maya Wrap. The Maya Wrap has a slight edge over the Sojourn Sling, because I am able to sort of hog tie Penelope very tightly, in the Maya Wrap. So when I am cooking I put her arms in side the sling and tighten it up and it keeps her little arms safe inside while I cook.  Other than that, I like the Sojourn Sling just as much, if not better, because you don't have to adjust anything!! You just throw it on and off you go.

The New Native sling I have is similar in cut to the Sojourn Sling, except the Sojourn Sling has a bit of stretch to it. So you can get a better, snugger fit with the Sojourn Sling.

And last, but not least, its ORGANIC COTTON! The fabric that is touching your little ones skin all day, not only looks beautiful, its good for their health and the earth. Ah, you couldn't ask for a better sling than this one!

Seriously, if you are pregnant and trying to figure out what kind of sling to get, get this one in your collection, no question about it. If you are new to babywearing and not sure where to start, START HERE (and be sure to check out my tutorial below!) If you are an old pro, (ahem, like me) and want to try something new and fabulous, buy one!

I am starting to feel like I sound like raving lunatic, so I will end my rave review here, but I am just so impressed with this sling. It hard to find one that is this gorgeous and actually functions they way you need it to.

Now on to the picture and video tutorial!

Step 1. Line up your sling flat, seam down at the bottom.  Place on arm like so.  You can wear the sling on either shoulder, makes no difference.
Then put it over whatever shoulder you want and get it nice and straight. The seam is by your hip.  I actually use the sling, a bit different than the directions that came with sling, fyi.  This is what works for me.  You can also look online, here and here for more tutorials.
Then hike your babe up by your shoulder.  Bring the fabric out and around them, tucking their feet inside.  Then slowly lower them down.
As you lower them down, open up the sling, and make a little pouch/shelf for their bum. And pull the fabric up to cover up their arms.  They will be able to easily take their arms out if they want to.
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And ta-da!  Happy Baby!

Check out the same tutorial in video, below.  Let me know if you have any questions!

And P.S. this is the kind of  Pentunia Pickle Bottom diaper bag I have and I LOVE it. It makes my tired, frumpy ass feel very glamorous. I have both the Cosmopolitan Carry All and the Cameo Clutch.

P.S.S.If you are local, there is no one in town selling these slings, so you have to buy them online.  If you do, please purchase one from one of the links below and send a few pennys my way to add to Penelope's Ivy League College Fund!  Thanks!

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Blogger Momma Bella said...

Oooh, so pretty, I would love to win it!

September 27, 2010 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger Momma Bella said...

I also posted a link on facebook :-)

September 27, 2010 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger Maureen said...

SOOO cute!!! You and P are adorable!

September 27, 2010 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger Maureen said...

That is a diaper bag?!? Holy smokes that is rad! (I'm going to share this on FOB FB page)

September 27, 2010 at 3:14 PM  
Anonymous Nicole & Emery said...

I like the give away fabric best! DH would probably prefer the backpack style though!

September 27, 2010 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger Maureen said...

I <3 the Heirloom fabric...

September 27, 2010 at 3:18 PM  
Anonymous Nicole and Emery said...

Posted on facebook too!

September 27, 2010 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I absolutely love everything PPB! I have a Cosmopolitan Carryall in French Gooseberry and I cannot say enough good things about it! Best, most organized, most stylish diaper bag ever! And no matter how frumpy or ratty I am feeling, my bag adds a little bit of style and "put-togetherness" to my day. I also have a Touring Tote in Tourmaline (for when I don't need all the space of the Carryall), and I am considering getting a Boxy Backpack (maybe Dancing in Dublin or Brilliant Brussels??). Anyways, I have heard so many good things about their slings, so I would love to win your awesome giveaway!

September 27, 2010 at 4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am 6 months along and really looking forward to carrying my little one in a sling. This looks perfect.

September 27, 2010 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Jamie Willow said...

well I love all the patterns of pretty. I especially loved the Cake collection...the clutch to be specific :)

September 27, 2010 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Jamie Willow said...

posted a link on facebook :)

September 27, 2010 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Jamie Willow said...

I also "liked" you on facebook :) yay!

September 27, 2010 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I love the organic kimono layette sets.

September 27, 2010 at 8:21 PM  
Anonymous Lacy said...

I love the Brilliant Brussels shoulder bag!

September 27, 2010 at 8:28 PM  
Anonymous Lacy said...

I'm a fan:)

September 27, 2010 at 8:30 PM  
Anonymous Lacy said...

I posted on Facebook!

September 27, 2010 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger Lia Dominique Andress said...

I love you, Penelope, Sky and Peter. I need me a sling like that, lol. My K'tan is getting so faded it is not sassy frassy for Miami outings. Besides, our daughters need to roll in style.


September 27, 2010 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger angiegee said...

I would love to have this sling! I am due any day with my 3rd and I need my hands free to wrangle my 2 little ones. Love the Wistful Weekender bag.

September 27, 2010 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger angiegee said...

Just became a FB fan!

September 27, 2010 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I retweeted the giveaway :-)

September 28, 2010 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Momma Bella said...

Oops, I forgot to write that I love the cross town clutches.

September 28, 2010 at 1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love my son more than anything.... just thinking about him makes me smile i dont have an account that it is asking for but my name is jessica lee. im on ppb facebook.: ) smile. : )

September 28, 2010 at 9:38 PM  
Anonymous Kari J said...

I am falling in love with the crib bedding! Thank you so much for sharing!! Your a great place to come to for advice!!!

October 4, 2010 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger kat said...

ooh i am a sling addict.
i like their new chocolate cake satchel. um, and regular chocolate cake.
i found your blog via progressive pioneer. off to scroll through your archives :)

October 7, 2010 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger ~*Jamie*~ said...

PPB stuff is just too cute! I wish I had some of the kimono style bodysuits when DS was born. But I could still use a good sling!

October 10, 2010 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger ~*Jamie*~ said...

I also became a fan on fb!

October 10, 2010 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Baby B said...

I need my hands free to keep up with 2 babies so I love their boxy backpacks

October 17, 2010 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Oh man I love PPB stuff! I was soo bummed to see Gammy & Gee close, they carried a large portion of the bags! I LOVE love love this: the most! <3!

October 26, 2010 at 9:27 PM  
Anonymous Kari J said...

Just bought some sweet baby bedding. Hoping to win the sling!!!!

October 26, 2010 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Molly said...

Cake Cameo Clutch... Yes Please! Apple Tart or Chocolate will do just fine

October 26, 2010 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I also just shared the giveaway on Facebook!!

October 26, 2010 at 9:36 PM  
Anonymous Nicole and Emery said...

Oh I also like you on facebook!

October 26, 2010 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Holly Galotti said...

I am such a sucker for cute and cozy baby socks. PPB socks are SO cute! Have always loved their diaper bags too!

October 26, 2010 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger Stephanie B. Cornais said...

And the winner is...

Lia Dominique Andress!!

Enjoy your new "sassy frassy" sling!!

October 27, 2010 at 2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny the winner didn't even say what she liked from the web site....UNLIKE!!!!

October 27, 2010 at 11:10 PM  
Blogger Stephanie B. Cornais said... are right, I didn't even notice!
Her use of "sassy frassy" is what caught my eye!
I think I will change my contest rules for the next one, to whoever comments the funniest, wittiest, kindest, comment. One of my favorite blogs,, does it like that.

October 28, 2010 at 8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love these diaper bags, they're the best on the market right now in my opinion.

November 5, 2010 at 1:23 PM  

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