Balboa Baby Sling Review and Giveaway

Bunny loves to be carried and I love to carry her! With my growing belly this is getting harder to do for long periods of time. The Balboa Baby Sling allows me to carry Bunny without growing weary. 

 

 

Balboa Baby Sling is a soft, one size, adjustable baby sling. Balboa Baby Sling currently comes in thirteen different patterns/colors. Balboa Baby Sling can be adjusted from size xsmall (18″ tail) to size xlarge (6″ tail). This is great for my growing pregnant and soon to be postpartum body.
Balboa Baby Sling has a very convenient front pocket. You can put your phone, a burp rag, baby’s pacifier or favorite and more in the pocket. Balboa Baby Sling shoulder area is padded, which makes for a comfortable ride for mommy or daddy. Balboa Baby Sling is machine washable, which is great! When baby spits up on the sling, you can easily wash it in your washing machine. Balboa Baby Sling fits babies from 8 pounds up to 35 pounds. Bunny is currently around 25 pounds and still fits perfectly.

You can wear your Balboa Baby Sling with your baby in four different positions. All of these are great for smaller babies. Since I do not currently have a tiny baby, I am using a three month old size baby doll to demonstrate the carries. Once my bun in the oven is here, I will definitely update you all as to how much I love using my Balboa Baby Sling with a newborn.
The first position is the cuddle style which allows you to cuddle baby close to you.
 
 

Please keep in mind I am using a doll. Your baby’s airway should be clear at all times. Do not let your baby smash its face against your body like the doll is doing here. Make sure to wrap the outer elastic trim around your baby’s back and neck for maximum support.

The second position is the cradle style which would be great for nursing on the go!

 

The third position is the front carry style which allows baby to see the world while being close to you. 

 Again, this is a doll and the head is not in the proper position. Please make sure your baby’s head is supported. Baby’s legs can be bent and crossed or or stretched out to one side.

The fourth position is the hip carry style which is what Bunny and I use. This style is the best for toddlers. 

 

 

 

 

Bunny loves to have the sling over her shoulders, up around her neck.
Balboa Baby has a video for each carry which shows you how to properly fit the sling to you and hold your baby safely.
Sometimes Bunny likes to walk, and sometimes she likes to be carried. Balboa Baby Sling is very portable and fits easily in a diaper bag. Balboa Baby Sling is not bulky unlike some other soft structured carries. Balboa Baby Sling is easy to put on and take off.
With my growing belly I can no longer use a soft structured carried like Ergo, Lillebaby, and Tula, ones that buckle around the waist. Balboa Baby Sling allows me to carry Bunny while pregnant. Wraps are great but take too much time and effort to get Bunny in and out of. Balboa Baby Sling is simple and easy to use. When Bunny wants to run around and play or walk, I can easily and quickly get her out of my Balboa Baby Sling. When Bunny wants to be held again, I can easily and quickly, and painlessly, put her back in my Balboa Baby Sling. I did not try a sling with Bunny when she was an infant, but I can see how using a sling with a smaller baby would be beneficial.

You can buy your Balboa Baby Sling online for $60. You can also enter for a chance to win one here!

You can view the giveaway here

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Wee Can Too Chalk- Art Supplies for Babies, Toddlers and Children Review and Giveaway

Do you know how many harmful chemicals are in the chalk your children play with?!? Chalk is made from primary calcium carbonate which is a form of limestone. Other main components of chalk are gypsum, silica, phosphorus, iron, alumina, phosphorus, sulphur, manganese, copper, titanium, sodium oxide, fluorine, stronitum and arsenic. Founders of Wee Can Too Sarid Ditton and Nichole Groat saw all these chemicals and realized these were not good for their children to play with! She set out on  mission to create all natural art supplies for her children. Wee can too art supplies are made with fruits and vegetables. They are safe for your children to play with and eat, but they do not taste good trust me! I had to taste them to see what it was like. 🙂
Chalk in packaging
Chalk in packaging

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wee Can Too chalk comes in 5 different colors. Pink, green, yellow, orange and purple. Bunny loves playing with chalk, but I do not love the chemicals found in chalk. I was going to make my own chalk, but almost all of the Do It Yourself chalk recipes called for plaster of paris. Bunny likes to taste chalk, and I did not want her tasting plaster of paris! The only chalk Bunny uses is Wee Can Too’s veggie sidewalk chalk. 




The colors of the veggie sidewalk chalk are bright and fun. There is not a huge variety of color, but hopefully Wee Can Too will be able to expand their color line soon! A child only needs a few colors to be creative! Bunny has played with chalk with two and even three other children and there has always been enough veggie chalk to go around. I really like the peace of mind veggie chalk gives me. I know if/when Bunny decides to put chalk in her mouth, that it is non toxic and will not harm her. I can let her have fun and explore without putting toxic chemicals in her hands. 


 
 
 
 
You can buy Wee Can Too Veggie sidewalk chalk here. Another thing I really like about Wee Can Too veggie chalk is, it comes in eco friendly packaging! YES!
Disclaimer: I received these items to review. My opinions are my own and are in no way influenced by the product owner/company.