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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Baby Leggings (leg warmers) Review

Bunny is tall and slim. Always has been. She has stayed in the 90% for height and 15% for weight her entire life. This makes it hard for pants, or anything that goes around the waist, to fit her. Bunny is now 14 months old. 12 month pants/shorts/skirts fit her waist but are way too short length wise. 18 month pants/shorts/skirts fit her length wise but are way too loose around her waist. My solution to this is baby leggings! Baby leggings are leg warmers for babies. 
 
There are a few different brands of baby leggings, the most popular are babylegs and judanzy. They both seem to fit the same. One brand doesn’t fit better than the other. 
There are two sizes of baby leggings, newborn and one size. Bunny wore newborn size until she was about 3 months old, the fit is different for each baby. Bunny is 14 months currently and is still wearing the one size. 
Perfect with a onsie.
 
Baby leggings are absolutely adorable! I pair them with dresses, onsies, rompers, shorts, skirts, anything! One time we were out and I forgot Bunny’s jacket in the car. I had an extra pair of baby leggings in the diaper bag so I used those on her arms to keep her warm! There are so many different colors and patterns of baby leggings, one for each outfit! There are holiday leggings, ruffled leggings, every kind you can think of!
Baby leggings go well with a romper!
Baby leggings are great for layering. We visited the snow a few months ago and put a pair of baby leggings on Bunny under her pants to keep her extra warm. When we recently visited San Francisco, baby leggings were a great way to layer clothes on Bunny. If it got too warm we simply took the baby leggings off. If it got to be cold again, we put the baby leggings back on. 
Works wonderful as tights!
Diaper changes are SO MUCH easier when Bunny is wearing baby leggings. I don’t have to pull the baby leggings off her, I don’t have to struggle with pants around her ankles while trying to wipe. Diaper changes are a breeze when Bunny is wearing baby leggings. I highly recommend baby leggings to all my mama friends. Baby leggings are not just for girls either! I have many friends with boys who use baby leggings. I have plenty of baby leggings waiting for a little baby boy to wear! 
Newborn Baby Leggings SO CUTE!