Giveaway!

Yes, its finally time for my first Z's Favorite Things Giveaway!!!!

And what exactly am I giving away this month? A gorgeous black and white, machine-washable cotton, ZoloWear Ring sling! This one, to be exact. And it will even come with a DVD on the many different ways you can carry your baby/toddler in it!

Here is Zeke and I at The Olive Garden with this ring sling when he was...say....3 weeks:

And here is Zeke and I in the same ring sling yesterday:
I LOVE baby-wearing, and so does Ezekiel. Like I've said many times, I don't know that either Zeke or I would have survived our first couple of weeks together (outside the womb) if it wasn't for my MANY carriers. I have 3 at the moment, 2 ring slings and one mei tai. Zeke just HAD to be held when he was born....ok sometimes he STILL just HAS to be held. But I also just HAVE to get things done sometimes. And with a carrier we both get what we want. He is held and I have 2 free hands.

Lets begin with the pluses to baby carrying in general. Like I said, two free hands! If you are a mother, you know how special (and rare) that is. Then there is the ease of traveling, Zeke was in his ring sling at the mall, at the grocery store, at parks while I walked, pretty much everywhere. I didnt have to lug a huge stroller around on every outing and I didnt have to fill my grocery cart with his carseat (or put my newborn in the germy seats they provide). Plus he was happy in there. He could sleep, nurse, poke his head out and have a look around, then nurse and sleep again.

A lot of doctors also recommend baby wearing. Dr Sears of The Baby Book (My own personal Dr Spock) believes its one of the most important parts of attatchment parenting. And there is even a study that was done where one group of parents were asked to carry their babies three hours more than usual and the other group carried their babies the amount they normally would. After 12 weeks, the two groups had only a 1.7 hours difference in daily carrying, but the group of babies that were carried more cried 43% less than the other group. Impressive!

Now on to the pluses of ring slings in particular. They are probably the most well-known type of sling. (Other that maybe the commercial baby bjorn type carrier, which is actually a HUGE chiropractic no-no)

Like I said, I have two different kinds of slings. And I already have 2 other kinds that I have NEVER used lined up for future give-aways (and reviews), but I have definatly used the ring sling the most. I love how easy it was to learn to use, that it fits in my diaper bag when not in use, and that it will work all the way from newborn to toddler. I especially love the adjustability (as a rather tall person with a rather tall baby) and that it can be used in many different postions. Zeke, for example, HATED laying down in the sling, even as a newborn, so he alwasy was carried sitting up.

Well, now I KNOW you want that ring sling, or maybe you want to give it to someone as a gift! And you only have until March 10th before I draw the winner out of a hat out of random.org.

So here is how you enter to win!

You get your first entry for leaving a comment on THIS post saying you want the sling.

And you can get more (bonus) entries for doing any of the following:
-Blog about this contest (of course linking to this post)
-Twitter about this contest (linky linky!)
- TWO entries if you are my follower (gotta show love to my peeps)
- And another TWO entries if you are a Twitter Follower
(please leave a comment for each bonus entry you earn and telling me why. IE if you are a follower leave 2 different comments saying "I follow you".)

7 total chances to win, because 7 is also one of Zeke's favorite things...or at least one of his mom's favorite numbers.

Good luck!

124 comments:

girlichef said...

Okay...entry numero uno...I want it! Very cute...mine babies are too old for it now, but my sis just had twin boys and I KNOW she could use one (or two)...he he he. Love your blog...very cute!

girlichef said...

entry numero dos...I follow you...of course!

girlichef said...

and....entry numero tres...I really DO follow you...sick of me yet? :)

The Butterfields said...

I want one!

The Butterfields said...

And I follow you... :)

The Butterfields said...

And I think Zeke is cute. :)

Naomi said...

I would love this great sling...for my BFF who is due in June....it is just awesome...

thanks so much

lakelly said...

Too Cool!!! I know just who I would give this to!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Eema-le said...

I love the sling, and baby wearing is awesome. My best friend in due in June, and she would love this.

Trippleaaa said...

I have a friedn in mind for this... what a CUTE sling!

Trippleaaa said...

Okay, I also follow you...

Trippleaaa said...

I am posting about your giveaway.... can I get two entries for posting if I post on BOTH of my blogs?

Trippleaaa said...

I just realized I get TWO entries for being a follower!

Chrissy said...

FIRST ENTRY!!
I love baby wearing too. I think I buy a new carrier (or 2) EVERY baby...On number 4 right now! :)

Chrissy said...

ENTRY TWO:
I am following you!

Chrissy said...

Oh, if the first didnt count...i WANT one!! :)

Chrissy said...

Here is the 2nd I am FOLLOWING entry(am i doing this right??) Can I say MOMMY BRAIN??

Chrissy said...

I am also blogging about the contest...woohoo!

Kim said...

Wow, I'm off the computer for a day and I come back to this! Yay, I want one. And I have A LOT of entries to make!

Kim said...

Numero Uno of "I Follow You"

Kim said...

Numbero Dos of "I Follow You"!

Kim said...

Oh look at that, I'm not done yet! I twittered you too!

Kim said...

And I was your first follower on Twitter!

Kim said...

Wow, this is a lot of entries just from me! Could that mean I will win!? And I will be back later after I blog all about you!

Kim said...

Alright, my final entry. I blogged ya.

Lisa M said...

entry number 1! I LOVE babywearing too and if I win I'll be putting this sling to good use with my childbirth classes/doula clients.

Lisa M said...

enter number 2
I'm a follower

Lisa M said...

Entry number 3. 2nd point for being a follower

Lisa M said...

entry number 4. I'm following on twitter

Lisa M said...

entry 5. 2nd point for following on twitter

Lisa M said...

entry 6 for tweeting!

lace said...

It's a beautiful sling and I would love to have it.

lace said...

following you (1)

lace said...

following you (2)

lace said...

just tweeted:

http://twitter.com/fingerscrossed/status/1267775002

lace said...

twitter follower (1)

lace said...

twitter follower (2)

lace said...

blogged your giveaway:

http://me-lace.blogspot.com/2009/03/coco-cafes-ring-sling-giveaway.html

Chris said...

Looks great to me!

Tina said...

Count this as my entry, and i'm also posting a link to your contest on my blog.

A-trox said...

I totally want the sling! It will be used in our home. I also love how there are already 40 comments on this entry LOL

A-trox said...

Oh yes and I follow you here.....

A-trox said...

I also follow you on twitter and I have already tweeted about it!

Mary Moore said...

I'm a big baby wearer myself! Wish I had had a sling back when my babies were babies! I like your blog!

Isil Simsek said...

thanks for the chance,great give away!

Mari said...

I would love to get one I have a 1 month old baby girl and this would help me to be able to do the house chores a lot easyer right now it's hard to do anything around the house with her and a 14 month old girl!!!

Mari said...

My E-mail address is
kinoshitalite_2008@hotmail.com

Michelle said...

Seven is the number of completion in the Bible...do I get extra entries for that?

I love babywearing. SO enter me and pick me pick me.

I also plan to spend some time on your blog, as I can see we have a lot in common.

Jenna said...

This would make a great baby shower gift from my friend next month. Looks like a great sling. Thanks!

Celeste said...

I would love a Ring Sling! :)

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Gloria said...

Oh, definitley count me in - I have so many pregnant friends! Would be a great gift for one of them. :)

gjw823@aol.com

Chloe said...

I would love to win one! Thanks for the chance. :D

springshoot5@aol.com

Sara said...

Wow - thanks! I would love a sling!

Doreen said...

Please count me in, this is a beautiful sling! :)

Doreen said...

I'm following on Twitter!

Anonymous said...

Sounds great. fun.mom.cheratgmaildotcom

Tanyetta said...

I would LOVE to win this sling. I am due in May!

AmandaSue said...

Looks like a great sling! I'd love a chance to win it. Thanks.
unforgetable_dreamer_always AT hotmail DOT com

Heather said...

I really want that sling! Our tried and true sling is really worn out and I would love to try this one!

Ginny said...

I'd love a chance to win this!

Andrea said...

I want it!

Ali said...

I would love a chance to win the sling!

Therese said...

I would love to win this-so cute and useful!

Erin said...

I would absolutely love this sling- I've tried a sling where my Bubbs has to be lying down, but he's so big now (17 lbs.) and I need one that allows me to hold him while sitting. Hope I win! :)

Dianna_Ball said...

OH I def. want it! Gorgeous! I have a wrap and a sling, both of which I loved, at different times, with baby #1. Looking forward to baby #2 now and would love to try a ring-sling and compare!

dianna_ball@hotmail.com

Ann said...

I would love the sling - it looks great!! I have tried a lot of slings/carriers and people say the ring sling is the way to go...

Wehaf said...

I'd love to win it!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Stacy said...

I think that wearing my baby might be the only way to get anything done.

Thanks for the giveaway!

hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Heather said...

I would love to win the sling for my expecting sister.

bocktalk said...

Yay I love slings, especially ones that grow with baby!

Anonymous said...

MFJ:
I would love to own the sling. I'm expecting my second and want to give it a try.
watson(at)zerostreet(dot)net

Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) said...

I have a sling and absolutely love it! I want this so I can give it to a young friend who is expecting her first baby this month!

Alexia said...

Cute sling - I'd love to win! I haven't tried a ring sling yet...

Alexia said...

I'm a follower now!

Alexia said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/Aleksija/status/1274235609

Devin said...

My Best friend is having a baby and this is a wonderful sling. I really loves these slings. I would have given her mine but I gave it to my sister before I knew my friend was pregnant. It would be so awesome if I won and could give her this.

devin said...

entry number 2
I follow you definitley & i really want one.

Michelle said...

What a fun giveaway. So, put my name in the hat!

Michelle said...

Twittering you for a couple more names in the hat!

Michelle said...

So, now I'm stalking....I mean following your blog! It really is a super cute blog!

Now I just need to do a quick post on my blog!

Lauren S said...

OOhhh I want this sling. Mine just became unsafe (the fabric wore out from too much use from 2 kids) so I can't use it anymore. I really need another.

pinkveganmiso(at)yahoo(dot)com

moushka said...

My daughter who is pregnant with her 2nd child would be thrilled to have this.

Antonina said...

I want one!!!!

yyeres said...

i want to win this sling! It is so cute! thanks for the giveaway! yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

valerie2350 said...

i'd love to win the sling :)

valerie2350 said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/1277520173

valerie2350 said...

twitter follower 1
valerie2350

valerie2350 said...

twitter 2
valerie2350

Felicia Eis said...

Such a pretty sling!!! I would love to have it!!!!

Linda and Greg said...

would love to win!! THanks!

Modern Catholic Mom said...

Very cool! Thanks!- Tara

Michaela said...

I love wearing Noah in the store, it's just so much easier than having to deal with the infant seat in the shopping carts (they never seem to lock in right anyway)

Michaela said...

I blogged about your giveaway here

Michaela said...

I follow you now :)

Michaela said...

#2 for following :)

Michaela said...

I also Twitter follow now :)

Michaela said...

Twitter follow #2 - I love Netflix too it's the best!

Michaela said...

I left a tweet about the giveaway with a link to your blog - there I think I maxed out at 7 :)

Jessi said...

I want this sling i have always wanted to try one but not knowing wether i will like them or not has stopped me from buying

Jessi said...

I follow you entry 1

Jessi said...

I follow you entry 2

Jessi said...

I follow you on twitter entry 1

Jessi said...

i follow you on twitter entry 2

Jessi said...

I twittered the contest
http://twitter.com/blake2020ca/status/1286750206

lizcooper said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that sling!! How fabulous is that! I'm a babywearer. I love my mei tai and my two wraps as well as my ring sling. My ring sling was the very first carrier I purchase because at the time it was all I could afford.

Blacktating said...

I have a friend who is pregnant and this would make a great gift for her!

Erin, maker of chimes said...

I'd love to win this for my new niece or nephew!

dinnertimechimes@aol dot com

Jamielee said...

This is comment #1. I need this sling. I am currently carrying my three month old around on my hip...I am a one armed mommy!!!

K Amos said...

I would love the sling for my daughter

wigget said...

i'd like to have this sling

jennifer57 said...

would love to win :) It's very stylish!

Andria said...

I would love the sling. I am borrowing one now and would love to have my own. Thanks.

Rachel C. said...

I'm due with my first little one in the beginning of May, and I want to be able to wear him. I would LOVE to win this sling! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

myshadow28(at)aol(dot)com

shelley said...

I would love to win this for my daughter to use with my new grandson

shelley said...

I twittered
http://twitter.com/rkqueen/status/1305727980

shelley said...

I am a follower Entry 1

shelley said...

I am a follower entry 2

shelley said...

I follow you on twitter too

shelley said...

I follow you on twitter too

Janell said...

I would really like to win this sling...and you and your baby lok really cute.

Xenia said...

That is a gorgeous sling and I would love to win it! My 11-week-old would also like to be carried and held all day but, alas, I like to attempt to be a productive member of society as well as take care of my 2-year-old. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Thanks!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

Kaycee said...

I never "baby wore" with my daughter because I didnt know anything about it! I am determined with this second baby! Thanks so much for the chance- its gorgeous!!

kayceewilliams at gmail dot com

Kaycee said...

I'm a follower!!

kayceewilliams at gmail dot com

Kaycee said...

I'm a follower- entry #2!

kayceewilliams at gmail dot com