I love baby wearing….. or well I suppose now it would be called toddler wearing. Sugar has recently started toddling around, but she is still very wobbly and definitely not ready to walk by herself when we are out and about. I love the closeness that baby/toddler wearing allows. So many adorable expressions, light touches, and giggles I would have missed had Sugar been strapped into a stroller. Since I love baby wearing so much one would expect I have tried out just about every type of carrier available, but the truth is I hadn’t tried out a ring sling! That is until I stumbled upon a brand new shop – From Blessing Hands. I was very excited to receive a handmade ring sling and can’t wait to tell you all about it!
From Blessing Hands is a mother-daughter team. Through out the review process I have been in contact with Jennifer (the daughter) who is responsible for photography, shipping, and managing the Etsy and Facebook pages. She has awesome customer service skills and is always on top of things! Her mother, Cindy, is the crafty one in this operation. She makes all of the ring slings and while making them prays over them that the owner will be blessed and that the item will be a blessing in the owners life. That is where the shop name “From Blessing Hands” came from! When I learned this tid bit of information I was even more excited for our ring sling to arrive.
All of From Blessing Hands ring slings are made using rings from slingrings.com and have a pleated shoulder to provide ultimate comfort. I have been asked many times if it’s comfortable to be carrying Sugar around in her sling and the answer is YES YES YES! The sling I received is made of a very light weight breathable fabric and is awesome for these hot summer months. In typical soft structured carriers I have when I take Sugar out there is a big sweaty spot wherever she was pressing up against me. I don’t have that issue at all with my From Blessing Hands ring sling. And it will hold Sugar up to 35 pounds! That means we have a good 10 to 12 pounds to go so we will get plenty more use out of this awesome sling. All of the seams are sewn beautifully and I get so many compliments on my sling wherever we go. Another feature I love about ring slings is that they don’t take up much room so I can shove it down in my diaper bag and it is ready to go whenever I need it. Here are some action shots of Sugar riding around in my From Blessing Hands ring sling…. I’m not quite sure what I am doing in the one picture, hehe, but I included it because you can see I have both hands completely free!
Another awesome thing about the ring sling is that there are so many carries you can do. I hate been limited to only one or two carries. I will admit they are a bit tricky until you get the hang of it, but once you do I know you will love the ring sling as much as I do. I found this awesome website you can check out that has a ton of different carries and videos to help you too. And be sure to check out this very informative video that Jennifer has shared on how to use the ring sling as well!
And even better From Blessing Hands ring slings are affordable ranging from $35 to $55. Do you have an older child that wants to be just like mommy? Then you definitely have to pick up a ring sling toy for them! You know you want one of these awesome ring slings. Make sure to head over to the From Blessing Hands etsy shop to order yours today. And make sure you have entered the A Blogtastic Extravaganza Bums and Beyond prize pack because Jennifer and her mom have very generously donated this amazing sling (shown below) to the giveaway! Make sure to enter using the super simple Rafflecopter entry form below – this is the same form as the Extra Entries post – with an additional extra entry opportunity for the From Blessing Hands spotlight post.
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