Balboa Baby Adjustable Sling Review

by Chrystal Johnson on July 25, 2012

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When Zoë was born, one of the baby carriers I had on hand was a sling. I had heard they were great for breastfeeding discreetly and for keeping your baby close to you. Unfortunately, I could never get comfortable in it, so I ended up passing it on to someone else who could use it. However, I know a lot of sling-loving mamas out there, so I decided to give it another try – this time with the Balboa Baby Adjustable Sling.

This sling was developed in a collaboration between Shirley Pepys, founder of Noel Joanna Inc. (NoJo), her son Noel Pepys and Dr. William Sears.

It’s a one-size, adjustable sling that is designed to grow with your baby. Kaylee weighs just under 25 pounds (the sling’s weight limit) and she still fits perfectly in it.

I was surprised by how comfortable I was wearing her in it, even at her weight. I was expecting a more challenging experience like I had with my first sling. I wish I’d had this one back then!

It has a padded strap and heavy-duty nylon rings to make it comfortable and easy to adjust. The trim is covered elastic as well so that you can safely position your baby close to you.

It also has a small pocket on it, which is a nice added feature.

Overall, the sling is comfortable and well made. If you’re looking for a high-quality sling for your baby, check out the Balboa Baby Adjustable Sling.

As part of the Ultimate Babywearing Giveaway Event, I’ll be giving away a Balboa Baby Adjustable Sling ($60 value) with a group of bloggers from the Green Moms Network. We’ll be giving away several great carriers, so be sure to come back between August 1-14 to enter!

In the meantime, be sure to connect with Balboa Baby on Facebook and Twitter.

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Thank you to Balboa Baby for providing the products mentioned in this post. Although I received these products free of charge, all opinions expressed are my own.

About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

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1 courtney fisk July 25, 2012 at 8:09 am

First off you and your little girl are too cute! and second, that sling looks super comfy! Thanks for a great review! So excited for this event.
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2 Amy Bailey July 31, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Im not a fan of slings mainly because I have a hard time using them and find they hurt my neck after a while. This sling looks easy to use. Id like to give it a try. :)

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3 karla-rae krekoski July 31, 2012 at 10:21 pm

thanks for the great review! this sling looks so comfortable and i love the pattern on it!

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4 Natalie July 31, 2012 at 11:04 pm

I love the side fit…especially as baby gets taller and harder to see over!

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5 Kayleigh July 31, 2012 at 11:14 pm

I love the 2 tone accent pieces :)

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6 Katie Waugh July 31, 2012 at 11:44 pm

My ring sling is my favorite, but this one has some added features I would love to try out!

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7 Angela Reed-Warren August 1, 2012 at 4:54 am

I like the side sling, and the pattern is cute.

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8 Kristi K August 1, 2012 at 5:32 am

I’ve never seen a sling quite like this. The padded strap looks comfy!

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9 Melissa Shie August 1, 2012 at 5:42 am

An adjustable sling looks like it is much more comfortable then others I have tried :)

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10 Sara D. August 1, 2012 at 5:59 am

This looks very interesting! I’d love to try it!

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11 kathy burton gibson August 1, 2012 at 6:19 am

The pocket looks so convenient for car keys or emergency binkies!

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12 amanda strohl August 1, 2012 at 6:20 am

I have this sling, and love it. I personally think it is better for a newborn, to cradle and breastfeed in. As the baby gets more heavier, and moves into the side hip carry, it puts a lot of stress on your neck. Its great for short trips, but hurts if worn long.

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13 Katy Emanuel
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August 1, 2012 at 6:28 am

I was given a few slings and could never figure them out, maybe this being a ring sling I would be able to get a better fit. Maybe one to try again now that my daughter is older since I hear from so many moms how much they love their slings.
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14 heather August 1, 2012 at 6:52 am

I am not a big sling fan either but this one looks nice

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15 Andrea August 1, 2012 at 7:31 am

Looks comfy & easy to use!

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16 Amanda August 1, 2012 at 7:33 am

This looks easy to use and very comfortable

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17 Andrea @ One Tomorrow at a Time
Twitter: acshaver
August 1, 2012 at 7:36 am

I haven’t tried any slings before and I’ll admit, I was a little hesitant to buy one because I wasn’t sure I would like it. But this one looks like it would be worth trying out!
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18 Julie O'Brien August 1, 2012 at 7:37 am

I like how it can go with anything, and I like the pocket in the front.

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19 Ashley C. August 1, 2012 at 8:12 am

Love the coordinating pocket :) I have never seen or heard of this sling so it was great to see a review!

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20 ewetli August 1, 2012 at 8:19 am

I like the colors, and the storage pocket. I have problems with getting slings to stay where I want them on my neck. I feel like I do more adjusting than enjoying – probably just user error :)

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21 Treana August 1, 2012 at 8:34 am

It does look comfy and the pattern is so pretty!

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22 victoria August 1, 2012 at 8:34 am

Love the design and versatility.

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23 Heather R
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August 1, 2012 at 9:28 am

I’ve always been intimidated by slings so I’ve always used wraps or soft structured carriers. This one looks easy to use and comfortable. Definitely one I’d love to try.

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24 Beth R August 1, 2012 at 9:49 am

I love my ring sling. Those prints are to cute as well. Definitely looks easy to use

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25 Mrs. Cox August 1, 2012 at 9:53 am

Love ring slings! How much weight this one hold?
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26 Chrystal August 1, 2012 at 5:05 pm

It will hold up to 25 pounds.

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27 LucieS August 1, 2012 at 10:39 am

Having the easy adjusting rings looks like it would also be very Daddy friendly :)

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28 Kirstie
Twitter: shebreaksdown
August 1, 2012 at 10:42 am

The last sling we used didn’t work at all, but this one looks so much simpler! I would love to try it!
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29 Melanie August 1, 2012 at 10:54 am

LOVE the flowers!

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30 Barbara August 1, 2012 at 11:02 am

I like the hip carry for bigger babies.

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31 Nicole Sparks August 1, 2012 at 11:23 am

I like the idea of a padded strap, because slings always hurt my neck and shoulder.

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32 Anne August 1, 2012 at 11:30 am

love the design!

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33 felicia August 1, 2012 at 11:52 am

i love how snug you can make these with the rings! doesnt hurt your shoulder and the material is so nice!

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34 Kristie August 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Love this cute sling! I’d love to try it out.

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35 Jourdan August 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm

i like the pattern! but i have found that i am not a huge sling fan! i wonder if this sling would change my mind!

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36 Megan August 1, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I’m glad this one worked for you – sometimes you just have to try different things until you find one that works!

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37 Melissa Shoaf August 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm

My friend has one of these and she swears by it! I would love to try it out!

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38 Allie August 1, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Side carrier, brilliant!!! My 16 month son wants to be held a lot lately, this would be so nice to free up my hands.

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39 rachel pehl August 1, 2012 at 12:42 pm

This carrier is so cute and comfortable

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40 Julie Ghrist August 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm

This looks like a really great sling. I love the extra padding in it and it is so cute. I think this looks like a really comfortable option for baby wearing :)

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41 sherry moore August 1, 2012 at 2:41 pm

it looks so cute and easy to use.

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42 polly August 1, 2012 at 2:44 pm

i also like the lola print they have

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43 KAREN B August 1, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I had a sling but rarely used it…I think this one would have gotten used a lot!

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44 beth c August 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm

i never have tried a sling out with my little man!! lol- i had a moby wrap and managed to figure it out alright but was intimidated by the slings!! :D the pocket is a great idea & i love that it’s in a matching fabric.. very cute! looks comfy!

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45 Elizabeth P. August 1, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I have never tried a ring sling, they have peaked my interest though. Thank you for this review!

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46 Jessi Greenmamajama
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August 1, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Your pretty little girl looks mighty comfortable!
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47 Rebecca Wood August 1, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I love the print on the pocket fabric! I also really like the width of and padding on the strap, it seems like it would be comfortable.

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48 Mary B August 1, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I’m in love with the fabric options for this sling!

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49 Kelly Mills August 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I like that this fits on the side instead of a front facing backpack style

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50 Abi R. August 1, 2012 at 5:24 pm

this looks awesome!!

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51 jamie Davis August 1, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Although I have the utmost respect for Dr Sears, I don’t think I could use the sling type of carrier. I have terrible balance and I’m afraid this would send me toppling. :-)

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52 Nicole HQ
Twitter: thinkermommy
August 1, 2012 at 5:48 pm

I wish you had a review with an infant using this. I tried it and maybe I was doing it wrong or it was just too big for my small frame, but the sling just didn’t feel safe for a baby only a few months old. I know lots of people who love them though. Never thought about trying it later on when my first was older and could sit up and now she’s definitely too big – darn!
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53 Kimberly August 1, 2012 at 5:52 pm

It looks so easy to use! I bought a different sling for my first but it just wasn’t comfortable for either of us.

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54 Holly F August 1, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Thanks for the review, cute picture!

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55 Ashley R August 1, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Seems like a great sling option, the pocket is a nice touch – thanks for reviewing!

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56 Kristen Bobbitt
Twitter: BabyGivesGalore
August 1, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I would love to try a sling, especially for breastfeeding. What it the minimum weight limit?
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57 Chrystal August 1, 2012 at 9:10 pm

It’s for babies 8-35 pounds. I was thinking it was only up to 25 pounds, so I guess I can keep using it!

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58 Heidi August 1, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I’m not a fan of the sling I have. It hurts and it’s hard to get my son in and out of. I’d be open to trying this one though!

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59 Liz August 1, 2012 at 7:36 pm

looks like too much fabric, hot and stuffy……

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60 Sandy Chiang August 1, 2012 at 7:38 pm

I don’t know, the sling looks a bit uncomfortable to me because it seems to way against or on your neck.

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61 Flora
Twitter: FloraFoster2
August 1, 2012 at 7:40 pm

You daughter looks very comfortable. That is actually the position my little guy prefers as well!

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62 Olivia L August 1, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I’ve been nervous about trying a sling – I have back problems and I worry the one shoulder design might be painful. The extra padding seems like it might help.

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63 Andrea A August 1, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I’ve never heard of anyone I personally know (IRL) use this so I would love to try it out!

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64 Michelle F. August 1, 2012 at 9:06 pm

love the design!

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65 Sarah Hull August 1, 2012 at 11:05 pm

I like that it looks so comfy, especially with the padded shoulder strap. I used a sling with my first son on occasion, but it wasn’t passed and I couldn’t get very comfortable with it. This one looks much easier to use and adjust!
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66 Christina Isaac August 2, 2012 at 3:38 am

I really like the way this sling looks. It seems to be pretty comfy and I like that the strap is padded.

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67 Tianna August 2, 2012 at 4:18 am

These slings are too cute! I actually make my own ring slings but not with a padded shoulder, I would love to try one with padding to see what it is like. I’m looking forward to wearing my new little one in a sling though, hopefully I don’t have the same trouble you had.

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68 Copper August 2, 2012 at 5:32 am

I love that this sling is adjustable!
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69 minnesota momma August 2, 2012 at 6:44 am

looks comfy for older babies :) but i think wraps are more my style

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70 Krystal August 2, 2012 at 7:16 am

I thought they looked uncomfortable too, but I’m happy to hear that they aren’t!

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71 Dandi D August 2, 2012 at 7:56 am

I have a different sling that I don’t like very much, but maybe I’d like this one better.

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72 Bekah Kuczenski
Twitter: MrsKucz
August 2, 2012 at 8:34 am

I especially love using slings for newborns, I feel like a sling allows them to feel like that are being cradled by you :)

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73 tanis August 2, 2012 at 9:41 am

I have a ring sling that I’m not 100% confident with – it feels like my son is able to slide himself out if he straightens too much, no matter how much I tighten the rails. Maybe this style with the elastic would be more secure.

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74 Jessica August 2, 2012 at 9:51 am

My favorite thing about this carrier is the print. ADORABLE!
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75 Roxanne August 2, 2012 at 10:32 am

I would have liked one of these when my little was well little. would have been much easier then the sling I had that didn’t fit very well and dug into my shoulder. Love the print!
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76 Crystal Litz August 2, 2012 at 10:55 am

I really like that there is a storage pocket & the carrier does not take of that much space

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77 Carrie W.
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August 2, 2012 at 10:59 am

I’ve always wondered if slings would be that comfortable for very long, but this one seems like it would be nice to try!

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78 Nikole H. August 2, 2012 at 10:59 am

I’ve never tried a sling, but I like that this one has the extra padding.

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79 Deanna August 2, 2012 at 11:01 am

Looks like a very comfortable sling that is easier to adjust than the typical ones I’ve seen.

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80 Ashley August 2, 2012 at 11:13 am

I know my babywearing group would LOVE to have one of these in the lending library!

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81 Kelly
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August 2, 2012 at 11:40 am

I like that this has a side carry.

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82 Alison August 2, 2012 at 11:46 am

I really like the prints the Balboa comes in. Very cute! Would love to own one.

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83 Ashley B August 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Aw! Looks like a very comfy sling!

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84 Morgan August 2, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I have one of these and didn’t understand how to use it, this helped!

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85 Angela Landry August 2, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I know a friend who would just love this sling, my baby is past the weight limit now :( oh well maybe next baby?:)

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86 Kiki Bacaro August 2, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Hoping my grandbaby will use this sling.

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87 Cathie Shane August 2, 2012 at 6:35 pm

This looks much more comfortable than the old traditional slings. It would be worth a try for sure.

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88 elizabeth casto August 2, 2012 at 7:25 pm

this sling looks comfy :) love the pattern too

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89 Ami Williamson August 2, 2012 at 8:54 pm

That is a very stylish looking sling.

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90 Trish Kelly August 3, 2012 at 4:53 am

It looks comfy for the both of you. Thanks for the great review.

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91 Bondmoran Charlotte August 3, 2012 at 5:53 am

That carrier looks great!
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92 Amie August 3, 2012 at 5:58 am

I love ring slings, but I have never tried one with padding before. The Balboa sling looks very comfortable!

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93 Samantha Herrmann August 3, 2012 at 8:58 am

I like the side sling, but wish it would be for bigger toddlers. My daughter is 25 pounds, and wouldn’t fit into it :(

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94 Chrystal August 3, 2012 at 11:41 am

Actually, I discovered in the hip carry, it can go up to 35 pounds for people who like slings.

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95 Sarah C August 3, 2012 at 9:22 am

have never tried a sling, but this one seems bulky, did you find that?

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96 Chrystal August 3, 2012 at 11:40 am

I actually liked all of the fabric. I felt like Kaylee was more secure and it still folds down pretty small. It is bigger than slings that are fabric only, simply because of the padding – but I wouldn’t trade the padding for a smaller sling :-)

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97 Jeannie L August 3, 2012 at 9:56 am

this carrier looks great. Love the sling and being adjustable. Perfect for moms and dads that are of different sizes.

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98 Kelly Crow
Twitter: xolilpeachxo
August 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I’m always nervous with slings, due to the one sided thing. But maybe this would work well on the hip, and looks cute!

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99 Heather
Twitter: hh crafty
August 3, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I love the look of that sling! I haven’t really tried slings in the past, but that one looks quite manageable.

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100 Carrie M August 3, 2012 at 12:46 pm

I haven’t tried this type of sling but I’d love to give it a whirl!

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101 judi
Twitter: juditupp
August 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm

My first positive babywearing experience was a Nojo ring sling. I’ve moved on to an unpadded ring sling that I found worked better for me but this one might be nice for quick hip carries.

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102 Kat Chaffin August 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Great review!

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103 Oksana August 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm

It looks really fashionable simple and fun!!! The slogan is absolutely true!!!

Thank you for the chance!

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104 Richelle August 3, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I own the Balboa Shopping Seat Cover and love it. Such beautiful patterns. I bet I’d love this. I own a Beco, but would consider one of these in the future.

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105 Scott M August 3, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I like the ones that you hold the infant in front of yourself.

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106 Megan Smith August 3, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I’ve never been a huge fan of slings, but this one looks pretty neat! Thanks so much for the review!

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107 MeriBeth August 3, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I am not a lover of slings. Although they are nice to nurse in….. I have always been a wrap kind of girl. This looks like a sling I could love……

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108 Laura August 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm

never tried a sling, love my moby wrap

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109 Liz B. August 3, 2012 at 6:15 pm

I love the pattern!

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110 Susan Cormier August 3, 2012 at 6:37 pm

This sling looks like it would be easy to use. And supportive enough for older children.

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111 Laura August 3, 2012 at 7:14 pm

thanks for the review!

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112 Callie August 3, 2012 at 7:54 pm

I’ve been looking for a sling to try and would love to try this one.

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113 Amy August 3, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Oh they are just so adorable! I can’t wait to carry my new little one around with my in something so comfy!

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114 Nikki August 3, 2012 at 9:48 pm

I could not get this sling to work for the life of me :( I love my regular ring sling but this just wasn’t comfy. I wanted to be able to BF in it so bad because they’re so cute… glad you had better luck than I did!

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115 Kathleen Quinlan August 4, 2012 at 1:12 am

It looks so comfortable!! How easy to maneuver around I love them.
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116 Rachel N August 4, 2012 at 9:58 am

That sling is a lot bigger and more supportive than the one I had. I would love to try something like this out.

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117 Jessica K August 4, 2012 at 10:37 am

I’ve never tried a sling before. This one looks so cute and comfy.

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118 Lydia Bryant August 4, 2012 at 11:15 am

Looks so comfy and easy to use, super cute too!
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119 suzanne August 4, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I have to say, I’ve only had one experience with a sling and it wasn’t a good one…I prefer to have the weight more evenly distributed. But this one looks like it could be comfy.

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120 mammadoula August 4, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I’ve come scross similar issues with slings, but I am hoping to find one I like! I would definitely give this sling a try

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121 Renea Pike August 4, 2012 at 4:05 pm

slings were wonderful for discreet nursing and carrying my colicky newborn, this one is gorgeous!

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122 Jessica Bittke August 4, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I’m more a fan of the ring slings with the long tail but this looks nice!

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123 christine kangas August 5, 2012 at 4:12 am

I wish I had a sling when my baby was little! He’s only 18 months now, but I didn’t look into a sling carrier until 12 months.
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124 tiffany elkins
Twitter: 7kidsandcountin
August 5, 2012 at 11:21 am

I am not real familiar with Balboa. It seems to be a nice sling. Ring slings were my first baby wearing experience.

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125 Danialle Birdwell August 5, 2012 at 11:41 am

This sling seems perfect for hip carrying! I have a sling right now that isn’t adjustable. I think an adjustable one would be easier to use, though.

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126 Meg August 5, 2012 at 11:56 am

I’m not usually a fan of ring slings, but this one looks really well made!

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127 Sarah Tosch August 5, 2012 at 1:08 pm

This looks like a great version of a sling! I wonder if it fits a plus size woman?

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128 Sarah Barker August 5, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I am learning to love the ring sling, it has taken me a while. This one looks so nice!

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129 Amanda Alvarado August 5, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I wish I would have known about these when dd was smaller and younger! It would have been perfect since she liked to be carried on the hip most of the time.

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130 Shawnee B August 5, 2012 at 5:10 pm

This carrier is new to me. I would definitely give it a try though.

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131 hannah K August 5, 2012 at 8:17 pm

it looks comfy and I like that its adjustable!

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132 Teresha August 5, 2012 at 9:54 pm

I have yet to try a sling. The pocket is a nice touch!
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133 Jill M August 6, 2012 at 8:14 am

I haven’t tried a sling yet. This pattern is really pretty!

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134 naomi c August 6, 2012 at 9:15 am

I like the versatility of being able to wear baby on the side

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135 Rebecca Thomas August 6, 2012 at 2:14 pm

have’t tried a sling yet, this sounds interesting and comfy!

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136 Rebecca sharp August 6, 2012 at 3:20 pm

nice review. never would have heard of this carrier otherwise

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137 Lajuana August 6, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Look like something I Can Use.

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138 Janie August 6, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Hmmm, that weight limit seems too low. A nice looking carrier though.

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139 Nicole M August 6, 2012 at 7:38 pm

This looks super helpful, and the model looks so happy :-P

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140 Amanda
Twitter: Our_Crazy_House
August 7, 2012 at 8:03 am

This sling looks easy to use, but I’m curious if it adds neck strain/stress after long wearing times.
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141 Krystal August 7, 2012 at 9:39 am

Almost makes me wish I didn’t dislike sling carriers so much. XD

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142 Von Joyner August 7, 2012 at 10:20 am

This looks very comfortable! I too had a bad experience with a sling.

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143 Sarah P. August 7, 2012 at 1:56 pm

In general I’m not a huge fan of ring slings, but this one looks like it could be comfy and easy to use!

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144 Melissa H. August 7, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I love that it’s adjustable! It does indeed look like a quality sling.

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145 Ali Peterson August 7, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I like that this carrier is an adjustable pouch, it looks so comfy for mom and baby!

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146 Britni Bradford August 7, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I had never heard of these before. But it looks nice. I like the padded strap.

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147 Emily Vetter August 7, 2012 at 3:59 pm

I’m nervous about trying a sling, but this one looks very easy to use.

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148 Kelsey August 7, 2012 at 4:08 pm

It’s great to see that it is comfortable, even with an almost 25 pound baby!

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149 Nicole U August 7, 2012 at 5:07 pm

This sling looks comfortable. I like that the strap is padded.

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150 Karina Lee August 7, 2012 at 8:07 pm

this sling looks great

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151 Allison Jaquier August 8, 2012 at 6:24 am

I never got the hang of my ring sling either…maybe i was using the wrong one!

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152 Michelle Ferguson August 8, 2012 at 11:12 am

I would love to try this! It looks really comfortable! I had a sling but also passed it on once my baby got a little big bigger because it became uncomfortable for me.

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153 Roseanna Semgneg Smith August 8, 2012 at 11:18 am

very Cute design

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154 desiree August 8, 2012 at 4:53 pm

ilike the one two and look comfy for mom or dad thanks for giving it way

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155 Arthur Caudill August 8, 2012 at 8:22 pm

This looks comfortable, would like to try it.

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156 Jaimie Adams August 9, 2012 at 5:05 am

My first experience with a sling wasn’t too great either. After reading how easy this one was to use (even with 25 pounds) I’m excited to give it another try. Thanks!

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157 Maria Daniels August 9, 2012 at 8:49 am

This sling looks like it would be more comfortable than some others I have seen. Does it seem easier to have them at the side?

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158 Becca August 9, 2012 at 5:16 pm

This carrier looks great!

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159 tammyl328 August 9, 2012 at 5:35 pm

this looks really comfy for a sling!

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160 Tasha August 9, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I’ve only ever used a sling and a homemade carrier. This looks awesome!

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161 Laura Love August 9, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I’ve never seen a baby carrier quite like this! I love that it has a padded strap and is easy to adjust!

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162 Addison Kat August 10, 2012 at 5:34 am

I have never tried a sling and it looks comfy. I’m loving baby wearing my newest so I think I’ll look into a sling for her when she gets older.

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163 Lisa Kuhl August 10, 2012 at 6:47 am

Ihave this sling and I love it! I tried others but none worked like this one. Josh loves it too!

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164 Erin S August 10, 2012 at 6:59 am

Hmm, for whatever reason this sling looks way easier to use than most other ring slings I’ve seen. And it looks incredibly comfy!

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165 Sue K August 10, 2012 at 8:57 am

Love it!!
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166 Lolli S
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August 10, 2012 at 10:06 am

This looks like a nice sling! I would love to try it!

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167 Molly L August 10, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Lovely!

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168 Lindsay August 10, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I haven’t really wanted to try a sling, but this one looks like it could be comfortable.

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169 marthalynn August 10, 2012 at 5:36 pm

This was a fantastic review! I have a baby due soon and this is beyond helpful.

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170 Sarh S
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August 10, 2012 at 11:17 pm

I don’t think I’m really a fan of this one!
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171 Brandi Cranston August 11, 2012 at 8:27 am

I’ve never considered using a sling, but this one looks like something to think about!

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172 ashley r
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August 11, 2012 at 10:09 am

cute sling. looks comfy too

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173 Alyssa
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August 11, 2012 at 11:07 am

I’ve never been a huge fan of slings but this one looks comfy!
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174 Justice Montgomery August 12, 2012 at 6:58 pm

I have a ring sling that I love, with metal rings. I kind of worry about nylon rings lasting, and the actual adjustability of a sling like this. In my ring sling, I have top and bottom control. I can see the bottom control, but is there also top control? I don’t want my LO to fall out if I need to bend forward and having to hold him IN defeats the purpose of my sling being truly hands free…..Just my thoughts right now. LOL

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175 fancygrlnancy (Nancy Partin) August 12, 2012 at 7:01 pm

I have never used a sling like this.. looks nice.
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176 Azul August 13, 2012 at 7:48 am

Love their design looks so chic!

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177 Marianne August 13, 2012 at 8:39 am

Cute design. I wish the weight limit was just a tad higher since my 2 year old is 27.5lbs now.

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178 Ashley C August 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm

This looks like it might work to breastfeed in!

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179 Julia August 13, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Nice that you can wear her on your hip!

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180 Lynn B August 13, 2012 at 3:08 pm

My son is just starting to really like being carried on my hip so this looks ideal for now! He’s also growing really fast (17lbs at just under 6 months) so I’m not sure how long it would be good for. I too wish the weight limit were higher on this.

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181 Syazwani August 13, 2012 at 4:25 pm

It looks like so easy to carry a toddler in a sling. Hope i can carry my 5-months-old daughter with no worries ;)

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182 April Rupertus August 13, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Looks easy to use and the print is super cute!

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183 Nicole S August 14, 2012 at 8:06 am

That is a deluxe looking sling! It has a lot more going on than the basic one I had and couldn’t figure out…

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184 Beth Ann August 14, 2012 at 8:27 am

This looks like a pretty well made ring slings! And the print you have there is super cute. :)

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185 Katie O August 14, 2012 at 8:45 am

I love the pocket! Perfect for not having to carry extra stuff!

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186 wendy August 14, 2012 at 10:34 am

Love the print on it.

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187 Samantha Jenkins
Twitter: surfmommie
August 14, 2012 at 10:57 am

This makes me want to try a sling again. I bought a Hotsling before my son was born but it just didn’t work for us. That made me think all slings wouldn’t work but the Balboa looks nice.
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188 Marsella Romero August 14, 2012 at 11:24 am

I love that you can use it on your hip!! way awesome

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189 Angie Andrews August 14, 2012 at 11:38 am

I like the idea of a padded strap makes this sling look quite comfy.

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190 Lauren U August 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Not a huge fan of slings, but his one looks easy to use.

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191 Jenny K August 14, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Love the print!
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192 Gianna August 14, 2012 at 6:33 pm

It’s so cute.

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193 lisa August 14, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I am new to slings and this one looks cool.

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194 VJ M. August 14, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I really like the print on this one. Out of all of the carriers this one stood out to me as far as aesthetics. I have never used a sling, but I can see how this one would benefit for breastfeeding use. As far as carrying goes, I would think that you have to still kind of hold the little one somewhat while they are in this, so it’s really just taking some of the strain off of you, but it won’t let you be hands free.

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195 Jen R August 14, 2012 at 7:15 pm

looks easy enough to use, and the design is cute! :)

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196 AlannaB August 14, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I have never used a sling, my little guy is pretty heavy…I wonder if it will hurt after prolonged use.

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197 Priscilla Benavides
Twitter: prissybenavides
August 14, 2012 at 8:48 pm

This carrier seems very cozy for baby! I would love this for what I hope will be a girl baby.

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