Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Peanut Shell Baby Sling Give-away


I am not a "baby-wearer." I didn't even know what that was until my 3rd child came along. With my first two, I had a Baby Bjorn Original, and there's no way I was going to wear them in that all day. It just didn't seem comfortable for them--or me!
I have lately had a greater need for "wearing" my baby (that makes my baby sound like an accessory...but I can't think of anything else to call it...slingin' my baby?...definitely worse. Feel free to send ideas). Church was where a baby carrier was definitely needed, and since the Bjorn was not comfortable for extended periods and looked too casual, I started looking into slings.
I welcomed the Peanut Shell into my home on June 2, 2008, and threw the Bjorn away on June 10th. I love it like I made it myself. It's simple, it's pretty, it's washable, it's comfortable, and it's versatile enough to wear to the zoo or to church! And look how good I look in it!! Ha ha!
Ok, so the Peanut Shell won't make you blonde and beautiful, but it certainly will make you as happy as this smiling family.
Our #3 is 9 months old, and doesn't usually sleep in church. She usually fusses because it's during her nap time. I now seat her "hip carry" style in the Peanut Shell and she falls asleep every time. It has extra padding where her legs rest, so the sling isn't cutting into her leg. Instead of me being out in the hall struggling to break her will into slumber, she falls asleep on her own while I have 2 hands getting things done! If I've been wearing it for a long time and my shoulder starts getting tired, I don't even have to take it off to move baby to a "back carry". And when I'm done wearing it, it folds up small enough to easily fit into my diaper bag.
I love a lot of the regular designs, the reversibles, and I even like how they packaged it, which is important for gift-giving (and people are going to LOVE you if you give them this!). The packaging is currently undergoing a change to include a "how to" DVD. If you buy it now, you can still see the contents of the DVD here. I purposely tried using it without watching the DVD or reading about it to see how intuitive it is, and I definitely did it wrong. You MUST watch the video or read the directions to wear it right, for safety and comfort.
I didn't bring a stroller on vacation this year. What was once thought of as a necessity at the airport, I realize now was a hinderance. Of course, I occasionally used grandma's stroller at our destination, but during travel I didn't have to worry about my stroller getting damaged or lost. I had two hands free en route. One to hold my daughter's hand, and one to drag my luggage. It was so amazing, I almost didn't even notice they delayed our flight 7 hours and lost our luggage!

May my Bjorn rest in peace.

All styles of the Peanut Shell Baby Sling are currently on sale!! Buy it for only $39.99!! Yet another way the Peanut Shell destroys the Bjorn (and the price of many other slings similar to this one). It's half the price!

Who wants to try a Peanut Shell? We are giving away a Peanut Shell sling in your choice of available sizes and colors. Enter by leaving a comment on this post by midnight July 8th. Indicate in your comment what style of Peanut Shell you would like to win. For you citrus readers with no children- these would make an awesome Baby Shower gift, so enter! We will randomly select one winner from the post comments. Shipping to Continental US only. Thank you Goo-Ga.com, the makers of the Peanut Shell!

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55 comments:

Natalie said...

I SO need one of these! I've been trying to figure out the best sling to get for #2 that's coming in the fall and it looks like you've figured that out for me. Thanks!

It's tough to pick, but I decided I'd go with neutral: the Temptation Baby Sling. My diaper bag is brown, so I can't go wrong with that. Plus, the stretch seems like a good idea. Let me know if the others are better!

Hannah said...

oh...I know I just won the last giveaway, so my luck has probably expired, but I would LOVE one of these!! I have wanted one forever but couldn't bring myself to buy one.

Marla said...

How about the Pink Couture style? Owning anything with the word couture in it would be fun stuff.

Jeff Hansen said...

I think I would look good in the Spearmint one ;)

carie said...

I really love the idea of baby wearing, but after buying a bjorn, kangaroo korner pouch, and a hotsling, it just didn't work out. Too tight, too hot, and too sore.
Maybe the peanut shell is that miracle gem? or maybe I just never had an instructional DVD?
Would love to have one...

Shantelle said...

WOW... what a great giveaway! I have seen these and have admired them from a distance, but if I would ever be lucky enough to have one i would choose the Boho Chic design. So cute!!

AlexisTexas said...

wow, i would absolutely LOVE a temptation stretch cotton solid baby sling. they look awesome.

Kristie said...

There are a lot that I like but Love Struck Baby Sling is the one I would buy. Size M
Thanks again for all the good info you share.

Cher said...

I would love the Boho Chic one. XL. I was just thinking last night I needed a sling. I hate how the other type cut at the little ones legs they always look so uncomfortable. And my newbie LOVES the closeness and would LOVE this sling!!!

jj evans said...

Flor Cafe in a Large por favor! My sister-in-law is having #4 and I know she is going to NEED this!

Leah said...

I've been wanting a great sling for so long! I never got one for my first baby and now with #2 here I really need more hands available. If I was to win, I would choose a Medium Blue Couture...

Erika said...

I would LOVE to win a Medium Red Yoko. These are such cute prints.

Aubrey said...

I love the Mojito pattern, probably in a size small.
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Melissa said...

I have been looking at slings for a long time now, and have never seen any this cute. I really really really want to win this give away!! I love the Retro Pink reversible sling. Please please please!!

Aimee said...

I love the Boho Chic sling... so cute!

Dawnell said...

I love the baby wearing and hate the bjorn. They are the worst baby carrier around. I'd love the blue couture sling.

Hiatt Family said...

Vanilla Bean or SnowCone looks good to me! I'd enjoy one of these, my Moby takes too much to wrap!

Em & M's said...

I was just recently introduced to this blog and I love it! I'm so glad to see your review of these slings. I also have a 9-month-old and thought slings were really only for younger babies. You've sold me. I'd love to win! Sign me up for a Retro Blues in Medium.

Ricki said...

I have a baby wrap that is really uncomfortable and doesn't seem to hold my baby in AND a Baby Bjorn which is really difficult to get to fit correctly. I've seen friends use a style like this one and they swear by them, just can't bring myself to buy yet another baby carrier. I love the Mojito design!

Kim and Nathan said...

I love the Stretch cotton solid sling in Blacksplash Baby Sling size M. Versatile for both mom and dad. Great idea.

Tuesday Girl said...

These slings look really great!

Brooke said...

This is such a great idea. I hate those front carriers, they're uncomfortable and hard to get the baby in an out. It's too bad they don't have a style for twins, but it would be nice to be able to hold both babies at the same time and still have a hand free. Who knows, they might both fit. ;) My first choice is the Red Yoko Baby Sling, but I also like the Boho chic. I would love to try one of these.

Holly said...

I really want to buy one one of these, it would be even cooler if I could win it.

meg said...

I like the boho chic....we've retired my first sling. Got tons of use, but like an old pair of running shoes...its time for a new one. Pick Me!

ashley said...

The Flor Cafe' would be my first choice... I'm ready to throw away my bjorn and replace it with a sling - pick me!

Kristin and Mike said...

I wish I would have had one of these when I had my twins. Just to free up my arms a bit. But having one the next time around would be great!


My choice. The Retro Blues like you...size small please.

Kim said...

I would love to win one with my third baby coming. I would like the Blue Couture Baby Sling. Here's hoping!!!

JT & Lizzie Davis said...

I'd love to give this as a gift to my sister who is expecting. She wouldl ove it!

Leah said...

I think my baby #3 coming in January would look wonderful in the Blue Couture Baby Sling.

hkhl said...

I've been dreaming of finding a perfect sling for years now! (This is my first comment on Citrus, but I'm a faithful reader. My sisters - Lizzie Davis and Ada Bowler - have both been recent winners.) My daughter was never big on her Bjorn or the cheap sling I found at Babies 'r Us, and now I have #2 coming along in September and SO need something handy! Hurrah! I think I would look fantastic in a size small Boho Chic.

Brian & Amelia said...

I'd love to have one!!

UreFamily said...

Thanks for the compliment! I actually have met your parents and younger brother John at USU before I met Joseph. Wow, this is a small world. The peanut shells are also a fabulous idea. I love the one that is called snow cone.
Joseph Ure's wife: kemperstuart @ hotmail dot com

Nate and Mags said...
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Nate and Mags said...

Please add me in the ballot for a flor cafe print!

Julie said...

Definitely looks like something worth giving a try. I would love the spearmint size L. Julie K.

Elise said...

GREAT giveaway! This looks awesome. I like the blue couture (in medium).

Brian & Ginger said...

How perfect! I just had twins one month ago today and you can only imagine how it is trying to get stuff done. The vanilla bean baby sling looks like it would be a lifesaver.

Brent and Ashley said...

I like the boho chic sling. I've always wanted one!!

quitecontrary1977 said...

the vanilla bean original pouch would save my back!!! stop by my giveaway if you're feeling lucky! http://nowenteringmomville.blogspot.com/

mimi said...

oh now lovely!

Jill said...

Wow! These look awesome! I love the Mojito or Vanilla Bean (small size). I still have twin 17 month olds! Maybe I can still use it with them???!!!! I usually have a carrier for one and the other in the cart, etc. Thanks for the chance to win!!! Jill

Ada Bowler said...

That looks and sounds amazing! I'd love to try anything to get my 9 month old to sleep at church!

Brianne said...

I think that the retro pink baby sling is absolutely adorable! What a fun giveaway! I would love to win this especially since baby #2 is coming in September.

Erin S. said...

oooohhh. i am a fan of the pink spring baby sling...these are so nice!

Mary said...

After my second child...wait, I don't have any children, but I know plenty of women who do. :) The Boho Chic baby sling in Medium looks great!

Matt and Doreen said...

I just KNOW I would look like a hip mama in the Boho Chic Baby Sling!! I really want this!

Laurel B said...

I love the Peanut Shell!!! They are so comfy. I would like to win one for my pregnant friend.

laurel said...

I would love to try one out! Too many cute fabrics to decide now - Boho Chic, Spearmint, Retro... Love them all!

Alice-Anne said...

Seems like a great product! Boho Chic...small for me

Pie said...

I have been admiring these for ages- what a great giveaway! Who knew useful gear could be such a stylish accessory? They are all darling- but I think my favorite is the boho chic, in medium! thanks!

Justina Selim said...

I love the retro pink baby sling in medium! I could really use this with #2!

Shanna said...

My favorite is definitely the pink couture. Definitely. I would LOVE to win!

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Erin said...

I think that my little girl (who is set to make an appearance in November) would love the Retro Pink Sling...
You guys are awesome for doing this!

ZAC said...

I am a big lover of the mobywrap. It's the most comfy wrap I've ever used. However, I've eyed the peanut shell and wondered what it would be like...and as mentioned, it would make an excellent baby shower gift.

Personally I'd take whatever wrap Sherie likes best...I know it sounds corny but I just don't have the time to contemplate something so big right now (wink wink).

LeviandNicole said...

Thank you!! lol I have been searching the net for peanut shell's..been out bidded 4 times on ebay for one! :) Young and hip mother of 5 (ages ranging from 2 months, 1 yr, 2 yr., 4 yr. & 12 yr.) in desperate need!~ my youngest daughter is ssooo fussy....making it hard for me to tend to our other children...if I would win I would appreciate any design you would give to our family :) Thank you! Nicole & Levi plus 5...