Rockin’ Baby Reversible Sling – review and giveaway

I do love trying a new sling, especially if there’s a funky print involved. Rockin’ Baby® sent me one of their reversible print ring slings and the timing could not have been better. Ring slings are my preferred choice for hot weather since they’re single layered and easy to pop on and off. This beauty arrived the day before our flight to Trinidad.

rockin' baby ring sling

It’s a well-made carrier with a vibrant print and comfy fabric that washes well. There’s a little pocket sewn in that could fit your keys and a nappy. I must admit I carry far too much stuff with me to ever make use of this but the minimalists among you might find it handy.

Being completely honest, I prefer woven material for one-shouldered carries but this Rockin’ Baby ring sling will do just fine for a smaller baby, particularly if you’re not carrying them for hours on end. But then, maybe I’m being picky there. Slings are such an individual thing.

It’s extremely simple to use once you’ve sorted where the rings should sit and made a good “seat” for your baby. It’s worth having a look on YouTube or going along to a sling meet if you need help.

I liked it enough to pass it on to a friend of mine who lives in Trinidad and has very recently had her first baby, hoping it would make the adjustment to motherhood a bit smoother for her as babywearing has done for me.

rockin' baby ring sling-3

Actually,Rockin’ Baby® has a mission to give slings away to mothers in need. They partner with charities in Haiti and Kenya giving away a sling for every sling bought to free mothers’ hands while holding babies close.

Rockin’ Baby® Reversible Slings are now exclusively available from Mothercare and at £49.99, they’re a pretty reasonably babywearing option, especially since each sling is handmade in the US.

To win a Rockin’ Baby® Reversible Sling, tell me why you love holding babies close and enter the Rafflecopter widget below.

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Giveaway ends 12.00am on October 7th 2014. Open to UK residents only. Entrants’ email addresses will be passed on to the Circus Queen newsletter – you can opt out at any time.



  1. kim plant
    September 23, 2014 / 7:59 am

    the smell 😀 x

  2. Sonia
    September 23, 2014 / 11:49 am

    I love the intimacy of holding my son close.

  3. September 23, 2014 / 2:08 pm

    I like it because he would be so much less happy anywhere out of my arms. (And I could always do with another carrier!)
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  4. Polly Watts
    September 23, 2014 / 5:48 pm

    Extra cuddles while getting some stuff done – what’s not to like 🙂

  5. September 23, 2014 / 7:02 pm

    Love carrying my babies… having them close, extra kisses and having my hands free 🙂
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  6. September 23, 2014 / 7:54 pm

    I love feeling them snuggle in, their little hands touch my chest and hear their cute little snores. Nothing beats babywearing, such a bonding experience

  7. Melissa M
    September 23, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    I like feeling their squishy bodies.

  8. September 23, 2014 / 8:27 pm

    I loved holding my baby close, it was a great chance to talk about what we were seeing together and share little smiles with each other! Now my baby is nearly 3 and I still carry her, on my back now – it’s lovely hearing fragments of nursery rhymes drifting over my shoulder!
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  9. Kim neville
    September 23, 2014 / 8:57 pm

    Having them so close makes them feel safe while having lots of cuddles

  10. September 23, 2014 / 10:26 pm

    Keeping my son close to me. Keeping him safe and enjoying the cuddles too

  11. Mo Ade
    September 23, 2014 / 10:44 pm

    I love holding my baby close for many reasons: firstly, it means i definitely where my baby is and what’s happening to my baby; i can feel my baby and my baby can feel me, we can touch each other much more easily / laugh/giggle and play together, we both feel safer and more secure together etc 🙂

  12. Stacey T
    September 23, 2014 / 11:30 pm

    I love keeping my baby close & being able to navigate in crowds easier. And the convenience of being able to nurse in public without having to slow down!

  13. Leanne Lunn
    September 23, 2014 / 11:40 pm

    How it makes my baby feel apart of me, the love is amazing.

  14. Vicky Upton
    September 24, 2014 / 12:10 am

    I love the bond we have when we’re so close.

  15. Lisa
    September 24, 2014 / 12:20 am

    Baby wearing is an amazing experience. For 9 months you carry your baby so close that they can feel your heart beating and you voice ever so softly. Once they are born that connection can’t be broken. Nothing sweeter than feeling your lil ones breath on your chest, feeling their heart beating against yours. Its the ultimate feeling of love and security for both mom and baby and a continuation of a close bond that started even prior to birth.

  16. September 24, 2014 / 10:43 am

    I never got round to trying ring slings, but the print on that one is gorgeous. Maybe if I ever have a third baby (never going to happen, ha!)….
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  17. anne stewart
    September 24, 2014 / 2:18 pm

    It keeps my hands free so I can care for my toddler too!

  18. Haley
    September 24, 2014 / 5:00 pm

    I love watching them watch the world

  19. Camilla
    September 24, 2014 / 7:29 pm

    I love wearing my baby because it keeps him close, safe and happy!

  20. Jo Feaver
    September 25, 2014 / 11:00 am

    I LOVE wearing my 4 month old son for lots of reasons. Because: he loves being close to me; I can kiss his beautiful face easily; he settles so quickly; I can do so much more with my hands free; because it grounds that special bond I have with him and helps him feel safe and secure. Such a joy!

  21. jen morgan
    September 25, 2014 / 1:24 pm

    The bond is creates its amazing

  22. kayleigh Bates
    September 26, 2014 / 11:30 pm

    When my son looks up at me like I’m the only erson in the world. Best feeling ever!

  23. Natalie Crossan
    September 27, 2014 / 1:24 am

    more lovely cuddles and walking x

  24. julie laing
    September 28, 2014 / 12:09 am

    more cuddles and keeps them safe

  25. Jessica Powell
    September 28, 2014 / 2:43 am

    Watching them watch the world!

  26. Catarina Reekie
    September 28, 2014 / 6:39 am

    I love going for walks whilst wearing my baby, enjoying fresh air while being able to kiss your baby whenever you feel like it without having to scoop down to a pram.

  27. Angela Fitzjohn
    September 28, 2014 / 7:12 am

    Been able to have them so close, feels like giving them lovely big cuddles.

  28. S Edwards
    September 28, 2014 / 8:01 am

    The bonding

  29. Tracy Nixon
    September 28, 2014 / 8:48 am

    Closeness, bonding and smell!

  30. kerri w
    September 28, 2014 / 9:46 am

    The bond is makes

  31. emma hunt
    September 28, 2014 / 10:38 am

    Awww everything, nothing bets a cuddle 🙂

  32. justine meyer
    September 28, 2014 / 12:18 pm

    the intimacy

  33. Lorraine Tinsley
    September 28, 2014 / 5:39 pm

    It’s more intimate and you form more of a bond. Also it’s easier for getting about no waiting for lifts!!

  34. Danielle Graves
    September 28, 2014 / 6:39 pm

    it’s like having a hot water bottle attached to you plus you get to kiss their head and smell that scrummy baby smell

  35. sian hallewell
    September 28, 2014 / 7:35 pm

    the closeness, you can smell them, touch them and hear them

  36. September 28, 2014 / 11:11 pm

    Oh wow these look seriously comfy and stylish! I loved my little man snuggling in and hearing his light breathing while he was sleeping – blissful 🙂

    Love this giveaway – fingers and toes crossed

    Laura x
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  37. Lauren H
    September 29, 2014 / 3:49 am

    The warmth of my baby

  38. Gettin256
    September 29, 2014 / 11:12 am

    free hands and comforting for both baby and me

  39. September 29, 2014 / 12:02 pm

    I love the closeness that it gives you, there is nothing more special 😉 x

  40. kris
    September 29, 2014 / 2:05 pm

    the closeness

  41. Anna Ingram
    September 29, 2014 / 7:43 pm

    The warmth!

  42. Liz
    September 29, 2014 / 10:43 pm

    It keeps baby happy, and helps you when you need your hands free!

  43. September 30, 2014 / 2:37 am

    I love how it makes your baby feel so close to you

  44. saba
    September 30, 2014 / 3:41 pm

    to be finally being able to hold them close to your heart!

  45. Jazz
    September 30, 2014 / 4:29 pm

    Keeping my children close to me x

  46. September 30, 2014 / 7:28 pm

    It started off, when he was newborn, me loving his smell, his tiny finger and tiny toes, and the fact I didn’t want to put him down or have him away from me (and he has silent reflux)….now at 1 year old I still love carrying him, his eyes looking into mine, his hair brushing against my chin and him pointing at everything at our eye level….
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  47. Sandra Lane
    September 30, 2014 / 11:21 pm

    His soft warm little body cuddling close. There is no better feeling.

  48. October 1, 2014 / 1:13 pm

    What a gorgeous pattern. Love your photos.

  49. Suzanne Drummond
    October 1, 2014 / 9:01 pm

    the unique bond of love you emediatly have

  50. pete c
    October 1, 2014 / 9:14 pm

    as a way of feeling protective over them

  51. Noelle
    October 2, 2014 / 3:17 am

    The closeness, bonding and safety

  52. Martina Pichova
    October 2, 2014 / 7:25 am

    they hardly ever cry

  53. emma falvi
    October 2, 2014 / 1:04 pm

    just having the closeness and the bond

  54. Jenny Harper
    October 2, 2014 / 2:54 pm

    The warmth, their breath on your skin and that baby smell… amazing!

  55. Laura Pritchard
    October 2, 2014 / 6:51 pm

    Smelling the top of their heads

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  57. laura silver
    October 2, 2014 / 10:17 pm

    love carrying my babies in slings, so nice having them so safe and close to you

  58. leanne weir
    October 3, 2014 / 2:36 pm

    Extra cuddles

  59. claire woods
    October 4, 2014 / 10:20 am

    Hearing and feeling their little heartbeat.

  60. Ruth Harwood
    October 4, 2014 / 11:31 am

    feeling confident about their safety and contentedness

  61. Katherine Coldicott
    October 4, 2014 / 7:30 pm

    I love their softness.

  62. Leanne Bell
    October 4, 2014 / 10:23 pm

    Having my baby close melts my heart. Its such a lovely way to both bond & keep an eye on them at the same time.

  63. Kristy Brown
    October 4, 2014 / 10:51 pm

    I love feeling their little sighs as they sleep

  64. cathyj
    October 5, 2014 / 7:37 am

    the bonding

    October 5, 2014 / 9:35 am

    i love the baby smell

  66. Diana
    October 5, 2014 / 3:48 pm

    Just love feeling my baby close to me :}

  67. Susan Breese
    October 5, 2014 / 4:48 pm

    Their warmth and little snuffly breathing noises – and being able to keep a very close on them

  68. Ruthie Gee
    October 5, 2014 / 4:55 pm

    The pure love and trust. The baby trusts you completely and you are it’s protector. I love the feeling of a bonding this feels. These are special moments in a tiny baby’s life with you.

  69. Sarah Mcknight
    October 5, 2014 / 5:31 pm

    The bonding experience 🙂

  70. Danika Lloyd
    October 5, 2014 / 6:39 pm

    the skin on skin hormone transfer

  71. Jenna
    October 5, 2014 / 7:23 pm

    The closeness and forever developing bond

  72. Caroline Bellamy
    October 5, 2014 / 7:32 pm

    First baby is due next month and I love the idea of keeping baby close to me, and to keep baby reassured and safe 🙂

  73. Kay Broomfield
    October 5, 2014 / 8:03 pm

    Along with the closeness as others here have said, it’s also very handy to have 2 hands free when I also have a 4 year old as well as a little baby!

  74. katie skeoch
    October 5, 2014 / 8:26 pm

    Its so practical and soothing for both of us x

  75. Lisa Wilkinson
    October 5, 2014 / 9:41 pm

    Feeling my baby soothe whilst being close to me.

  76. Judith Luscombe
    October 5, 2014 / 10:11 pm

    I love the intimate connection its something that cannot be replaced between mother and baby.

  77. Joanna Sawka
    October 5, 2014 / 10:15 pm

    you can feel the heartbeat

  78. Gloria Hartley
    October 5, 2014 / 10:54 pm

    the closeness you have to your baby

  79. Antonia Rookley
    October 5, 2014 / 11:28 pm

    The smell, the connection and the instant relaxation effect. It’s pretty special!

  80. tracy sinclair
    October 6, 2014 / 12:41 am

    I love knowing that baby is all snuggled and warm when held close and also that sweet baby powder smell, I love it x

  81. katherine b
    October 6, 2014 / 1:57 am

    Bonding and being close to my baby daughter

  82. Jodie W
    October 6, 2014 / 9:33 am

    that it often calms my baby down and means i can get on with doing things whilst being with him

  83. October 6, 2014 / 10:58 am

    The love and security – and the smell! 😀

  84. taja mckenzie
    October 6, 2014 / 11:02 am

    love there warmth and smell

  85. katie w
    October 6, 2014 / 11:28 am

    skin on skin contact that i feel helps increase the bond and the warmth from the love shared

  86. ema j lowe
    October 6, 2014 / 11:43 am

    the closeness with baby, I love being close to my son

  87. amy jupp
    October 6, 2014 / 11:48 am

    the intimacy is amazing. There is no greater feeling that holding your baby close

  88. aisha
    October 6, 2014 / 12:01 pm

    their smell and warmth and that tingly feeling of pure love x

  89. Petra Hora
    October 6, 2014 / 1:01 pm

    I love the baby smell!

  90. Alisa Moore
    October 6, 2014 / 5:19 pm

    They smell great!

  91. claire york
    October 6, 2014 / 7:22 pm

    I love it when they look up into your eyes and wonder who you are!!

  92. Daisy Craydon
    October 6, 2014 / 10:47 pm

    Smelling their beautiful baby smell

  93. Monika S
    October 6, 2014 / 11:07 pm

    I can cuddle whenever I want and gives sense of security to baby

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