8.27.2007

Keeping Feet's First Giveaway!

The very first contest on my blog! It's so exciting! You'd think, after 3 years and almost 600 posts, I woulda had one, but, no, this is the first! Here we go!

I was sent a stylish baby sling made by Slinglings.com to review, and, because I have no baby to test it out with, my 9-month-old-baby-sized teddy bear acted as a stand-in. Yeah, I know, it's silly.

So, as I said, no babies in this household, and, while I LOVE the way this wears, the idea of babywearing, and the rest, I can't justify storing this sling for years, so... a giveaway! I know both moms and dads of babies read this blog- so just leave a comment on this post, and you'll be entered in a drawing to win this very-cool pouch! (For yourself or your wife, if you're not into the pink pattern)

Why baby slings? Lots of reasons. Beth over at The Natural Mommy, as part of her What I Believe series, will be doing a post this week on the benefits of babywearing. I'll update this post with a link and summary of her tips when that post appears.

This pouch, specifically, is the unpadded Catherine Twill Stretch sling, though the company has lots of great patterns besides this one. (Check out the the pattern up close)

What you'll get in the mail: a sling, repackaged by me, and an instruction book on different sling carries.

So, want this very fashionable sling? Leave a comment before the end of Sunday the 2nd to be entered! The contest will go on for a week, and, next Monday, I'll draw for the highly-anticipated winner! This post will stay at the top of the blog until then.

41 comments:

ashley@twentysixcats said...

I love that picture of you! :-D

aBookworm said...

The sling looks lovely, as do you :-)
Count me in!

Matt said...

Hmm... my baby-wearing days are over, but that sling would probably be great for keeping my collection of Rubik's cubes on me at all times.

Oh man, if I win, I'm totally posting a picture of that on my blog.

delilah said...

I saw that same sling on another blog (Applehead's). It looks really nice. I have a newborn and would LOVE to win it!

Lisa said...

I am going to enter your drawing, bc I know someone I want to give this to.

Lisa said...

p.s. If you want to try out a real baby in that sling, I know where to find one. He might be rather large for it though.. he's rather big for our ring sling right now.

James Kubecki said...

I'll enter, to give as a gift for you-know-who, whose wife is in labor as we speak...

Jes said...

he he, I love your teddy bear. I would love to win this sling as a gift for my sister in law, but if I don't win, I want Matt to win. I'd love to see a picture of a guy in a pink sling carrying around Rubik's cubes. That's a great mental picture.

Kristen said...

Great job modeling the sling!

Stephanie said...

Oh I like that sling. Too bad I don't need one! ;)

Amy Jane said...

Found you from Ashley's blog.

Will you ship to Alaska? ;o)

Beth @ The Natural Mommy said...

Haha, that teddy bear is so much smaller than my 5 month old baby boy! And you don't have to enter me if you don't want to. I do already have 2 slings. But if you want to and if I win, maybe I'll just give it away again on my blog!

Mama Luxe said...

I am a babywearing fanatic but oddly have yet to try a pouch. I have padded and unpadded ring slings, a Beco, and an Ergo and would love to try out a pouch. I have friends who swear by them but every time I go to buy one, I end up putting the money towards a different type of carrier I have already tried.

Please enter me!

PS--You look like a loving mother to your very cute teddy there.

Sarah said...

Yeah! I'm entering! Just found out I have a baby on the way and would sooo love to have a sling.

Thank you for your generosity.

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and letting me know about the contest. I'll add it to the Wednesday Edition of Contests Galore on my blog.


count me into the drawing too. I can use it as a baby shower gift for one of two friends that are expecting.

Naomi said...

I would love to try this with my baby, Jasper!

Bon said...

I'd like to enter your drawing. My husband and I are currently trying to get pregnant. Yours would be the first baby related item that we get. :)

Dianah said...

Joanna,

You are SO giving!! I really think that you should have kept it, after all we could use a new Burress in the family! hehehe I will sign up, who knows, which Burress will be next! :-)

Dianah

Lesha said...

I'd love to enter. Thanks!

chickadee said...

that's lovely.

Melissa Markham said...

You make a beautiful teddy bear mom:) I have a friend expecting this fall, and I would love to give her this sling. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

lifeasamama said...

oooh! that is so pretty, and my teddy-bear sized nine month old loves to be in slings!

Alexia said...

Oh what a pretty sling! I've been wanting a sling like that - I'd love to be entered!

jessica said...

hello from nw indiana. i would love to win that sling
mom2maria at yahoo dot com

Beloved MaMa said...

I would love to win that and could definitely use it!!!!
Thanks :)

Doreen said...

Lovely sling! Would love to win one! Cute pic of you wearing the sling!!:)

AshleyR said...

Would love to win this! Lovely pic.

I have posted on my blog at:
http://godslightuponme.blogspot.com/2007/08/contest-to-enter-good-luck_30.html

Qtpies7 said...

I wonder if someone can have too many babywearing devices? I haven't heard anyone say they had too many.
This is cute, and I featured you on my Contest Frenzy column at Momsblogging.com.
I would love to win the sling, I just wish it was blue! But I hope to have a girl next, so I'd hold on to it.

Andrea said...

Wow...I love the sling!!! Please count me in and thanks for the great contest!! :)

Richard & Sarah said...

Hi! I found you from the Natural Mommy (who I found from Biblical Womanhood). It's funny how you can travel around the internet and find people! Anyway, I am expecting and would love to be considered. Thank you! :)

skinne25 at hotmail dot com

Jessie said...

That is a very pretty pouch and we would love to wear the heck out of it at our house! Please enter me in your contest and congrats on it being your first! Take care and have a wonderful holiday weekend mama!

Charlotte said...

My 6mo old LOVES to be held... This would totally keep him safe from big sister's toys on the floor!

Saw your blog on natural mommy!

JustMe753 said...

My five week old and I would love to use this.

calm mama said...

ooooh pretty sling sling. me me me!!! Am 6 months pregnant. Hoping to wear baby. Nothing to wear him with at present. Pick me!

Christine said...

Beautiful sling... You would look so great holding a baby! HOWEVER, my 3-week-old Noah and I would get lots of use from this!

Shama-Lama Mama said...

Hi! I am on my second and third children and have been wanting a sling so bad. I have twins and just want something to keep them happy and close around the house. I am not getting ANYthing done anymore!! Thanks for the chance!

Michelle said...

Oh puhleeeeze enter me! I have a 7 week old baby girl who would love to be cuddled in that sling!!

Brooke said...

Please please PLEASE randomly select me!!! That's a PERFECT sling!!

Cindi said...

I would love to win that sling!

Zen Mother said...

I wear my baby! Enter me!

Kylinsmom said...

My baby Moses would love to hand out in this sling! Thanks!

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