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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Comfy Joey Ring Slings



Comfy Joey Ring Sling Review and Giveaway
Hosted By: The Nurse Mommy and Ramblings of Mama


Baby wearing is one of my most favorite things. I started wearing Nugget within a hours of her birth- with skin to skin inside my nightgown, then skin to skin in our stretchy wrap once we got home. Our babywearing journey has definitely evolved as she's gotten older. With a very active toddler, babywearing is a major life saver when it comes to outings, especially since we're in the "I'm going to run away from you as fast as I can" phase. Sigh. Also, now that Nugget is larger, nursing while we're out running errands or shopping is so much easier when babywearing, because carrying a toddler to nurse is much more difficult than carrying a little baby. Nursing a toddler is like baby gymnastics while on the breast, also known as gymnurstics. Trying to carry while walking with a nursing toddler? Almost impossible.If you've got tips, PLEASE let me know! LOL!



Comfy Joey makes easy to use ring sling carriers here in the US with only the best material. Here are a few of perks of using Comfy Joey:
  • Can be used from birth to 35 pounds
  • Babywearing is great to soothe fussy or colicky babies
  • Gives you a hands free way to hold baby
  • Folds up compactly to fit in diaper bags AND purses
  • Easy to nurse in while on the go

I selected a House on the Prairie grey linen with pink accent ring sling to try out, which is a gorgeous Grey and Light Pink linen fabric that's super breathable for our hellish lovely Indian Summer weather here in Arizona (our temps are still above the 90's regularly).


One thing I was really excited about with the House on the Prairie is that a portion of the proceeds are sent to the Everyday Miracles corporation. The Everyday Miracles corporation helps to provide education, support and funding for babywearing to increase the ability of mothers of children with Plagiocephaly so they're able to wear their babies in carriers and decrease the time spent on their backs. Plagiocephaly is caused by parents placing their children being placed on their backs, in their baby carriers, swings, baby bouncers, for too long of a duration, and not getting enough enough belly time. I selected this sling because I love the colors, but then once I saw the cause that profits were being sent to, I LOVED it just that much more!


The first thing I noticed when I received my Comfy Joey was the quality of the linen fabric, it's smooth and soft, while sturdy. I loved the great soft grey coloring and the pale pink gorgeousness.


The first time I used my Comfy Joey ring sling, it took a few minutes to get the right fit, but it's most likely because I selected a toddler size for my little teeny Nugget. The first couple times trying it out, I suggest putting your baby/toddler in the sling over a bed or a sofa until you feel more secure with the positioning and placement in the sling.


Number one most important rule of slings: Head must be UPRIGHT (no back-lying or side-lying newborns AT ALL for risk of suffocation), and their head must be close enough to kiss!

These two photos below are from the Comfy Joey site. I wanted to share because THESE are precisely how a newborn should be held in a ring sling (or any carrier). 


I put my daughter in it right away. It took me a few minutes to get the perfect fit but that is normal for the first time you use a ring sling, but as soon as you find the right position and fit you are golden and ready to go.
The first couple times, an extra set of hands helps when making adjustments and getting the perfect fit. The first couple times trying it out, I suggest putting your baby/toddler in the sling over a bed or a sofa until you feel more secure with the positioning and placement in the sling.


I decided to try it out while grocery shopping- they aren't lying. This bad boy fits right in my purse with room to spare. It says in the points above that you can use it to nurse on the go, and I can fully agree with this statement. Of course I was grocery shopping late in the afternoon, so I nursed in my Comfy Joey ring sling at the grocery store and I don't think anybody even knew what we were doing.

Comfy Joey has agreed to give one lucky winner $50 gift certificate to use for their own Comfy Joey ring sling. If you don't win, don't worry! Their ring slings are so reasonably priced, you should totally get yourself one (or two) for your baby carrier stash!

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118 comments:

  1. The Design Yourself Comfy Joey Sling has great colors and I like the one that has an ombre or tie-dye effect.

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  2. I like the design your own sling.

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  3. this is great i love these and so many style too my favorite style is the Kalamata

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  4. The Water Sling Collection or the Design Your Own

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  5. I love how portable it is! And that it can grow with your baby & be used from newborn to toddler.

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  6. I like the design your own sling. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

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  7. I would love one of the water slings! What a great idea!

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  8. I like the design your own sling. Allows me to get exactly what I want :)

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  9. I love design your own sling. Love the colors!

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  10. I love seeing all the pictures you have included of babies being carried at different ages. I have a small 31/2 who still loves to be carried and the pictures help me want to try this sling.

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  11. I love the Newborn Wool Collection. The cambridge is absolutely beautiful!

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  12. These look like such high quality slings. I love the colors, especially the hand dyed ones. Thanks for the reminders about the safe way to carry newborns. Helpful for newbies like me.

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  13. these are such beautiful slings! ive heard wonderful things about them! ive never tried a ring sling but i'd love to!

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  14. Perfect for Newborns
    Comfy Joey's Newborn Wool

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  15. Hard to choose but I think I would love to try the Smokey Quartz *EXQUISITE SILK*

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  16. I would like to have the mesh one in any color love them all

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  17. I just love the colors and how you can make your own. I like that it holds up to 35lbs. Thank you for the review in joyed the read and thank you for the opportunity to try and win this great sling. Have been trying all summer to try to win one maybe this will be the time that I will.

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  18. i've heard great things about nursing while wearing slings... i definitely will have to try that with my next baby! i never got the hang of it with the others, but i also never really got the hang of slings. you make it look easy!

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  19. I love the Sipadan Island teal green linen!

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  20. I would like to design my own -great option!

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  21. Love that you can design your own but I would probably go with a simple linen.

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  22. I like the reversible pouches. I had something similar with my daughter and I loved it!

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  23. I think I would like the create your own :)

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  24. i love the silk one and also the design your own one.

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  25. The create your own is cool! So many colors but I love the bright Amsterdam purple

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  26. I love the enchanted purple linen!
    Lacey j

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  27. I love baby wearing and have several carriers but have never tried a ring sling. I love that they are relatively easy to nurse in and are cooler in the summer than some other types of carriers.

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  28. I love the Lagoon *HAND-DYED LINEN* so pretty!

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  29. Comfy JoeyTM Cashmere Carriers

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  30. love the newborn wool in cambridge!

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  31. I didn't see the House on the Prairie grey option on the site, but now I must have it! Our last name is Ingles, so that's too funny! Thanks for your thoughtful review. I think we'll be getting one of these and using it often.

    Angela Rhodes Ingles
    nofearpapertiger AT Gmail dot com

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  32. Love that Blue Eyed Boy for my Blue Eyed girl!

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  33. I love the *PISTACHIO-GREEN LINEN* sling.

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  34. I love all the beautiful colors. The newborn wool collection is my favorite!

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  35. I would love the Jasper *ICY-BLUE LINEN* ring sling!

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  36. I have never had a ring-sling before, only soft structured carriers. I think my LO would really like the side carry. I think she would be really comfy.

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  37. I love these! THe linen is gorgeous. If I had a little girl I would have to get the doll rs!

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  38. I love the linen and newborn wool collection

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  39. I love the Comfy Joey Ellevill Conversion ~ Zara Tri Spice

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  40. design your own is cool but the silk looks so comfy!!

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  41. Seriously, Comfy Joey has some GORGEOUS carriers. I love their Newborn Wool Collection especially the Cambridge. I am having baby #3 in April and would love something like this.

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  42. I love all their colors and would love a ring sling for my second coming in spring!

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  43. Would love a mesh one, or a blue one

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  44. I love the newborn wool collection!!

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  45. don't have a comfy jooey, yet but i'd love to try one. looks like a wonderful way to carry baby!

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  46. I like the burmuda blue in the best selling collection

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  47. My fave is the Marmalade water sling.

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  48. I love the Sipadan Island teal green linen

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  49. http://www.comfyjoey.com/catalog.php?item=273&catid=44&ret=catalog.php%3Fcategory%3D44I love this one. The color is so pretty!

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  50. Comfy Joey is the only brand I can find that I wouldn't mind having any design of!

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  51. Love the Tulip *HAND-DYED LINEN*

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  52. Cindy B (on gt/fb) ~ these are beautiful. Thanks for the review. I love that she's got an option to customize it even.

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  53. These look like awesome Slings would love to have one to carry #2 due in april.

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  54. Wow, those are so gorgeous! I've never tried a sling carrier before, but I'd LOVE to have one of those! Great review!

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  55. I love the hand-dyed collection. They're totally beautiful!

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  56. They look so comfortable to use.

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  57. I really like that these slings can be used up to 35lbs.

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  58. I like the linen version in Sea Green.

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  59. Ashley Chassereau ParksWednesday, October 30, 2013

    I love the Dolly Sling Collection, especially for Preschoolers! :) So sweet!

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  60. I would love a sling I can carry my toddler or baby in.

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  61. I really like the water slings

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  62. I like the design your own sling

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  63. I love the design your own slings. I'd add pink and gray in alternating colors to the bottom, those are my daughter's colors.

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  64. I like (LOVE) so many - and so many wonderful choices not to mention the very tempting Design Your Own. The Linen is probably the most practical - and the silk and cashmere. I'm very intrigued by the Water Slings (love the water and the nearby Lake.)

    Also the colors are so brilliant and yummy! The Airlie Beach Coral Rose Linen and the Sullivans Bay *SEA-GREEN LINEN* are both stunning!

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  65. I think it is cool that the wrap can fit in your purse.

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  66. I love the dolly and silk slings!!

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  67. i love the desing your own linen in toddler jenna_burris at yahoo

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  68. I like the Sullivan's Bay Sea Green Linen!

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  69. Such gorgeous and comfortable ring slings!!!

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  70. I would pick a linen one. My favorite one is the Venice Storm-gray one.

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  71. I love the linen collection and their newborn wool collection!

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  72. I like the Luminescence style!

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  73. I love the fact they have a design your own option :) :) :)

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  74. I've been wanting to try one of these as much as emerie lives being carried I'm sure she'll love this

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  75. I like the Comfy Joey's Newborn Wool

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  76. I like that it comes in linen for the hot gulf coast living!

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  77. I love this one: Pfeiffer Beach *ENCHANTED-PURPLE LINEN*.

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  78. I like the cole black mesh in the water sling collection

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  79. It looks so cozy.. love the color!

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  80. I love the Sipadan Island teal green linen

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  81. I'm in love with the exquisite silk ring slings, and one will be perfect to wear with my newborn at my brother's wedding. I'd love either Tiger's Eye or Garnet.

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  82. Great review! I love how small it gets when not in use, will easily fit in my purse!

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  83. I'd get the Comfy Joey's Snickerdoodle Newborn Tencel Ring Sling, $47.50.

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  84. I love that they can accommodate larger babies (like my 28 pound three year old) and come in so many choices of fabric and design.

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  85. These are so cute, my daughter would love the Cherry Blossom/Petal Pink Linen style from the Dolly Sling Collection.

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  86. Tiger's Eye *EXQUISITE SILK*

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  87. These look beautiful and comfortable. I would love one of them.

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  88. I love them all but would just perhaps choose wrap conversions.

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  89. Im so inlove with this! I hope to win!

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  90. I love that you can use this from birth to 35lbs! I have never used a wrap or anything even close to this. I may just have to look into them for #2 esp since they are so compact and are able to take anywhere without taking up much space in the diaper bag.

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  91. I love the hand dyed ring collection. The colors are beautiful!

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  92. I like the Water Sling in the Gold Mesh

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  93. These slings are so cute! I love them!

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  94. ring slings are my favorite way to baby wear!!!

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  95. i love the 2010 Summer GradationTM Collection by Vanessa Block of LUMINESCENCE!

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  96. Love the design your own linen ones! Not sure what colors I'd pick, there are so many options!

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  97. I like the reversible pouch in Woodland Mist.

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  98. This looks like a nice and comfortable sling.

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  99. This would be a gift for my wife and I'm not sure which one she would pick. I think she may want to design her own.

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