Monday, March 16, 2009

polkadot papoose {giveaway!}




Stylish...Practical...Irresistible. Call them what you will, but unless you've worn one, you can't possibly appreciate the artistry, versatility and comfort of a hand-crafted Polkadot Papoose baby sling. Established by a free-lance babywear designer with a vision for a product that would capture the hearts of sensible-yet-fashionable moms from coast to coast, we are more than a brand; we are the hand-scissored edge of the babywear industry and the "must have" baby sling for the modern mom.


Never before have I owned a baby sling, and never have I worn one until now. I have to say I am impressed, and finding it especially useful with baby number 3 now in our midst. It allows me to have my hands free, and get far more done than I would without it.

Aside from the conveniences baby slings offer, there is scientific evidence proving at least four differences in babies that are carried in baby slings close to their mother and babies that are kept in swings, bouncers and other enclosures.



Dr. William Sears, America's best known pediatrician has identified the following four distinctions:

*Fewer fears, fewer tears - babies who are carried in baby slings cry at least 40 percent less than those who are unslinged.

*In pockets, brains rocket - Researchers have reported that babies in slings show enhanced visual and auditory alertness, and a much quicker absorption of information.

*Sensible sling, sensible world - Sling babies have been shown to be more organized, aware, and even more tuned in to adult interaction than other infants.

*Babyworn, baby warmed - There is ample evidence to show that sling babies are socialized more quickly and more effectively than their penned-up mates.

more detailed information here.



If those aren't reason enough, perhaps some of Polkadot Papoose's best features will:

-100% cotton designer fabrics
-high-quality and handmade
-innovative binkie pocket
-reversible

The baby sling is definitely making my life easier, it's fashionable and if it's helping Finn than it's definitely worth it to me.

Polkadot Papoose is giving one of you the opportunity to try a baby sling for yourself. One lucky reader will win the baby sling of their choice.

Which design will you choose?

*Extra goodness: Polkadot Papoose is offering all Tangled and True readers 20% off with code "tangled".

Would you love to win? be sure to:
*enter a comment on this post with your name
*please only enter once
*answer question above
*entry will be open until 7 am Thursday (3/19)
*winner will be announced Friday morning

Good Luck!!

176 comments:

  1. Hi, my name is Jennifer and I would love to win the Holly Baby Sling. It's certainly a beautiful sling with a fantastic color combination.

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  2. I would love to win the Adele baby sling. Thanks so much.

    Heather Williams

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  3. I've loved using a baby wrap for my second baby, but I would love to use a sling with him. My favorite is the Sayuri Sling.

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  4. I love the Melanie sling the best. Beautiful!

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  5. my favorite is the scout baby sling. they are all so cute. great giveaway!

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  6. I love the Melanie sling. Like you, I've used a sling for my third as it has come in handy.

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  7. they're practically perfect in every way.
    i like the emily sling best.

    elisabeth

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  8. Wow these are beautiful! I would love to use the Scout with my sweet two month old Gwyneth!

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  9. I love the Scout sling. If I don't win, I guess I'll just have to use the 20% off code!

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  10. I would love to tote my soon-to-be newborn in the Sayuri sling!

    erica.zimmerman@gmail.com

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  11. The Sayuri sling is gorgegous! It would be perfect for toting around my boy.

    Lauren

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  12. i love the josephine. so pretty

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  13. This is on my need to get before baby comes list! I would LOVE to win the Adele sling!
    Shannon P

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  14. I would say it's a toss up between Holly and Melanie... I have a wrap, but this sounds so much easier and I love all the benefits. I am all for a smarter, more confident baby!

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  15. I'm expecting my first baby this July and would love one of these beautiful slings. My favorite is the Josephine sling.

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  16. I love the Adele and the Sayuri slings. Pick me!

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  17. I hope to bring my preemie home in a few weeks and have been on a search for the *perfect* sling... these are beautiful! I love both the Scout and the Melanie.

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  18. I love the Adele baby sling. So cute! Thanks!

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  19. It's a toss up between the scout and the holly--they are both so cute!

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  20. love the adele sling. so cute!

    katie b.

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  21. I love the holly baby sling. As a first time mommy I would love to win this sling, I'm sure it will come in handy once the baby comes!

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  22. Sign me up for the Scout. I want a hair wrap in that same pattern!

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  23. I love the Elisa. With #3 on the way I have been debating which type of carrier would be best for me. This would make the decision much easier!

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  24. I Love the Melanie sling! So pretty!

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  25. I like the Ruthie Baby Sling, and since i am due in October it will be sure to bring some sunshine into the cooler months! With my first we used a Snuggli and it was awesome, especially grocery shopping, but this looks like it would be a little more comfortable for both of us.

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  26. oh how i love them all...every single one of them. please pick me.

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  27. These are beautiful! I love the Adele, thanks for the opportunity to win such a great product!

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  28. These are so stylish, I love the Sayuri!!

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  29. I love the elisa, so cute and stylish.

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  30. LOVE them all, leaning towards the Holly. mertgirl at hotmail dot com

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  31. Those slings are gorgeous and I'm loving your blog as a go to for all things baby/kids. Thanks :)

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  32. I love the Adele Baby Sling. These things are so great! I've always wanted one! :-) Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  33. I would love the Adele baby sling...so pick me!!!

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  34. I'm a big fan of the Adele sling! My newborn and I could definitely put it to good use!

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  35. These are all very pretty. My favorite is Elisa.

    Diana Moody

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  36. I would love the Josephine sling. Jenny Dahl: jadjenny at gmail dot com.

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  37. I love the Adele sling. my baby loves to be in her baby wrap, I'm sure she would love to be in a sling just as much

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  38. oh how I would love to own a sling!! i really like the Holly and Melanie slings. Pick me!

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  39. They are all great fabrics. I would probably choose the Holly or Elisa design. I love how they are reversible. I love Heather Bailey's designs. Thanks for making it into a sling.

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  40. I love the Sayuri Sling. Beautiful.

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  41. oh, picking a favorite is hard! but i think the "Melanie" would be the best pick!
    they're all lovely ...

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  42. i love the adele and elisa! i really could use one of these, much easier to tote in the car than what i have right now. pick me pick me!

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  43. oh my, beautiful slings! I love the Josephine combo.

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  44. I love the Adele baby sling! Thanks for a fun giveaway!

    Melissa Richie
    melissa.richie@gmail.com

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  45. Wow, this is hard to choose! I like the Melanie Baby Sling best! Thanks

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  46. I would LOVE to win, of course!

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  47. I've always wanted to try these. I really like the Ruthie and Scout.

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  48. I love the scout sling or the holly sling. I've never used a sling before but would love to try it next time around!

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  49. oh my gosh... i LOVE these!! i like the sayuri the best. the emily and the elisa are a close second... maybe i'll have to get them all!

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  50. I love the Melanie style. They are all so great! Thanks, Camille Bush

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  51. The Melanie sling would be perfect for my son who is due in two months!

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  52. Hi, Stephanie here and I would be overjoyed if I won the Melanie or the Sayuri sling. They are both fabulous!

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  53. I need hands free with baby #3. I'd love the Elisa.

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  54. I would love the Emily sling.Thanks for the chance.

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  55. I love the Melanie baby sling! They all look great!

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  56. Hi! I'm Kris, and I would pick the scout sling!

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  57. Hello, my name is Marci and I'm addicted to baby wearing. I like the Josephine design.

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  58. Yes, I would love to win! The Adele pattern would be my top choice since it would go with most of my wardrobe. Thanks!

    Jenny D.

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  59. i like the holly best, wow they all look intriguing.

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  60. This would be perfect for baby #2 coming soon! I love the Melanie!

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  61. The Melanie baby sling is calling my name - and my twins' names (due in May). I would LOVE to win!!

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  62. I would love the Melanie sling.

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  63. I would love to win the Adele Sling to give as a gift!

    Ann

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  64. Pick only one?? They are all so cute. But, I think my favorite is the Scout. I love the sling, it's the best alternative for GIANT babies, like mine!

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  65. I love the "Melanie" and I'm having a little boy in a few days that I would love to snuggle in it!

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  66. I would choose the Melanie. I think it'd work for a baby boy!

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  67. How cute are the Holly, Scout, and Elisa slings?

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  68. oh probably Melanie Baby Sling, but I had a really hard time deciding!

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  69. I would love to win the Adele sling! Thank you!

    Lucy J.

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  70. I would LOVE the Melanie sling! So great!

    lindsay d.

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  71. I think I like the Holly and the Scout the most. I've never used one either, but with #5 on the way in about 10 weeks, surely I could use some free hands! :)

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  72. I'm loving the Josephine sling. Oh I hope I get picked. I've been eying slings for a while now in preparation for our upcoming arrival and I'll need something to free my hands to care for our active 16 month old.

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  73. the melanie sling caught my eye right away! such beautiful work.

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  74. i have a mai tai carrier for when the baby gets older, but i would love a sling for when he's new!

    i think my favorites are the melanie or the adele.

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  75. I would LOVE to win the Melanie Baby Sling for my upcoming new addition!

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  76. I'm all about the Holly sling! Super cute.

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  77. It would be between the Scout and the Sylvia, wonderful colors. Thank you.

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  78. I think I would go for the Melanie sling. It's perfect for my new little man.

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  79. hard to choose! But I think I'd go with the Adele Baby Sling.

    Lindsay Griffeth lindsaygriffeth@yahoo.com

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  80. I would love the Elisa sling for me and my baby boy, although Melanie is pretty too and that is my name. :)

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  81. Hi my name is McCall and I would love to win the Sayuri papoose, but I'd honestly take any of them, they are so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  82. Would love Sylvia or the Emily for my next baby! It will be number 3 and I am sold on having one for that babe when it comes!

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  83. I really like the Adele baby sling. Very cool! Thanks!

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  84. I love the Sayuri sling. They were all beautiful though. I didn't have a sling with my daughters and would love to have one for baby number three!

    Jamie Tonks
    Portland Oregon

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  85. I love all all of the slings, but I think my favorite would have to be Scout baby sling. They are all so beautiful!

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  86. I would love to give one of these adorable slings to my goddaughter. She is due with her first baby mid May.

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  87. I would love the Elisa. I haven't used a sling but would love to try with Baby #3 who is 3 weeks old today!

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  88. I really NEED one of these adorable things!
    My favs:
    Adele Baby Sling
    Sayuri Baby Sling

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  89. I am pregnant with my 4th and never have tried a sling, but would love to! It is hard to decide on one, but if I have to, I would pick the sayuri. or the melanie one:)
    jess w

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  90. I honestly cant decide between the Adele Baby Sling and the Sayuri Baby Sling!!

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  91. hmmm, makes me want to wear them as a necklace. I think I'd go for the Emily, it's great.

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  92. These are beautiful! I love the Sayuri sling!

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  93. Oh! They're all gorgeous! I think I'd have to pick the Melanie though for my little man. Kim

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  94. I love the Scout sling! Beautiful!
    -Sam W.

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  95. Holly Baby for Julie, please!

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  96. I'm really into blue right now and love the blue in the Sayuri sling. My first pick!

    Ashley

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  97. I would pick the Elisa sling.

    contact me at:
    celeste@mail4me.com

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  98. Love the Melanie one. :D

    gjw823@aol.com

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  99. Holly for me.

    springshoot5@aol.com

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  100. The Adele sling is most adorable. I would love to win it.

    Megan Lyman

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  101. Oh how I need one of these--amazing how baby #2 has eliminated the use of my arms! I'm digging Holly and Melanie or even Sayuri! Love!

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  102. I love the Adele baby sling!

    Thanks!

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  103. Those are so cute and wow I didn't know all the facts nice.. I love the Melanie and the Adele

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  104. My name is Joy and I like the Ruthie. I haven't seen cute slings like this...I have never tried a sling either.

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  105. I love love love the designs for the slings!! Those are super cute! This would be so much fun...and efficient for baby #3!!

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  106. Love the Josephine Baby Sling!! Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

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  107. I love slings, and these are by far the cutest I've seen. I really love the Holly Baby sling... so cute!

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  108. would love the Holly Baby Sling!! so pretty!

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  109. Hi! My name is Jamie and I would love to have the Adele baby sling. They are FABULOUS.

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  110. With baby 3 on the way I am loving the colors of the Elisa Baby Sling. It is adorable.

    Sarah

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  111. I like the exotic look of the Sayuri Sling!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  112. Hi! My name is Danielle and I would be one happy girl if I could get a papoose! Especially the Adele papoose. Maybe it would help encourage my husband that we are ready to have kids! ;)
    Thanks

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  113. I love, love, love the Holly Baby Sling - great colors! Thanks so much!

    Erin Joseph

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  114. I love the Holly Baby Sling! Fabulous! Lizzy Stevens

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  115. Hi...this is Rita...I would love to win the Sayuri Baby Sling! It is beautiful!

    Thanks!

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  116. I would have to choose the holly sling of course!

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  117. I love the Adele sling. It's neutral enough to wear with almost anything!

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  118. I love the adele baby sling for my baby i'm having next week!

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  119. I would love to win the Holly baby sling. It is so cute!
    Danielle Burden

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  120. What great fabrics!
    If I win, I would have to go with the Sylvia Sling. (But it's hard to choose just one!)

    Greta Carter

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  121. I really like the Emily! It's so pretty!

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  122. Mayy I please win the Adele sling? I am certain our little Eli would look mah-vou-lous-dah-ling in it!
    :)
    Thank you
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    from
    Mickey and Eli-Sweety-Pie

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  123. These are gorgeous. I'd choose the Sayuri Sling.

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  124. The adele print is beautiful!

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  125. The Josephine design is so adorable, what a great product!
    Dejah Morris

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  126. What great patterns! I love the Adele.

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  127. I love the Holly Sling! So pretty!

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  128. Feeling the need for a sling with baby number four cuz I'm running around trying to keep up with a 3, 4 & 6 year old! My fave is the Adele. Might get a few more things accomplished with a sling!

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  129. I Love the Adele Sling! We have #4 on the way, the more hands I have free the better!

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  130. These are beautiful! I'm expecting my first child and would love to win the Scout baby sling!

    Tori Stewart

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  131. corissaeisenman@yahoo.comMarch 18, 2009 at 7:37 AM

    I would love to win the Sylvia Baby Sling- although they are all so beautiful it is hard to choose! It would be perfect for my 3 week old daughter Taylor.

    Corissa Eisenman

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  132. Awesome give away!! I'd love to have. They're sooo unique!

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  133. I love the Sayuri Baby Sling. I love the syle it is calling my name.

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  134. I would love the Adele design.

    Megan Taylor

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  135. I love the adele sling.... would be the perfect thing to have with my new little one!

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  136. i just found out about this blog and i am so excitied!! we are expecting a little girl in june and would love to have the scout sling!! they are all so adorable! thanks for your info, i will be looking forward to more posts!!!!

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  137. I have never tried a sling but it looks great. I just had my fifth and obviously it's harder to get everything done. I would love to try this. I love the Melanie.

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  138. I love the color combination on the Scout Sling!

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  139. I love the Josephine sling and would love to win this giveaway.

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  140. I love the Adele sling! I love teh muted Amy BUtler fabric...

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  141. I love, love, love the scout baby sling! How cute are they? I would be so lucky!

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  142. OOOHHH PICK ME, PICK ME!!

    Melanie is my fav. Gender neutral!!

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  143. Just walked in the door from my 38 week appointment...perfect timing!

    Josephine would be fabulous! Here's hoping... Thanks!

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  144. I have a fairly new little girl, and she has brightened our lives and made everyday a little more fun. I would love to have the Adele sling to carry her about and make errands easier- we've been using a baby wrap and it's not so much fun to get her in and out at every shop! I love the pattern combination!!

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  145. I love the sayuri baby sling so cute!! all of them
    christal

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  146. It's a toss up betweeen the Sayuri, Elisa, or Adele sling. I'd probably choose the Adele.

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  147. I like the Adele Baby Sling. So pretty!

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  148. ruthie or elisa... so many great ones to choose from!

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  149. I love the Sayuri sling. Since the baby's sex is yet unknown, it will be perfect. All the designs are great and I will be happy with any.

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  150. I like Josephine and Melanie. Lovely. I have been converted to the sling with my third also.

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  151. I LOVE the "Holly" one!

    - Viveth

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  152. I have a baby due in June, and I'll definitely need a sling. I love the Emily sling. So beautiful!

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  153. Hi,

    I just found your blog and I love it! I really like the Sayuri Sling! It's adorable.

    Lindsay

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  154. i would certainly love to wrap a little one in holly...

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  155. I would love to win the Holly Sling..... It's so cute.

    Alyssa Lark

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  156. Since I can't have one of each, I'd have to decide between the Elisa and Sayuri.

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  157. hello my name is brittany dodd. i am new to your blog. super cute!! i would love to win the Emily Baby Sling to give to my friend for her new arrival!!

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  158. My name is Sandy. I love that the sling is stylish and hand-crafted. I would love to win either Holly or Ruthie. They are all beauties!

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  159. I like the sayuri sling. Baby coming in a matter of weeks...would love to have this!!!

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