Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Sling Sisters Review & Giveaway (Closed)

If you participated in my recent auction for the Z99 Radiothon, you may already be familiar with The Sling Sisters.   They donated a couple sets of their snack bags which proved to be quite popular come bidding time!  I was lucky enough to receive some of these snack bags to review along with a wet bag and some organic wash cloths.  Even better news for everyone is that they are going to give away some of their wonderful products on my blog as well.  Finally, if you are in the Regina area, they will be at the Regina Baby Expo on April 3rd so you can stop by, meet them and check out their things for yourself.

Before I get into the review, I just wanted to provide a little bit of background on Sandra and Lori of the Sling Sisters as I think everyone enjoys hearing how Moms becomes Mompreneurs!  They are a couple of sisters from Winnipeg, Manitoba who started their business when fellow mommies began admiring their homemade baby slings.  Since then, they have begun selling a wide variety of products including the slings they started with as well as wet bags, organic cotton sherpa wash clothes, and reusable lunch and snack bags.  They now have their products in numerous baby stores across Canada and you can find a list of their retail locations on their website.

Now to the review!  First, I'm going to start off with the snack bags as those are the items we have been using non-stop on our trip.  We received three snack bags including one small flower snack bag and a snack bag set for Connor with a transportation theme.  They are cloth on the outside and the inside is lined to prevent crumbs and things from getting into the fabric.  They fit plenty of crackers, goldfish or cereal in them and I'm just referring to the small snack bags.  We used one for Connor, one for Aleena and saved the larger one for snacks for us which were usually granola bars and that sort of thing.

My favourite thing about the snack bags for Connor is that he can easily use the zipper to open and close it which doesn't work with a Zip-Loc bag.  Of course, they also have fun and colourful designs, are resuable so they're better for the environment, and kids enjoy having their own special snack bag.  On our trip to Disney World, we had them packed each day with snacks for all of us and it worked very well.

Now to the wetbag we received.  This bag features my favourite design of the bunch (although Connor would likely disagree as he liked his the best).  We have been using it for extra clothes changes and it's the larger size so there's plenty of room.  Two clothes changes barely even filled up the bag.  I brought it everyday in the diaper bag as well and it came in handy as I ended up changing Aleena into clean and warmer clothes almost every evening.  Basically, it's a great reusable bag for anything you want to use it for including extra clothing changes, cloth diapering, or swim suits/towels.  It also has a zipper to close things up when needed and a tab with a snap so you can attach it to your diaper bag or even the handle of your stroller.
Wet Bag
Strap for Attaching to a Diaper Bag or Stroller
Inside of the Wet Bag
Organic Sherpa Wash Clothes
Lastly, I also received some very soft organic sherpa wash clothes and I wish I had had something like these when my babies were newborns.  They are so soft and perfect for a newborn's gentle skin.  Of course, my babies are still small and it's nice to use these soft wash clothes even now.  I tried taking a couple photos to give you an idea as it's hard to explain how something feels.  Unfortunately, they weren't turning out very well so I borrowed the one from their website.  As I said before though, they are making the rounds at baby shows including Regina's Baby Expo so you can check everything out at their booth yourself. 

The Giveaway
The Sling Sisters are giving one lucky reader a lunch kit of the winner's choice to include a lunch bag, large snack bag and small snack bag.

How to Enter:
There are five ways to enter this giveaway contest.  Only separate comments will count as entries so make sure to make separate comments for each.  I will number the entries and select a winner using www.random.org.

Ways to Enter:
1.  "Like" The Sling Sisters on Facebook.
2.  Visit the The Sling Sisters Website and let us know what your favourite reusable snack bag print is.
3.  Follow A Sophisticated Mommy via Google Friend Connect.
4.  Like A Sophisticated Mommy on Facebook.
5.  Share this giveaway. (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Blog)

This contest is open until Tuesday, March 29th at Midnight SK Time.

Open to Canada only.

Here are a couple photos of the snack bags in action.  As I said, we've been using them daily!

Aleena having a snack on the airplane.

73 comments:

  1. i love the
    Black Lagoon Sandwich and Snack Bag Set!

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  2. blogged about it

    http://talesofmommyhood.blogspot.com/

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  3. Hard to choose from so many nice products, but I like the Busy Town reusable snack bags.

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  4. 'Liked' the Sling Sisters on FB.

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  5. I like the busy town and the whales...too hard to choose just one.

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  6. I just found your blog on top mommy blogs and became a follower! Love your blog and am following you! Love the whales! Erin

    www.purplebookbloggingmommy.blogspot.com

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  7. I follow on gfc

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. I like the lava lamp print.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  9. I like sling sisters on facebook!

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  10. I Follow A Sophisticated Mommy via Google Friend Connect

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  11. I "Like" A Sophisticated Mommy on FB

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  12. My favorite prints are lime apples and cherry mocha

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  13. I love the Lime Apples design!

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  14. I like the skaters print, my oldest would like that.

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  15. I like The Sling Sisters on Facebook (Rod D)
    ro20del@yahoo.com

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  16. I like the Chocolate Animals Reusable Snack Bag print.
    ro20del@yahoo.com

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  17. I'm a GFC follower (ro20del)
    ro20del@yahoo.com

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  18. I'm a fan of you on Facebook (Rod D)
    ro20del@yahoo.com

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  19. tweeted-http://twitter.com/#!/daddykulit/status/50789030652166144
    ro20del@yahoo.com

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  20. Stacey Hallows HumenyMarch 25, 2011 at 6:43 AM

    My favorite print is PURE!

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  21. Stacey Hallows HumenyMarch 25, 2011 at 6:44 AM

    I like them on FB

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  22. Stacey Hallows HumenyMarch 25, 2011 at 6:45 AM

    I like you on FB!

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  23. I like the 'Cherry Animals Sandwich and Snack Bag Set' print
    lclazar029 at yahoo dot ca

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  24. GFC follower -LCruz
    lclazar029 at yahoo dot ca

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  25. I like A Sophisticated Mommy on FB:lanie l
    lclazar029 at yahoo dot ca

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  26. tweeted:http://twitter.com/#!/momofnicnic/status/51882190837006336
    lclazar029 at yahoo dot ca

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  27. http://twitter.com/#!/momofnicnic/status/52219484144009217
    lclazar029 at yahoo dot ca

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  28. I liked them on facebook
    Avery j-p

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  29. I love the Funky Flowers design

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  30. I like you on facebook
    avery j-p

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  31. I already "like" the Sling Sisters on Facebook (therefore obviously cannot do it again). Does that count? :-)

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  32. I asked my three year old and her favourite patterns are and she likes the pink and lime dots and funky flowers the best.

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  33. I "liked" you on FB, and already "like" the Sling Sisters! Also, love the pattern "lime apples" and "strawberry". So many nice ones, though- hard to choose!

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  34. I liked you on FB!

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  35. I already like the Sling Sisters on FB!

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  36. I love the lava lamps print for the snack bags!

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  37. I shared the contest on my FB page!

    Thanks!
    quincybarnesky@mts.net

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  38. I already like the Sling Sisters on facebook :)

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  39. My favorite print that we don't have is the Cherry Animals. Already loving the guitars, lime apples and funky flowers!

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  40. Shared on FB, and already a SlingSisters fan. Favourite print . . .whales. No, guitars. No, chocolate animals . . . how the heck am I supposed to choose just one???

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  41. I like slingsisters on facebook :)

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  42. my fav design is black lagoon!

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  43. I like sling sisters on facebook

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