Petunia Pickle Bottom Sojourn Sling Review, Tutorial and Giveaway!!

Drum roll, please! I am very excited to announce our la

The Sojourn Sling from Petunia Pickle Bottom!! I am giving away the one above, in the picture, the fabric is called Moment in Morocco. Isn’t is stunning?! It’s a size medium and will fit a Mama with a shirt size of m-l. It has a bit of stretch in the fabric, so even if you are the larger end, it will fit. I wear a size 40E bra and wear a M to L shirt and it fits fine and has room for Penelope to grow.  If you are smaller, you can very easily take it in and hem the seam to make the sling shorter in length to fit.

To enter, go to Petunia Pickle Bottom’s website and browse around then leave a comment below telling me what you love!  You can win additional entries by posting on Facebook or Twitter, or on your blog,  or become a Fan on the Mama and Baby Love Facebook page.  For each entry leave a separate comment.  A winner will be randomly selected on October 27th.

They also sent one for me to try out and review. Let me tell you, I am pretty in love with my Maya Wrap, Ella Roo Wrap and my New Native sling, so the Sojourn Sling had stiff competition going up against my other beloved carriers-carriers that I have been using for 5 plus years ( I was nanny before I became a mother).

The Sojourn Sling takes the cake, hands down in the style department. I mean, look at these other fabric options!!! This one, Dancing in Dublin, or this one, Frockling in Fez, make my heart go pitter-patter! And we all know how much I like things to be matchy-matchy, so with these slings, you have the option of get any kid of Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bag to match!

In the function department, its neck and neck with my Maya Wrap. The Maya Wrap has a slight edge over the Sojourn Sling, because I am able to sort of hog tie Penelope very tightly, in the Maya Wrap. So when I am cooking I put her arms in side the sling and tighten it up and it keeps her little arms safe inside while I cook.  Other than that, I like the Sojourn Sling just as much, if not better, because you don’t have to adjust anything!! You just throw it on and off you go.

The New Native sling I have is similar in cut to the Sojourn Sling, except the Sojourn Sling has a bit of stretch to it. So you can get a better, snugger fit with the Sojourn Sling.

And last, but not least, its ORGANIC COTTON! The fabric that is touching your little ones skin all day, not only looks beautiful, its good for their health and the earth. Ah, you couldn’t ask for a better sling than this one!

Seriously, if you are pregnant and trying to figure out what kind of sling to get, get this one in your collection, no question about it. If you are new to babywearing and not sure where to start, START HERE (and be sure to check out my tutorial below!) If you are an old pro, (ahem, like me) and want to try something new and fabulous, buy one!

I am starting to feel like I sound like raving lunatic, so I will end my rave review here, but I am just so impressed with this sling. It hard to find one that is this gorgeous and actually functions they way you need it to.

Now on to the picture and video tutorial!

Step 1. Line up your sling flat, seam down at the bottom.  Place on arm like so.  You can wear the sling on either shoulder, makes no difference.

Then put it over whatever shoulder you want and get it nice and straight. The seam is by your hip.  I actually use the sling, a bit different than the directions that came with sling, fyi.  This is what works for me.  You can also look online, here and herefor more tutorials.

Then hike your babe up by your shoulder.  Bring the fabric out and around them, tucking their feet inside.  Then slowly lower them down.

As you lower them down, open up the sling, and make a little pouch/shelf for their bum. And pull the fabric up to cover up their arms.  They will be able to easily take their arms out if they want to.

And ta-da!  Happy Baby!

Check out the same tutorial in video, below.  Let me know if you have any questions!

And P.S. this is the kind of  Pentunia Pickle Bottom diaper bag I have and I LOVE it. It makes my tired, frumpy ass feel very glamorous. I have both the Carry All and the Clutch.

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  1. Oooh, so pretty, I would love to win it!

  2. I also posted a link on facebook :-)

  3. SOOO cute!!! You and P are adorable!

  4. That is a diaper bag?!? Holy smokes that is rad! (I'm going to share this on FOB FB page)

  5. Nicole & Emery says:

    I like the give away fabric best! DH would probably prefer the backpack style though!

  6. I <3 the Heirloom fabric…

  7. Nicole and Emery says:

    Posted on facebook too!

  8. I absolutely love everything PPB! I have a Cosmopolitan Carryall in French Gooseberry and I cannot say enough good things about it! Best, most organized, most stylish diaper bag ever! And no matter how frumpy or ratty I am feeling, my bag adds a little bit of style and "put-togetherness" to my day. I also have a Touring Tote in Tourmaline (for when I don't need all the space of the Carryall), and I am considering getting a Boxy Backpack (maybe Dancing in Dublin or Brilliant Brussels??). Anyways, I have heard so many good things about their slings, so I would love to win your awesome giveaway!

  9. I am 6 months along and really looking forward to carrying my little one in a sling. This looks perfect.

  10. Jamie Willow says:

    well I love all the patterns of everything…so pretty. I especially loved the Cake collection…the clutch to be specific :)

  11. Jamie Willow says:

    posted a link on facebook :)

  12. Jamie Willow says:

    I also "liked" you on facebook :) yay!

  13. I love the organic kimono layette sets.

  14. I love the Brilliant Brussels shoulder bag!

  15. I'm a fan:)

  16. I posted on Facebook!

  17. Lia Dominique Andress says:

    I love you, Penelope, Sky and Peter. I need me a sling like that, lol. My K'tan is getting so faded it is not sassy frassy for Miami outings. Besides, our daughters need to roll in style.


  18. I would love to have this sling! I am due any day with my 3rd and I need my hands free to wrangle my 2 little ones. Love the Wistful Weekender bag.

  19. Just became a FB fan!

  20. I retweeted the giveaway :-)

  21. Oops, I forgot to write that I love the cross town clutches.

  22. i love my son more than anything…. just thinking about him makes me smile i dont have an account that it is asking for but my name is jessica lee. im on ppb facebook.: ) smile. : )

  23. I am falling in love with the crib bedding! Thank you so much for sharing!! Your a great place to come to for advice!!!

  24. ~*Jamie*~ says:

    PPB stuff is just too cute! I wish I had some of the kimono style bodysuits when DS was born. But I could still use a good sling!

  25. ~*Jamie*~ says:

    I also became a fan on fb!

  26. I need my hands free to keep up with 2 babies so I love their boxy backpacks

  27. Oh man I love PPB stuff! I was soo bummed to see Gammy & Gee close, they carried a large portion of the bags! I LOVE love love this: the most! <3!

  28. Just bought some sweet baby bedding. Hoping to win the sling!!!!

  29. Cake Cameo Clutch… Yes Please! Apple Tart or Chocolate will do just fine

  30. I also just shared the giveaway on Facebook!!

  31. Nicole and Emery says:

    Oh I also like you on facebook!

  32. Holly Galotti says:

    I am such a sucker for cute and cozy baby socks. PPB socks are SO cute! Have always loved their diaper bags too!

  33. Stephanie says:

    And the winner is…

    Lia Dominique Andress!!

    Enjoy your new "sassy frassy" sling!!

  34. Anonymous says:

    Funny the winner didn't even say what she liked from the web site….UNLIKE!!!!

  35. @anonymous…you are right, I didn't even notice!
    Her use of "sassy frassy" is what caught my eye!
    I think I will change my contest rules for the next one, to whoever comments the funniest, wittiest, kindest, comment. One of my favorite blogs,, does it like that.

  36. Anonymous says:

    I love these diaper bags, they're the best on the market right now in my opinion.

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