We, here at Rockin’ Baby, get it… moms and dads are busy. We love our babies, but still need to get everything done, and look good doing it. We’ve been there.
We’re STILL there. That’s why the two of us, Lisa McDaniel and Natasha Stanton, created the Rockin’ Baby Sling back in 2002 when we had our first kids, so parents can do their thing without having to compromise their sense of style. Back when we started our company there weren’t any carriers that were as fashionable as what we wanted to be wearing. We made a few slings for ourselves out of vintage fabrics and funky trims and were constantly stopped by other moms on the streets, in stores, at the post office, at schools, asking where they could get one. Rockin’ Baby was born shortly after that. Since then we’ve added the Rockin’ Baby reversible and adjustable pouch to our line.
As Rockin’ Baby has grown over the years we have found that the most important aspect of making slings and pouches is quality. For that reason we do everything here in Los Angeles where we can be sure of quality control. We make sure that all of our fabrics are made of natural fibers, breathable and of high-quality. They are all pre-washed in natural salt water to set the colors, prevent shrinkage, and soften the fabric. All edges on our slings and pouches are overlocked then seamed twice to ensure no tearing or fraying at the edges. We also use 40 lb weight thread as it increases the strength of the Rockin’ Baby Sling and Pouch. Our reversible slings are made with 5 yards of fabric. Our pouches are fully adjustable and reversible with zippers, and are made with 3 yards of fabric. We have also started making slings and pouches out of 100% organic cotton sateen and poplin, using low impact dyes, in our own exclusive Rockin’ Baby prints.
All of our products are made here in Los Angeles, California, not abroad. As well as having all of our sewing done here by hard-working and well-paid moms and dads, we also source, wash, print, dye and cut here in Los Angeles. Because of this we can be sure of the quality; actually seeing and touching our product, before it is shipped to you.
We make sure that all of our fabrics are made of natural fibers, breathable and of high-quality. They are all pre-washed in natural salt water to set the colors, prevent shrinkage, and soften the fabric.
All edges on our slings and pouches are overlocked then seamed twice to ensure no tearing or fraying at the edges. We also use 40 lb weight thread as it increases the strength of the Rockin’ Baby Sling and Pouch. That means they are really strong.
The Rockin’ Baby Sling and Pouch have also been independently strength tested. The sling has been pull tested up to weights of 1100 pounds before the seams gave way, and the pouch to 460 pounds before the zippers began opening. The rings we use for the Rockin’ Baby Slings are also tested by the manufacturer. Click here to see their ring testing information.
Our reversible slings are made with 5 yards of fabric. Our pouches are fully adjustable via zippers, reversible and made with 3 yards of fabric.
The majority of our slings and pouches are made of 100% cotton sateen or cotton poplin, or of a cotton/ linen blend.
We have also started making slings and pouches out of 100% organic cotton sateen and poplin, using low impact dyes, in our own exclusive Rockin’ Baby prints.
We believe in keeping it local and providing moms and dads with the hippest, safest and highest quality products available.
Rockin’ Baby, Inc is a socially conscious company, from our boxes made of recycled paperboard and vegetable based inks, to our new organic line, to our company policies. We strongly believe in giving back to our community. It is our policy to give free sample slings and pouches to doulas, midwives, sling lending libraries, birthing centers and hospitals. We also donate slings and pouches to countless school fundraisers and charities. In addition to our sponsorships, giveaways, and product and monetary donations we give 2% of proceeds from online sales to our favorite charities.
Rockin’ Baby believes in keeping it local and providing moms and dads with the hippest, safest and highest quality products available.
We are firm believers in babywearing – it is wonderful for parent and baby! Please contact us directly for any reason at all! Call us at 888*645*BABY or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Strollers are a real hassle and sometimes difficult to use around town (the curbs here aren’t exactly “stroller friendly”).
- I can easily breastfeed while I am on the move and comfortably.
- Great interaction between me and Tabi.
- Easier than hauling a carseat around.
- Great for going to festivals or the farmer’s market because the stroller is harder to maneuver around crowds of people.
- Love the bonding experience.
- Makes life much simpler.
- Great way to get things done outside the house without worrying about a dirty or fussy baby… such as cleaning stalls, taking care of chickens, gardening and playing with Naomi.
- In the long run, we saved money using babywearing products (which most are guaranteed to last almost a lifetime!) instead of buying a stroller that is more likely to break down sooner.
Ratings: 1 (terrible) – 7 (excellent)
- Quality: 7
- Style: 7
- Ease of use: 6.5
- Baby’s comfort: 7
- My comfort: 4.5
- Ability to nurse: 5
- Overall score: 6.2 [Very Good!]
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