Sakura Bloom Ring Sling Review + GIVEAWAY

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Hello mama and papa friends!  As you may have noticed if you follow my site, I have become increasingly obsessed with baby carriers.  Having reviewed a number of wonderful carriers over the past few months, I feel that carriers are such a healthy and manageable way for moms and dads to transport babies… I personally wish I had used them more!  Many of the great carriers on the market now simply were not available back in 2004 when I was investing in my stroller for my first baby (which I ended up keeping through five babies) — alas!  We can only live once, and only have our babies be little once.  But we can continue to look and dream (and review!!).  Ha ha…

I am so excited that it is finally Spring.  Even though it is raining today, it feels so liberating to walk without boots — ha ha.  Also thrilled to be kicking off Spring here at CloudMom with some great new products and giveaways.  Crossing my fingers for one lucky winner since the Sakura Bloom Sling Ring is such a fav of mine!

Sakura Bloom Sling RingPin for later!

Now, I know what some of you are probably thinking. This thing looks so complicated! How do I put this together? Well, the sling ring may look very complicated on the outside, but it is actually quite simple to use and I think it looks very stylish and elegant on any mother! Watch my video for more!

How to Wear a Sakura Bloom Sling

When looking at the Sakura Bloom sling, you’ll notice that it’s a large piece of double-side fabric, which comes together with the two rings. The upper portion is called the shoulder, and the loose fabric is called the tail. When you’re wearing the Sakura on your body, depending on whether you’re a lefty or a righty, keep reminding yourself that you should be adjusting the fabric and rings high, near your collarbone. When it comes to actually putting your baby into the carrier, make sure he or she is in a comfortable position against your body, then slowly lower your baby into the kangaroo pouch you’ve prepared for them in the carrier. Once in the pouch, check to see if your baby’s head and neck are being supported by the fabric and that their weight is focused on their bottom, not on their legs.  If you would like some extra support for your baby’s neck and head, twist the loose fabric of the tail and tuck this underneath the fabric behind his or her head.

Overall, this is a stylish and easy-to-use carrier for your young baby! It’s so simple to adjust and very convenient when it comes to wearing your baby and nursing in public. Thanks again for watching and check out my other videos on the hottest baby gear!

If you have used the Sakura or another baby sling in the past, please let me know about your experience by writing in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you! 

Find this sling on Amazon!
Find this sling on Metro Minis!

Sakura Bloom Sling Specs

Item Weight: 1 pound
Product Dimensions: 3 x 1 x 1 inches
Min. Weight Recommendation: 4 ounces
Max. Weight Recommendation: 100 pounds
Min. Height Recommendation: 10 inches
Max. Height Recommendation: 100 inches
*Naturally antibacterial, lightweight, breathable, adjustable
*Machine washable in cold water

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Sakura Bloom Giveaway

This month one lucky winner will each receive a Sakura Bloom Single Layer Ring Sling from Metro Minis. Here are the giveaway details:

giveaway-prize

  • One (1) Sakura Bloom Single Layer Ring Sling in the color Raven.

giveaway-rules

  • Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
  • Open to U.S readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter.
  • You have eight different ways you can enter to increase your chances of winning.
  • You can use the “Tweeting a Message” option once each day for additional entries.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time).
  • Full terms and conditions are available in the widget.

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Thanks so much for reading and crossing my fingers for you all! Good luck!

xo Melissa

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to check back for more! xo


  • Angie

    I would love this so much.

  • Kaitlin Krieger

    I would love this!

  • Kelli Kay Schwartz

    I would love this!

  • Laura

    Thank you for showing the correct way to position baby’s legs and bum!! So many don’t realize how important that froggy position is for their hips. Beautiful carrier, would love to own one for baby #2.

  • lisa gonzalez

    Such a beautiful sling.

  • Camille

    This video is so helpful! I’ll be a first time mom so navigating the world of baby carriers (especially wraps and slings) without any experience is kind of tough, even with all the reviews out there. Nice to be able to visualize how to use it! 🙂 And like Laura said, thanks for the clarification on positioning baby’s legs and bum! I’ll definitely be pinning this for future reference.

  • Vanessa McNeil

    My daughter loves being worn, so I would love to win this Sakura Bloom ring sling! Thank you for the chance!

  • Stacy N Sam Hill

    How old can this be used for?

  • AC

    If I won this I would donate it to a Mother in need!

  • msrodeobrat

    This sling looks awesome! I think my sister in law would love it!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

  • Erica Westmoreland

    We’ve tried the Moby wrap, but my little one doesn’t love it and I would love to try a ring sling with him!

  • Kay Saunders

    I have never thought of trying a ring sling. I think it would be fun to give this a try 🙂

  • Theresa Hover

    What a great video! I’m new to babywearing, and it can be really intimidating to make sure I’m doing it right and that baby is safe. I would love to win this for when our first little one arrives!

  • sherry Blamer

    This ring sling looks great. It looks very easy to use.

  • monikaus

    Thank you for the blogpost and video. I absolutelly love babywearing!

  • terry maigi

    Awesome giveaway and video!

  • Elizabeth

    I was just looking at these the other day- sooo in love. They are so beautiful and simple. Thanks for the positioning info Melissa.

  • Kristina Leezer

    I’d love to win this!

  • Anne Stewart

    I’d love to win this!

  • V Martinez

    Love this. THanks for posting!

  • Danielle T.

    I’m looking for a great ring sling and this just might be it! Thank you for your review on it and all of your YouTube videos. I love watching them!

  • ChezFrost

    The Sakura Bloom ring sling was recommended by my local babywearing group. You can’t beat the ease of use and convenience.

  • Wing

    this carrier looks great! thanks for the giveaway!

  • Brooke

    I would love this!

  • Laura Cooper Gaither

    This is beautiful! Thank you for the great video tutorial, and the giveaway!

  • Lindsey Ann Khatri

    The carrier is so pretty! I would love this for my youngest! Babywearing really saves us on busy days!

  • Matthew Clarkson

    Thanks for sharing!

  • april proveaux

    I’d love this to use with my baby that is due next month!!

  • mae

    Thanks for the great review!

  • Kimberly

    This looks so breathable and easy.

  • Ashley Nicole

    I would love this for #2, coming next month, to keep him close as I chase after big sis!

  • katkelly57

    My first grandchild will be here soonly and I would love to have a sling so we can go for walks….or just to hold him even closer to me.

  • BreanneT

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Sarah Garcia

    What a great opportunity to win a SB! Thanks!

  • Jennifer Herman

    this would be great to win!

  • John Herman

    This would be nice to have.