Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Product Review: Comfy Joey Ring Slings #babywearing


Comfy Joey Baby Carriers
While I was perusing the internet in search of pouches, I discovered a neat contact and found that she had changed to selling more ring slings instead (although there are a few pouches left on clearance!). After some discussion, Ayesha offered me a price on a ring sling so that I could acquire one for review (I promptly told SisterL and she bought it for herself, I'm just "borrowing" it *wink*). [Note: As with all my reviews, these are my own thoughts, and I did not promise a positive review.]

Based out of the Metro DC area, Comfy Joey was started in April 2005 by Ayesha Ghatala, and specialized in high-quality baby slings. It was Ayesha's own passion for babywearing that inspired her creation of her own line of slings.

Comfy Joey also carries Doll/Toy Pouches, past Limited Edition Collections of Ring Slings, Rebozo Shawl Carriers, Cashmere Nursing Covers, Carrier Bags, and Pouch Slings. 

The 2010 Fresh Spring Collection features the Comfy Joey Hybrid Shoulder and Signature Panel Design. The care instructions are Cold Wash/Air Dry and the fabric is 100% Linen.

By nature, Comfy Joey fabrics will display the color variations, loose threads, and tiny slubs and snags characteristic of linen. These variations should in no way be considered flaws or defects, as they serve to enhance the fabrics’ unique beauty. Although this linen may take a little time to soften up, its breathability, sturdiness, and supportiveness make it an excellent fabric for year-round cuddles with newborns, toddlers, and every age in between.
Each CJ FreshTM Spring Collection is a Limited Edition

Whether you love ring slings with gathered shoulders or narrower, pleated shoulders, we hope you try the versatile CJ Hybrid Shoulder. Fans of gathered shoulders should find that the design, like a gathered shoulder, allows the sling fabric to be spread wide to hug your shoulder, virtually eliminating pressure points. However, our design also allows the shoulder fabric to be worn gathered narrowly, or scrunched up, maximizing the freedom of movement for the ring-side arm with less bulk than you’d expect. We have tested the CJ Hybrid Shoulder with wearers of different builds, and we think you will love it.

The CJ Hybrid Shoulder Ring Sling is sewn in the USA. We hope you love these Limited Edition creations as much as we have enjoyed making them for you.

The Comfy Joey Sizing Table applies to our pouches, for which a perfect fit is critical to comfort and safety. For ring slings, which are designed to be adjustible, size is essentially a matter of how how long you prefer your sling tail.

All our measurements are taken on unthreaded slings, from the top of the rings to the bottom of the tail. Sizes go up in 5-inch increments, so Small slings are 73” long, Mediums are 78” long, Larges are 83” long, and XLarges are 88” long.

SisterL picked out the Berry Crush (Blueberry/Wine) Ring Sling from the 2010 Fresh Spring Collection and it could not be more perfect in the color choices for herself (and I am quite a fan as well!). The Linen material is so soft and light weight against my skin. Easily I could see this as being a comfortable sling in warm weather as well as our most recent cool. The rings were easy to adjust and bring the material through how I wanted it and we were off! 

Sling your delicious little one in a swirl of berry-hued linen, and feast hands-free on cuteness all day long. Medium silver rings pop against the blueberry and blackberry colors of this Fresh sling’s fabric. Subtly patriotic, if you hail from the USA. Just delicious-looking, if you don’t!
On the individual product pages within the Comfy Joey Catalog, large pictures that show the colors of the fabric included in a sling are great to see. Of course, colors could vary slightly by computer, but my colors were dead on. Looking at the other color-ways available, if my budget could afford it I would jump to get myself an On the Vine (Lavender/Avocado) Sling of my own. If you are looking for a Ring Sling that will easily fit into everyday life as well as a Sunday morning, a Comfy Joey Ring Sling would quite definitely fit the bill. These luscious colors with names to match make you beg for more.

1. Can be used from birth up to 35 pounds. 

2. Can help soothe a fussy or colicky baby. 

3. Is a hands-free way to carry your baby. 

4. Can fold compactly enough to fit in a diaper bag. 

5. Can be used while nursing on the go.

Network with Comfy Joey:
Comfy Joey Facebook Fan Page
Twitter @ComfyJoey

Buy it: 
Visit or CLICK HERE and discover all the different colors available in the brand new Spring Collection and more (Each CJ FreshTM Spring Collection is a Limited Edition). Retail price $87.50

Comfy Joey has a NEW line of slings (Basic 2010) that are ready to ship. This BASIC LINE of Comfy Joey Ring Slings is a more affordable line; priced at ONLY $67.50 RETAIL.

Comfy Joey has a NEW line of slings (Summer 2010) that will be ready to ship the third week of March 2010. This NEUTRAL LINE of Comfy Joey Ring Slings is a premium line; priced at $127.50 RETAIL.


(These two lines are available for Preview and Order through Comfy Joey on Facebook. Become a Facebook Fan for more details!) 

The last of the Comfy Joey Pouches can be found ONLY HERE

BOGO Toy/Doll Pouches - Use coupon code "DOLL" at checkout to get your FREE Doll/Toy Pouch (This is only applicable on the doll pouches, see the Doll page for more information)

2 comments and creative thoughts:

Andrea said...

Hope you have a wonderful day.
Blessings, andrea

Katy said...

Comfy Joey! I used to own a Comfy Joey pouch (before she started making ring slings) and we still have one of her toy pouches here! :D The fabric is very lovely and light.

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