I am late, as usual, to the party. But I'm glad you stopped by, because I really do like participating in the quarterly Bloggy Giveaway carnival. Good times. :)
I am giving away a brand new, handmade by me, Lullaby Slings ring sling. You can win it for yourself or for a friend. Isn't it pretty? It is made of a sturdy bottomweight 100% cotton fabric. Absolutely guaranteed not to slip in the rings (and especially good for someone new to babywearing.)
(One small note: there is a tiny little mistake in the decorative heart stitching - I ran out of thread in the middle of a stitch and had to start again. It isn't very noticeable, but I did want to mention it.)
One of the reasons I'm giving this away is because I want to bring some attention to the new CPSIA lead testing law that will make it impossible for me to legally do business after February 10th. Don't worry, there isn't any lead in my slings! :) Unfortunately, the new law requires anyone who makes anything for children under age 12 to test EVERY PRODUCT they make for lead, regardless of what it is made of, and since that costs thousands of dollars it functionally puts me out of business. I wrote a detailed post about it all here.
But I can certainly give my slings away, and that is just what I'm going to do! To win, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me
1) if you're a newbie to babywearing or a seasoned expert, and/or
2) who you plan to give the sling to and why.
AND if you want a couple of extra entries, you can do the following:
1) Read my post about laws with unintended consequences. I do ask that you read the whole thing, because it really is important to understand what is going on.
2) Send emails to your senators and representatives. There are links to easy ways of doing that in the post I mentioned.
If you do want the extra entries, please leave SEPARATE comments telling me of each thing you did. You can have up to three entries (comment, read post, and send emails) but you need to leave three comments telling me about it. Make sense? Ok.
Please be sure to leave a way of contacting you - either through your blog or include an email address in your comment.
Also, please read the guidelines before commenting. I will delete all comments of the "enter me" and "pick me" and "you're cool" variety.
I'll leave the contest open until Saturday (1/31) at midnight. Good luck!