Review: SUPPORi baby sling

SUPPORI LOGOI’m so excited about the product I’m reviewing today! I love my SUPPORi sling! 

The award-winning SUPPORi baby sling by the Lucky Company is one of the top-selling baby carriers in Japan.

Features of the SUPPORi sling:

  • Safety and security
  • Durability
  • Comfort
  • Ease of use
  • Lightweight
  • Cool
  • Trendy

The SUPPORi sling fits babies that can sit up on their own through toddlers at 28lbs. Made with triple-stitch technology, the SUPPORi molds around the baby’s shape. If you use as directed, the SUPPORi sling can be used over time with multiple children, making it a good investment for families.

It holds babies in a natural position against their parents, providing comfort and security. It’s also designed to alleviate pain and stiffness caused by babywearing. Most conventional baby carriers concentrate the baby’s weight on the trapezius and rhomboid muscles. The SUPPORi is designed for you to carry your baby’s weight on the deltoid- a stronger muscle than the trapezius and rhomboid.

The one piece SUPPORi sling is easy to put on and place your baby in.

How to use the SUPPORi

A medium-sized SUPPORi weighs less than 3 oz! It’s small enough to fold or roll up and place in your pocket. Made with extremely durable, triple-stitched, knitted yarn, the sling doesn’t retain heat.

You have plenty of choices when it comes to colors. It currently comes in 15 colors, and there’s even a patriotic special edition red, white, and blue SUPPORi!

USA special edition SUPPORi

Our Experiences:

When I measured myself, I was a little concerned about the sizing, since I fell in between two letters. I ended up going with the smaller sling, because I knew it was important for the sling to be tighter rather than looser, and it’ll stretch anyways. I shouldn’t have worried- it fits perfectly!

It takes less than a minute for me to put on my SUPPORi. It’s so simple to use.

I use my SUPPORi every single day, even in our home. It’s incredibly convenient to use when I need a little extra support to carry my son distances, or he’s being clingy and wants to be held. When we shop, he usually starts out in the shopping cart, but at some point, he’s tired of it. I whip the SUPPORi out of the diaper bag, pull it on, and we’re ready to go. I’ve used it for walks, at the mall, at church, restaurants, and all sorts of stores. Yesterday my son had a fever and did not want me to put him down. Well, our soft carrier was in my car in the complex parking lot, and it was just easier for me to grab our SUPPORi out of the diaper bag and use it nestle him close.

Baby J grins when I pull the SUPPORi out, because he knows it’s snuggle time!

Shopping at Target
Shopping at Target
Going for a walk outside
Going for a walk outside

It’s not hands-free, obviously, but Baby J is secure enough in it that I can take my hand off him for brief moments if needed. At home, I’ve done laundry and even a little cooking with him in it! The sling nestles Baby J in a very comforting position against my side and under my arm, and he loves it.

Also, it really is comfortable. After about an hour’s use, my shoulder starts to feel a little strained, but it’s not bad enough even then that I try to change it. Around two hours is when I usually switch it to the other side. With our expensive soft carrier (cost 3xs as much as the SUPPORi!), I start to feel a little strained after 20 minutes!

The only thing that I don’t like about it, is that it leaves red marks on Baby J’s thighs, if he’s only wearing a diaper. Note that I don’t know if the red marks actually hurt him. I mean, diapers leave red marks on his legs and waist, and my underwear leaves red marks on me, and I’m never in pain. But just in case, I only use the sling if he’s in shorts or pants. If it sounds like I’m trying to convince you to buy one- I am! I seriously LOVE mine! I feel really “cool” and “trendy” while wearing it too. The SUPPORi may not be perfect for every situation and everyone, sure, but I love mine. Have I mentioned that already? 😉 I only wish I’d known about this sling when Baby J was younger, so I could’ve started using it when he was sitting up.

To learn more about the SUPPORi and to buy your own, visit Lucky Baby World. The SUPPORi is also sold on other baby retail sites and prices vary.

Note: I received a complimentary SUPPORi baby sling from Lucky Baby World in exchange for my honest opinion. The opinions reflected above are my own and may differ from yours.

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CLOSED Giveaway: International Babywearing Week ($733 of prizes, eight winners)

I’m very excited to announce a huge giveaway event! It’s International Babywearing Week, and eight fantastic baby carriers are being given away! There will be eight lucky winners, and hopefully you’ll be one of them!

This event is hosted by Happy Mothering, Eco-Crazy Mom and Green Moms Media. Sponsors are Onya Baby, Boba, Quirky Baby, Catbird Baby, ERGObaby, Snuggly Baby, Lil Peeper Keepers, and Dinker & Giggles.

Read below to see the carriers our wonderful babywearing sponsors will be providing to our lucky winners:


Onya Baby Carrier {$149 value; US/CAN entries}

The Onya Baby Carrier is the only babywearing option that allows you to wear your baby not only on your front and back – but also enables you to convert nearly any adult chair into a safe seat for your baby! It can be used with children up to 45 pounds. Read Happy Mothering’s review here.

Kozy Carrier Mei Tai, sponsored by QuirkyBaby {$89 value; US entries}

The Kozy mei tai carrier features a breast cancer awareness pattern in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This versatile two-shoulder baby carrier works for newborns through toddlers and has flexible and adjustable shoulder and waist straps that fit most wearers. Read Happy Mothering’s review here.

Ergobaby Organic Lattice Carrier {$145 value; US/CAN entries}

Ergo Organic CarrierOrganic. Ethical. Ergonomic. The Ergobaby Organic Carrier has all the advantages of the Ergobaby Original Carrier, crafted with soft 100% certified organic cotton twill and sateen. The carrier has padded shoulder straps and a waist belt to comfortably distribute baby’s weight between your shoulders and hips. The carrier holds and cradles your baby just the way you do, with your baby’s legs properly supported in a natural sitting position.

Catbird Baby Mei Tai Carrier {$89 value; US/CAN entries}

The Catbird Baby Mei Tai Carrier features a beautifully simple design, with no buckles, straps or wrapping required. It has wide padded straps, a small hood and can be used with babies from 8 to 40 pounds in multiple carrying positions. Read Happy Mothering’s review here.

Snuggy Baby Wrap {$56.00 value; US entries}

Snuggy Baby CarrierSnuggy Baby wraps have everything that you could want in a baby wrap; comfort, support, and style. This baby carrier is completely adjustable so one size fits all. It works between various care givers of all body types. Because you create a custom fit every time you tie it on, the wrap grows with your child, ensuring that they get a comfortable secure fit from the time that they come home until you are ready to stop carrying them (generally around 35 lbs. or 3 years). The decorative panel lets you avoid having the same old boring solid wrap that you see everywhere else, and there are many designs to choose from!

Boba 3G Carrier (Value $120-$125; US entries}

Boba Baby CarrierThe Boba Carrier 3G is designed for babies and toddlers alike (7-45 lbs.) with many incredible features not seen on other soft structured baby carriers. Available in 4 beautiful patterns and 3 stunning solid color combinations, the Boba Carrier 3G is the perfect option for any baby wearing family! This carrier is made from 100% cotton, comfortably fits heights 5’0” – 6’3”, and has a waistband range of 25” – 58”. Features include front and back carry options, an adjustable sleeping hood, easy adjustments for easier fit & breastfeeding, removable foot straps, adjustable chest straps, multiple pockets for on the go storage, and more!

Lil Peeper Keepers Woven Wrap {$35.00 value; US entries}

Lil Peeper KeepersLil Peeper Keepers woven wraps lend needed support far past the snuggly newborn stage, all the way up to the heavy chunker toddler stage! Because of this, woven wraps are the logical choice for a wrap that will work from newborn to toddler. These wraps are ideal for year round use as they are made from very lightweight cotton gauze, offering great comfort for both mom (or dad) and baby. Length: 5.75- 6 yards, Width: 22-25 inches, Fabric content: 100% cotton, Edge: Rolled hem. Many gorgeous colors to choose from!

Moby Wrap, Sponsored by Dinker & Giggles {$44.95 value; US entries}

The Moby Wrap is a versatile, 100% cotton babywearing option that uses your entire back, as well as your shoulders, to carry the weight of your baby. This carrier is being sponsored by Dinker & Giggles, a blog about raising kids naturally, with giggles. Read Alaina’s post about the Moby Wrap here.

Are you ready for your chance to win one of these amazing baby carriers in celebration of International Babywearing Week? Simply complete the Rafflecopter form below. The more entries you complete, the more chances you’ll have to win!
Please note: you’ll see this giveaway posted on a number of blogs. Please only enter on one blog. Thanks and good luck!


Entry #50125Michelle F. Entry #55773Jessica F. Entry #56900Jenna F. Entry #17834Carleen Entry #57208anastasia b. Entry #32843Saver S. Entry #37132Jenny K. Entry #12649Andrea H.

This contest will run through October 14, 2012 at 9:01 pm PST (October 15, 2012 at 12:01 am EST). The winners will be chosen the following day and announced on Happy Mothering, Eco-Crazy Mom and the participating blogs once winners have been confirmed. US/CAN entries welcome (each sponsor has individual country requirements). Must be 18 years or older to win. The sponsors provided us with free samples of these products to review or compensation, and we were under no obligation to review them if we so chose. Nor were we under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Happy Mothering and not to Facebook. Please note that Happy Mothering, Eco-Crazy Moms, Green Moms Media, My Life: A Work in Progress,  the International Babywearing Week Giveaway Event and other participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. We will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. We will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify the blog you won a prize from within 4-6 weeks for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you.

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