Thursday, April 28, 2011

My Review of Seven Slings LLC

I recently received a coupon for a free baby sling from Seven Everyday Slings at I was excited about this because a baby carrier of some sort has become an absolute necessity since Malachi was born. Its impossible to keep my hands on the twins AND carry Malachi when I am out and about in public so I've been looking into slings. I thought this coupon was a God send!! All I had to pay was shipping and handling. Cool.

Or not.

I get to the website and the slings are cute. And then I notice there are sizes for these slings. How do I know what size to order? Someone was very clever and included a tape measure that you could print off and even explained how to measure yourself so you would know what size to order. I did this and meticulously followed the directions and selected my color of choice in the appropriate size. I get to the "checkout" and I'm shocked to see that shipping and handling is $11.95!!! Seriously?! You could ship a sling to Japan for less than $11.95! But I decided to go ahead and order it because $11.95 is cheap for a sling . . . if it works.

Then I notice you can't return your product if its the wrong size unless you pay extra. Really? Well, I decided to pay extra. I little voice in the back of my head is telling me this sling isn't going to fit but I kept arguing with the voice because I used THEIR tape measure and followed THEIR directions!!

I was super excited when I promptly received my sling in the mail as promised. I pulled it out and noticed the exchange directions on the packaging. WOW!!! You needed a PHD in rocket science to accurately return the product if it didn't fit. And, of course, when I put the sling on and tried to put my newborn in it, it didn't fit. Great. So I do my best to follow the myriad of directions so they'll accept my return and requested a sling 2 sizes bigger than their measuring chart said I needed and I crossed my fingers hoping I did everything correctly.

Miracle of miracles, I received an e-mail several days later stating that my return had been accepted and the exchanged size would be shipped out shortly. Wonderful!!

Maybe not. I get the new sling and its still too small. And even though I paid extra to return it and paid $11.95 for shipping and handling for a scrap of material, the return policy states you can only exchange your sling one time. So I paid over $15 for a sling I can't use.

My advice, do not order this product. Its too expensive. The material is very stiff and looks like something I could whip together in 25 minutes on my own machine. The return policy is incredibly complicated and the sizing chart is WAY OFF. I promise, you can NOT have breasts and use this product.

Thumbs down for Seven Everyday Slings. :(


  1. Whatsonemore from CM, here. Hi!

    I got their sling too. Also a negative - it can't go in the dryer. A fact that this sweet gal from church didn't know when she graciously came over and did all my laundry. Oops!

    They are supposed to be kinda snug, not super, but not hang at your waist, either, as that will really hurt your back. But yes, it is really easy to make one, and you can find all kinds of instructions on how to make them online. A slightly stretchy fleece might work better for you. I agree, their fabric is kinda stiff and it needs to be a little stretchier. Oh well. Live and learn. I did get an Udder Cover this same way (shipping costs only) and that turned out to be good, but they do always get you on shipping. That's how they pay for their stuff.

  2. THANK YOU! I received the same promotion. I was looking for a review and this definitely convinced me not to buy it.

  3. Wow, thanks for this. I was just about to order one but found their variety of sizing information qualified me for 3-4 different sizes based on different characteristics. I was a little leery of the exchange policy but was going to give in and just order one. Forget that!

  4. Wow, mother of two I have the same issue. It is very stiff (sling) and too small. I have boobs (breast feeding). Well I guess I got suckered I ordered a new one it been over two weeks and I haven't received it yet. I'll give them 5 nire business days.

  5. Way too stiff and way too small. Not even going to try to exchange it. Wish I found this page before I ordered it!!!!

  6. They charged my credit card, and never even sent the sling. Beware, this is a bogus company!!

  7. Yah def not worth it

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  10. Thanks a bunch for this great review. I was going to order a small (which may have worked for me, lol) but not the baby's mom who is quite petite but is breastfeeding... You saved me a lot of hassle!