Apply for The Sling Diaries, Volume VII

September 20, 2017 3 Comments

What are the Sling Diaries? And why are we bringing them back?

Over the course of four years, between 2011-2015, The Sling Diaries connected the dots throughout our community - bringing together families from across the globe, and connecting us all on a deeper level. Australia to Bali, Paris to New York, hiking waterfalls, visiting art galleries, navigating cities, out and about in nature, exploring the globe, all with one common thread. Babywearing.

Each season we select around a dozen families to join us on this adventure, and over a 6 month period, each family would chronicles their journey. A real-time journal of their baby growing up in their sling. Learn how to apply below.

Looking past our differences, we saw how similar we really all were.

Our babies are getting bigger and our worlds are changing but I just cannot shake the feeling of wanting to relaunch this platform that we built, giving parents a place to share their voice and connect with others in the same space.

So, we are doing it, and couldn't be any more excited.

Taking it back, and bringing it forward. 

Grab a tissue and get lost in some of the most remarkable stories below that still choke me up to this day! 


We are beyond thrilled to announce that we are now casting for The Sling Diaries, Volume VII. Do you have a passion for story telling through photography and words? We would love to hear from you!

How to apply:

1. Write a sample Sling Diary entry (a couple paragraphs) on the theme of PERCEPTION. Please include 3-5 photos that contribute to and coordinate with your entry. 

2. Email your entry to:


Deadline for entries is Sunday, October 1st.

No babywearing experience or purchase required. Diarists will be provided with Sakura Bloom carriers.

Expectant mothers welcome to apply!

You are welcome to share your entry publicly but it is not a requirement.

Blog is not required, but all Diarists must have a public Instagram profile.

Please include your Instagram handle with your application. Accounts must be public so that others may read your diaries.

One of our favorite Sling Diary videos from Jodi of Practicing Simplicity...

Sling Diaries from Daniel Grey on Vimeo.

3 Responses


September 21, 2017

Goodness I’m so excited, I adored reading the diaries!

Abbey Rose
Abbey Rose

September 21, 2017

This is so lovely, I’m so interested! How do I apply to be apart of the sling diaries? I absolutely love our sling and journal so much already ?

Jacqueline Solivan
Jacqueline Solivan

September 21, 2017

I absolutely loved this series and followed it with a big smile and happy heart. Now that my rainbow baby is finally here I love carrying her close to me in our Sakura Bloom. Cannot wait for the application for the next series to go live!

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