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Baby ring slings recommendations?

Posted by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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If anyone Uses a ring sling which one did you get? Do you love it?
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angela.bouchard
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Here's a bump! Ive considered getting one for my toddler cause he's in his "up" stage and he is 30 fricken pounds! Lol

mami323
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 10:11 PM
I'm looking for one too my baby is 4 months and I'm kinda bored with the moby
LaughterHugs
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 11:00 PM

 

All the variety of slings fall into 3 major categories

One shoulder carriers.

**Recommended site **http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5883368**
This includes pouches or ring slings.

Pros:

  • easy in easy out,
  • gives you upright and horizontal positions,
  • very comfy hip carry.
  • good for nursing.
  • fold up to almost nothing.
  • Ring Sling is adjustable and  can be shared by parents. 

Cons:

  • spread the weight over one shoulder, that will get sore if worn for a long time.
  • Longer learning curve.
  • Back carry is possible but not the most comfortable in the long run.
  • Pouch is not adjustable, if sizing is not correct the pouch will become uncomfortable or impossible to wear.

 

Simple pieces of cloth

**Recommended site**http://www.etsy.com/shop/babyette **
This includes rebozos, short wraps and full-length wraps - the most versatile of the whole bunch. They can be stretchy (knit) or non-stretchy (woven).

Pros:

  • super dee duper versatile - millions of wearing positions.
  • spread weight over both shoulders in most positions.
  • Woven wrap will last you from newborn to toddler to child stage.
  • Knit wraps are very forgiving and will feel comfy even with less than perfect wrapping.

Cons:

  • Longer learning curve.
  • Some wraps may feel too warm in hot climate

   

Asian inspired

**Recommended site http://paxbaby.com/zen/structured-carriers-c-11.html**
Mei-tais, onbuhimos, podageis, ERGO, Boba, Beco, ABC, BHOS.

Pros:

  • spread weight over both shoulders
  • easy learning curve
  • wide selection of pretty panels
  • easy back carry
  • adjustable and most will fit both parents

Cons:

  • hip carry is possible in some but not the most comfortable
  • no horizontal carry
  • not to comfy to breastfeed an infant in, but older babies do fine.

 

SO, what is right for you? I don't know. They are like shoes, you can't have just one pair.  The wrap would be your walking shoe - comfy for longer periods.  Asian inspired carriers are great for back carrying. I'd say it's a fancier walking shoe :) One shoulder carriers would be your flip flop that gives you fast in and out, but you wouldn't wear it to .. Disney, for example.

Hope that helps :)

***Special Thanks to Tanya Taylor at www.wearingbabies.com***

LongBeachLiz
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 11:14 PM
That is helpful but now I have more to add to make my decision! Now I'm scared I'll waste money :(


Quoting LaughterHugs:

 



All the variety of slings fall into 3 major categories


One shoulder carriers.


**Recommended site **http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5883368**
This includes pouches or ring slings.


Pros:



  • easy in easy out,

  • gives you upright and horizontal positions,

  • very comfy hip carry.

  • good for nursing.

  • fold up to almost nothing.

  • Ring Sling is adjustable and  can be shared by parents. 

Cons:



  • spread the weight over one shoulder, that will get sore if worn for a long time.

  • Longer learning curve.

  • Back carry is possible but not the most comfortable in the long run.

  • Pouch is not adjustable, if sizing is not correct the pouch will become uncomfortable or impossible to wear.

 


Simple pieces of cloth


**Recommended site**http://www.etsy.com/shop/babyette **
This includes rebozos, short wraps and full-length wraps - the most versatile of the whole bunch. They can be stretchy (knit) or non-stretchy (woven).


Pros:



  • super dee duper versatile - millions of wearing positions.

  • spread weight over both shoulders in most positions.

  • Woven wrap will last you from newborn to toddler to child stage.

  • Knit wraps are very forgiving and will feel comfy even with less than perfect wrapping.

Cons:



  • Longer learning curve.

  • Some wraps may feel too warm in hot climate

   


Asian inspired


**Recommended site http://paxbaby.com/zen/structured-carriers-c-11.html**
Mei-tais, onbuhimos, podageis, ERGO, Boba, Beco, ABC, BHOS.


Pros:



  • spread weight over both shoulders

  • easy learning curve

  • wide selection of pretty panels

  • easy back carry

  • adjustable and most will fit both parents

Cons:



  • hip carry is possible in some but not the most comfortable

  • no horizontal carry

  • not to comfy to breastfeed an infant in, but older babies do fine.

 


SO, what is right for you? I don't know. They are like shoes, you can't have just one pair.  The wrap would be your walking shoe - comfy for longer periods.  Asian inspired carriers are great for back carrying. I'd say it's a fancier walking shoe :) One shoulder carriers would be your flip flop that gives you fast in and out, but you wouldn't wear it to .. Disney, for example.


Hope that helps :)


***Special Thanks to Tanya Taylor at www.wearingbabies.com***


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