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Ring Slings?

Posted by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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Just want to hear if anybody has had any experience with Ring slings...Kinda thinking about using one of those this time around,and I am curious to hear about other mom's experiences with them,or any other infant carriers?:-)

by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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kcangel63
by Gold Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 4:54 PM

I made a Maya Wrap ring sling from a patter on their site.  I like it, but I like my Boba wrap 1,000,000 times better.



purvislets
by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 5:13 PM
I never had much luck Wuthering the ring slings or the pouch slings either. I'm looking into getting a boba this time around.
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mrsniebo
by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Bump. I'm looking into ring slings this time around too, since I'll have a 2 yr old to chase around in addition to the baby I'm expecting.

Turtledoves
by Platinum Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM
I love maya ring slings.
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littleschatzi
by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 8:24 AM


Quoting Turtledoves:

I love maya ring slings.


I've looked at those too.I also really liked the Hava Ring slings.Have you heard anything about those?

LaughterHugs
by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 4:09 PM

 

Why carrying a baby facing out (bjorn/snugli/infantino/jeep) is not such a good idea

http://www.bobafamily.com/blog/2011/10/11/nine-reasons-not-to-carry-your-baby-facing-out/

 

All the variety of good 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***

orangeshirt
by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 4:40 PM

I liked mine during a less mobile phase, like pre-crawling. Once my babe slept less and moved more, she wiggled too much and after a short period of time the sling would sag. I'm a fan of pouch slings during the newb phase, Mei Tais or SSCs until the hip carry in a pouch is comfy, then it is back to the MT or SSC after about 14-15 months through late toddlerhood.

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