Ring slings – Great for all ages, hip carries and for breastfeeding
Ring slings are long pieces of fabric with two rings sewn into one end, making a sash-shaped sling that is worn over one shoulder. Ring slings are highly adjustable to fit newborn to toddler age, and wearers of different sizes. They are particularly useful for carrying babies age 6months+ (or whenever they can sit up unaided) on the hip, as an alternative to outward facing carriers. They can be put on and taken off incredibly quickly, so they’re ideal for parents who need hands free to look after other children – and for toddlers who want quick up-and-downs.
Many people find ring slings useful for carrying and feeding newborns in. As baby’s weight is distributed differently to other carriers, ring slings tend to be worn for shorter periods of time compared to other carriers. They are often made from woven wrap fabric, offering a high degree of support and many beautiful designs. There are many small and home-based businesses who offer ring sling conversions made from your choice of woven wrap.
Our top choices: Soul Slings
Other brands include: Didymos, JPMBB, Wrapamore Lenny Lamb, Little Frog, Oscha, Maya, Oscha, Sakura Bloom.