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Many parents find proudly call their ring sling their favorite carrier. These cool contraptions help many parents go hands-free, comfort their babies, and promote overall bonding. Find out how they can help you find your magic.
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What is a ring sling?
A long piece of specially cut fabric that is looped through two attached rings.
I, for whatever reason, was never quite comfortable in a ring sling. My preferred carry was a traditional sling carry in a size two baby wrap (which ends up being very similar to a ring sling front carry). Regardless, many baby-wearers rave about these and use them often, especially during the newborn phase.
Ring sling pro/con
How can I learn how to use a ring sling?
Where can I buy a ring sling?
While these are are rising in popularity, they are still hard to find in stores. As of today, Amazon has a beautiful and well-loved Nalakai ring sling available in multiple colors, though in my experience their inventory changes frequently. The most important thing to remember when shopping for a ring sling is to think of it as an investment— it is worth it to buy from quality brand such as Soul Slings, WildBird, or Yaro.
You can wrap the long tail aroundthe sling rings if you don’t want it hanging down.
For many, ring slings are considered newborn necessities.
If you’re nervous about investing in one before you try it out, reach out on Facebook to see if anyone you know has one that you can borrow! You may be surprised how many moms you know love ring slings.
Embrace your magic, mama.
There are only a few years where our kiddos will permit us to rope them into (adorable) family costumes, so we have to take advantage of that while we can. There are an infinite number of costumes on the market for kids, but many of them need to be hand washed.
Raise your hand if you’ve got time to hand wash costumes.
There are some wonderful doctor toys for kids on the market now that can help you bring a doctor’s office right into your home. These toys can help children gain some control by allowing them to take a step into the driver’s seat, so to speak. Plus, they can practice empathy and creativity as well.