Ring Slings

A ring sling is the ideal baby sling for your newborn, baby and toddler too. A ring sling is one long piece of fabric with two rings sewn into one end worn over one shoulder, with baby seated on your front, off centre, or on your hip. Read our blog post on why we love ring slings.

View as Grid List

Items 1-21 of 182

Page
per page
Set Descending Direction
View as Grid List

Items 1-21 of 182

Page
per page
Set Descending Direction
Ring Slings

 



What Is A Ring Sling?

 

Ring slings are great for your newborn - the single-layer carry is light with little fuss, supporting them tucked up high and close. For older babies and toddlers at the 'up and down' stage, ring slings are a quick and simple option, allowing you to meet your baby’s needs, then folding the sling up small and neat in your bag. We absolutely love ring slings, they are one of our favourite types of baby sling and have been for many years.



Why Are Ring Slings Great Baby Slings?

 

Ring slings comprise a long piece of woven wrap fabric with 2 aluminium rings sewn into one end. The length usually ranges from 1.7m to 2m. The tail (end) is usually asymmetric.

Really good ring slings are usually made from woven wrap fabric, sewn through two aluminium rings. As such they have slight diagonal stretch, making the fabric firm to use; are supportive enough to hold even a heavy toddler; are most often found in 100% cotton options (cotton is easy to care for, easy to wash and dry and suits babies of all ages), and can be found in a variety of colours, designs, lengths, and weaves. Woven wrap ring slings (which most are) come in a variety of colours, designs, lengths, weaves and blends. One of the biggest differences between ring slings is the shoulder style. There are 2 main styles - gathered and pleated, with the gathered style being more prevalent amongst woven wrap brands.



Are Ring Slings Good For Newborns?



A ring sling is a wonderful option for the fourth trimester, newborn days and beyond. A single layer carry, without fuss, they are light, easy to care for and can be used way beyond the fourth trimester. Carrying in arms and in a sling is essential to the normal physical, psychological and neurological development of your baby. It’s the foundation on which their whole lives are built.



Are Ring Slings Good For Toddlers?



Whilst ring slings are great for newborns and babies, they are especially useful with older babies / toddlers who are at the 'up and down' stage, as it is very quick and easy to pop baby in and out of the ring sling. Imagine that your little one is fairly steady on their feet, but with such bold steps comes tiredness. A ring sling can be carried neatly in a bag and taken out and used when needed.

...

Why Is A Ring Sling Good For Warm Weather?

A ring sling can be a wonderful option in warmer weather. A single layer carry, there's less fuss, less fabric, less effort to get baby in the sling and secure. It's a lighter sling for you and for baby, and from a sensory perspective, it makes coping with the heat a little easier. As they are lighter, they tend to dry very quickly, so are ideal for washing and drying quickly.

Are Ring Slings Easy To Use?

The main advantage to using a ring sling is that it’s lightweight and fuss-free with less fabric than other types of baby carriers and slings. It can be adjusted before popping baby in, as needed. You can also have it adjusted before you go out, such as to the shops, the park, or in the car. In this way, ring slings can be an amazingly helpful tool in those first challenging and precious few weeks of parenthood, and indeed when out and about with a toddler - you know, who wants to walk for a bit, and then be carried for a while, but then wants back down to walk again! Ring slings can be really helpful in such situations with a toddler as it not only provides them somewhere to rest their legs, but also to snuggle into you and feel safe - particularly helpful in new or overwhelming places, such as airports or other noisy, busy places.

 

Read More