Attractive colors and brushed-metal rings. Sturdy cloth. Rings are sewn snugly into the sling. Folds up easily into most diaper bags.
Fabric is bulky and too thick for some users. Cloth can bunch up around the rings. No padding, which can make it uncomfortable at the shoulder.
Very easy on the back, with enough cloth to shift to front, side, or back carrying positions. Stays cool and breathable.
Some users have trouble figuring out proper wrap styles. Limited colors and patterns. May stretch too much with heavier babies.
Fast and simple to put on. Shoulder padding and extra pocket for keys are huge pluses. Fits most infants and babies well.
Takes a few weeks of use to fully break in. Fabric is thick and can be hot in the summer. Padding can bunch up on the shoulder and neck.
Versatile, with removable rings that can be used in a ring sling configuration, rather than a wrap. Soft and stretchy material makes it easier to wrap baby snugly. Very comfortable and not too hot to wear for long periods.
Doesn’t fit larger adults well, and can be uncomfortable to wear. Instructions for use aren’t clear for some new users.
Breathable mesh fabric dries quickly and keeps both baby and parent cool in summer. Folds up compactly to stow in a diaper bag. Supports baby well.
Pulls awkwardly and can be too tight for parents carrying heavier babies. Metal ring is heavier than the fabric and can slip down if not properly tied.
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A ring sling allows you to hold your baby in a variety of ways on your front or back. It is a versatile baby carrier that adjusts easily. The product is simple, a long piece of fabric that wraps around your baby and around your body to hold the baby snug, comfortable, and safe. The advantages of a ring sling include the ability to change the way you wrap it for comfort. It works well on adults of all sizes. A ring sling is also friendly for breastfeeding. When considering a ring sling look at the type of fabric. Some come with stretchy fabric, others have a stiffer woven cotton feel or are made from material designed to dry easily or breath better than others. Some ring slings come with shoulder padding for added comfort. Ring slings are ergonomic, and a natural way to hold your baby.