A ring sling is a length of cloth with 2 continuous aluminum or nylon rings sewn into the end. A ring sling uses dynamic tension so that when the baby is in the carrier, the baby's weight puts tension on the fabric. The combination of fabric tension, friction of fabric surfaces against each other and the rings combine to "lock" the sling in position. The cloth wraps around the wearer's body from shoulder to opposite hip and back up to the shoulder, and the end is threaded through the rings to create a buckle effect.The baby sits or lies in the resulting pocket. Once a sling is threaded, it can be taken off and put back on without re-threading. A threaded sling forms a loop of cloth. The wearer can put one arm and the head through the loop of cloth to put the sling back on. This type of sling can adjust to different wearers' sizes and accommodate different wearing positions. Ring slings are highly adaptable and most care givers can wear a "one size fits most" size.
Bonding with baby and raising mother's mood
Helping with colic and reflux
Settling baby especially when you need your hands free!
Transitioning a newborn into the big world
Short carries to the shop or a school/nursery run
Great for toddlers who want to go up and down every 5 minutes
Great for breastfeeding in. Use the tail to cover you as you feed.
Mesh slings are great at the pool or beach
Newborn through to toddler
3kg to 15kg*
*The ring sling can hold a heavier child, however the amount of time the person can comfortably do this is less with a heavier child than a baby.