Among all the baby slings in the market, I found the ring sling to be the best fit for me. There were several reasons, which I would like to share with you, to help you decide if a ring sling is ideal for you too.
• First, I liked the fact that the ring sling can be used from birth through toddlerhood. Most carriers in the market are not suitable for newborns, while some are not big enough or can’t handle a toddler’s weight. A ring sling can support a newborn’s head and neck, and can be adjusted to fit your baby’s size.
• Ring slings are very good for breastfeeding moms. The sling can be easily adjusted to position the baby for easy access to the breast, and the tail can be used to cover the baby and the breast. For bottle-feeding moms, the ring sling is also ideal for feeding, since it can fully support the baby’s bottom, and you can use your hand to hold the bottle instead.
• Because of it’s ample fabric and it’s easy adjustability, ring slings can fit all sizes and types. I’m 5’2”, and my husband is 6 feet, yet we can exchange the ring sling back and forth between us. And it’s so easy to get in and out of, just pull the sling over your head and arm, unlike other carriers where you have to unbuckle a lot of straps. Very convenient especially when my baby feels like playing musical chairs with mommy and daddy. It’s also very easy to get my active toddler in and out of the sling as well.
• I love the fact that I can carry my baby in several, different positions. There’s the cradle position for newborns, where baby can fully recline on the sling. You can carry your baby tummy to tummy, on your hip, or even on your back. My curious baby loves the front-facing position, where she Indian-sits on the sling in front of me.
The best thing about my ring sling? It allows me the freedom of movement and the use of my hands. And since the baby’s weight is distributed evenly around the back and torso, my arms aren’t killing me anymore!