About a month ago I was contacted by a woman from Canada who hand crafts ring slings, wraps, nursing covers, ponchos, and belly bands. After perusing her website I fell in love with a rust colored linen ring sling and she was gracious enough to send it to me to review! Now even though ring slings, wraps, and regular slings are getting quite popular, I still feel like a lot of parents are a little stand offish still when it comes to them. I completely understand. Because they don’t have hooks, snaps, and other closures it seems a little intimidating and a bit concerning when you’re thinking about it holding your precious child!
After my first child was born I received a regular cloth sling and felt like it just looked too flimsy to hold my little one. I disregarded it and went for a front carrying Baby Bjorn. Not only was the Bjorn hard to adjust (for me), but it also took up a lot of space and if someone else like my mother wanted to use it, they had to re-adjust it again which took forever. I also wasn’t a huge fan of how bulky and unattractive it was. So because I ignored the suggestions of cloth slings and I ended up being unhappy with my Bjorn I was left to carry my daughter around freely.
With my son I was older and wiser , and decided to be more open-minded and try new things. I am now kicking myself. After experiencing the beauty, ease, and versatility of wraps and slings I regret that I didn’t give them a chance the first time around. So with this child I will have no regrets and will be open-minded to anything that comes my way. Even though I don’t have a huge amount of experience with ring slings, I have used a regular sling and the Moby Wrap with my son. Even though I love the Moby, it is long, takes a little longer to put on, and for some it can be quite overwhelming, so when Mariela from Uchi Mama sent me a ring sling to try I was ecstatic. Continue reading