CBG Spotlight on Carriers - December - Ring Sling

Posted by Tracey Valade on Sunday, January 24, 2016 Under: Educational
Wondering what CGB is? Cornwall Babywearing Group of course!

Myself as well as Rebecca Sorrell and Christine Piette are the new Cornwall Babywearing Group admins.

We're adding lots of awesome new things including a spotlight on carriers! This is the December edition. The next will be Feb as it's late into the month and I just have been so busy with GCDC I couldn't decide on another carrier.

SPOTLIGHT ON CARRIERS
December Carrier - Ring Slings!

Ring slings are a great, easy, well-known option for babywearing from newborn to toddler. There is a huge variety from high end, to DIY. Various shoulder types, various fabrics and many carrying options. Here is a guide to many of these options!

Shoulder Types
This is an area that confuses even the experienced babywearers sometimes. So many shoulder types. Here are some helpful links to figuring them out!
http://babywearing102.tumblr.com/…/527…/ring-sling-shoulders
http://www.sabcollective.com/?p=2428

Positions
From a simple hip carry, a front carry to a back carry, here are some links and videos helpful to using a ring sling correctly, and safely.

http://www.zolowear.com/wearing-your-baby-sling.html

How To Adjust a Ring Sling:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LCUuFHKbUA

Ring Sling with A Newborn:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2BCdRfQAvQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsBzuK93h5Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiWExtJcGYs

Ring Sling Back Carry:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95s4vF3Wh8M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snkzCcJm44s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6BGdH6JgKI

Breastfeeding in a Ring Sling:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA1Dq5fwOCM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j84sVMQqscc

Sizing
Like many baby carriers ring slings come in a few sizes to fit each person comfortably.
Here are some links to help you decide what size you might need. Remember the best way to figure it out sometimes is just trying it out in person. Not every person will fit the same way in the same sling. And different sized babies or toddlers also may factor into the equation.

http://www.sleepingbaby.net/size.php
http://www.mayawrap.com/sizing/?___store=default
http://www.natibaby.eu/webpage/sling-sizes.html
http://www.chimparoo.ca/en/baby-carriers/6-ring-sling

Fabrics

Ring slings can be made out of many fabrics. Woven cotton and cotton blends like those in woven wraps are the most common materiel, blends including wool and linnen for example, but other fabrics like mesh jersey and swimsuit type materiel for water slings have become somewhat more popular. If you're getting a ring sling you want to keep in mind a new one will be stiffer and the best way to break it in, is to keep using it! There are other ways of course, and we can happily help with those if asked.

Here are some links for more info on fabric types
http://www.mayawrap.com/fabric.pdf
http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/fabric.html
http://www.sweetpearingsling.com/allaboutringslings.html

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