Easy to make and use

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Hello ladies. I have a pouch style sling that a friend made me, and I in turn made for others, that I really enjoyed when my son was little. Not that he's big now; at five months he's only 15 lbs and 26 inches. I primarily used it for the cradle hold, which is no longer comfortable fo reither of us, but I haven't quite figured out how to comfortably use it in any other position.



I'm thinking of making a ring sling. Are they relatively easy to make? Sewing a french seam on a curve for the pouch style sling was a pain in the rear. Is the ring sling basically a long piece of fabric with a ring at one end? Will this style of sling work well for tummy to tummy, facing outward, and hip positioning?

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Heather - posted on 04/29/2010

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This isnt the answer to either question, however I copied the MOBY D wrap and made one myself my son loves it! all it is is 5 yards of fabric (i used tshirt material, but that can get pricey--my sister just took a bunch of old shirts and sewed them together, but that was too much work for me, but that was how she used her old maternity clothes! ha) and sew the edges to keep it from curling up. then you have a wrap! I love it and so does my one year old that is 22.6lbs nad 30 inches long!

Valerie - posted on 01/27/2009

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I made my ring sling from a pattern at www.mayawrap.com and I bought my rings from a hardward store so they're really heavy duty.  It took me 30 minutes to sew which is my kind of sewing :)  I have never carried a front-facing baby, it was too awkward and Lara didn't like it.  But I use it for cradle, tummy to tummy, and hip.

Emily - posted on 01/27/2009

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Yes, yes, yes, and yes, to all your questions. http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/ has some super simple instructions for ring slings and http://slingrings.com/ is the best place to buy good quality rings online.

Facing outward is a bit trickier with a ring sling, but it is possible. It does require a slightly wider sling (30 inches or so) and the baby's legs should be scrunched up (frog-leg style) in front of him. My favorite for facing outward is still a wrap. If you get (or make) a non-stretchy wrap you can carry much bigger babies in them. :)

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