How do I break in my ring sling?

06 Apr How do I break in my ring sling?

A ring sling is a great tool for carrying babies around. It makes your life as a parent and your interest to bond with baby a little easier as it can be used by both moms and dads while going on with your business. It is very comfortable and easy to use. If one decides to use baby ring sling, it might be confusing on how to use it, where to buy and once you get a ring sling one of the most common questions is: how do I break in my ring sling?

While you might choose a gender-neutral ring sling color to ensure both mom and dad can both enjoy it without standing out. If both of the parents use the band, it’s practical and economical. There are great options you can find. But, a cotton ring sling is great for all seasons and it is easy to break in and take care.

If you are worried about how to use a ring sling for the first time then you should stop worrying. There are various tutorials online showing us how to use a baby wrap for the very first time or the different styles of using it or the most comfortable style for the baby. However, before you get into that, it is important to make sure you wash your ring sling. Though a well designed ring sling can be used right after your purchase it, washing it first will ensure your baby’s sensitive skin is safe and taken care of.

Here are some useful directions for when you break in your ring sling:

  • The fabric should not be twisted in the ring.
  • The position of the ring sling should be as high as possible.
  • Babies knees should be placed higher than his bottom and the fabric should reach all the way up to the babies’ knees like a seat.
  • Babies face should be visible and they should be placed very close to the carrier.
  • One should always check the force and position of top rail of ring sling for both the comfort and safety of the baby.

Baby ring slings are made up of various materials. They can be made of Cotton, Linen, Hemp, wool, Cashmere and Bamboo. Each of these fibers has its own importance and usefulness. The quality of the ring sling depends on the thickness, brand, density and weave. Fabric softener should not be used any ring sling as it could damage your sling fabric. Though the type of ring sling you use depends on your taste and preferences. Fabric like cotton is great for all seasons and is durable.

Hope you have lots of fun babywearing your little bundle of joy after you break in your ring sling!

Linda Voon
linda.voon@mamaway.com
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