Learn to Use Your Ring Sling

Ring slings are worn on one shoulder, secured through a set of rings. Once you have mastered setting up the rings, you will soon find this a quick and easy sling to use!

Learn to use your Ring Sling below.

Not sure what a Ring Sling is? Learn more here.
Need help choosing a ring sling style or fabric blend? Learn more here.

Before Getting Started …

When you receive your ring sling we suggest you practice with a teddy or doll, while checking your carry in the mirror, before trying with your baby. This is great for getting familiar with how to tie and tighten a woven carrier.

A top tip for using a ring sling:
Remember to wrap snuggly!

Your ring sling should feel snug, like a bandage; too loose and the material will sag and baby will not remain close to your centre of gravity. This means baby will not be held securely and it will be uncomfortable for you both. If you find your baby is pushing away from you, this may be because the sling is too loose and they are not feeling secure – trying tightening the ring sling little by little until they settle.

Using a Ring Sling

Adapting your Carry for a Newborn

Top Tips for Ring Sling Comfort

Remember Your Safety Checks

When you have finished tying your wrap or sling the most important steps are to check your little one’s airways are clear, that your sling is tight and secure and that you are comfortable taking your hands away from baby. If you are not comfortable doing so then your sling will need to be tightened and adjusted.

‘M’ Position
Ensure baby’s bottom is below their knees and fabric is knee-to-knee.
Supported Carry
Ensure carry is snug enough to prevent slumping while allowing a gentle curve of the spine.
Close Enough to Kiss
Ensure little one’s chin is not on their chest and that their face is clear of fabric.
Take Care Bending
Bend with your knees and support baby.
Consider Your Comfort
Ensure the fabric is spread across your back without being twisted.
Be Mindful of Temperature
Be aware of baby’s temperature when in the sling and avoid overheating.

Learn how to use other Oscha carriers.