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Ring Sling Resources


Front Carry


Ring Sling Tips and Tweaks

This video by Rachel of Quirky Baby shows fantastic tips for using a ring sling with a newborn. It includes how to move the extra slack from the back toward the rings so that the rings don't move.


Newborn Ring Sling Front Carry with Legs Out

This video by Sakura Bloom shows how to do legs out positioning with a newborn in a ring sling.  


Front Carry in a Ring Sling with Threading Tips

This video by Angelique Geehan of BWI of Greater Houston shows how to do the walk-along trick for separating the rails after a sling has been threaded. It also shows how to put the baby in and adjust by tightening each strand of the sling.  




Hip Carry


Hip Carry in a Ring Sling

This video by Babywearing Faith,  Faith Rayland of BWI of Central New York shows how to do a hip carry in a ring sling with a younger baby and includes tips for keeping the rings high while adjusting. It also shows how to make a deep seat.


Front and Hip Carry in a RS

This video by Nicola WYSL shows how to do a front and hip carry in a ring sling. It includes a discussion of baby's positioning and how to adjust the sling before putting in baby and how to adjust after putting baby into the sling.



Back Carry

Back Carry in a Ring Sling with a Toddler

This video by Sew Funky Slings shows how to do a back carry with a ring sling. First, it shows how to go from a hip carry to a back carry for a quick back carry. Then, it shows how to start with the rings on the back, put baby on the hip, and scoot baby to the back so that the rings land at a comfortable level in front.  




Getting a Good Seat


Getting a Good Seat in a Ring Sling

This video by Babywearing Faith, Faith Rayland of BWI of Central New York shows a method for getting a nice deep seat in a ring sling or wrap.


Getting a Great Seat in a Ring Sling

This video by Susie Spence from BWI of Birmingham shows the "fill your bra" method of making a seat with a ring sling by leaning forward a bit and taking the fabric from knee to knee and up to baby's belly button.




Threading


Threading a Ring Sling, Shown Over the Shoulder

This video by Rachel of BWI of Southern Maryland shows how to thread a ring sling with the rings already on your shoulder. The threading is shown with the camera over the shoulder and includes keeping the threading neat using the walk-along trick and how to adjust each strand of the wrap separately.  


Threading a Ring Sling

This video by Sakura Bloom shows how to thread a ring sling in your hand and how to separate the rails.




Troubleshooting


Photo-Tutorial  with Tips for Getting Comfortable in a Ring Sling

This photo-tutorial by Carry Me Away has tons of excellent tips for getting comfortable in a ring sling including photos of do's and don'ts.  


Ring Sling Troubleshooting

This video by Jan of Sleeping Baby Productions  includes tons of ring sling troubleshooting tips including how to keep the threading neat, how to get the sling mostly adjusted before putting in the baby, how to prevent ring slipping, and how to adjust without the rings migrating downward.



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