Wondering what is the best ring sling baby carrier for 2024? You're in the right place, in this blog we will look at why a ring sling may be the best choice of baby carrier for you and give you a few pointers to help you choose the right one. From the best for newborns to choosing a the best for hot and cold weather.
Why Choose a Ring Sling Over Other Types of Carriers
Comfortable, and quick to use, ring slings have a low learning curve which is ideal if you are new to your baby carrying journey. It can take you from newborn through to toddlerhood, newborns can be carried for longer periods on the front and as they grow you can transition them to your hip for a comfier carrying experience.
Often people may worry about how secure they are, however the way the fabric is threaded through the rings, along with the weight of your baby, the tension holds the fabric firmly and securely in place.
Best For Newborns
There are many benefits of babywearing in your fourth trimester, you can read more about it here.
When wearing a newborn you are looking for something that is gentle on their delicate skin and isn’t too bulky. With just one layer of fabric wrapped around your baby a ring sling is a great option.
One of our top picks would be Sekai Sail. This design is also a customer favourite for a reason with it's classic simple pattern. The fabric is soft and will mould round your newborn keeping them safe and close to you.
Best For Toddlers
People often overlook ring slings for toddler wearing; however, these slings provide a quick and easy solution to little tired legs that pop up but quickly desire to be down again.
You can use the same carrier from newborn to toddler however as your baby gets heavier you may be looking for the added support that the blend of fabric can offer.
Puffin Nuuk is the perfect toddler ring sling. Your child will not only love the pattern, but also appreciate the fabric woven with a technique called Pocket Weave, providing you with a unique cush and wonderful support for bigger kids. This weaving technique forms little pockets of air across the fabric and these pockets are what gives the fabric its unique cush.
Best Ring Sling For Breastfeeding
Carrying helps to make breastfeeding easier on the go and ring slings are a great option. They are easy to loosen and then tighten again safely - Laurna shows you how to in this video! Laurna is an experienced Carrying Consultant in the Scottish Highlands and shares her safety advice in this video too.
We'd recommend using a soft sling, that is glides well through the rings and something that you can wash easily is also a good idea. We would recommend Starry Night Gold Dust. It is one of our classic patterns and a much loved colourway. Plus, the blend is a great one for taking you right through to toddlerhood.
Best For Travelling
Ring slings are a firm favourite among many parents for travelling, especially through airports. They pack up small, easy to put on and take off and are comfy to wear when sitting down.
Our top pick would be easy care, something like our Matrix Aura ring sling. This blend is also lovely for warm weather as well as a cooler holiday.
If you are going somewhere particularly hot choosing a lightweight blend will help keep you both cool, just like Starry Night Ocean.
Best Ring Sling For All Occasions
We tend to call these our great all-rounders! Sometimes you just want a sling that is going to cover all bases.
Easy-care doesn't mean you have to compromise on looks. Kelpies Cordelia is a beautiful jewel purple wrap and it's 100% cotton. The fabric is great for all ages, offering a soft and moldable feel in hand while also possessing strength and support - a characteristic for which the cotton yarn is known.
Best Ring Sling For The Lord of the Rings™ Fan
A range of Middle-earth™ inspired slings are available to choose from, so it's only appropriate that we include one in this guide. Choosing your favourite design is part of the fun but this is a firm customer favourite!
Realm of Middle-earth™ Ink depicts the land of Middle-earth in The Lord of the Rings. From Mordor to The Lonely Mountain, the Belegaer sea to Forodwaith.
Why Choose an Oscha Ring Sling?
Oscha have specialized in woven baby slings and carriers since 2010. A family run business, Oscha ring slings are made by parents for parents. All woven in the UK and hand-crafted in Scotland from natural and organic yarns. Oscha's are truly special baby carriers with a focus on your comfort and timeless design.