Before she was even born, I knew that my baby would love a sling. I got a few different ones either by gift or purchased myself. One of my favorites is this Ring Sling by lilpeeperkeepers. I have this sling in periwinkle and I get so many compliments on it!
From the shop:
RING SLINGS: A ring sling is an adjustable baby carriers designed to carry your baby from infant to 35 pounds. This type sling is interchangeable between adults (fits almost anyone.)
Li’l Peeper Keepers offers a variety of ring slings. We have begun to focus more and more on the natural fibers of linen, tencel, and silk. I love to use a contrasting thread in a decorative stitch to add interest to the sling while not diminishing the sling’s versatility.
I was a little wary of purchasing a handmade ring sling, sight unseen. Especially for only $45! But I took the risk and am so glad I did! The sling arrived pressed, beautifully constructed, and with an instructional DVD. The fabric itself was a beautiful linen. She (Rebecca) did a beautiful job of stitching – from a construction standpoint as well as decoratively.
So, I popped in the DVD and followed directions. Turns out there are a lot more ways to use that sling than I had originally thought. The baby seemed comfortable in every position. At first I was worried that I had to support her with my arm/hand and the sling. I reluctantly let go … but kept my hand ever so close (just in case). No need! She was just hanging there in her new little sling, happy as can be, and [most importantly] fully supported by the fabric and ring.
Being able to use it in multiple positions means it grows with the babe. And, it acts as a perfect nestling spot for nursing with the tail as the cover. I have only 2 complaints about this sling: (1) it has to be ironed frequently – linen, (2) I don’t have it in more colors!
The sling (pictured above) and other styles can be purchased from lilpeeperkeeps on Etsy.
If you know of any other babywearing tools I should try, please let me know! I love having different types of slings and carriers.