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Ring sling down! Ring sling down! September 19, 2011

Posted by Judy in babywearing.

I’ll be honest. I’m not a huge fan of ring slings. They are great for the newborn stage, they are pretty convenient for nursing, but once you have a wiggly infant or toddler, they just aren’t practical for me. Evenso, I was pretty sad to discover a hole in my linen ring sling. This particular sling was nice because it was perfect for the summer heat, and I really liked the color. Plus, I’d had some fun with the sewing machine and used a nice decorative stitch.

Alas, the hole was in a bad place. Had it been at the very end of the tail (i.e. a part that never supported any weight), it would have been fine. But it was right where it would pass through the rings while tightening. Not so good.

(This is probably a good place to remind you to always check your carriers before using them. You never know when you are going to find a tear, or some other issue that would render the carrier unsafe.)

I guess it turned out okay, though. I used the linen fabric to make a pair of shorts for DD. I made another ring sling, and I actually find that one to be much more supportive, and so, I like it better. All’s well that ends well.


1. Lita - September 21, 2011

I am sorry that your carrier got a hole. Good thing you were able to use the linen for DD. Love you.

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