Babywearing: the magazine — March/April 2016

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The new issue of the Babywearing: the magazine about ‘Spring into ring slings’ (March/April 2016). “Quick trip to the store? Ring sling. Wearable carrier for the park? Ring sling. A carrier that is super easy to breastfeed in? Ring sling. Emergency carrier that folds down small? Ring sling. Ring slings are my answer to a lot of carrier questions. There is a learning curve (like any carrier), but once you get ring slings down, they can quickly become stash favorites. I also don’t limit ring slings to newborns and small infants — I can wear my toddler (almost preschooler) for short periods of time comfortably”, — says the publisher of the magazine.

This issue contains many interesting articles. It’s story about brands that offer ready-to-wear slings: MAYA WRAP, SAKURA BLOOM, TULA RING SLINGS. It was especially nice to read interview with Rochelle of SlingRings, the standard of safety for American ring slings:

I was a first time mom when I purchased a sling at a thrift store. The year was 2000, and people were just starting to break with the aesthetic of the 90s. While I didn’t object to the navy, burgundy, and hunter green paisley, I was excited about making my own sling out of my own fabric as well. At that time there were only two online stores selling rings and they were actually marine rings, for the shipping industry. They were one color (plain plastic), too small, rough, and frankly, ugly! My husband had been working in plastics manufacturing for years, keeping his eyes open for the opportunity to break into the business on his own. We realized that his dream could fill my need, and we decided to go for it. This was September 2001.

In addition favorite ‘Ring sling hip carry’ tutorials were selected for this issue of the magazine.

THREADING A RING SLING by BabywearingFaith

Arguably the most important step in using a ring sling.

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HOW TO USE A RING SLING WITH A NEWBORN by WrappingRachel

Great elbow sizing trick and how to nurse in a ring sling.

USING A RING SLING – HIP AND FRONT CARRIES by Nicola WYSL

Pre-sizing and how to keep your ideal sizing when removing the sling.

Source: Babywearing: the magazine

 

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