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Blessed Ring slings and hand made things.
Instructions for use and care of your ring sling
Please read over this booklet and follow all safety precautions.
Before you use your sling, you may need to thread it.
Neatly spread the fabric and hold in one hand. Pull the fabric through both rings. Lay the rings slightly uneven and pull the tail of the sling through the bottom ring. Fan the fabric out as much as possible.
Positioning your sling.
First, you need to decide which shoulder to place the ring on. Go with whichever side is more comfortable for you.
Right side: Hold the rings in your right hand, with the shoulder seams up and the tail end down. Put your left arm into the sling.
Left side: Hold the rings with your left hand, with the shoulder seams up and the tail end down. Put your right arm into the sling.
The tail should always be hanging in the front and the rings should be close to your shoulder. Spread the fabric evenly on your back. It is very important to position the sling comfortably.
Cradle Hold: This position is best for smaller babies that aren’t yet sitting up.
You can put baby in with their head toward the rings or away from the rings. Put your sling on as you normally would. Make a pouch in the sling with one hand. Carefully put baby into the pouch.
If you are putting baby’s head toward the rings, make sure to put them in at least 4” from the rings so that you have room to tighten your sling. Put baby into a comfortable position and straighten them out. To tighten the sling, Hold the rings with one hand and pull the tail with the other. You may want to do this while seated until you get the hang of it.
Cradle position is great for breastfeeding!
Hip carry: This is a great way to hold older babies and toddlers.
Put on your sling as normal. Hold on the rings and pull the bottom of the fabric to tighten and make a pouch for the child.
For smaller children, have them tuck their legs into the sling. For larger toddlers, have them straddle their legs around you. Spread the fabric over the child’s back.
Practice makes perfect! If it doesn’t feel right the first time, keep practicing.
Check the stitching from time to time to make sure that the rings are secure. The sling should not be used if the fabric is worn or tearing.
These slings are designed to hold babies from birth to around 35lbs. Each person is different and some people will be able to use them for shorter or longer periods.
Your sling should fit your child’s body snuggly. Make sure that their face is free so that they can breathe easily.
Infants should always be positioned in a straight position. If baby is in a “C” position, he or she may be at risk for suffocation. Check on your baby often to make sure that they are safe and happy. You should always be close enough to baby to kiss their head.
Never use the sling while driving in a car, while riding a bike, or while doing anything else that seems dangerous.
Use common sense. Don’t use the sling while doing anything you wouldn’t do while holding your baby.
Care: These slings can be washed on cold and dried on low. Always inspect your sling to make sure that the stitching and fabric are still in good shape!
For more Information of these ring slings and to find other positions for carrying baby, please check us out at:
Blessedhandmade.blogspot.com or firstname.lastname@example.org