I do love trying a new sling, especially if there’s a funky print involved. Rockin’ Baby® sent me one of their reversible print ring slings and the timing could not have been better. Ring slings are my preferred choice for hot weather since they’re single layered and easy to pop on and off. This beauty arrived the day before our flight to Trinidad.
It’s a well-made carrier with a vibrant print and comfy fabric that washes well. There’s a little pocket sewn in that could fit your keys and a nappy. I must admit I carry far too much stuff with me to ever make use of this but the minimalists among you might find it handy.
Being completely honest, I prefer woven material for one-shouldered carries but this Rockin’ Baby ring sling will do just fine for a smaller baby, particularly if you’re not carrying them for hours on end. But then, maybe I’m being picky there. Slings are such an individual thing.
It’s extremely simple to use once you’ve sorted where the rings should sit and made a good “seat” for your baby. It’s worth having a look on YouTube or going along to a sling meet if you need help.
I liked it enough to pass it on to a friend of mine who lives in Trinidad and has very recently had her first baby, hoping it would make the adjustment to motherhood a bit smoother for her as babywearing has done for me.
Actually,Rockin’ Baby® has a mission to give slings away to mothers in need. They partner with charities in Haiti and Kenya giving away a sling for every sling bought to free mothers’ hands while holding babies close.
Rockin’ Baby® Reversible Slings are now exclusively available from Mothercare and at £49.99, they’re a pretty reasonably babywearing option, especially since each sling is handmade in the US.
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