What does everyone think about them? I bought one because I thought how bad could it be, but now I'm having doubts lol
I couldn't work out the ring sling previously so didn't want to spend a small fortune.
I think the sling is called walkabout. A WAHM mum makes them according to website.
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01-06-2012 06:55 #1
Cheap eBay ring sling
01-06-2012 11:05 #2-
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i have a cheap homemade ring sling, it was great from 3-12months (i used a shell sling before and the ergo now)
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01-06-2012 18:32 #3
I can't imagine how it could be bad. I haven't experienced an expensive, bought ring sling but I made one for abour $40 and it's AMAZING. Can't believe I went all this time without...
15-06-2012 09:11 #4
The important think about ring slings is to check the rings! There have been issues in the past with unsafe rings that can 'open' and it can be dangerous. The rings should be designed to carry a baby so you might want to check what rings she's using.
21-06-2012 06:01 #5bub hub newby
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I agree about the rings. You want rings that are continuous ie have no join, even if the join is welded. You also need to make sure the stitching is well done and that t there are at least two rows of stitching where the rings are sewn in iykwim. HTH!
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22-06-2012 18:49 #6
Thanks everyone. It's actually really good. My DD who is 9kg has been a bit grumpy and has been sleeping in the cradle hold position lol she looks ridiculous as she's huge but she falls asleep instantly.
It's a really thick cotton, with 3 rows of stitching at the rings and rings have no joins. I don't think I'll use it forever but it's working while I'm still trying to work it all out. I still use my woven for big walks etc.
22-06-2012 18:50 #7
Ps it was $25
22-06-2012 19:09 #8
i'm another person who's wary of non-brand names occasioanlly. but then again, for $25, not really sure you can go wrong...
do you recommend it? did it hurt your shoulder? i really need a ring sling for my collection - the slip knots not cutting it with my leany baby atm
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22-06-2012 19:51 #9
Oh it's so hard to say if it hurts because I'm still learning how to use it. Some days I get it prefect and DD feels weightless, other days it kills. So i guess that tells me it wouldn't hurt if you know how to use it!
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23-06-2012 06:12 #10
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