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    Default Woven v stretchy ring sling

    I'm thinking about sewing myself a ring sling for my bub due in 8 weeks. There are lots of patterns online.

    Do you think I can make a ring sling out of stretchy fabric? All the ones I have seen online seem to be woven, but the consensus seems to be that stretchy wraps are better for little bubs.

    Am I misinterpreting it and woven are just as good for newborns? Any tips on fabric selection appreciated

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    They are two different things- ring slings and stretchy wraps. I have heard hug a bub style stretchy wraps are great for newborns, I used an organic cotton ring sling and it was, and is, lovely too I don't think you'd want a stretchy fabric in an RS though. I could be wrong but they are normally made with woven fabrics or cotton.

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    Thanks! I don't think I can be bothered fiddling with learning how to wrap with a stretchy like the hug a bub...I know it would get easier with time, but I'm not sure how committed to BW I am going to be...this could be a short lived fad for me The ring sling seems so much easier with a newbie,
    Will definitely make a woven ring sling, if it turns out well maybe I will give it a go with some jersey stretch fabric and see how it goes.

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    I'd just use cotton or linen. I think if it was stretchy if would be difficult to get a nice firm hold on bub - I can imagine the weight of the baby would pull down on the rings, making it harder to keep it nice and secure and snug. I'm not sure though! Just a thought. Good luck with the sewing project.

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    A ring sling shouldn't be stretchy. Stretchy wraps are just one long piece of fabric you wrap around & are only good for a short time while bub is small. A ring sling will last you for ages. I use a ring sling for my 15 month old if i need to pop into the shops quickly. I bought mine from a local lady who makes them & its just a basic cotton fabric from spotlight. I love it

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    Thanks ladies. There are some nights when I just love bubhub


 

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