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This was my first sling and my first experience with baby wearing. I registered for this for baby #1 and a friend gave it to me at my shower! My baby is now 8 months old and I've been using this since he was 3 days old. The sling has come in handy so many times at the store, at church, in class, on walks, in restaurants, doing household chores, and "just because". :)
I love that this ring sling is both practical AND beautiful! I got the fern batik print and love it. The fabric is very durable, and the shoulder and rails are nicely padded. As some mentioned, this padding in the rails can make tightening the sling a little difficult at times. This is why I have not rated the sling as a 5 star sling. The good news is that once my ring sling was "broken in" a little, the padding softened and it is now much easier to adjust.
The other reason why I didn't give a full 5 stars is because of the actual rings themselves. On my sling anyway (from 2013) the rings have shown no sign of wear and are solid and durable. No, they're not Sling Rings, but they're sturdy and gave me no cause for safety concerns. The size is comparable to the medium sized rings that Sling Rings offers. Of course, this smaller size adds to the difficulty in ease of adjustment, especially with the aforementioned padding issue.
A few tips and techniques I've learned:
#1 - Positioning: SAFETY FIRST!Read more ›
Lite-on-Shoulder Baby Sling (this product)
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My baby is currently 12-13 lbs
My priorities: in addition to skin-to-skin perks of all carriers, I focused on hands-free movement, different holding options, breastfeeding, comfort, ease of use, portability, growth, price, and extras. I'll rate these features 0-5 for each.
Lite-on-Shoulder Baby Sling:
I like this carrier best for wearing her when she is asleep, particularly while I work at the computer, but it's also good for her while awake and while I'm mobile. As long as she isn't very squirmy, this carrier is excellent.
hands-free movement (3)
Very good, but not great. Sometimes I feel the need to steady her with one hand to make sure she doesn't shift (eg. to reach something up high). Not a big deal as this doesn't happen often.
different holding options (5)
The sling is very versatile. I already use 2 holds easily and there are several more to learn, with plenty of options for her when she is larger.
Nursing in this has been tricky for me so far, because she is a squirmy nurser and the sling doesn't give her enough room to move to her liking. This may be my skill with the sling or just the nature of a sling in general. However, it is very easy to move her from sling to seated nursing with the sling loosened around her, and then back into the sling when done.
I am still playing around with ways to be discrete while nursing with the sling.Read more ›
1. It is really small and extremely portable so I can throw it in the diaper bag or purse and always have it handy in case baby gets fussy.
2. It is very light weight so even in a Mississippi summer I am not getting heat stroke beyond the fact that I have a baby on my chest.
3. It is easily cleaned.
4. This is super easy to use.
5. This is the only baby carrier I have that I can put on if baby is already asleep on my chest, my other carriers all require me to put baby down, strap it on, and then put him in it.
I don't always use it for a few reasons as well
1. It is not terribly comfortable after extended wearing. My back and shoulder get tired if I wear this for too long. If I will be somewhere and wearing my baby a lot that day I will bring my ergobaby.
2. My baby is almost 20lbs so if he is awake and wiggly, I need to tighten it periodically
3. Probably my biggest complain is that it is very feminine. My husband absolutely refuses to wear this sling
I always get people asking me where I got this and that they need to buy one either for themselves or their daughter. Between this, the ergobaby, the seven sling, and the baby bjorn, this sling gets by far the most use. If you are on a budget and can only afford one carrier, I would get this one
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Getting many compliments. This is so practical for carrying the baby without worrying about a stroller, for breastfeeding and getting provacy at the same time, even at restaurants. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Zenubya
I wanted to love this but it just won't work for me. I couldn't get it to fit correctly. It was hard to adjust the strap and every time I put my daughter in it, she would cry which... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Jcymsl168
For one thing, this thing smelled awful when I got it out of the bag. There was no way I was trying it with my infant before washing it. Once it was washed the smell was gone. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Kala F
I still use this on occasion for my 1 1/2 year old. I love it. It's durable and comfy.Published 11 days ago by M. Zema
Not sure if I love the thicker edging or not. But as a ring sling in general it is awesome and I get compliments on it all the time. Not to mention the price is right. Read morePublished 16 days ago by ABell
I gave it four stars because I personally am not a fan of the padding. Other than that it's perfect!Published 23 days ago by Scott D. Miller
It's an awesome sling. My baby loves it, she cried in every other carrier Style. It is really comfortable for me to wear and seems really supportive for her. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Carly M
My daughter lived to nap in this sling. I have not tried to put her in it since she is older and wigglier though...Published 1 month ago by Andrea N. Harris