5 Best Ring Slings of 2021
- August 26, 2021
- by Melissa Lawrence
Hello, parents! If you’re the sort of person who gravitates to slip-on shoes just to avoid having to tie your shoelaces, then a baby wrap might not be the best idea for carrying your baby. Still, it’s so intimate and wonderful to hold your little sunshine up against you. . . . What is one to do?
Well, if you’ve read my guide to choosing a baby carrier, then you know the answer to your dilemma. The ring sling was invented to provide the intimacy of a baby wrap without the hassle of tying one. Take a look now at the five best slings that you can buy today:
1. Moby Ring Sling
- Classic, popular sling
- Made of 100 percent cotton
I’d be remiss to start this line-up with any other than the classic Moby. The same makers of the famous Moby baby wrap have created this alternative for parents who don’t want to tie the wrap. This one has all the perks of the baby wrap: it’s made of 100 percent cotton and it’s high quality. The only difference is that it slips on. Plus, it has both front- and hip-carrying positions. You can’t go wrong here.
2. WildBird Ring Sling
- Very light and breathable
- Made by hand in Salt Lake City
If you don’t mind spending a little more, then the WildBird ring sling is well worth your attention. This phenomenal sling is woven by hand by moms in Salt Lake City. Besides being a beauty, the WildBird is distinguished by the Belgian linen that it’s made of. Although it’s initially stiff, it becomes very soft once broken in. Parents especially like how light and breathable it is, making it perfect for summer.
3. Nalakai Ring Sling
- Eco-friendly ring sling
- Made from bamboo and vegan dyes
If you’re searching for an eco-friendly ring sling, then stop right here: the Nalakai ring sling was made for you. Nalakai is a family company that makes its slings from eco-friendly bamboo and vegan dyes. Because of the bamboo, these slings needn’t be broken in! Just like the WildBird, they’re lightweight and wick moisture, suiting them very well to warm weather.
4. Mebien Ring Sling
- Affordable ring sling
- Very chic design
I’m rounding off the previous two slings with one that will sing to you frugal fashionistas, the Mebien. You have two color options, both of which have alternate designs on either side of the sling, making for a cute contrast. In addition to being stylish, this sling boasts of being made from 100 percent Turkish cotton, meaning that it gets softer with every wash. Some parents don’t find it comfortable, though. It may or may not work for you: give it a try and return it if you’re not happy.
5. Sakura Ring Sling
- Luxury ring sling
- Numerous beautiful designs and fabrics
- Made in California
I’m finishing off the round-up with a luxurious option, just in case Grandma’s buying and money is no object! These slings from Sakura Bloom are simply beautiful. You can choose from hand-dyed linen, silk, bamboo, leather, and cashmere for the fabric, not to mention the dazzling array of colors. They’re all made in small batches in California, hence the higher price. Parents thoroughly appreciate the quality of their products, as well as the knowledge that their dollars are helping to support Sakura’s compassion projects, such as providing aid to women who are victims of violence.