In our previous posts we have explained the benefits of ring sling on babies and mommies. But before buying any product, the first things we assess mentally is the pros and cons of the purchase. In other words, what are the pros and cons of ring slings. Now that we know the benefits of a ring sling, we need to understand whether a ring sling is a boon or a bane to help parents make an informed purchase.
Instead of bombarding you with a confusing list of multiple pros and cons, we’ve narrowed it down to 3 pros and cons.
- Maintains closeness: After nine months in the womb, babies need a little extra loving before they are prepared for the real world. Ring slings allow babies to be close to their parents’ heart beat and feel a sense of security. The added perk of this closeness is that parents are attuned to their babies needs and can attend to their needs quicker.
- Easy Storage: Whether you have a baby that likes to nap or a toddler that likes to nap a ring sling is your solution. Ring slings are easy to use or easy to wrap and toss in your diaper bag depending on your little angels’ preference. Particularly when you’re on the go and don’t want to stress about finding a place to store your carrier.
- Back weight distribution: Carrying a baby for prolonged periods can promote your emotional well being but it’s equally important to take care of your physical well being. Ring slings are designed to evenly distribute weight across your back and give you the required support while your care for your little one.
- Shoulder weight overload: Ring slings are designed to balance weight across your back and one shoulder. In order to save your shoulder from weight overload from carrying your bundle of joy for too long, it is important to make sure you opt for an ergonomic ring sling. Ergonomically designed ring slings ensure the material is of the same thickness all the way around to distribute weight evenly and eliminate any pressure points, and make sure you don’t suffer extreme back pain.
- Fabric: There are multiple ring sling options but only a few crack the fabric code. A ring sling is used to carry your baby so a thick fabric can get excruciatingly hot during summer. Make sure your choose a light, strong and durable fabric that is easy to wash. The fabric needs to be strong enough to keep your little angel secure while be light enough to make sure you and your baby don’t suffer a heat stroke from prolonged babywearing.
- Initial troubleshooting: Ring slings help you carry your bundle of joy close to your heart. Though ring slings are fairly easy to navigate once you’re used to it, initial troubleshooting may take a little longer than expected. As they say better safe than sorry, so take your time to make sure you’re comfortable with the ring sling. Once you begin using the ring sling make sure the baby holding their head up with enough air passage. Always be careful while bending, particularly with infants.
Happy babywearing, and enjoy your motherhood with us!