There are as many different ways to make ring slings as there are moms who make them.
I have spent time working out a way that works best for me, in hopes that other moms will like it as well.
I have tried many different types of baby carriers and find ring slings to be the most comfortable. I have used commercially sold front carriers, hip carriers, backpacks and pouches. I have also used ring slings and pouches from other websites. All of the commercially sold carriers left me with a sore back or sore shoulders. Ring slings are always my go to carrier from birth up until around three years old. I find them to be the fastest and easiest to use.
I am a babywearer. My preferred carriers being- ring slings first, mei tais when they are small, soft structured carriers when they get bigger and wraps around the house. You may run into me posting on babywearing boards. I love carriers as much as you do.
I have worn all four of my children and my friends children so my designs are tried and tested!
Babywearing has become increasing popular over the last few years and that has led to many options for babywearing! I started making ring slings in 2006 because I found ring slings to be the best carrier for myself and my family. My design is based on my own use, as well as my testers. I am an avid babywearer and have worked hard on my sling design in hopes that it works well for others too!
There are several different makers of ring slings with different fabrics, shoulders and price points. Reasons why I think you will enjoy SweetPea Ring Slings include:
All of our fabric is pre-washed and pre-shrunk using fabric softener that is free of all dyes and perfumes. Our house, seamstresses and our sewing studio is smoke free! We do have one puppy who is not allowed in the work area.
Most SweetPea Ring Slings are made from cotton fabric, unless otherwise noted. Silk, Linen and Tencel are always available by custom order.
Each of my ring slings is made from 2 1/4-2 1/2 yards of fabric, on each side. This is enough fabric to wrap around most moms and babies with extra fabric left over, as the tail. You can special order a longer sling if desired, at no additional cost. One price for all sized parents! Each sling is approximately 30 inches wide (unless otherwise noted), more than enough fabric to securely hold your baby.
Each ring sling is made with two, light-weight, 3 inch unwelded, aluminum rings. I use the larger rings because I think they are more user-friendly.
The rings are specifically made and tested for baby carriers. Each batch is load tested with 150lbs but have been tested to hold up to 1500lbs without breaking. The rings are completely lead free and made from aluminum 6061-T5.
Each of my slings are double-stitched at all areas and the shoulder is reinforced and stitched many times for safety. My stitching around the body of the sling is done internally. This means there are no outside seams that can dig into your baby's skin.
Babies are messy! Your sling is going to get dirty. Thankfully your sling can be put into the washer or dryer whenever needed. Wash in cold water to preserve the colors.
Iron your sling, after washing, to make the rails easier to adjust.
Silk slings can be hand washed or washed on the gentle cycle in your washing machine. Use a mild or no detergent at all. Air dry or tumble dry on low or no heat.
SweetPea Ring Slings does do wrap conversions!
The SweetPea Shoulder Style is made for a double layered sling and works well with wraps thin enough to be double layer.
Please email me for more information and pricing.
Please email me right away if you have a problem with your SweetPea Ring Sling. Customer satisfaction is of the highest importance to us. I will work with you to teach you how to use your ring sling.
If however, you are still unhappy about your purchase slings may be return within 2 weeks (postmarked) but must be in the same condition as when the sling was shipped to you. I will refund your payment price*, minus shipping fees. Please email me for the shipping address.
I will not accept sling returns from smoking homes.
Each SweetPea Ring Sling purchased from this site comes with a one year guarantee for the workmanship (seams, hems, stitching) and materials of the sling. This guarantee only applies to the original purchaser and not on slings that are resold elsewhere. If you have an issue with your sling, please email me to discuss having it replaced with a identical one.
*If your sling has a black dot on the SweetPea Ring Sling tag, located on the tail, then your sling was purchased from a retail vendor. (Click here for example) If this is the case, then you need to return your sling to that website or store. If your sling has the dot, your sling was purchased wholesale by a distributor. If you need help figuring out where your sling was purchased from, feel free to email me. These slings were purchased from me, at a discounted price so you need to return it to the store that you purchased it from in order to receive a refund.