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 I think you will enjoy SweetPea Ring Slings include:
Ring slings are completely adjustable and will grow with baby. SweetPea Ring Slings are recommended from birth (see newborn safety page) to 35 lbs.
- The tail of the ring sling provides an excellent cover for nursing or to block the sun. You can also wrap the tail around the rings. You have the option to add a zippered pocket to the tail of any SweetPea Ring Sling (unless otherwise noted). This pocket adds a perfect spot to keep your keys, wallet, an extra diaper, etc!
- Because of the way that SweetPea Ring Slings are sewn, there is no top stitching along the rail of the sling. Before making my own ring slings, I found that top stitching on other slings dug into my baby's chunky legs. My design eliminates this uncomfortable problem.
My slings are made with rings that are made for ring slings! I have my own private vendor for my rings and the company tests each batch for safety. Each SweetPea 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. (FAQ- No, I do not sell these rings to other sling makers.)
All SweetPea Ring Slings are made with the shoulder. This shoulder style is pleated and very lightly padded for comfort. It is specifically designed to cup the edge of your shoulder. There is no other shoulder like it on the market. Each shoulder is completely reversible, giving you two looks in one with each ring sling!
- The fabric used to make SweetPea Ring Slings has been prewashed in dye/perfume-free baby friendly products. There will be no shrinkage when you wash your sling at home. You can use your sling right out of the package.
I use several different methods of stitching, not just a straight stitch. I use more secure stitching patterns. Each sling is double stitched, internally, all the way around. It takes me over an hour to sew each sling.