Tutorial: Ring Sling Front/Hip Carry

Ring slings are so quick and easy to use! I keep one in my diaper bag and one in my car at all times because I never know when I will need it. In fact, one of my slings came in handy a couple weeks ago when I rushed my kids to a last minute doctor’s appointment and forgot Max’s shoes!

Today, I will be using a Bibetts pure linen ring sling in bamboo yellow to demonstrate a front/hip carry in a ring sling. I say front/hip because I wear my sling kinda off to the side–not exactly front or hip but in between. This is because when I wear directly on my hip, my back hurts and when I wear on the front, there is usually a head in my face after a certain size.

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First we have to thread the ring sling!

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Bring the sling across your back with the rings on your shoulder.

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This super cute necklace is from thevintagehoneyshop.com! You can get a necklace of your own using code “brittbrownmarsh” for a 15% discount.

The other side will come under your arm.

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Bring the fabric across your chest.

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Pleat the fabric to help it thread easier.

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Pull the fabric through both rings.


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 Separate the rings.

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Bring the pleated fabric back through the bottom ring.

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Using your thumbs and fingers, un-bunch the fabric in the rings.

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Pull the fabric straight through the rings to flatten everything out.

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Bunch all the fabric in your “pouch” part to make a spot for the child.

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Get your child! (Hi Minerva!)

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Get them up on your shoulder a little…

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…high enough for you to reach through the bottom to grab their ankles.

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Sit them in your sling with all the fabric bunched to the back of their knees.

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Grab the top of the sling fabric and

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pull it up over their back

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up to their shoulders for arms our or back of the neck for arms in.


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Adjust the seat so that they are sitting comfortably with the bottom of the sling in back of their knees and in a nice deep seat–“M” shaped

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Adjust the fabric so that it is spread comfortably over your shoulder and across your back.

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Tighten your sling. When tightening, lift your child  a little and

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pull the fabric back in the direction that it came from. The lift/pull combination helps the sling tighten easier and also helps keep the rings in place.

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Tighten throughout the entire sling.

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Now you are all done! Congratulations! 

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Here is the video:

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