As my collection of wraps have grown, I have acquired some that I really love. I wear them often but sometimes I want the convenience of a ring sling. A No Sew Sling Ring is a way to have the best of both worlds. You can wear a beautiful wrap but you can have the ease of the ring slings.
The first thing you need is a wrap. I am using the BWI of Peoria’s size 2 Girasol. A No Sew Ring Sling is best with shorter wrap. You also need a pair of rings. They need to be rings specifically made for use in a ring sling. You want to make sure they are of sufficient cross-section and diameter. In addition, there should be no gaps or welds. They also need to be qualified at a weight in excess of that of your baby. The best thing to do is order from www.slingrings.com
because then you know you are getting the right rings.
Starting with the wrong side of the wrap facing you. Thread the wrap through both rings.
Now pull a section of the wrap through and thread it over the top ring and under the bottom. This is the same way you would normally fasten a ring sling
Pull the rest of the section through and pull it tight being careful not to twist the fabric.
This part is going to be the back, inner part of the ring sling. You can now flip your wrap over and bring the other end up and thread it normally by coming up through both rings from the bottom.
And then back over the top ring and under the bottom. Your rings may be a little offset so make sure you are threading it correctly.
Then put on your No Sew Ring Sling as you normally would.
After you get your child placed, you may need to tuck in the tail when you spread the ring sling across your back.
When you have finished, you should able to use your wrap just as you would a ring sling.
You shouldn’t need to adjust the rings and more than normal. If you do find your child to be slipping slightly you can try pulling a longer section through in the beginning. If you are trying this with a really thick wrap, you might try pulling a longer section through to start but only pulling it through both rings and not doing the over the top ring and under the bottom ring. This will leave the rings more like a true ring sling but then the only thing keeping it there is the weight of the baby and friction of the fabric. If you are doing this method, you need to be sure to start with a long enough section pulled through.
I hope you enjoy this way of using your wraps.