I didn't like my ring sling until about 1 and a half. For situations when a toddler will want to pop in and out AND be held for a long time, ring slings are perfect. I'll carry her in a ring sling in a hip carry for things like trips to the zoo.
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Wow Ashley, that's great! I never considered it for that purpose. I tried it with my two oldest when they were babies and always felt like they were going to fall out or something, just didn't feel secure. And I never really like the pouch style only because they are a pain to get them in and out, get the pouch off, etc (especially when they are sleeping). So I've just gone whole heartedly to the wraps and love them. It may be worth trying the ring sling again for my toddler since you're right, she often likes to get out (or be transferred to daddy) and that's not as convenient with the wrap!