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#1 of 8 Old 04-25-2010, 11:38 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have an almost 8 week old that I would like to start carrying around in a ring sling. I have a baby bjorn that works for a little bit and also a peanut shell carrier that he doesn't care for too much (paid $70 for ). So, I would like to explore the ring sling, but am not very educated about them.

So, what are the best sites to visit? What's a good price to spend on one. Especially if he doesn't like it, I don't want to spend a ton of money. Any other recommendations?

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i love my upmamma sling
the pocket is wonderful

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I'd recommend Sleeping Baby Productions

Check out her site, there is a ton of great info on slings.

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I also love the Sleeping Baby Productions slings. They are great quality and affordable slings. FYI, though, she will be closing the store May 20-30 to go on vacation with her family. So, if you want one make sure to order before that. SBP is also on Facebook and you can get coupon codes for free shipping or 10% off if you are "friends". The owner is actually getting ready to have a sale right now and offer these options.

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I used Zolowear ring slings with my kids...they were so great and i used them a lot! They are still in great shape and i was able to pass them on to friends now that my kids are too large for the slings.

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I really like my lightly padded maya wrap. But it can get warm.

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is there a babywearing group in your area? it really helps to try a couple on and see how they feel on you. I'd expect to spend 50-60+ dollars if it's new, but you can check craigslist and fsot boards for deals on gently used ones.

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I used Zolowear ring slings with my kids...they were so great and i used them a lot! They are still in great shape and i was able to pass them on to friends now that my kids are too large for the slings.
This, I LOVE my Zolowear sling! I have used it since my baby was a couple weeks old, and now at 4.5 months, she still loves it!
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