There are a TON of great brands! Unfortunately, everyone is different and what works great for one person might not work well for another. I feel like this is more true with ring slings than with many other carriers. There are lots of shoulder designs though, so it's just a matter of finding one that feels great for you. Also, some of the fabrics can be more comfortable than others.
Here are some really loved and recommend brands:
SweetPea Ring Slings
Sleeping Baby Productions
There are more, but those are some I am more familiar with. Wrap conversion slings are especially comfortable. You should see if there is a local babywearing group near you where you might be able to try some. Also, Maya Wrap and Sakura Bloom are pretty big brand names that can be found in some retail stores. You may be able to find some local stores that carry one of those brands. Otherwise, just make sure you buy from somewhere that has a good return policy that will allow you to return it if it doesn't work well for you. You can also by used from people selling their carriers and then you can resell it if you don't like it.
Good luck! Hope you find one you love!!!
Ruth, mama to 2 little monkeys and owner of Zerberts
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