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#1 of 5 Old 06-26-2014, 05:48 PM - Thread Starter
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Ring sling recommendations?

Hi mamas! DH and I are TTC #2 and I'm thinking ahead... I have a moby and an ergo, both of which I love, used often, and expect to use again. I had borrowed a friend's ring sling when my son was younger and I was going to be flying alone with him. I wanted something easier to get him in and out of, and on and off myself in case they wouldn't let me keep it on through security, and I LOVED pretty much everything about using that ring sling. I'd like to get one for the next baby and I am looking for some recommendations. I'm hoping not to spend more than $70ish. Any insight is appreciated. TIA!
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Do you mean something like a Maya Wrap? I had one for my first baby, then gave it away. For my last/third pregnancy I bought another one. I purchased it new on eBay for just under $70 with free shipping. I just checked and they still sell them. You might be able to get one for less if you search around.
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Cotton slings from Sleeping Baby Productions are gorgeous and affordable ($40)

You can often find Maya Wrap ring slings on Craigslist. Just be sure it's not one of the unpadded recalled ones.
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Oh, you can totally get a ring sling for less than $70. I like the Maya (I like the texture and the weave). They are on Ebay for around $35 last time I checked.

But the ring function is pretty similar (other than the shoulder fold). The main thing is that you do not want two layers of fabric (this was a trendy thing a few years back). Two layers (think like fashion fabric) is terrible for a ring sling.

Look for woven.

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I've been very happy with my Maya Wrap, much moreso than the other ring slings I've tried - it distributes the weight about as well as a single-shoulder sling can, and I really like the integrated pocket incredibly useful.

DS born 6/03, DD1 born 9/06, DD2 born 10/10, DD3 born 4/14.
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