Sling rings are specially-manufactured aluminium rings that are weld free and safety tested to a breaking force of at least 220lbs (99kg). They tend to be sold in pairs, come in three sizes – small (2″ diameter), medium (2.5″ diameter) and large (3″ diameter) – and a wide range of colours and finishes to suit your taste.
The most appropriate ring size for you will depend on the thickness of your wrap and the way you want to use it – most people find medium rings work well for thin-to-medium wraps, and large for medium-to-thick.
In addition to creating an attractive finish, sling rings can help you to get more length out of your wraps and can make carries more comfortable or easy to adjust.
At Crazy Little Sling in April we explored three, of the many ways, to use sling rings with woven wraps:
- In place of a knot to tie-off a carry;
- In place of a slipknot; and
- In a short-wrap front cross carry.
Reminders of how to achieve each of these are shown below.
If you’d like to learn more about sling rings or other carries, or would feel happier practising with a babywearing doll come along to our next Crazy Little Sling meet – details here or on our Facebook page.
In the meantime, feel free to ask questions, share tips and post photos in our Crazy Little Slingers chat group. See you there!
Using a sling ring to tie-off a carry
Using a sling ring in place of a slip knot
Short Front Cross Carry with a sling ring