Sisterhood of Babywearing Weavers Ring Sling

Sisterhood of Babywearing Weavers Ring Sling
Ring Sling Instructions
The Sisterhood of Babywearing Weavers is an inclusive and collaborative
group of industry members with the goal of providing a standard in
safety, instruction, and education for the end users of handwoven baby
wraps and slings.
We strongly believe in babywearing and all the practicality that babywearing
offers to parents and caregivers. Safely wearing your baby is an ideal way
to keep your baby close and secure while allowing you to be active.
Keeping your little ones close aides in building strength, confidence, and
independence for years to come.
We hope that you will enjoy babywearing and discover the freedom it offers
while keeping your child close, comfortable, and safe all with your hands
free. We urge you to familiarize yourself with each carrier, these
instructions, and the safety information included in this booklet before using
your baby carrier. Thoroughly inspect your carrier for rips, holes, or other
damage prior to each use. Follow the usage instructions carefully. Be sure
to do a thorough safety check once the carrier is in a secure position on
your body. If, at any time, you find yourself confused with your carrier or
concerned about your baby's safety, stop using the carrier and contact a
baby wearing educator for assistance. A list of sisterhood members and
assistance with finding additional babywearing resources or a local
babywearing educator can be found on The Sisterhood of Babywearing
Wrap Weavers Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/SisterhoodBabywearingWeavers
"A child may not know what direction he is going, but when he is
attached to you, he doesn't feel lost."
Removing Your Ring Sling
With one hand securely holding your baby, use the other hand to pull up slightly on
the rings loosening the fabric through them.
With the ring sling now loose, you are able to carefully lift your child out of the ring
sling. With them securely in your hands you are then able to remove the sling.
Tummy to Tummy Carry
Use from 8-35 pounds
Prepare the sling as for the hip carry by placing the sling over one shoulder with the
rings sitting around the top of your shoulder (they'll move to a more comfortable
spot during tightening), fabric going across your back, under your opposite arm,
and back up across your body.
Hold baby on your shoulder without the
rings, slip your other hand up inside the
sling to guide baby's body down into the
pocket of the sling.
Guide baby down into the sling,
facing you, with their body centred on
your chest. Bring their legs in to the
'M' position with their knees higher
than their bum.
Supporting your baby with your free
hand, pull down on the sling tail to
tighten. You may need to lift baby's
bum slightly to get a good pass and
ensure the bottom rail draws up higher
than baby's bum. Start by pulling on the
bottom rail. The rings will move down
your shoulder to the correct 'corsage'
position as you adjust the tail.
Tighten the ring sling strand by strand by pulling the tail down and out. Tighten the
bottom rail to hold baby in the seat and the top half of the sling to hold their upper
body firmly in place, this is especially important for newborns so they do not slouch.
Make sure not to over-tighten the lower middle portion as this may force baby up out
of their seat with their bum above their knees
Perform your safety checks and tighten or adjust as needed
WARNING
Failure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions can result in death or serious injury.
Only use this carrier with children weighing between 8 and 35 pounds.
SUFFOCATION HAZARD
Babies younger than 4 months can suffocate in this product if face is pressed tightly against your body.
Babies at greatest risk of suffocation include those born prematurely and those with respiratory problems.
• Check often to make sure baby’s face is uncovered, clearly visible, and away from caregiver’s body at all
times.
• Make sure baby does not curl into a position with the chin resting on or near baby’s chest. This position
can interfere with breathing, even when nothing is covering the nose or mouth.
• If you nurse your baby in carrier, always reposition after feeding so baby’s face is not pressed against your
body.
• Never use this carrier with babies smaller than 8 pounds without seeking the advice of a healthcare
professional.
FALL HAZARD
Leaning, bending over, or tripping can cause baby to fall. Keep one hand on baby while moving.
Before using carrier:
• Read and review printed instructions and view instructional videos (if applicable) before use.
• Check for ripped seams, torn straps, or fabric, and damaged hardware before each use. If found, stop
using carrier.
• Always check to ensure that all knots, buckles, snaps, straps, and adjustments are secure.
• Ensure that the baby is safely positioned in the sling carrier according to manufacturer’s instructions for
use.
• Never leave a baby in a sling carrier that is not being worn.
• Check on the baby often. Ensure that the baby is periodically repositioned.
• Never use a sling carrier when balance or mobility is impaired because of exercise, drowsiness, or medical
conditions.
• Never place more than one baby in a sling carrier. Never use/wear more than one carrier at a time.
• Never use sling carrier while engaging in activities such as cooking and cleaning which involve a heat
source or exposure to chemicals.
• Never wear sling carrier while driving or being a passenger in a motor vehicle.
• Refer to the attached care label for laundering instructions.
• Avoid using laundry detergent with optical brightners.
• Avoid using fabric softener as this can cause thread shifting.
Hip Carry
Use once baby is sitting unassisted to 35 pounds
Place the sling over one shoulder with the rings sitting at the top of your shoulder
(they'll move to a more comfortable spot during tightening).
Bring the fabric across your back
and under your opposite arm.
Bring the sling back up, across your body
and thread the tail through both rings.
Seperate the rings.
Bring the tail back down in between
the two rings to create a secure hold.
Hold your baby against the shoulder
opposite the rings. Slip the hand under
the rings up inside the sling and use it to
guide baby's body down into the pocket
of the sling created on your front.
Place baby on your hip opposite the
rings,
with their legs forming the 'M'
position with their knees higher than their
bum and their legs straddling your waist.
Supporting your baby with your free
hand, pull down on the sling tail to
tighten. You may need to lift baby's bum
slightly to get a good pass and ensure
the bottom rail draws up higher than
baby's bum.
Start by pulling on the
bottom rail. The rings will move down
your shoulder to the correct 'corsage'
position as you adjust the tail.
Tighten the ring sling strand by strand by pulling the tail down and out. Tighten the
bottom rail to hold baby in the seat and the top rail to hold their upper body firmly in
place. Make sure not to over-tighten the lower middle portion as this may force baby
up out of their seat with their bum above their knees.
Perform your safety checks and tighten or adjust as needed
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