As your baby transitions from newborn to toddler, Hope Carried Ring Slings are the perfect option for babies weighing up to 35lbs.
A lightweight and breathable way to carry your newborn during their first year.
Benefits of Babywearing
A large part of feeling confident as a parent is the ability to read our babies’ cues successfully. Holding our babies close in a sling allows us to become finely attuned to their movements, gestures, and facial expressions. Every time a baby is able to let us know that she is hungry, bored, or wet without having to cry, her trust in us is increased, her learning is enhanced, and our own confidence is reinforced. This cycle of positive interaction deepens the mutual attachment between parent and child, and is especially beneficial for mothers who are at risk for or suffering from postpartum depression.
Comfort and Convenience
With the help of a good carrier, you can take care of older children or do chores without frequent interruptions from an anxious or distressed infant—which helps to reduce sibling rivalry. Baby carriers are also wonderful to use with older babies and toddlers; you can save those arms and go where strollers can’t. Climbing stairs, hiking, and navigating crowded airports all can be done with ease when you use a well-designed baby carrier!
Premature babies and babies with special needs often enter the world with fragile nervous systems. When a baby rides in a sling attached to their mother, they are in tune with the rhythm of her breathing, the sound of her heartbeat, and the movements his mother makes—walking, bending, and reaching. This stimulation helps babies to regulate their own physical responses. Research has even shown that premature babies who are touched and held gain weight faster and are healthier than babies who are not.
Research shows that babies that are held cry on average 43% less during the day and 54% less during the night. If infants spend less time crying and fussing, what do they do with their free time? They learn! Carried babies spend more time in the state of quiet alertness, where they are most content and best able to interact with their environment-often referred to as the optimal state of learning. Carried babies also show enhanced visual and auditory alertness. Because baby is intimately involved in the mother and father’s world, they are exposed to the environmental stimuli that mother selects and is protected from those stimuli that bombard or overload their developing nervous system.
What's your return policy?
We accept returns only in the event of manufacturers defect up to 1 year after the date of purchase on Ring Slings and Wraps bought directly from us.
How should I care for my ring sling or wrap?
Wash in cold water upon receiving, tumble dry or lay flat to dry. To expedite the softening of the ring sling twist or braid it when not in use. Your sling will soften considerable with the first wash and each wear.
I find that other carriers hurt my back and shoulders. Are Hope Carried wraps and slings comfortable?
Yes. In a ring sling the weight of the child is born by your back, not your neck and shoulders. The overall sling design and high positioning of the child in the sling ensures that the weight is distributed evenly across your whole back. If your back does hurt in a Hope Carried linen ring sling or wrap, you are most likely wearing the sling incorrectly in which case email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
Are they safe?
Yes. Hope Carried wraps and slings have a simple and secure design. If you always ensure that rails are tight, that baby has a secure seat and clear airway, and you follow our safety guidelines and use good common sense while using our carriers, it is very safe for your baby.
Do Hope Carried ring slings or wraps come in different sizes?
No. Hope Carried linen ring slings and wraps are designed to fit all body shapes and sizes. For example, a 5’2” woman and 6’2” man will comfortably share a Hope Carried linen ring sling, and a newborn baby and older toddler will also comfortably ride in the same sling (but not at the same time!). However, if you fall at one of the far ends of the weight/height spectrum, you are welcome to contact us with questions about the fit of our sling prior to or after purchase
My baby hates this thing, what can I do?
Move! The best thing to do is to be active. Go for a walk. Clean. Dance. Anything to get baby comfortable immediately so that he or she settles in. Other things to try: different carrying positions and/or building your own sling confidence. If you are nervous about using the sling, your baby will be too.A great site for information about all types of baby carriers is http://www.thebabywearer.com