I was thrilled when I mastered my first wrap (over 3 years ago) and discovered that babywearing kept my son comfortable and happy at the store, hanging laundry outside, and even mopping floors! I later learned the value of a ring sling when I discovered that it was the perfect way to take baby ‘out’ on a date with my husband, with Grandma for lunch or on a Mama/baby excursion.
After my first son was born, my husband and I were encouraged by friends and family to go out on a date alone…sans baby. We eventually took this advice; I remember sitting at Panera Bread across from each other – very very tired – and feeling incomplete. Although I was happy to be out with my husband, I missed my baby. I worried that he wouldn’t take a bottle, and that my milk would leak through my shirt. I worried that he missed me, and honestly….I missed him.
Comfy Joey ring slings are know for their CJ-Hybrid shoulder “which allows wearers to spread the sling fabric wide to hug the shoulder, virtually eliminating pressure points, or gather the shoulder fabric narrowly, maximizing freedom of movement for the ring-side arm with very little bulk.” I can attest that it is super comfy, easy to iron (if needed), and beautiful.
If you’ve never ordered a ring sling and aren’t quite sure what size to get, grab a tape measure! With a few quick measurements you’ll be able to know what’s right for you in and your baby. Use the size chart found HERE to determine which size would be appropriate to make ordering easy.
In the photo below I’m wearing a Medium and was between sizes Small and Medium. I personally enjoy a longer tail and sized up. The tail will shorten a bit as my son grows and requires more fabric to be carried, and I wanted to ensure that I have a long tail even when he’s a toddler (slings are for babies birth – 35 lbs!). With such beautiful fabric this longer tail ensures that my ring sling will be a big part of my outfit for years!
How does a ring sling keep baby safe and comfortable? The fabric from the ring sling gets tucked under baby’s bum and provides a strong and supportive seat for him to view the world from. The high wrap on his back supports little ones who are still developing trunk control, and distributes pressure across baby. As you can see below, he’s very comfortable and has plenty of room to look around and enjoy the world from my perspective. I can also kiss his little head and take a deep breath of his wonderful baby scent.
Linen is a perfect sling fabric because it naturally has character and offers breathability and support babies love. Over time, the linen will soften through regular use and become softer and softer making this sling that much more amazing (if it were possible for it to get more amazing!). Many babywearing Moms refer to this as ‘breaking in’ and loved carriers can be even more prized then those brand new!
This April Comfy Joey will be reaching an amazing milestone; her 9th anniversary!! (round of applause please!) In celebration of this amazing milestone, you can get free worldwide shipping! Use code MBAFWS good for the entire month of April!! Please visit her company on facebook, instagram, twitter, website, and pinterest and congratulate her for reaching such an amazing milestone. In addition to offering congratulations, I’m sure you will find #BeautifulBabywearing inspiration in the photos and products you find there!