Babywearing has been a very important part of my family. With 3 boys, 3 and under it has helped us through tough colicky months when baby needs nearly continuous holding and affection, late nights bouncing and pacing the hall and has allowed me to hold my infant while caring for older siblings. It has also helped us on family excursions everywhere from the movies to the playground and always at the grocery store!
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.
It is my belief that every Mom should feel beautiful babywearing (and Dad for that matter), especially on a date. If you’re lucky enough to own a Comfy Joey ring sling then you know what I mean! A ring sling is the perfect going ‘out’ carrier because it’s easy to get off and on, drapes across your body elegantly – complimenting any special outfit you wear, and comes in a variety of colors and textures. A ring sling should be selected in the same manner as any other accessory, and should coordinate with your favorite baby friendly jewelry! It should help you feel beautiful when you wear it, and hold a special place in your heart.
Comfy Joey ring slings are known 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.
If you follow my blog, then you know I love a good company – run by a Mom! “Comfy Joey is owned and operated by Ayesha Ghatala Shoaib. Ayesha discovered babywearing after the birth of her second child and founded Comfy Joey when he was only a few months old. Now Ayesha is the proud mother of four. She still considers babywearing a valuable tool as she runs her business while raising her children.” Ringslings are handmade in Boise Idaho by small shop and expertly crafted. Ringslings are made with medium anodized aluminium sling rings which are indidicually tested and cpsia compliant.