Threading

This video by Babywearing Faith, Faith Rayland of BWI of Central New York shows how to thread a ring sling.
This video by Rachel of BWI of Southern Maryland shows how to thread a ring sling with the rings already on your shoulder. The threading is shown with the camera over the shoulder and includes keeping the threading neat using the walk-along trick and how to adjust each strand of the wrap separately.
This video by Wrap in ASL shows how to do a thread a ring sling and how to do a front carry in a sling. The instructor uses American Sign Language.

Front Carries

This video by Babywearing Faith, Faith Rayland from BWI of Central New York shows how to nurse a baby in a ring sling. The video includes how to nurse baby upright in a tummy to tummy position as well as in a cradle position.
This video by Wrap in ASL shows how to do a thread a ring sling and how to do a front carry in a sling. The instructor uses American Sign Language.
This video by LaKeta Kemp from Tandem Trouble demonstrates how to do front and hip carry in a ring sling with an older baby.
This video by Rachel Boarman from BWI of Southern Maryland shows how to do a front carry in a ring sling with a newborn. The video also shows how to nurse a baby in a ring sling and how to reposition baby after nursing.

Hip Carries

This video by Babywearing Faith, Faith Rayland of BWI of Central New York shows how to do a hip carry in a ring sling with a younger baby and includes tips for keeping the rings high while adjusting. It also shows how to make a deep seat.

Back Carries

This video by Sew Funky Slings shows how to do a back carry with a ring sling. First, it shows how to go from a hip carry to a back carry for a quick back carry. Then, it shows how to start with the rings on the back, put baby on the hip, and scoot baby to the back so that the rings land at a comfortable level in front.

Troubleshooting

This video by Jan of Sleeping Baby Productions includes tons of ring sling troubleshooting tips including how to keep the threading neat, how to get the sling mostly adjusted before putting in the baby, how to prevent ring slipping, and how to adjust without the rings migrating downward.
This video by Babywearing Faith, Faith Rayland from BWI of Central New York shows a quick ring sling tip. If your sling’s tail is too long, and you don’t want it hanging down, you can wrap it around the rings as shown in the video.
This video by Michelle Li from BWI of Atlanta shows three methods of getting a great seat in a ring sling.
This video by Rachel Boarman from BWI of Southern Maryland shows how to troubleshoot a ring sling front or hip carry. Most people find ring slings most comfortable with the rings just below their collar bone. This video shows how to easily raise the rings if they are too low and how to avoid the rings creeping lower in the first place.

Optimal Positioning Guide: Ring Sling


*The Babywearing International (BWI) nonprofit organization does not exist anymore, but these educational resources have been preserved. See Background page for more information.