Bring rings over your chosen shoulder. Make sure the fabric is evenly spread across your back and not twisted.
Gather the fabric into one hand evenly. Use both hands if needed.
Bring the fabric through both rings
Pull the fabric through both rings keeping it straight and even.
Make sure the fabric is straight and evenly distributed.
Spread the rings apart.
Bring the “tail” of the fabric over the top ring and through the lower ring.
Keep the fabric straight and pull through.
Make sure the fabric is even between the rings by spreading it like in the photo above. If the rings are too tight, pull up gently on the top ring.
Make sure the pocket is approximately the right size for your child. Pull up on the top ring to loosen, pull on fabric “tail” to tighten.
Readjust rings to “corsage” position at the collarbone.
Hold your baby on shoulder opposite of the rings.
Guide your child’s feet and legs through the “pocket” of the sling.
Be sure to support your child’s back (and head and neck if they are very young) the entire time.
Now hold your child with the hand you were using to guide them and use your other hand to pull the fabric up their back.
Make sure the fabric is evenly distributed across your child’s back and supporting it, or supporting the head, neck and back of young babies.
Reach between your child’s legs and pull some fabric through, creating a “seat” for them.
Tighten the sling starting with top “rail” of the fabric. Make sure the fabric is snug but not too tight on your child.
Tighten the middle rail. Being careful not to make it too tight.
Finally, tighten the bottom rail again, making it snug but not too tight.
Congratulations, you have your child in your ring sling.
To remove your child from the sling, loosen the sling by pulling up on the top ring. Be sure to support your child with your other hand.
Reach between your sling and your child.
Gently lift your child out.