My quest for the perfect carrier for my son continues with the Mamaway ring sling carrier. Now, a little background as to my son and our history – I tried a ring sling with him when he was about 2 months old. Used it once, and gave it away. He was born big, and grew fast, and before he could support himself, I just didn’t feel like the ring sling was the right carrier for him. He didn’t feel secure, and I didn’t feel comfortable.
Up until recently, we used a Bjorn, which we both loved, but he’s outgrown it. I’m not ready to give him baby wearing yet, despite my son’s larger size, so I’ve tried several styles. This was my first try at a ring sling since that fateful day 7 months ago.
As far as the Mamaway carrier itself, it’s actually quite cute. I like the color of the rings, and vast choices in designs ensures every parent and baby finds one to suit their style.
It did take me awhile to figure out exactly how to use this ring sling. I feel like the instructions that Mamaway provides are far too simplified for a beginner to this style of carrier. Yes, once you kind of figure it out, it is pretty easy. But when I’m putting the safety of my precious and beloved child into this devices ‘hands,’ I want to be very, very confident that I’ve got it on correctly. So I went to YouTube and Google to get a better understanding of how to use the carrier – and I guess I just feel should be included with the sling rather than expecting parents to have to research outside to figure it out, which is the only reason I give this 4 stars instead of 5.
And while I’m still working up my confidence to go out and about with the carrier, now that we’ve got it figured out, I think we both are going to love it. My son is a wiggling boy, but even as he whips his head around to take in everything, he seems to be pretty secure. I like the closeness we have with the sling.
The Mamaway ring sling is a great introduction to this style of baby wearing, and even bigger babies can enjoy the closeness to mom or dad with this carrier. Note: I received this product at a discounted rate in exchange for my honest review.