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gingerpeachee 03-29-2013 06:22 PM

Ring Sling length
What the correct length when using a ring sling. I have a Maya ring sling..... its a size Medium and I'm thinking it might be too small as I am 5'10". Should I try to trade it? Is it a safety issue? How does this work?

saturn 03-29-2013 08:41 PM

Re: Ring Sling length
It's not a safety issue as long as it fits around you. There is really a lot of leeway in ring sling sizing, the main difference is how far down the tail will hang, you really only need the tail to be 8 inches but an 8 inch tail looks pretty silly. Unless you are very heavy, I would think that a medium would work but the tail may be a bit shorter than you would prefer. I personally find that I prefer my slings on the shorter side, but that's just me. I can use pretty much any size.

gingerpeachee 04-01-2013 01:26 PM

Re: Ring Sling length
Thanks for the response! I'm just going to wait until the babe gets here and see how i like it. I don't think its worth the trouble to sell it and buy a new one if its just a question of how the tail length looks! I'll definitely have 8 inches to spare so I'll probably just keep it.

Pearsag 05-04-2013 01:24 PM

Re: Ring Sling length
I am 5'4 and bought a medium RS. I wondered if mine was too long.

nebraskamom 05-07-2013 07:19 PM

Re: Ring Sling length
I'm 5'8" average build, and I have a medium Maya Ring Sling. I used it with dd, I loved it and never had a problem with the length. Good idea to give it a try first. I had plenty of tail hanging down. Enough to cover the babe with and then some.

qsefthuko 05-07-2013 07:27 PM

Re: Ring Sling length
I am 5'1" but heavy. I also like a long tail. I have a large and wish I had an x-large for the extra tail length. If you don't mind a shorter tail it should do just fine.

fostermama40 05-17-2013 11:22 AM

Re: Ring Sling length
I also like a longer specific reason I guess, just what I gravitate towards. I am not so patiently waiting for Comfy Joey's two new colors to release and have been trying to decide which size I will order.

SPNC22 05-21-2013 12:14 AM

Re: Ring Sling length
I'd think a medium would hit between mid thigh and knee for you.

lanbryson 05-22-2013 07:12 AM

Re: Ring Sling length
love ring slings they are amazing

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