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Old 11-04-2012, 12:49 AM   #1
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most supportive Ring Sling?

hi! i have a 100% linen SBP ring sling that is too small (well, i'd like the tail to be longer) for me. i want to get a new ring sling, and i love mine except the length, so i'm tempted to just get another SBP linen in a medium or large, but on her website, she says linen is better for smaller babies, it's not rated as toddler-worthy by her (the owner of SBP). i'm wondering what you guys think are the most supportive ring slings. i have a didy wrap i could get converted, but it's 100% cotton, and that won't be any better, right? i mean, wouldn't linen be MORE supportive? i also LOVELOVELOVE the look of all the girasol rainbows, but same thing with them, right? i mean, they're cotton, so they'd be less supportive i though? anyway, i have a touchy back so i need the most supportive thing possible. what do you guys think?

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Old 11-06-2012, 12:36 PM   #2
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I think it's how the wrap is made that makes it more supportive, not just the material it's made out of. Wraps are woven on a loom which makes them more supportive I think. I have a wcrs & a linen from sbp & the WC is much more supportive.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:52 PM   #3
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Over all the rs I have tried, the one I like best for comfort and least trying for my back is one I made with floating rings- this really allows the shoulder to spread out and have the rings high on my shoulder.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:18 PM   #4
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Re: most supportive Ring Sling?

I am thinking a wrap conversion would be more supportive. I'm actually getting one that is a wrap with 40% linen! So excited!
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:50 PM   #5
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Re: most supportive Ring Sling?

I have a wrap conversion that is bamboo/cotton. It's great for my squish, but not so great for a bigger babe. I also have a Maya Wrap that is 100% cotton and it's a dream. I used to carry my dd in it when she was 4 years/30lbs. I think it depends on the material and the weave. I have a diamond weave gira that I bet would make a lovely sling.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:59 PM   #6
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I have a wrap conversion that is bamboo/cotton. It's great for my squish, but not so great for a bigger babe. I also have a Maya Wrap that is 100% cotton and it's a dream. I used to carry my dd in it when she was 4 years/30lbs. I think it depends on the material and the weave. I have a diamond weave gira that I bet would make a lovely sling.
Love hearing this because I just bought a maya wrap ring sling from a mama and can't wait to try it!

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I have a maya ring sling and I love it! DS is about 20 lbs.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:22 AM   #8
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Another vote for a wrap conversion. I love mine, and can still wear my toddler quite comfortably
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:02 PM   #9
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Re: most supportive Ring Sling?

Not sure exactly, but I ended up carrying my 40 pound toddler in the grocery store the other day. It was my plan to carry the baby...but the toddler was acting up so she went in the sling. It was surprisingly not uncomfortable, and that was just a cotton batik ring sling.
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