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Ring Sling FAQs

Got questions about our ring slings? We've got answers!


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Can I use a ring sling with a newborn?

You sure can! Ring slings have a weight limit of 8 to 35 pounds, so generally, you can use ring slings from birth. If your babe is under 8 pounds, we recommend talking to your doctor before using your sling to get the all-clear! You can learn more ab

Are ring slings toddler-friendly?

Yes! hope&plum ring slings are rated for kids up to 35 pounds in weight. That makes them the perfect solution for newborns through to toddlers.

Can I use ring slings after cesarean section?

Yes. We find that most people experiencing a normal recovery from a c-section start using ring slings around 2-4 weeks after the procedure. We recommend keeping your sling high to reduce pressure on the scar and discontinuing use if you feel uncomfor

Are ring slings safe?

Yes, they are! hope&plum ring slings have been tested and certified to ensure your child's safety and comply with the safety standards set forth by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. We're also certified hip-healthy, which means you can bab

Can I clean my ring sling?

Yes. Life with children can be messy, so we've designed our ring slings to be easy to clean. Depending on the extent of the stains, either machine wash, spot treat, or hand wash your ring sling. Read more about our care instructions here.

Ring Sling Fabric Details

Meet the fabric stars of our ring sling show – linen/cotton and our signature hope&plum hemp/cotton blend! 🌟 Each one is a superstar in its own right, bringing something special to the babywearing party. 🍃 Our linen/cotton blends are the lightweigh

Are the slings adjustable?

Yes. hope&plum ring slings come in 3 different lengths and can be worn 3 different ways. The double aluminum ring system combined with our soft fabrics allows you to perfectly mold the sling to your body. And that means several caregivers can use the

Are ring slings bulky?

Nope! hope&plum ring slings are lightweight and compact so they fit perfectly into your handbag or baby bag. It's the perfect practical alternative to strollers in large crowds, where space is limited or when you want to keep your baby extra close.

Is it difficult to use ring slings?

No. With every baby-wearing product, there's a learning curve that goes with it. To make your ring sling journey as easy as possible, check out our recommended carrying techniques on our social media platforms or schedule a free fit consult.

What are the rings made of?

The rings are made of aluminum, which compliments our fabrics with their strength, longevity, and beauty. Each ring is meticulously hand-forged. The small cosmetic imperfections that can come with hand-forged products do not affect the functionality

What does each length measure? How do I know which length is right for me?

All hope&plum ring slings are size-inclusive and come in 3 fully adjustable lengths. They're designed to support all parents and babes. Our Short length measures approximately 74", our Mid length measures about 84", and our Long length measures about

Can I feed my babe while wearing a ring sling?

Yes. hope&plum ring slings give you the freedom to nurse or bottle-feed discreetly wherever and whenever so you can get on with life while nurturing your babe. Ring slings are your perfect feeding companion, no matter how you go about it.

What is the weight requirement for a newborn?

All of our ring slings are safety tested for use with infants and toddlers weighing 8 to 35 pounds. If you want to use your ring sling before your baby is 8 pounds, seek advice from your healthcare provider! You can learn more about newborns and ring

Which ring sling fabric is best for a newborn?

The best ring sling will be the one you’re most comfortable using! All of our fabrics are pre-washed and soft enough for your newborn. If you’re new to using a ring sling, you may prefer to use a ring sling made with a single layer of fabric like our

How do you choose between a hemp blend and a linen blend?

First, let's talk about our hemp/organic cotton blend. Hemp is a fantastic natural fiber known for its durability and strength. When blended with cotton, it creates a strong, breathable fabric while still soft and easy to use! We sew together two lig

Can the rings on the ring sling be removed?

No, they cannot! The rings on our ring sling baby carriers are sewn into the shoulder, so they are not removable.