How to put those sling rings to good use: Back Carries

Sling rings revolutionized my wrapping life.

Yes, I said it. Such a simple concept changed the way I feel about certain carries forever.

 I am actively a part of quite a few Facebook groups for babywearing moms and I see the question, “I would like to do something with my sling rings…. what are some good ideas?” come up at least a couple times a week.   So  after quite a few requests, I am finally making a list of carries and ideas that you can refer to when you’re feeling like changing it up with some colorful circles.

USING RINGS TO TIE OFF:

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Using a ring to tie off a carry is helpful for when you may not have enough length in your tails to get a full knot tied, but you can carry out the carry enough to cross the tails over each other. Should use a size medium or large ring.

VIDEO: Using Rings to Secure Carries

USING A RING TO TIE OFF A CANDY CANE CHEST BELT:

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Rings can also be used with a Candy Cane Chest Belt (CCCB). Eliminates the knot and takes less length to carry out. Can use a size S-L ring, depending on how thin/thick your wrap is.

VIDEO: Ring Finish Candy Cane Chest Belt

TYING KNOTLESS TIBETAN WITH RINGS:

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AND WITHOUT:

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VIDEO: Rucksack tied Tibetan with Sling Rings

SHEPHERD’S CARRY WITH A RING:

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AND WITHOUT:

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Shepherd’s Carry with a ring was my attempt at making my favorite shorty carry even better. It eliminates the knot over your chest and in your face, as well as takes less wrap length to carry out. SCORE. Can use a size S – M sling ring and a size 3 or 4 wrap.

VIDEO: Real Life Wrapping: Shepherd’s Back Carry with a ring and without

SHEPHERD’S BACK CARRY WITH A RING IN THE FRESHWATER POSITION:

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Shepherd’s Carry with the ring in the Freshwater position is so much comfier for long term wearing. This carry came to me when I was fiddling with Shepherd’s Carry with a ring and was trying to find a way to take some of the pressure off of “the girls”.  😉

VIDEO: Real Life Wrapping: Shepherd’s Back Carry with a Sling Ring in the Freshwater Position

ROBIN’S DOUBLE HAMMOCK WITH A RING:

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AND WITHOUT:

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Robin’s Double hammock was invented by Meredith Barbery, who gave me the go-ahead to make a video for her. An awesome carry.  It will take your base size wrap and a large ring.

VIDEO: Real Life Wrapping: Double Hammock Robin’s Variation with a sling ring and without

DOUBLE HAMMOCK REBOZO WITH A RING:

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AND WITHOUT:

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Double Hammock Rebozo with a sling ring eliminates the slip knot, is adjustable in multiple directions and lays flatter on your chest. Uses a size M or L sling ring and a size 3 or 4 woven wrap.

VIDEO: Double Hammock Rebozo (DHR) with a sling ring finish

KNOTLESS RUCKSACK CARRY WITH A LARGE SLING RING:

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Knotless Rucksack with a ring is great for quick up and downs with busy babies! It’s my go-to while out and about shopping. It’s easily adjustable and eliminates ruck straps and knots. Always a win! This carry uses a size below your base size woven wrap and a large ring.

VIDEO: Real Life Wrapping: Knotless Rucksack Carry With a Large Sling Ring

KNOTLESS DOUBLE HAMMOCK WITH A LARGE SLING RING:

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Double Hammock knotless ring carry uses a size above your base size woven wrap and a large ring

VIDEO: Real Life Wrapping: Double Hammock Knotless Ring Carry

DOUBLE HAMMOCK BACK CARRY WITH XENA’S FINISH:

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Double Hammock knotless ring uses a size above your base size woven wrap and a large ring.

VIDEO: DH-XR (Double Hammock Xena’s Ruckless Variation)

BACK WRAP CROSS CARRY WITH SWEETHEART AND TWO RINGS:

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Back Wrap Cross Carry (BWCC) with Sweetheart neckline and two rings… this is a beautiful carry. Uses a size below your base size woven wrap and size S – L sling rings, depending on how thick your wrap is.

VIDEO: Real Life Wrapping: BWCC Sweetheart with Two Rings

ANOTHER RING VARIATION: BWCC/Reverse Mullet Back Carry using rings

DOUBLE HAMMOCK, SINGLE RING:

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Double Hammock, Single Ring (DHSR) is a great shorty carry for anyone! Can be done with a woven wrap, sizes 2-4 and a M or L sling ring.

VIDEO: Real Life Wrapping: Tips on Chest belts

ANOTHER VIDEO: DHSR

DOUBLE HAMMOCK, DOUBLE RINGS:

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Double Hammock Double Rings (DHDR) can be done with a woven wrap, sizes 2 – 4 and a set of S or M sling rings, depending on the thickness of your wrap.

VIDEO: Double Hammock Double Rings

Happy Wrapping! ❤

-Dallas

 

 

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5 thoughts on “How to put those sling rings to good use: Back Carries

  1. Hi, what a lovely round up! Thank you.
    I was wondering if you might have some more excellent ideas for using sling rings with a mei tai..?

    Thanks!
    Rachel

  2. I don’t know if my previous comment posted so apologies if I’ve posted twice…
    Thank you for the brilliant round up of ideas here, would you be able to do something similar for using sling rings with a mei tai?
    Thanks xxx

    • I have hopes of putting together ideas for front carries/hip carries and would love to do something for mei tais for you also. ☺ I’m in between wrappees at the moment while I wait for #3 to be born any day now! So I’ll brainstorm. ❤
      Happy Babywearing!
      -Dallas

    • Thank you! Best place to buy sling rings for babywearing is slingrings.com
      They have multiple color choices, three sizes and your choice between aluminum and nylon rings. Unless you’re making a water sling, I always advise going with aluminum rings. We use ours all the time! 🙂

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