After I had my third baby, I had the opportunity to partner with Lillebaby to try out the Lillebaby ring sling in golden harvest. It was my first ever ring sling and I loved it! I knew I would be taking it everywhere, and it was just nice to wear my baby because he was safest on me with two toddlers around. Also, I just love the timeless look of a beautiful ring sling like this one. If you are wondering if a Lillebaby ring sling is high quality, read on to see the good, the bad, and
This ring sling was provided for free by Lillebaby for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
Lillebaby Ring Sling in Golden Harvest
Beware, this will bring up a LOT of comments and everyone will be asking if you got the “Wildbird” sling. Nope, I say, “It’s from Lillebaby!”
This is my first ring sling and I would like one of each of their colors now please! Check out all their colors!
What I like about the Lillebaby Ring Sling
- It is easy to put on, very breathable and not too much fabric. (Which is what I dislike about long baby wraps to carry infants and babies like the Boba or Moby).
- This takes up little room, and can fit in my purse. Other carriers are much too bulky for that.
- I can use it for a long time! My baby is 20 lbs at 6 months, and this fits babies from 7-35 lbs.
- It’s made of real linen! And gold colored zinc alloy rings. I’m a sucker for gold.
- It has a removable pocket pouch you see in all their online photos. It slips onto the sling, holds keys or whatever, and pads the ring a bit. I usually keep it off because I love the look of those gold rings…
How does the Lillebaby ring sling feel on your back?
One question I get a lot is how it feels on my back. This is not as easy on my back as other carriers that place the baby on your front, because more weight is carried on one shoulder. I start to feel sore after about 30-45 minutes, but I’m very small and my babies are just huge.
I would not take this on a long walk because my small back does get sore. But, it’s perfect for standing around at the park, going to someone’s house, and I use it almost every Sunday at church.
How to tuck a baby into a ring sling
Step 1: Put it over your head and shoulder loosely, either shoulder is fine. Keep it loose enough to be able to tuck your baby in.
Step 2: Pick up your baby onto your shoulder, and gently slide them down into the sling on your upper chest while pull the fabric up over their back.
Step 3: Keeping baby on your chest upright with one hand, use the other hand to tighten the ring, going back and forth between pulling the fabric under the baby’s bottom (so it comes up toward your belly) and tightening the ring more. This is the part where practice makes perfect. As your baby grows, their legs stick out the sides.
Step 4: Make sure the sling hangs over your shoulder, and that the metal ring is on your chest and not your shoulder bone (otherwise it will hurt!).
For a great 2.5 minute video tutorial, watch this on how to put on a sling and insert a baby.
What I did wrong when first learning to wear a ring sling
It takes a bit of practice to get the baby’s bottom tucked in right, and I should have watched a few videos first.
First mistake I made was not pulling the fabric far enough under the baby’s bottom. He kept slipping down, and I felt I couldn’t let my hand off of him. That’s because I didn’t have enough fabric tucked under his bottom to create a hammock. You really have to pull the fabric that goes under their bottom all the way up to your belly.
My second mistake was that I didn’t have the sling hang off my shoulder, so all the weight was hanging from the top of my shoulder. See the photo below for how it should look to disperse the weight away from your neck.