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RING SLING SAFETY

Babywearing with your Ring Sling is a wonderful and magical thing!  But there are some safety things you need to keep in mind when you're wearing your precisous bundle.

There are three types of safety within babywearing:

USER SAFETY

Ways that you can prepare yourself before using the Ring Sling.

WEARING SAFETY

Ways in which to wear your child so that both you and they are as safe and comfortable as possible.

CARRIER SAFETY

Ways in which your carrier is made to make sure the fabric and construction is as safe as possible.

USER SAFETY

How to wear a ring sling Global Tapestry
While we've done our utmost best to provide you with a safe carrier and easy how-to-use instructions, it is still your responsibility to make sure you're wearing your baby in the safest way possible and that your carrier is safe to use.

  • Fully read and our Ring Sling Instructions and watch our videos prior to using your Ring Sling.
  • Familiarise yourself with the user warnings listed on the Ring Sling's labels and within the Get Going Guide
  • If you have ANY questions about how to use your Ring Sling, please contact us - we are more than happy to hep you out!
  • Prior to using, always check over your Ring Sling to look for any tears, broken stitches, etc that may compromise the safety of your carrier.  If you do find anything that you think might compromise the safety of your carrier, please do not use your carrier and contact us immediately.

WEARING SAFETY

Ring Sling Safety Babywearing Safely Global Tapestry

The key concepts with safe babywearing in a Ring Sling is:

  • Make sure your baby's face is always uncovered and they can breath easily.
  • Make sure your baby is in an upright position, facing you (tummy to tummy) and high enough so that you can kiss the top of their head/their face.  In a back carry, you should be able to tilt your head back and touch their top of their head with yours.
  • Always check that your baby is OK and comfortable.
  • Make sure that the Sling is evenly firm around you and your baby and that your baby has a good deep seat.

CARRIER SAFETY

Ring Sling Construction Safety Global Tapestry

We have made your Ring Sling with the utmost care and with the highest quality materials:

  • We use safety tested aluminum sling rings that are specifically made for babywearing.
  • We use industrial strength thread with stitching the shoulder.
  • We use at least 3 layers of stitches when sewing the shoulder.
  • We only convert the Ring Slings from new babywearing wraps.
  • The machines we use to sew the Ring Slings are always maintained and are in excellent working order.
  • We include warning and care instruction labels on the Ring Sling for quick reference.
  • We always to a final check of the Ring Sling before sending it to its new home.

You will notice there are large warning labels sewn into the shoulder of the Ring Sling.  These labels are this size due to the standards dictating what warnings must be included, which font and font size must be used, and the inclusion of easy to see proper/improper “how to wear” images.

Yes these labels are big, but they are VERY IMPORTANT.  They are the equivalent to warning labels on child car seats and life jackets.  DO NOT remove these warning labels from your Ring Sling - doing so may void any returns or warranties for the carrier.


WARNING SATEMENTS

  • Read, watch and follow all printed and video instructions before using the Ring Sling to ensure you are using it correctly and your baby is safely positioned within it.
  • Check for ripped seams, torn straps or fabric, and damaged hardware before each use. If any damage is found, stop using the Ring Sling and contact us ASAP.  We will be able to tell you if the issue is superficial and can still be used or if it is structural and cannot be used.  Please do not attempt to fix the problem without contacting us - doing so may void your warranty.
  • For pre-term or low birth weight babies, or children with medical conditions, seek advice from a health professional before using this product.
  • Constantly monitor child and ensure their mouth and nose is unobstructed.  Ensure your child’s chin is not resting on their chest as their breathing may be restricted, leading to suffocation.
  • Always check to ensure all knots, snaps, straps, and adjustments are secure.
  • Never place more than one baby in the Ring Sling at one time. Do not use/wear another babywearing carrying device - such as a sling, wrap or carrier - with the Ring Sling.
  • Check your baby often. Ensure your baby is periodically repositioned.  
  • Never use the Ring Sling when you believe your balance or mobility is compromised, such as from exercise, intoxication, drowsiness, medical illness or impairment.
  • Never wear the Ring Sling while engaging in activities such as cooking, cleaning or consuming hot food/beverages which involve a heat or hot source or exposure to chemicals.
  • Never wear the Ring Sling while driving or being a passenger in a motor vehicle, running, cycling, swimming, skiing, horse riding or completing other strenuous or high risk activities - such as sky diving, rock climbing, climbing a ladder or mowing the lawn.
  • To prevent hazards from falling, ensure your child is securely positioned in the Ring Sling.  Be aware of the increased risk of your child falling out of the carrier as they become more active.
  • Your movement and the child’s movement may affect your balance, therefore take extra care when bending down or learning forwards/sideways.
  • Never leave your baby in the Ring Sling when it is not being worn.  Keep it away from children when it’s not in use.