Why order SlingRings?
Our rings are made specifically for use in baby carriers. We designed them to be lightweight, colorful and free of welds. They are strength tested, smoothed, and made of only the strongest materials. They are made in the USA, in our home business, with strict quality controls.
How do I know the rings are safe?
All of our rings are individually tested to ensure safety and strength. Our rings are also tested for strength and lead/heavy metal/etc. in an independent laboratory to ensure strength and non-toxicity.
Is it okay for my baby to chew on the rings?
We are careful to smooth out the rings and use non-toxic materials, as we know that babies find our rings irresistible.
Which is better, nylon or aluminum?
We designed our aluminum rings to have all of the same great characteristics of our nylon rings. They are smooth, strong, safe and weld-free. They are lightweight and come in twelve great colors. The nylon and aluminum rings come in slightly different sizes. The nylon rings are thicker, and easier to adjust. The aluminum rings are grippier, and fancier looking. The colors are slightly different. The nylon rings are slightly more durable. Either ring should work for a number of different applications; you are safe choosing the size and color that best appeal to you.
What size are the rings?
All rings are measured from the inside edge to the other inside edge. This is their inner diameter (ID)
- The nylon rings are SMALL 2 1/4"(5.7 cm), MED 2 5/8" (6.7 cm), LARGE 2 7/8" (7.3 cm) and are 0.4" (1 cm) thick.
- The aluminum rings are SMALL 2" (5 cm) MED 2.5" (6.4 cm), LARGE 3" (7.6 cm) and 0.25" (.64 cm) thick.
More information about the ring sizes is available under "choosing ring sizes"
Which size rings should I order?
In general, use small rings for thin, slippery fabrics or water slings. Use medium rings for shirt-weight fabrics. Use large rings for pants weight or winter weight fabrics, for very "grippy" handwoven fabrics and for 2 layer or reversible slings. Ring size does not depend on the height or weight of you or your baby. More information is available under "choosing ring sizes"
Which size rings for solarveil?
Use small rings for solarveil or mesh water slings. Nylon or aluminum will both work. Aluminum are smaller. Both are safe for use in a chlorine environment.
Which size rings for an onbuhimo or other waist straps?
Use small rings for an onbuhimo or WCMT waist straps, etc.
How do I wash my rings?
It is fine to wash slings made with our rings in a regular washer. They can also be dried in the drier. The aluminum rings are lightweight and will not hurt your drier, but if you are concerned about the noise they make, you can put a sock over the rings before you put the sling in the drier. You should check your sling and rings carefully after they are washed and dried and before you wear them again.
What color are your rings?
Currently nylon rings are available in black, white, grey, ivory and brown (the "neutrals") and navy, blue, green, purple and pink. (the "colors")
Aluminum rings are at present available in black, silver, gold, slate (a greyish blue) and brown/bronze (the "neutrals") and blue, green, purple, turquoise, red, pink, and our newest color, orange. (the "colors").
Will the color come off my rings?
No. The color is anodized onto the aluminum rings -- it becomes part of the metal, and will not lose its color with time. Deep scratches in the rings will show the color of the unanodized aluminum underneath. The color is fully integrated in the nylon rings as well.