Storchenwiege Ring Sling Review
What’s great about ring slings? We love them! Used from birth to toddler, they have a slight learning curve, but once mastered have incredible up and down ease of carry.
I wasn’t sure what I’d reach to first with Jay when she was born. It transpired to be a ring sling, her small new body fit so snuggly inside it and the woven fabric held her just right. As she is growing ring slings still play a big part in our daily sling wearing. Mainly for the afternoon school run when I take the car. We don’t have a pushchair (yet) and so I pop her in one and it makes the dash into school so much more seamless. I carried my older daughter in ring slings until she was about 2 and so I’m sure we’ll continue using them for a while.
Storchenwiege are a great company, who offer in my opinion technically superior woven fabrics for a budget price. They are a family run business, headed up by textile engineers, with their slings originally being designed to carry their families children. The fabric has a really bouncy, yet supportive, diagonal stretch and is made in an environmentally friendly way being free from harmful substances (which is always good to know).
I have been using the Storchenwiege Leo Cafe Ring Sling. It has a gathered shoulder and you can see the colours, diamond weave and definitions well here:
The only downside for me about this sling is the colour, but it wasn’t my choice and luckily if you are looking to buy they have a good selection of colours to take your pick from.
Initially I wondered if the fabric might be too grippy as Storch is renowned for needing breaking in and being thicker with more texture. However I found this ring sling a pleasure to use. The grip in the fabric held everything in place, but yet the fabric still slid between the rings comfortably.
The gathered shoulder fitted well and hugged me as I tightened baby into position. I didn’t find this pulled up as I wore it and the fabric spread evenly offering great weight distribution and comfort.
I know have tried a range of ring slings in the library and to date this is my favourite. I am enjoying using the Storch woven wraps too and can fully vouch for the comfort their fabric offers you.