#LoveHandmade Sponsor Spotlight: Uchi Ring Sling

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As many of you know, I’m an avid baby-wearer. I started wearing Grady when he was a newborn (and still wear him now) and now I wear Haley, too! I’ve tried a ton of types and brands of baby carriers, but I definitely have a favorite. My go to carrier is by far a ring sling. It’s the carrier I grab when Haley’s fussy, the carrier that gets shoved in the diaper bag on the way out the door, and there’s always one in the car. You can never have too many! They come in so many different colors that it’s impossible not to find one you like.

Uchi_Logo_Ring_SlingsYou’ll find tons of WAHM’s out there making ring slings and wraps. My new favorite is from a little shop called Uchi. Technically it’s not really a store, as you’ll only find them at St. Albert’s Farmer’s Market in Western Canada, but you can buy them online, too! Mariela, the owner and the woman who does all the sewing, sent me one of her Mayan Delight Ring Slings to try. It is absolutely gorgeous! One of the prettiest slings I own.

The fabric is nice and soft but durable (cotton/polyester blend). It kind of reminds me of a woven wrap but not as thick. It’s pretty lightweight and I’ve enjoyed wearing it this summer without getting too hot. She travels all the way from Canada to Mexico to get it! The rings are aluminum so they’re very sturdy and you don’t have to worry about them breaking or anything. The rings are sewn in a little different than my other slings which are pleated. This sling has the fabric gathered together so it creates a little bit more padding on your shoulder when you wear it. The sewing is very good quality. Nice and neat stitching that’s reinforced at the rings for added safety.

Uchi_Ring_Sling_Newborn_babywearingIt’s very comfortable to wear although I find that the shoulder area is wider than my other slings, so I have a little less range of motion on my arm and the fabric tends to slide up on my neck occasionally. I’m pretty small though, so I think that it has a lot more to do with my size than the sling itself.

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If you’re not familiar with wearing a ring sling, you’ll want to look over the directions that she includes with your purchase. They’re very easy to use, but it does take some practice to get it right. I won’t go into specifics because that warrants it’s own post! Her directions are straight forward and easy to follow, although I learned a little different. She threads the sling while having it on, and I like to pre-thread my sling before putting it on. Personal preference though! Either way works!

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Do you baby-wear? Use a ring sling? She has so many to choose from. What’s your favorite?

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BUY IT: You can purchase the Mayan Delight Ring Sling in a multitude of colors, like the one I reviewed, on the Uchi website for $75- $80. It is a Canadian shop, so if you’re in the US you’ll be paying shipping, too. Even so, it’s still a good price for a ring sling. She also makes some wraps, ponchos, and nursing covers!

Don’t forget to check out Uchi on Facebook to stay up to date on any new fabrics and sales!

WIN IT: One lucky According to Jenny reader is going to win a Mayan Delight Ring Sling in the print shown above! Isn’t it lovely? It’s part of my prize package for the Fall in Love with Handmade Giveaway. You can enter here through 9/14/12!

Although I was sent a complimentary item for review purposes, I was not paid or enticed to write an awesome review for this product!  All opinions expressed are 100% mine! Logo and product photos are curtesy of Uchi.

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Comments

  1. That sling is beautiful! I am a bit nervous about trying one because I’m afraid I won’t get it right but I’m willing to practice because I really want to wear my baby when he comes!

  2. What a beautiful ring sling! I love to baby wear as well. Hope I win!! :)

  3. I love the fabric used for this sling!! I also love ring slings. I love how easy they are to put on and take off and how easy it is to get baby comfortable!!

  4. I have recently “joined” the babywearing club. :) We started with a Seven Sling for a review, it was okay. Then we bought a very gently used Moby Wrap and am in LOVE! I’d love to try a ring sling.

  5. Rahel Moore says:

    I love the look of the hot pink sling! I am nervous to try it because I had a hard time baby wearing my 2 boys! Would love to win one!!

  6. I have never tried a ring sling, but would love to! I really like the Black Aqua Mesh Ring Sling Banded :)

  7. Love the bright colours in this wrap!

  8. I love these gorgeous fabrics. I have always wanted to try a ring sling.

  9. This is incredible! I am blown away by her fabrics. The wraps seem really great too! Besides the sling in your giveaway, I really like the green paisley sling!

  10. The Mayan Delight Sling Ring is absolutely stunning! Baby wearing really is the way to go!!

  11. Bethany Beer says:

    This looks like a really nice sling, thanks for the info.

  12. I loved my ring sling with my older kids. I need one for this baby since I passed mine on. She uses lovely fabrics for her slings!

  13. Michelle Ferguson says:

    I love baby wearing! I had a ring sling when my baby was a newborn and absolutely loved it!

  14. Never tried a ring sling carrier.. Looks good for a newborn though!

  15. I usually use wraps, but I would love a ring sling for popability.

  16. I really want to try a ringsling but can’t justify buying another carrier to my hubby! :/ I tried the Moby but never worked well an I have an Ergo but a ring sling would be nice for a hip carry now that little one is getting bigger!

  17. Hannah Avery says:

    THis sling is very pretty. I used to live in Mexico, so this would be so cool to have! I have a ring sling that I carried my son in when he was younger. It is black, and I liked it quite well!

  18. I’m new to baby wearing, with my first LO. We currently have a moby and a becco gemini. I have really wanted to try a woven wrap, but the learning curve is a little intimidating. I’m thinking the ring sling is a good stepping stone. It is so pretty and looks easy to use.

  19. I love this sling! The fabric looks like it would be so wonderful and light and not too warm! I hope I can get it!

  20. I would love to get a ring sling. I currently wear our daughter in a Moby and she is a happy little clam. However, I’d love to switch it up and carrier her in a ring sling. This giveaway would allow me the ability to do that. I’d love to get one in the Purple Aqua Mesh. I adore purple : )

  21. I would love to try a ring sling! We have an ergo but it is hard for me to wear!

  22. Danielle Mitchell says:

    I have a couple of carriers and wraps, but I have never tried a ring sling. Your review makes me really want to try one! I like that the Uchi has more padding on the shoulder, sounds comfy!

  23. Julie O'Brien says:

    I really want to win, I need one of these, our youngest is so attached to me, and I am okay with that, I love it :) but that does not mean I can stop doing mommy stuff like my chores. I really want to win for this main prize :) thank you

  24. I would loveto win this wrap! My munchkin loves to be worn :)

  25. Tina Tapia says:

    That sling is GORGEOUS! I’ve never heard of this company. I would love to try them someday!

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