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Ring sling for hip carry

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ScottishInSwitzerland Thu 05-Sep-13 21:30:29

I have a connecta integra and a stretchy Kari me.

I still use the connecta fairly often with both my 18 month old and 3.5 year old (!!). But the Kari me only infrequently and then only for hip carry.

I was speaking to a friend/acquaintance about this and she said I'd be better with a woven ring sling for hip carry. She's offered to sell me one of hers (she has a vast collection I think it's a bit of a hobby smile.

The only thing is price. I bought my Kari me new for £45 but from looking at eBay I might be lucky to get £10 for it now.

She is selling a size four Zara woven ring sling. She sent me a link which I will try to copy over. She paid 90 euro and wants 65 for it.

So i would appreciate opinions on whether I need this sling and whether the price seems reasonable??


ScottishInSwitzerland Thu 05-Sep-13 21:31:16

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ScottishInSwitzerland Thu 05-Sep-13 21:31:36

Try again!

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PinkPepper Thu 05-Sep-13 21:34:05

£65 probably is about reasonable but you could get a wrap conversion ringsling for less. Are you on Facebook there's some good groups for selling and buying

ScottishInSwitzerland Thu 05-Sep-13 21:34:48

Hmm. This is getting tiresome. Maybe I should preview my messages. Somebody will come on and think ooh that's a popular thread it's got 500 messages on it and they will all be me trying to link


ScottishInSwitzerland Thu 05-Sep-13 21:35:03

Yay!!! It worked

ScottishInSwitzerland Thu 05-Sep-13 21:36:48

It's not £65 it's 65 euros (I'm abroad). So I think that's about £55.

After my Kari me fiasco I am worried about sinking more money I won't get back into a sling.

How long will I likely use the ring sling for? Bearing in mind my youngest child is 18 months and I don't intend having any more

ScottishInSwitzerland Thu 05-Sep-13 21:51:59

Sorry another question. Can I get my Kari me converted? It's a stretchy wrap.

gotadifferentnamenow Fri 06-Sep-13 16:38:36

Wovens and ring slings tend to pretty much hold their value. I've bought second hand and sold on for same price via facebook, so losing only postage and paypal fees. I wouldn't like to speak with authority on that partic sling, though.
I'm surprised you can't get a bit more than a tenner for your kari-me. I would have guesstimated twenty quid or so for it. Facebook is better for sling trading than ebay imo.

ScottishInSwitzerland Fri 06-Sep-13 19:23:23

Thanks. I Did look on Facebook but the only sling but and sell group I could find was a specific Sheffield one.

SweetTeaVodka Sat 07-Sep-13 01:52:37

For Facebook sling trading, try searching these groups: Slings and Things FSOT; Babywearing FSOT; Affordable Baby Slings.

I'm not sure you could convert your stretchy to a ring sling as I was told by a sling consultant that you need the 3 passes of fabric over baby to provide enough support and be safe. Even with 3 once my DD was interested in goings on around her she would twist and lean out. I've never heard of a stretchy ring sling, certainly.

SweetTeaVodka Sat 07-Sep-13 01:54:59

Forgot to say, have a look at PAXbabyMom on YouTube for an excellent video on using ring slings with toddlers! Can't link as I'm on my phone I'm afraid.

ScottishInSwitzerland Sat 07-Sep-13 10:52:35

Thanks sweet I will investigate

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