The high quality woven fabric that is used for DIDYMOS baby wraps is also used to make DidySlings. A ring sling may not be as versatile as a classic baby wrap however, it is very convenient and easy to use. The ease of being able to pop baby in and out quickly makes this a very popular method of carrying baby! It is an excellent carrier for newborns and for quick “ups & downs” with toddlers. The process is simple: thread the fabric through the rings (this only needs to be done with the first wear!), slip the sling over your head and onto the shoulder, place baby inside, and tighten the fabric through the rings. Ring slings are much appreciated for their ease of use and the DidySling offers the same qualities as found in DIDYMOS woven wraps in terms of support, diagonal stretch, durability and high quality.
The DidySling makes it easy to carry baby in front, on the hip hip and even at the back. To create the DidySling, the fabric is simply gathered around the rings and sewn together. The gathered “shoulder style” conforms ideally to any shoulder size and type and is very comfortable. We recommend the DidySling for a front carry only until baby has adequate core, neck and head control before transitioning to the hip and back. The DidySling is made with 87 mm anodized aluminium rings specifically for use in baby carriers. The final sling is tested to carry babies up to 35 lbs. One can successfully carry baby from the newborn stage right to toddler and preschool age! All DidySlings are sewn in Ludwigsburg, Germany, the home base of DIDYMOS.
Didymos offers the gathered shoulder DidySling. The gathered “shoulder style” conforms ideally to any shoulder size and type and is very comfortable. However, a pleated shoulder style can be made upon request. The edges of the sling, just like the woven wraps, have double hems that won’t pinch or dig in to baby. The Didymos Ring Sling has one end of fabric sewn on to the Sling Rings with a sling tail that features a tapered end which allows for beautiful drape and less bulk. The Didymos Ring Sling is offered in two different sizes with the length being measured along the shorter edge. This should be noted as most other sling manufacturers will measure their length on the long side of a tapered edge or along the centre of the sling.
The DidySling is available in two sizes.
Both sizes feature one end sewn enclosing the rings and the other end, a tail with a tapered end just as you see with the Didymos woven wraps.
Size 1 measures 170-180 cm / 67-71 inches (The length is measured along the shorter edge. Length measured on the longer side is approximately 190-200 cm / 75-79 inches). This length is suited for persons wearing sizes up to Large or size 16 US/CAN. If you are not sure, please measure the upper part of your body, from one shoulder down to the opposite waist height and back to the shoulder, just the way you will put on the sling. If you measure not more than 140 cm / 55 inches , a size 1 should fit!
Size 2 measures 200-210 cm / 79-83 inches (The length is measured along the shorter edge. Length measured on the longer side is approximately 220-230 cm / 87-97 inches).
For people that like a short tail, it is better to to purchase a size 1. For people that like a longer tail, it is better to purchase a size 2. The tail of the sling should never be shorter than 6″ and never longer than your knees as it could then become a tripping hazzard.
Getting Started with a DidySling!
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Safety & Positioning
Starting out with a ring sling
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Didymos Ring Sling Instructions
Every Didymos Ring Sling comes with an instructional booklet! Here is an electronic version to bookmark!
Didymos Ring Sling How to Video!
Direct from Didymos! How to use your sling!
How to thread the DidySling
Thread the sling by pulling the tail of the fabric through the middle of both rings and then back again over the outside ring and through the middle of the inside ring. Ensure the fabric is spread evenly through the rings and that the two rails – both inside and outside are not overlapped. The rails should be visible and accessible in order to easily adjust the sling.
If the fabric is not lying evenly through the slings, this can make adjusting thefabric more difficult and could cause the sling fabric to slip later on. Therefore, troubleshoot by loosening the fabric between the rings by pulling up on the bottom ring and gently lifting a bit of the fabric out. Spread the fabric between the rings by walking it through over your thumb from rail to rail. Pull the tail down back through the rings again.
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