West Coast Sewing Co is a new Canadian baby carrier company that makes beautiful, double sided ring slings. I’m always on the lookout for what’s up and coming in the babywearing world, so when I came across these stunning baby slings, I couldn’t wait to try one out!
What I Love About West Coast Sewing Co Ring Slings
The main draw of these slings is their double layered design. One side is a soft, 100% organic cotton twill with a pattern printed on it, one side is a strong 100% linen* in a complementary, solid color. The two layers of thin fabric make for a thin yet strong baby sling, with the softness of cotton and support of linen.
They currently have 5 colourways available and each one is unique and breathtaking. It is fully reversible, so you show whichever side you'd prefer, depending on your occasion. These beautiful, reversible colourways are really what sets this baby carrier brand apart and makes their ring slings shine.
Both sides were soft right out of the box, but a quick wash, dry and steam iron made it even softer and more moldable. Each layer of fabric is quite thin, but together they are incredibly soft and supported. The added thickness of having two layers makes it slightly harder for beginners to adjust through the rings, but the fabric should break in and become even easier to use as time goes on.
If you prefer a thinner sling, I believe they have a single layer linen sling, with a decorative piece of printed cotton near the bottom, so it’s thinner, lighter and easier for a beginner to use.
These slings are 76 inches/193 cm, which is plenty of length for wearers of all sizes and wearees of all ages to get a good fit. One lovely feature of this company is that they also offer custom sizing on request, if you like the look of a shorter end piece/tail or prefer a bit more length.
This sling is tested for babies from 8 to 35 lbs. It suitable for full term newborns and will be super cuddly with a squishy new baby. It can be used through toddlerhood, and the linen layer means it will continue to feel supportive as your baby grows. I love using this sling with both my 9 month old and 2.5 year old.
The Benefits of Using a Ring Sling to Wear Your Baby
Ring slings are wonderful because they're quick and convenient. You can stash one in your diaper bag and just put it on and pop baby in when he starts to fuss on an outing. You can easily loosen and retighten, so nursing in this baby carrier is a breeze. With a little practice, you'll be able to get your toddler in and out in seconds, so a ring sling is the best baby carrier for busy toddlers who can't decide if they want to be up or down.
No matter which pattern you choose, you can't go wrong with any of these stunning, comfortable ring slings from West Coast Sewing Co, to take you through your babywearing journey.
*Disclaimer: I received this ring sling in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.*