A ring sling is basically a long piece of fabric with two rings sewn on at one end. The tail end of the fabric is threaded through the two rings to form a pouch for baby. The sling is worn on one shoulder and it can be adjusted easily using the two rings. Ring slings are often chosen because they're ideal for breastfeeding in, are great for popping baby in and out of and are so easy to transfer between parents. With a ring sling you can carry your baby in a variety of positions - tummy to tummy, on the hip or on the back. They are suitable from the newborn stage right through to the toddler years. For more detailed information on ring slings, please see our "Sling Advice" section.