Ring slings are quick to learn, and adjust easily from one caregiver to another! Most folks let the tail hang, but if you want to get it out of the way, there are a variety of ways to do so! What is your favorite?
Photo graphic of six images of a tan skin bespectacled Asian woman wearing a sleeping toddler on her front in a saturated bright teal and deep periwinkle ring sling with large abstract plaid cross hatch pattern and purple rings (Plaidass Juliette). They're outside in the snow.
Let it hang
This is a great way to show off both sides of your beautiful baby carrier. As the tail passes through the rings we get that flash of the pattern and colors from the other side of the wrap.
The extra length of your ring sling can be easily tucked around the rings of the carrier to keep that tail neat and out of the way of your adventures.
Tuck and flip
A perfect hybrid between the let it hang and tuck it, this one is great for shortening the length of the tail while still adding style and the color pop from the other side.
Tuck and wrap
Tucking the tail and wrapping the rings is a great way to protect your little one from the very cold or very hot rings during extremes of weather. A beautiful way to use up the length of the tails while practical too!
Got a seat popper? Of course you do! Reinforce your seat with your tail length by spreading the tail across your little one's bum and back. A quick tuck under baby's bum will keep your seat in place during your next dance party or excited bounce.
Walk around like this
For those moments when you need that extra Extra flounce. Maybe your tail is your super hero cape while you conquer that to-do list or just a beautiful accessory at that dressy event.
Title of graphic is 'Tales of a Ring Sling "Tail."' Text above title indicates who created the graphic, @WearingPluotAndKumquat.
Top row left image has tail of sling hanging down and caption "let it hang."
Top middle image has tail of sling tucked under rings and caption "tuck it."
Top right image has tail tucked under rings and flipped over the rings over the rings after being tucked under and up, caption "tuck and flip."
Bottom left image has the tail wrapped around the rings and caption "tuck and wrap."
Bottom middle image has the tail spread over toddler's back and pulled up underneath between toddler and Mama to create a second knee to knee seat.
Bottom right image has Mama holding up the tail to show off both sides of the wrap, caption "walk around like this."