Yes. Ring slings can typically be used from birth. If your babe is under 8 pounds, we recommend talking to your doctor before using your sling.
Yes! hope&plum ring slings are rated for kids up to 35 pounds in weight. That makes them the perfect solution for newborns through to toddlers.
Yes. We find that most women experiencing a normal recovery from a c-section start using ring slings around 2-4 weeks after the procedure. We recommend keeping your sling high to reduce pressure on the scar and discontinuing use if you feel uncomfortable at all.
Yes, they are. hope&plum ring slings have been tested and certified to ensure your child's safety and comply with the safety standards set forth by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. We’re also certified hip-healthy, which means you can babywear with peace of mind. Despite our rigorous testing, proper use is essential for safe babywearing. We highly recommend reviewing and practicing the recommended carrying techniques in our tutorial videos.
Yes. Life with children can be messy, so we’ve designed our ring slings to be easy to clean. Depending on the extent of the stains, either machine wash, spot treat, or hand wash your ring sling. Read more about our care instructions here.
hope&plum ring slings are hand-sewn in Minnesota by work-at-home mothers. Not only does producing locally reduce our impact on the planet, the fair wages we pay also directly support local families.
Our current ring sling range comes in a choice of linen, linen/cotton and our signature hemp/cotton blend. They all have different features, get softer with use and have a valid space in our sling lineup for a reason. Our linen and linen/cotton blends are lightweight and breathable yet extremely strong. Both come in a single layer. The signature hope&plum hemp/cotton blend is incredibly supportive yet soft and moldable. It absorbs moisture and keeps you (and your babe) feeling dry and cool in the warmer months and snuggly warm when it’s chilly. This blend comes in a double layer.
Yes. Every sling can be worn 3 different ways. The double aluminum ring system combined with our soft fabrics allows you to perfectly mold the sling to your body. And that means several caregivers can use the same ring sling without any issues.
All hope&plum ring slings are size-inclusive and come in 4 fully adjustable lengths. They’re designed to support all parents and babes. Our Short slings are made to measure approximately 74", the Mid slings 82", our Long slings 90", and the Extra Long slings 100”. We have a length guide with pictures here and we also offer FREE 1:1 Fabric and Length Discussions. Book yours here.
Check out our 5-question quiz for our perfect-fit recommendations for you and your babe here.
The rings are made of aluminum, which compliments our fabrics with their strength, longevity, and beauty. Each ring is meticulously hand-forged. The small cosmetic imperfections that can come with hand-forged products do not affect the functionality or safety of the rings.
No. With every babywearing product, there’s a learning curve that goes with it. To make your ring sling journey as easy as possible, check out our extensive tutorial library on our Instagram.
A great reference point is our extensive tutorial library on Instagram where we take you through the many ways to use ring slings step by step. If you prefer personalized guidance, simply book a FREE 1:1 Fit Consultation here. In the highly unlikely instance that you don’t fall in love with your hope&plum ring sling after all, our dedicated buy/swap/sell Facebook Community allows you to sell your hope&plum ring sling to another grateful new owner. You can find it here.
Nope! hope&plum ring slings are lightweight and compact so they fit perfectly into your handbag or baby bag. It’s the perfect practical alternative to strollers in large crowds, where space is limited or when you want to keep your baby extra close.
Yes. hope&plum ring slings give you the freedom to nurse or bottle-feed discreetly wherever and whenever so you can get on with life while nurturing your babe. Ring slings are your perfect feeding companion, no matter how you go about it.
“hope&plum has given me the chance to feel like I can manage the load without having to sacrifice those fleeting bonding moments that I might not get back.”
Ordering your sling
We do! Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions on how you can redeem them at checkout. Buy yours here.
You can find our refund and exchange policy here.
Yup! It’s worth noting that orders using a discount code are final.
You can cancel your order within 24 hours by sending an email with your order number to email@example.com. However, if your order happens to ship before we process your request we, unfortunately, won’t be able to stop it.
“I choose slings because they are comfy, versatile & cute! Being able to wear my baby in the same carrier through newborn-toddler/small child age is a huge plus!”
Support for you and your sling
You can reach us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you happen to be less than 100% satisfied with your ring sling simply contact us by email on email@example.com so we can find a solution with you.
Please use the tracking number in your shipping confirmation to track your parcel. If you come across unexpected delays that you can’t resolve using your tracking number, please contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org so we can investigate.