Yes. We find that most women experiencing a normal recovery from a c-section can 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.
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.
Yes! 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 measure approximately 82", our Long slings measure approximately 90", and the Extra Long slings measure approximately 100”. To see how the different lengths fit a variety of body sizes and shapes, check out our Length Guide here. We also offer FREE Length and Fabric Consultations. Book yours here.
Check out our 5-question quiz for our perfect-fit recommendations for you and your babe here. If you’re still unsure, book a FREE Length and Fabric Consultation here and we will help you decide which fabric would work best for your personal needs.
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.
A great reference point is our extensive tutorial library where we take you through the many ways to use ring slings step by step. If you prefer personalized guidance, simply book a FREE Personalized Fit Consultation with Mallory, our babywearing educator, here. In the highly unlikely instance that you don’t fall in love with your hope&plum ring sling after all, our dedicated buy/sell/trade 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 diaper 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.
Due to large volumes of orders during special events, some items can sell out very quickly. Adding an item to your shopping cart does not reserve that item until you’ve completed the entire checkout process and have paid for your order.
You can cancel your order within 24 hours by sending an email with your order number to firstname.lastname@example.org. However, if your order happens to ship before we process your request we, unfortunately, won’t be able to stop it.
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