Posted on August 25 2015
"I have had the privilege of being able to host a kindred ring sling prototype and am so happy Kindred has decided to branch out in this way!
Before I received the sling I was nervous about the Tencel being slippery through the rings, I even told Halli this was a concern when she first brought up the idea. Well, I guess that shows me what happens when you assume…oops. I have owned and tried quite a few wrap conversion ring slings and should know by now not to judge before trying one out. Ballard locked into place with the rings and did not budge, but was still easy to tighten, which makes me think maybe the tencel actually helps hold? Not sure how thats possible, but I literally ran away form a rain squall while wearing my two year old and it didn’t slip at all. That's more than magic, it's just plain weird. This is the main quality I look for in a ring sling, one that stays where I put it, and I am so glad to say Kindred hit that nail on the head.
Kindred decided to do a gathered shoulder, which is my favorite so I was very pleased. It laid well over my shoulder, weight spread evenly, and was not too bulky. I wore my Ballard RS for over an hour while my son (who is 30 pounds) napped, and while he was not weightless, because that's impossible these days, it was surprisingly very comfortable for me, which is rare with one shoulder support. The sling measured 75” from rings to tail down the middle, which I found to be a lovely length; not too short, not too long, but juuuuuuust right. smile emoticon
I don’t really need to comment on the beauty of the design since you have all seen the classic beauty in wrap form, but I will say that I appreciate how easily it lends itself to everything in my closet.
Thank you, Kindred, for allowing me the opportunity to help your business grow into new avenues of babywearing!" -Kellen G.