The rings are non-welded aluminum made specifically for baby carriers; they have been submitted to rigorous testing to ensure the highest quality. Knowing this makes me feel confident to carry my baby and not worry about slipping or breaking.
Brook is very generous and was wonderful to work with to work with!! Not only did she give me the sling to review but she gave me options in colors. Since we didn't know the sex of our baby at the time I chose the wheat; a few days later she sent me an email with a picture of 3 different ribbons that would go with the material. Wow, talk about customer service!! I was a very happy person at this point and got even more excited when I opened the package to find this beautifully wrapped sling.
The ribbon is used at the pocket and near the rings. I really like the idea of a pocket, it is large enough to hold a pacifier, burp cloth, or my cell phone and wallet.
Since our little one is not here yet I cannot tell you how comfortable the sling is or how easy it is to adjust and maneuver in. However, on my recent trip to NY I was at the mall with some friends and one realized I had brought my sling to show her and used it to carry her 13 month old around for a few minutes. She did say it was comfortable and she seemed to get her angel in and out without any problems.
My Sweet Punkin Patch also offers a beautiful selection of bibs, wipes, and pouch slings (these are made specifically for you using your measurements!!