A ring sling is a quick and ergonomic way to carry your baby. A ring sling is especially suitable for short distances because of the asymmetrical way you carry. With a ring sling you carry your baby on your hip or in front. Useful for children who like to look around. A ring sling is often used for short distances like doing a quick errand or to pick up an older child from school. It is also an ideal carrier when hiking with older children who want in and out because they want to walk. A ring sling is small and so hides easily in a purse, or you could wear your ring sling as a scarf.