15 Things I’ve Found in My Ring Sling Pocket

  1. Diaper and wipes
  2. Wallet
  3. Spare clean burp cloth
  4. Very very very thoroughly used burp cloth
  5. Seriously, should I just throw this thing out instead of keeping it to wash? It’s so gooey.
  6. Ehhh, the pocket is far enough from my face that I can’t smell it
  7. Keys
  8. Pacifier that I still feel guilty about taking from the hospital, but it’s the only one the baby will suck on
  9. Cute fruit-shaped pacifier I’m still holding out hope for
  10. They probably billed me for it, so I shouldn’t feel bad, right?
  11. Loose jellybeans to pop into my toddler’s mouth so she smiles during our family photoshoot JUST SMILE FOR A MINUTE BABY
  12. What even is thi— dehydrated remains formerly known as a used burp cloth
  13. Gerber Puffs
  14. An even tinier ring sling with an even tinier pocket
  15. My phone.

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Becky Patouhas, social media specialist, has been a babywearing educator since 2013. Her favorite part of her job is a tie between seeing all the cute baby pictures and helping parents get that “I can’t believe I can hold my baby AND eat!” moment. A first-generation American and mom of two small boys, she and her family live in Michigan, where she enjoys volunteering with her local babywearing group. Becky loves her Zypora meh dais (she has two!) because they’re so cushy on her shoulders. She always has a Lightly Padded ring sling in her purse because she loves the soft padding, and she thinks Isle of Skye is the best colorway out there!

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