Honestly, both serves the same purpose, and I can't answer it without being biased about it. Of course I would say go with the pouch, but that's bcoz I'm useless with folding and tying that I couldn't even do it to save my life. But to others, the ring sling might be the best ever creation. It really depends on the individual.
So here I present a little smackdown between Pouch Sling vs Ring Sling that I have nicked from the Sweet Things Baby Slings Website. Hopefully, this will help explain it better than I can ever write it myself.
*Ring slings are highly adjustable. The fabric threaded through the rings can be taken up or let out to achieve a perfect fit; a ring sling can be shared with family and friends and passed on when the baby outgrows babywearing.
*The tail of the sling, if not sewn shut or "closed", is quite handy for keeping a sleeping baby's head out of the elements and covering boobage while breastfeeding.
*Ring sling tails can include a pocket that will hold a diaper, wipes, bottle, sippy cup, billfold, etc. You can leave the diaper bag in the car.
*The amount of fabric necessary to keep the sling secure feels bulky to some people and, compared to a pouch, it takes a wee bit longer to put on and take off a ring sling.
*Not everyone gets the hang of letting fabric in and out at the tail.
*Some people find the rings to be heavy and annoying.
*Pouch slings are very easy to use. There are no rings or extra lengths of fabric to mess with or position.
*Pouch slings have a very low profile and are comfortable enough to wear under a jacket or into the grocery store in anticipation of a child that elects to squirm out of a shopping cart. Parents of twins can wear two pouch slings at the same time, one across each shoulder.
*Some of our pouches are reversible. Twice the fun!
*Pouches fold up smaller than ring slings.
*Pouch slings must fit an individual's specific measurement in order to be comfortable. If a babywearer changes weight dramatically, a pouch that fit originally will no longer work.
*There is no extra piece of fabric like a tail to cover a baby's head or to facilitate nursing.
Maka, harus la diingatkan, sekiranya korg nak beli pouch, kena la ukur betul2. Biasanya kalo average Msian yg tingginya kurg 156 cm tu, aku rasa, pakai saiz S aje. Unless you have a longer or shorter torso, then maybe you need an XS or M size. Apa2 pon better ukur la. Mcm aku ari tu, senang sbb gi kedai Moms Little One tu terus diaorg ambik pita ukur tu and ukur across the shoulder dah. Kalo order online, kena sendiri make sure la ukuran tu tepat.
Bab2 pouch ni aku nak give credit to Lia, yg introdce kan benda nih kat aku masa aku pregnant dulu. Dia ada wat satu entry psl ni dlm blog dia. Antara soalan naive aku masa tu (yg masih ada dlm kotak komen dia skang) ialah, 'x penyek ke breasts kita?' ahaks!
Jawab Lia, 'Tentulah x, kalo x mesti Angelina Jolie x nak pakai, pasal nnt x seksi!'. (Yes, AJ guna Baby Pouch utk carry Shiloh masa tu.)