How to Choose the Right Sling

Which sling is right for you? Here is a little information to help make your choice easier based on your needs!
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All slings can be used from newborn to toddler (3.6-15kg).
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Flint or another single layered chambray: often 185-210gsm (weight of the fabric) making it the most light weight sling. This is a great for hot summers or warm mommies and babies.  The light weight of the single chambray fabrics makes it easy to use for new users, newborns, and smaller babies, but can start to provide less support if/when baby gets closer to 15kg and preferably be used for shorter ups.


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Double wovens: 210gsm (two light weight layers woven together to make their combined weight 210gsm). A beautiful and stylish fabric which works great for newborns/smaller children to toddlers. Recommended for quick and shorter ups when child reaches 13kg+ for most comfortable support.


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Single colored: 269gsm and the best “all around” sling. This fabric is still light weight yet very supportive. It breaks in quickly (softens up) with daily use or following my tips and tricks in the highlights. Comfortably carries newborns to heavier toddlers (closer to 15kg).


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Herringbone: 310gsm, making it the heaviest fabric so far. These are very soft from the start and easy to use for all ages. This is more appropriate for fall/winter/spring months but can be used in mild summer weather. This gsm will give the most support for longer carries with children reaching max weight limit as well as being soft and cozy slings for newborns.


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Wraps in any of these fabrics have same/similar usage information. Linen is a very durable fabric and will last a long time if cared for properly. Linen is easy to wash and quick to dry. Be sure to use detergents without optical brighteners to avoid lightening the color(s).
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My slings do not get special treatment. They are used for babywearing and go through a lot of rough and tumble; dragged around the house, under the stroller, on the floor of the car, in the grass, sand, sometimes even dirt, on, off, then on again. They get more beautiful with use as the linen softens up, maybe gets some nubs, and are my daily life saver for keeping it together.