What is the weight of a baby sling?
Weight is the weight of one square meter of fabric, expressed in grams. No fabric has a predetermined weight, but it is often determined by the type of weave, the thickness and weight of the fibers.
Sling can be divided into three groups, according to their weight:
Sling having from 190 to about 250 g/m2 is classified as low-weight sling. This kind of cloth is perfect for the beginning of our adventure with slings and wraps. They are perfect for learning how to wrap, they tighten up well on a newborn. They are quite thin, so they can be tied in many ways, especially during hot days. Unfortunately, the weight of the baby is more noticeable than in the case of thicker wraps.
Wrap “medium” is made of sling that weighs between 260 g and 290 g/m2. This thickness is probably the most popular and universal. They are suitable for almost all children. They can be tied in many ways, the same cloth fits to persons with various sizes.
The third group includes wrap of over 300g/m2. They do not have any rigidities (like a flexible cloth or woven cloth), allowing for carrying a child according to physiology of young spike. They do not have any rigidities (like a flexible cloth or woven cloth), allowing for carrying a child according to physiology of young spike. Let’s remember that this wrap is fluffier, so for some of the bindings we may need bigger size than usually.
There is a belief that thinner wraps will be perfect for small children, while thicker ones will be more supportive and will work better for heavier babies, but remember that everything is a matter of individual choice.
It all depends on our liking, experience and comfort. It’s also worth to observe how our babies react to a given sling and whether they want to cooperate with it.
Choosing a sling, you shouldn’t be guided only by its weight. Let’s remember about the weave and its composition, and the best solution is the ubiquitous “feel the sling”, because there is nothing like to touch the sling itself and put our baby in it, to find out that it is the perfect one.