About the weight of the sling, thin or thick?

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:

Thin slings
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.

Medium wrap
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.

Which baby sling to buy?

Wondering which baby sling to buy and what length to choose?

The first sling and what is most important when choosing it.

Just as when buying clothes, it is very important to choose the right size, so with a sling it is also very important.
I give you the lengths of slings usually corresponding to the sizes we wear on a daily basis:

– Size 7: 5.2 m (for clothing size 42)

– Size 6: 4.6 m (for a size 40)

– Size 5: 4.2 m (for a size 38)

– Size 4: 3,6 m (for size 36)

– RS: 1,8m

Size 6, or 4.6, is considered to be the most versatile size to start with

Attention Girls!

Remember, choose the right wrap for your body shape and how big or small your baby is. It is always better to choose a longer sling than a shorter one, because the former will allow you to use more variety of tying options. If you are not sure about the size of the sling, ask your experienced friends, or go for a consultation with a babywearing consultant.

A wrap’s weave is a term used to describe the way the fabric is woven. For the first sling it is best to use a cross twill weave, which guarantees that the sling will be well tightened, which will result in proper stabilization of the baby’s position. We also recommend as the first sling, a kind of weave called heart, cone and herringbone weave – these are jacquard weaves and they work very well during knotting.

Sling’s weight is nothing else than its thickness, which is expressed in grams of fabric per square meter of the sling (g/m2).

At the beginning it’s good to choose wrap with the weight of about 200-250 g/m2, because it provides comfort of carrying a baby up to the weight of about 7-8 kg. Later, it is worth to look for a thicker wrap.

For beginners we recommend slings made of 100% cotton, that is a natural fibre.

It is easy to maintain, airy and supportive.