How safe is a sling for the health of a newborn baby and his mother?

In fact, not all slings are cre­at­ed equal. More pre­cise­ly, it is impor­tant to dis­tin­guish a sling from a kan­ga­roo or oth­er non-ergonom­ic car­ri­ers. It is safer to wear a new­born baby in a sling — this car­ri­er adapts to the child and his phys­i­o­log­i­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics!

Kan­ga­roo gives only the appear­ance of sup­port­ing the child. In such a car­ri­er, the child hangs on the crotch, the legs dan­gle freely, not sup­port­ed by any­thing. This is an unnat­ur­al posi­tion, the load on the child’s frag­ile spine is often exces­sive. The moth­er’s back also suf­fers — thin straps cut into the back, the child hang­ing in front shifts the cen­ter of grav­i­ty of the par­ents, forc­ing them to con­stant­ly strain their back mus­cles. Usu­al­ly this type of car­ri­er cap­ti­vates with its appar­ent sim­plic­i­ty: you don’t need to do any­thing, put the baby in and go. But there are, after all, more impor­tant ques­tions — how much the moth­er’s back can with­stand with such a load, and how the baby will feel in such a car­ri­er.

Slings, unlike kan­ga­roos, are fine­ly tuned for a spe­cif­ic child. The sling tight­ly cov­ers the back of the moth­er, dis­trib­utes the weight of the child so that it feels like an exten­sion of its own body. Com­fort­able for baby, com­fort­able for mom. In addi­tion, slings are suit­able for new­borns, and for old­er babies, and for chil­dren who are start­ing to walk. Uni­ver­sal car­ri­er — buy once, and it is enough for the entire peri­od of infan­cy.

Will I be able to figure out how to wind the sling myself? Can you do it quickly?

A sling is a piece of fab­ric that needs to be wound in a spe­cial way. Nat­u­ral­ly, at the begin­ning, this can cause con­cern for mom or dad — but will we fig­ure it out, can we use it? And are we wast­ing our mon­ey?

First, if you buy Mum’s Era sling, then com­plete with the car­ri­er you will receive a very detailed illus­trat­ed instruc­tion. Every­thing is very detailed and not scary at all. Usu­al­ly 80% of moms and dads mas­ter the sling on their own and quick­ly. They write about it lat­er in the reviews.

Sec­ond­ly, when buy­ing a Mum’s Era sling, you also get a free wrap­ping con­sul­ta­tion from us. If some­thing does not work out accord­ing to the instruc­tions, we will pro­vide you with such a per­son­al video con­sul­ta­tion with­in 30 days after the pur­chase. (read more about it in the descrip­tion of Mum’s Era slings). A pro­fes­sion­al con­sul­tant will help you under­stand what is wrong with wind­ing, why you might be uncom­fort­able, why your baby might not like it — and how to quick­ly fix it. Sub­se­quent­ly, wind­ing the sling will take you from 30 sec­onds to a cou­ple of min­utes.

In gen­er­al, a new­born baby is safer and more com­fort­able to wear in a sling than in a kan­ga­roo. The sling sup­ports the baby’s frag­ile spine at every point, and dis­trib­utes the load on the moth­er’s back.

How to choose the right sling for a newborn? Eyes run wide. What should be taken into account?

Here are two impor­tant nuances that are impor­tant when choos­ing a sling for a new­born.

one. Choose a sling depend­ing on how long you will be car­ry­ing your baby. If the baby is “man­u­al”, does not lie in the stroller and crib, wants to be on the han­dles all the time and you do not have assis­tants, car­ry­ing on two shoul­ders is more suit­able for you, this sling scarf. It will be com­fort­able to wear for a long time. But if you plan to use a sling only from time to time, for exam­ple, to go to a clin­ic with a child, where you can’t go with a stroller, or go out into the fresh air for 5 min­utes before going to bed, it’s quite pos­si­ble to do sling with rings. This sling is very quick to put on and take off. The load in it goes to one shoul­der of the moth­er, so the shoul­ders need to be alter­nat­ed from time to time so that the back mus­cles are loaded sym­met­ri­cal­ly.

2. Pay atten­tion to the fab­ric of the sling, its com­po­si­tion. The fab­ric should be soft, nat­ur­al, plas­tic. The sling should fit the body so that there are as few folds as pos­si­ble, it should not slip and untie.

Per­fect for new­borns Mum’s Era knit­ted slings — they are made of soft inter­lock, but they are only suit­able for a child weigh­ing 8–10 kg.

Can be used from birth Mum’s Era woven wraps is a car­ri­er that is made of a spe­cial sling fab­ric, soft, with a spe­cial weave that per­fect­ly dis­trib­utes the weight. In such slings, you can car­ry your baby from birth up to a weight of 15 kg.

Tex­tile Mum’s Era ring slings also designed for new­borns — we use only nat­ur­al, hypoal­ler­genic mate­ri­als — cot­ton or cot­ton with linen. Note: slings with linen can be harsh until the first wash, but this quick­ly pass­es, and besides, they have unde­ni­able advan­tages. Cot­ton-linen slings with rings are suit­able for the heat, because linen has greater air and mois­ture per­me­abil­i­ty, respec­tive­ly, in a cot­ton-linen sling in sum­mer it will be cool­er than in cot­ton.

Car­ry your baby com­fort­ably and safe­ly!