There are three popular types of slings: sling scarf, sling with rings and may-sling. Russian Mum’s Era brand has been manufacturing these baby carriers since 2006. We have something to tell you.

Sling scarf — what it looks like and what it will be convenient for

Sling scarf traditionally considered a universal carrier. It is suitable for children from birth. A sling scarf is a long piece of fabric that wraps around the parent in a special way and holds the baby safely. The child does not sit in this carrier, there is also no point load on the spine (but in the «kangaroos» there is, which is why it is better to choose a sling for babies from birth)! The fabric support of the sling goes along the hips, back, shoulders, the edge of the sling should also support the baby’s head. The baby is placed in a safe M-position (frog position), which is natural for a newborn.

Benefits of a sling scarf:

— the load is evenly distributed on both shoulders of the parent;
— ideal if you need to carry your baby for a long time;
— the back of the parent will be less tired and ill;
— convenient for home, when a parent with a child one-on-one, without assistants
— frees hands for other things;
— soothes the baby, babies in slings often fall asleep;
— helps with colic (in the position «belly to stomach»);
— indicated for increased muscle tone.

The position of the baby in the sling-scarf is physiological and safe with proper winding. Marketplaces usually sell woven sling scarves standard size M (suitable for an adult with a clothing size up to 48), and knitted sling scarves one size (suitable for an adult with a clothing size up to 54th).

In order for mom or dad to figure out exactly how to wind the sling correctly, Mum’s Era has a super-detailed illustrated instruction for each product. It tells you step by step what to do and how to do it. But if even after that something is not clear, you can contact us through the website indicated in the instructions, and we will arrange a free personal video consultation for you. We will analyze all the difficulties and help you finally master the sling.

What age is a baby sling suitable for?

From 0 to 6-12 months. baby — Mum’s Era knitted slings. They are cheaper, but are designed for a baby weighing an average of 8-10 kg. That is, usually it is the first 6-12 months. life of a child (some babies gain weight faster, others slower).

From 0 to 2-3 years old baby — woven sling scarves. They are more expensive, but they are more versatile — they can also be used from birth, but there is no upper weight limit for them. You can carry a 15-kilogram baby, and a heavier one, if necessary.

Sling with rings — what it looks like and what it will be convenient for

Sling with rings — this is a piece of fabric, in one of the edges of which special rings are sewn. The other edge of the sling is fixed with rings, it turns out a “hammock”, in which the baby is placed. The carrier is suitable and recommended for babies from birth. The child does not sit in this carrier, there is no point load on the spine (but in the «kangaroos» there is, which is why it is better to choose a sling for babies from birth)! The baby can be carried in three positions — horizontal «cradle», vertical «on the hip» and vertical «tummy to stomach».

Benefits of a ring sling:

— quick and easy to put on — sling-scarf and may-sling wind longer;
— the easiest type of sling to learn — usually mothers start with it;
— convenient for the home, frees up the hands of an adult — but it is important to alternate the shoulder on which you put on the sling so as not to overload one side of the body;
— ideal for short outings with a child — to the clinic, store or post office;
— the baby in a sling falls asleep faster;
— a sling with rings helps against colic (in the “belly to stomach” position);
— light and compact, you can take with you «just in case», takes up little space in your bag.

What age is a ring sling suitable for a baby?

From birth to 2-3 years. Slings with rings come from a special sling weave fabric (it is also called jacquard or diagonal), and from a plain weave fabric. Woven slings are usually more expensive and more comfortable for heavier babies, while plain weave slings are the most affordable, but they will be less comfortable for a heavy baby.

The sling is one-size, suitable for a child of any size and for an adult with a clothing size up to 54th.

May-sling — what it looks like and what it will be convenient for

May sling is a carrier consisting of a soft fabric back and long, wide shoulder straps. With proper winding, the May-sling provides a safe and physiological position for the baby. The carrier is also suitable from 0 months, but on condition that you have been trained to use it by an experienced consultant. On your own (without a sling consultant) it is easier to master the May-sling from 3-4 months of the child, when he already holds his head well. Therefore, most often in the descriptions of the May-sling you will see the note “suitable from 3-4 months”.

Benefits of a May Sling:

— puts on faster than a sling scarf, while providing the same uniform load on the back of the parent;
— it is convenient for long walks, travel;
— suitable for home use;
— more comfortable in the heat — better ventilated and has fewer layers in the winding than a sling scarf, for example;
— quite easy to learn;
— suitable for home use — it will free the hands of the parent, and the kids quickly fall asleep in the may-sling;
— can be used in the positions “on the stomach”, “on the hip”, “behind the back” — it can also be worn behind the back in a sling-scarf, but it is usually much easier to wind the May-sling behind the back;
— May-sling is more like to be worn by dads, because this sling in winding is most similar to an ergo-backpack.

Up to what age is a May Sling suitable for a child?

From 0 months (in case of development with a sling consultant), from 3-4 months. (in case of independent development of windings and up to 2-3 years.

The sling is one-size, suitable for a child of any size and for an adult with a clothing size up to 54th.

Often mothers buy a set: sling scarf + sling with Mum’s Era rings. Or May-sling + sling with Mum’s Era rings. In this case, there will be carriers for different situations at hand, which is convenient.

In order for mom or dad to figure out exactly how to put on and wear a sling, Mum’s Era has a super-detailed illustrated instruction (included). It tells you step by step what to do and how to do it. But if even after that something is not clear, you can contact us through the website indicated in the instructions, and we will arrange a free personal video consultation for you. On it we will analyze all the difficulties and help to finally master sling.

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