Whether you are looking for a baby wrap or a ring sling, Babylonia slings have an option for you, at a reasonable price. They are also fairtrade and use organic cotton.
If you are new to babywearing, and not sure where to start then do contact us, with 10 baby sling consultants on staff we can give you tailored expert advice. Pop into our shop (between Dundalk and Newry) to try on carriers and see which you prefer, all under the guidance of a sling consultant. Our sling shop is open 10.30-4.30 Mon-Saturday.
Ring Slings are fabric sewn around a sling ring. The benefits of ring slings are the speed of use, easy once you have mastered the putting on technique - check out our how-to guides for help in using ring slings), ergonomic and spread weight evenly. However you are limited to the number of carrying positions and some people find them uncomfortable after long periods.
Woven wraps are long pieces of fabric which you wrap around your baby. Whilst initially they can look too hard to use, once you have mastered your wrapping techniques, you have the most versatile baby carrier on the market! There are loads of carries, carrying positions all from one long piece of organic fabric! They come in different sizes, but we recommend everyone start with a size 6 (unless you are very petite then go for a size 5) as your base size. As you get more skilled you will find you can downsize your wrap or just do more adventurous baby carries!
When using any type of baby sling, ensure you always follow the HANDS rule when putting them on. (Other less experienced companies may talk about ‘TICKS’ guidelines but we prefer to use HANDS as we feel they are more thought through and more appropriate.
H - Hands-free. If you feel the need to hold or support your baby, readjust your carrier.
A - Airway - this is free and not compromised.
N - Knees - it is very important that your child is seated in a knee to knee position - knees as high as the bum and supported but can still swing freely.
D - Your infant has a nice deep seat.
S - Supported. Their neck and back are fully supported.
Why we love Babylonia Slings:
Organic Cotton Fabric slings
Fairtrade baby wraps
Great option for newborn babies
One size will do babies and toddlers