Types of slings and what is the correct slings + useful info and links

Among moms who use slings, there isconcept like slingomanyak. This mother, who has many, many, many scarves, and they are all so different, they are sold, then bought again, then changed, then cut into smaller ones (to sew ssk or backpack) and again sold, bought, changed ... Usually this term is used to say that a mother has a huge amount of scarves. So, if you use this concept, then you can say about me that I am a non-standard slingomaniac. :) As such, I had very few scarves,but I distinguished myself in a different way: I tried almost all types of slip-carriers to find my ideal variant (justifying myself: because Egor was initially incorrectly sitting in a sling due to his neurological features and tone, and I picked up the device in which he would sit most correct and comfortable). As a side effect - based on my own experience, now I can tell you about what types of slings are, what a “correct” sling is and how to use it correctly, which slings are better not to use and how to convince a baby to sit in the correct carrying, if he suddenly decided to "go for a walk" in an unsuitable place for this. About why it is good to wear a baby in a sling, I told in previous article.

The content of the article

What transports are

In general, the word "sling" (from English. sling (supporting bandage) denotes any rag device for carrying a baby from birth and until the baby decides that it will “grab” and until mother’s back endures. And this invention did not appear yesterday, it is not a fool of the modern youth - the tradition of baby-wear has been in the millennia! For centuries, one way or another, mothers wore their children always in cloth transfers, scarves, shawls, etc., we just somehow forgot about the invention of wheelchairs. Everything new, as they say, is well forgotten old. Remember, the proverb "In the hem brought" - it is in a sling actually :)

My dear slingomas and their resident sling / resident

My dear slingomas and their resident sling / resident

I will list here only those carriers thatthinking moms and advanced doctors are considered correct and not something that is harmless, but, on the contrary, very useful. About such horrors as Kengurushki and similar harm, I will tell later. So, what kinds of proper devices for carrying a small child are known to me:

  • Sling Scarf (NL)
  • Sling with rings (SSC)
  • Sling pocket (SK)
  • Mai Sling
  • Fast sling
  • Scarf backpack (personally, I have both a backpack from Kati Karaush)
  • Ergonomic backpack (ergo backpack or ergo backpack)
  • Hipsit
  • Shawl Sling
From mother's height you can see better

In a sling-scarf (school)

In a sling scarf behind

In a sling scarf behind

Sling photo with rings (ssk)

Sling photo with rings (ssk)

You stand, swing and watch your favorite movies, and the baby is sleeping

In a sling with rings (ssk)

We explore with my mother the unknown

In a sling pocket (SK)

Photo May-sling

Photo May-sling

In may-sling

In may-sling

In a scarf backpack

In a scarf backpack from Kati Karaush

Ergonomic backpack

Ergonomic backpack

Papa Oleg could continue to work with Egor in the sling

In an ergonomic backpack



In a hipster, the baby is sitting like on a chair (only for sitting children!)

In a hipster, the baby is sitting like on a chair (only for sitting children!)

Foreshadowing your questions, how many slings I have (I have), I will tell you straight away - I decided to write about it in the next article and tell you what sling-devices I personally tried. :)

There are such exotic things as he andrun away, but I did not see them live, I can not say anything about them. At the same time, carrying inside one type is different from each other in composition, density and weaving of the fabric. In some of them it is better to wear completely newborn babies, because they are softer for the delicate skin of the baby, while others are much more suitable for older children who already weigh well, so they can only be worn in very dense fabric. If some of them have looser weaving and are blown, it is great to use them in the heat, while others have wool, for example, and they additionally warm the baby in the winter. Therefore, when choosing a sling, it is necessary to take into account not only its color

And another very important point - for the SLGs you needin a special way, take care of the temperature during washing (otherwise the scarf can sit down very much) and use special liquid products if you want to keep the original properties of the fabric (although many people specifically violate these rules to make the scarf more dense, loose and embossed).

About what slings are generally what they arethey differ, for what each of them is used, and how they can be worn in general in the thematic communities (I wrote a reference below). I will not repeat, everything is very nicely described there. :) Just say that the slings are so diverse thatif mom set out to make life easier for herself and the baby with this amazing device, then she will surely be able to choose for herself the kind of sling in which she will most conveniently carry her treasure.

Warnings, which slings are wrong - pseudo slings

The most frankly terribly harmful and uncomfortable - thisany kind of carrier-kangaroo. In general, I wonder why these devices are sold in almost all children's stores! And how can you ask yourself what is better kangaroo or sling! Besides that, because of the inconvenient configuration and narrow straps, mother’s back asks for mercy almost immediately, as soon as the baby gets there, it is absolutely not good for the child herself. In a kangaroo, the weight of the child is distributed completely incorrectly and the main load falls on the crotch of the baby, on which he, in fact, hangs, and this is very harmful for a small, still weak spine. Well, among psychologists and experienced mothers there is a perception that it is not very good for a child's weak psyche to carry a baby face to the world (back to itself) when he does not have the opportunity to “hide” at his mother at any time and limit information coming from outside.

What distinguishes the kangaroo from the correctSling backpacks (also called ergo backpacks) can be found here (http://slingomamy.livejournal.com/4922255.html) and here (http://www.ellevill.org/auxpage_kenguroo/)

In my opinion, everything is clear and without words :)

In my opinion, everything is clear and without words :)

And then follow less recognizable, aswrong, but still harmful and even dangerous devices. They all share such features as the inability to properly regulate the tension of the fabric on the back, often a strap on the shoulder with some adjustable zipper (but there are also rings), a hard (although soft) bottom, and beads either with elastic bands or just tightened with a string. But all these carriers look more like bags in which the baby is buried. And in these devices, the baby is in such a position that his chin is pressed too tightly against his chest, and this is very dangerous, because with such a position it is very difficult for the infant to breathe, and there were even terrible cases when children were suffocating there, because they were just such a wrong C-shaped position. Here are the main wrong slings with pictures, it's a pity that there is no kangaroo there either: here - http://www.babysling.ru/Slingi-kotorye-NELZJA-nosit-CHernyj-spisok-proizvoditelej-a-55.html and here -

Well, here I also want to add that not everything,what is called the correct name is the right one. For example, the so-used ring sling (abbreviated as SSC), which in theory is a very convenient device. And so it is! But! And here, too, you can make a mistake and buy a wrong sling with rings, and then bewildered, and why this is all praised for him, it’s so uncomfortable to wear. And the thing is that this carrying must be properly sewn, from the correct sling fabric, with large (7-8 cm in diameter) rings. And most importantly - no pads under the shoulder, no sidewalls laid with foam rubber, otherwise you will not be able to properly adjust this sling, and it will be very uncomfortable and hard to carry in it. Here is a great girl described one of these irregular SSC - http://slingomamy.livejournal.com/6812914.html

Well, another choice may beslingoryukzaka or may-sling is not the size of the baby (too early in age or parameters), if these devices are too large, then, firstly, the baby will not be properly fixed, his head, and the back too, will hang out - which is not good, especially at a very early age, and secondly, the legs will be divorced too much, and the correct fit of the baby in the sling will not be observed, which is also not gud.

Well, and if to be absolutely meticulous, then evenchoosing a sling-scarf you need to be careful and choose only from a special sling fabric, which most of all stretches not along, and not across, but precisely into the diagonal. This is especially important for beginners, because with such a cloth it is much easier to master the wisdom of the correct winding, because when pulling up the sling cloths, they stretch correctly and it is much easier to adjust the winding.

Safety guidelines

Whatever the sling may be, with hisuse always-always need to follow the rules of safe wearing, so that both you and your baby have it in joy and health. Below, in a thesis form, I told the main points to which attention must be paid.

  • when winding you need to support the baby well, especially the head in newborns
  • The position of the baby in the sling should be correct, it should be well, tightly tied over the entire length of the back and priests, the weight should be distributed correctly
  • the back of the babe should be slightly rounded, and the ass to sag and be below the knees is the M-position
  • the baby cannot be in the C-shaped position (the chin should not be pressed against the breast), otherwise the baby will find it very difficult to breathe;
  • you need to keep track of enough oxygen, you should always see the baby’s face, do not cover it with anything
  • with strong physical activity and mobility, just in case, hold the baby with your hand
  • check if the handles stick out when you are going to fit into a narrow doorway or somewhere else - you may inadvertently touch the jamb or wall with the handle
  • keep track of what color the legs are, check that they are not numb (all of a sudden you have wrongly wound), periodically knead them
  • periodically still take out the baby to warm up, learn to hold his head, move to a toy, crawl to sit, etc.
  • before you put the baby in the sling, keep in mind that he is always warm from you, and maybe even hot, wear it easier so that it does not overheat
  • If possible, it is better to use baby clothes for the baby (with longer legs so that they do not bully too much and do not bare the legs when landing), you can use children's leggings
We put-reel sling-scarf (school)

We put-reel sling-scarf (school)

Even in the right sling, the baby can sit wrong

Even in the right sling, the baby can sit wrong

If at least you doubt anything ornot sure about something, invite a good sling consultant to go home, or at least an experienced slinger. For a couple of hours she will tell you, show and teach you how to use the sling. This will significantly shorten your time than learn from video lessons and feel curved for a long time (I was just like that at the very beginning).

Here is a list of slingo consultants from thatSo I personally trust very much: http://slingomamy.livejournal.com/4971019.html If I had to now invite a consultant or contact him on Skype, I would choose either fjuvche - Julia Fadeeva, or shenda - Maria Lazarevskaya, either mashenke - Maria Molina, or lucky_ludmila - Lyudmila Korzina. They inspire confidence in me because I have read many times that they responded in the comments to aspiring mothers who asked the communities for advice on how to carry the baby in a sling.

Two happy slingomas

Slinghook from experienced slingomas

And if you do not want to contactslingokonsultantam or not such an opportunity, you can simply sftografirovat themselves in a sling with a baby and put in the community http://slingomamy.livejournal.com post with your photo and you are concerned about the question, or just ask to check on the photo, everything you do correctly, whether the baby is sitting as it should, whether the sling is tight enough, etc. There are very friendly, helpful mothers, they will give you a lot of useful tips. And there can also write in the comments and slingo consultants.

What to do so that the baby agrees to sit in a sling

I will list what I did and what helped me.keep Yegorusha in the sling while I was winding him. Especially in the beginning it took me a lot of time, I started to get bored and tried to “go out for a walk” while I was swinging sling cloths like wings.

So, what I did: well, first of all, I gave him a chest :) But if it didn't save, I built himall sorts of faces and slightly blew on him. They also say it helps to start walking and singing quickly and quickly. I didn’t do that, because in our apartment I had nowhere to really go, so I just stood and imitated running in place, and more often even just squatted, spring. Later, I was still saved by such a wonderful invention, like sling buses - these are juniper beads tied with colored threads by craftswomen that little children love to gnaw.

Delicious Sling Beans

Delicious Sling Beans

Delicious Sling Beans

Delicious Sling Beans

How old can / should be worn in a sling

In general, this question is, of course, individual, andfor each children, the parent, he is solved in his own way. But still, it seems to me, up to a year exactly (or rather, until the baby starts to walk confidently) is better to carry the baby more in a sling, and not in a wheelchair, so that he would be closer to his mother as often as possible. In general, it can be said that this is rather a child decides when he no longer needs to be worn on the arms when he is ready to “get off his mother” and sit down in the “carousel” (carriage) or go your legs. If during all this time the baby has received a sufficient amount of warmth and parental love, I realized that mother is always there and always helps, if he feels secure and calm because of this, then he is already ready to break away from her and “go away” like says one of my wonderful girlfriend, slingomama about her mega independent daughter.

And if we consider the purely technical sidequestions, then manufacturers of various carriers usually indicate an age somewhere up to 2.5 - 3 years, then, apparently, it will be very difficult to carry (although I know that especially durable scarves, for example, can withstand adults), and some five-year plans Semilets are sometimes asked to sling if they are jealous of younger brothers / sisters, but not for long :)

Themed and helpful communities

This is where the slingomas live in general, where you can ask your questions. Just read carefully the rules of communities, there are not very fond of violators :)

Sling community

Here you can always ask advice about the correctness of winding a scarf and in general about the nuances of the correctness of wearing a child: http://slingomamy.livejournal.com
In the same community in the topmost post there is an excellent sling-encyclopedia, I strongly advise all beginners (and not only) moms! :)

And here they are discussing what scarves are in general,how they differ, share their impressions about the fabric, colors, characteristics, updates. Can advise a specific sling for a certain weight of the baby or for specific weather and temperature conditions:

And at these forums everything is discussed at once, and the features of the windings, and the ways of carrying the children, and the scarves / backpacks / fasts / Mays themselves, etc., but there is a lame structure, it is much more difficult to look for the necessary information:

And here you can buy and sell all these jewels, including scarves, backpacks, and even sling shoes, sling shoes and various accessories for them:

Useful articles for beginner slingomas

Here is a cool selection of all photos andvideo instructions on how to wear, wear, and use different slings (although there are similar selections in other communities above): http://slingomamy.livejournal.com/5238167.html

From myself I can add that I like video instructions from Slingopark most of all, very competently, clearly and sensibly done.

Well, a very useful article, just a real Mastrid, about how to properly carry a child in a sling: http://www.slingoliga.ru/articles/sling/howto.php

Very competent article in two parts about howcorrectly, the newborn should sit in a sling, and about the fact that its rounded back and the position of the legs is physiological, useful and good (suitable for reading especially worried grandmas): http://mama.tomsk.ru/babywearing /carriers/carry_newborn.html

I didn’t have enough of this article in my time - Positions of a child in a sling, depending on its age and type of sling: http://www.babyblog.ru/community/post/sling/1701391

By the way, in the same community, cool articles about the benefits of slipwear written by different doctors - this can also be useful for recruiting doubtful grandmothers into their slings.

And here it’s great to say which sling is better for a newborn and how it is easiest to choose: http://slingomamy.livejournal.com/6723429.html

An article about common errors in using the sling: http://www.babyblog.ru/user/MyLADY/68401

Article for those who want to understand all the wise abbreviations and abbreviations in slingosocommunities: http://milkmomstory.livejournal.com/20377.html

A little about what is different (and they are different!) 100% cotton slings of different brands: the link is outdated

Who wants to tinker and understand the differences between weaving fabrics from slings: http://www.slingoliga.ru/articles/sling/interweaving.php

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