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How to choose a sling for newborn

Table of contents:

  1. Sling - Scarf
  2. Sling with rings
  3. Sling - pocket

Sling - it is quite an ancient invention,which in recent decades finds more and more supporters. There are even a few movements, aimed at promoting this convenient device for carrying babies. But the sling is necessary not only to my mother it was convenient to go out, this device can be used in many other cases. Of course in our markets we provided a fairly wide range, but how to choose a sling for a newborn in such variety? There are at least three types of the most common models, and each has its own advantages and therefore supporters.

Sling - Scarf

Sling-scarf

Sling-scarf

One of the most popular and user-friendly modelsa sling - a scarf, which is a long scarf, which can wrap the torso at the same time convenient to attach the baby at the breast, on his side, on the back, and it's important to the baby can be in different poses.

Features sling-scarfFeatures sling-scarfOf course, it is very easy to use itimmediately after birth, since my mother's hands tired, even a newborn, and child required heat mothers almost always. Besides household chores do not do, and putting the baby next to you, you can free your hands and get back to the simple, but you need to household chores. For example, you can wash the dishes or pet, or perhaps just sit and read a book, and hands are free and your baby comfortable. A child can be put in a position comfortable for him, almost as well as the hands of the mother, which naturally only adds to the positive aspects of sling-scarf. Differ such slings on fabric quality, that is, or may be knitted, for example, cotton, and can be fairly short or long. Knitted slings, convenient to its flexibility, it will only add to the convenience of the newborn, slings made of fabric is preferred for use with older children, but they are also perfect for newborns. The advantages of the sling - the scarf a lot, but only one drawback to using them successfully, you must first learn well how to wrap yourself and your baby can not every mother and without special knowledge and skills can not do here.

Sling with rings

Sling with rings

This sling is a wide scarfrings, through which the ends of the scarf stretched, thereby forming a pocket. Convenient it is for newborns, as a child in a sling is lying, just under the breast at mum.

Features Sling on the ringsFeatures Sling on the ringsThe main advantages of the sling isthat with the help of the ring, you can adjust the depth of the pocket and the length of the scarf so that the baby could be not only my mother, but other relatives. These slings are made of various fabrics, the main criteria of which is the naturalness and softness as well as strength. Besides slings with rings come with borders and without skirting. The difference in them is not particularly critical, just on the rim is more convenient to put the head of the baby, but in hot weather rim of the sling is contrary to interfere, as the baby will be in it's hot. Advantages sling with rings that are easy to put both the baby and removed, thus, without removing the device itself. You can change the position of the baby, and thus it is possible to feed him or play. Moreover, treatment with this sling does not require special skills and it is quite easy to handle. The biggest drawback is that it is worn on one shoulder, and, accordingly, the entire load is too one-shoulder, which is fraught with consequences at long or continuous wear.

Sling - pocket

Sling-pocket
Sling-pocket

This sling is a scarf, sewn inloop. Mom puts it on one shoulder, and is formed by the folds of his pocket, puts the baby. Great for a newborn as the baby can be placed along the mother's body, applying to his chest. This sling can be used for a long time, it is designed for different poses and different age baby. Conveniently, the child can be installed and removed without removing the sling from the device itself. But the main drawback of the sling-pocket is its size, which can not be adjusted by a particular person, so buying it is necessary to carefully select the size of the individual. In addition, in such a sling, it is desirable to maintain the baby with one hand, since no additional skirting. And of course also negative point is the load only on one shoulder.

The main advantages are any sling,above all, the correct location of the baby with the anatomical point of view, with the load distribution on the entire body, not just on the spine, as in a kangaroo. Another advantage is the constant visual contact. Kid sees the mother's face and her emotions, to hear her voice and see how it applies to him, it does emotionally mother and child closer. The baby sling is more convenient to rock when he wants to sleep, it is more convenient to warm the tummy, if there is swelling, it is more convenient to breastfeed. And in the end, the baby in a sling feels as comfortable as in the arms of her mother. No wonder the sling is a very ancient invention, even then people knew how important emotional bond between baby and mother.

How to choose a sling for newborn
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