BabyMonkey slings are slightly longer than the size you ordered because they will reach their real size after the first washing.
We suggest following the washing instruction on the label.
Before you use it, wash the slings in the washing-machine.
Cotton and Cotton-linen slings can be washed at variable temperatures going from 30º and 60º, which can be seen on the label.
In order to avoid the contact with potentially allergenic substances, we advise against using fabric softener and we suggest washing our slings with only little eco-friendly detergents.
It is a good habit to put our ring slings in a case when you are not using them not to damage the rings.
As for all the other textile products, also the slings could be damaged by the contact with buckles, hooks, Velcro, etc Check carefully the other garments in the washing machine.
Our slings can be put in the dryer, yet avoiding this drying method will make the sling life longer.
Iron your sling with abundant steam in order to convey more softness to the fabric.
When a sling is new, the use of the braid is suggested to soften the fibres and give the sling a better comfort, which can be anyway reached with the use of the sling Tutorial
Carrying a baby in a sling is a pleasure both for the carrier and the baby, but you must be careful and sensible : your baby’s safety is first of all your responsibility.
The binding of the sling should be adjusted so that the baby’s body fits together with yours to find the most comfortable position..
When carrying your baby it is good to check that the strips of fabric arrive under the knees, working as a uniform support. BabyMonkey slings with their diagonal structure inverted in the middle, offer an excellent support, necessary for the correct position of the baby.
The physiological position of a baby during the carriage with a baby sling is with his/her legs slightly opened and his/her knees higher than the bottom, drawing an imaginary M. In doing so, the vertebral column and the neck of the baby will have a naturally curved position distributing the weight on the pelvis, perfect for the correct posture. The face must always be visible and never covered by the fabric so that the baby can breathe easily. The correct height to carry your baby is the one allowing you to easily kiss his/her little head.
When carrying your baby avoid dangerous activities, such as driving.
Wearing suitable clothes is important to obtain the best comfort both for you and your baby: remember that your bodies will mutually benefit of their heat and that the sling will work as a cover.
For your baby’s safety, periodically check your sling: should there be any wear signs do not use it.