About the Slings
Let's Talk Fabric.
Most of our ring slings are made from a top quality 55% linen / 45% rayon blend. Linen is known as one of the strongest fabrics as its fibers are derived from flax plants. Linen is lightweight and breathable which makes this the preferred fabric for hot climates but also has a warming effect when exposed to the cold. It's a win-win. Then add in the rayon and now you have the softness and strength for a durable and snuggly sling. With this type of blend you will also experience less wrinkles than you would with a 100% linen fabric.
We are now pleased to offer 100% linen slings!
What makes our slings safe.
The safety of your baby is our top priority. All of our slings are constructed with CPSIA tested and certified aluminum rings. As listed above, we use the strongly woven linen/rayon blend for the toughest durability when wearing your baby from infancy to toddlerhood. We are dedicated to helping educate you on how to properly use your ring sling but it is ultimately your responsibility to use the carrier as recommended in our How To section. We follow all ASTM safety specifications and are active members of the BCIA.
When is it safe to use your sling.
You just brought your sweet baby home into your arms. Is it safe to begin wearing your little one in your sling? Most likely, yes. If your baby is over 8lbs and void of any health issues you can begin using the sling. If your baby is under 8lbs talk to your pediatrician about their recommendation for babywearing. Furthermore, you should stop using the sling when your child reaches 35lbs.
The fabric used can be washed by hand or gentle cycle in cold water. Always unthread the sling before washing. We recommend you lay your sling flat or hang to dry but you can tumble dry low if preferred. Iron if needed. Tip: If you do put your sling in the dryer, cover your rings with a sock.
NursINg in your sling.
Your sling offers a very natural and comfortable atmosphere for feeding your baby. Simply adjust your baby slightly down to breast level to latch. The tail can be used as a nursing cover or sunshield. See the How To section for more detailed instructions.
Why Choose ELBE baby.
We love our babies and dollies. Offering our signature ELBE v-cut tail that lays beautifully and the optional utility pocket make our slings stand apart. Our attractive pocket is essential for storing pacifiers, cell phones, teething toys, or nipple shields for nursing. Anything you want to keep handy while remaining hands free. As a mom of two, Lindsey Shooter is passionate about babywearing and found the ring sling to be the easiest and most attractive way to wear her babies. There's no sweating through the process of reaching behind the back for buckles or wrapping your body in long layers of fabric. We understand the demands of parenthood and the desire to look and feel attractive while doing it.
All slings are proudly made and distributed out of Chandler, Arizona by parents for parents.