Babywearing is considered the most ancient way of coexistence of mother and child. It was in ancient times that women, having given birth to a baby, tied them up on themselves. Thus, they freed their hands. At that time, there were no decrees and vacations, and no one helped young mothers with household chores. Nowadays, the sling has become popular: it is convenient for mom to move around in it, and the baby is constantly pressed to a loved one and a loved one.
Slings are different, and you need to pick them up depending on the age. It is especially important for newborns to be with their mother in the first months after birth. All nine months, their world was only mother's belly, so only with her the baby will be comfortable and safe. For such cases, there is a ring sling. SSK is a piece of fabric about 70 centimeters wide and up to 2 meters long. Two metal or plastic rings are sewn at one end of this sling, the other end is free. Such a sling is sewn from natural fabrics - linen, cotton. Some types of SSC stretch, tk. they are from scarf fabric.
SSC is used by threading the free end into the rings so that the fabric does not slip out of them. It turns out a "pocket" where the baby is placed. The ring sling is worn on one shoulder, so you need to periodically change the position of the sling to avoid back pain. SSK will be useful up to 3-4 months of a child's life, then you can change them to another type, with support on two shoulders. But do not rush to hide this sling far in the closet, because it will come in handy when the child begins to walk on his own. The SSK is quite compact, it is convenient to take it for walks without a stroller. And when the child gets tired, you can quickly put him in a sling and carry him until he again asks to go on his own.
A sling scarf is considered a versatile sling. It can be used from the birth of a baby until the age of three. But the greater the weight of the child, the harder it becomes to carry it in the device. This is noticeable because scarves are often made from knitted fabrics, which stretch well. The length of the scarves ranges from 2.5 to 5.5 meters. The width is usually no more than 70 cm. The ends of the sling are chamfered for easy dressing. When purchasing a sling scarf, you will be presented with instructions on how to sling. It is not as difficult as it seems from the outside. Scarves perfectly distribute the weight of the child, so after long walks you will not feel pain in your back or shoulders.
After 3-4 months, the baby will no longer want to lie in the SSK or in a scarf. He wants to look at the world, you, people. For older children, there are slings that use vertical poses. For example, may-sling. This type of sling consists of a rectangular piece of fabric with four straps extending from the corners. Two shoulder straps are short, they are tied with a knot at the waist. And the other two, upper and long, stretch along the mother's back, cross on the baby's back, pass under the baby's legs and tie next to the lumbar knot.
My sling is suitable for babies who are already 4 months old. Then they can already support the back and head. The load of the baby's weight is on the shoulders of the mother. Wide shoulder straps will help mom to keep all the weight and not get tired. May - there are slings with headrests so that the child's head does not roll over if he falls asleep. And if your sling does not have a headrest, then you will have to hold your head with your hand, because in this type of sling there is no horizontal position.
Ergonomic backpack. It looks like a regular backpacker backpack, but with slots for arms, legs and head. The straps of this sling are wide, comfortable, do not allow shoulders to get tired during long walks. The child in the backpack is located in a small recess where the butt sinks and the legs are raised. Once you put on an ergonomic backpack and adjust it for yourself, you will deprive yourself of constant winding for a long time. This is why this sling is convenient. Before the walk, you just need to put the baby in a sling, fasten the fastexes, and tighten the straps if necessary. Ergonomic backpacks are made of dense fabric, so in summer there is an opportunity to sweat in it not only for the child, but also for the mother. But this problem is solved with the help of a mesh back and the least dense straps.