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Carrying scarf: 3 tips to choose well

Nestled against mom or dad, baby is thrilled in his wrap! It is not a coincidence that this mode of portage is more and more followers. Here are our tips for choosing the right model.

The length

  • Between 2.5 and 6 m, you probably think that there is a hell of a difference in length. And you are right !
  • This great difference is explained by the various types of knotting that can be achieved with all these models. The longer you opt for a longer length, the more you will be able to tie your wrap as you see fit. Hammock, kangaroo, crossed ... You'll be spoiled for choice.
  • It is also necessary that the model adapts to your corpulence. But for the uninitiated or those who want to stay at the stage of basic knotting, it is better to favor shorter lengths, easier to handle.

The fabric

  • Another important detail is the weaving of the scarf. Indeed, the way in which the threads cross and the nature of the fabric are important elements to take into account when making your choice.
  • In this case, the twill woven scarf remains the most classic model, although other models also have their advantages in the image of stretch fabrics, which provide more softness to the baby.
  • In addition, you must take care of the quality of the fabric or you will end up with a sling of portage distended after a few tests or several washes in the machine. If you are seduced by a colorful model, also make sure that it meets the standards for coloring textiles.
  • Your baby will still spend time against this fabric, it should not contain toxic substances.

The porting position

  • The way you want to wear your baby also determines the type of scarf to favor. The portage can be done on the back, on the stomach or on the hip.
  • The hammock is the most suitable for newborns who are breastfed. It requires a scarf of short length (2.5 to 3 m).
  • If you want to carry baby on your belly (kangaroo), you will have to choose a wrap long enough to wrap well. This position has the advantage of not overloading the muscles of the perineum, often strained during childbirth.
  • For those who do not wish to bother with all these techniques of portage, there are models without node, but which allow only one position.