Pure Baby Love     15/04/2018     Comments (0)

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Taking care of your baby sling

  Pure Baby Love     28/03/2018     Comments (0)

TIPPS AND ADVICES TO MAINTAIN YOUR BABY SLING   In this blog we will explain how to maintain your baby sling, to keep it nice. Baby sling - Cotton The Pure Baby Love baby slings are made of high-quality 100% cotton. The baby slings are cuddly soft and extremely comfortable for your child.   Washing instructions Before you start using the baby sling, you should wash it first. We always advise to wash it as cold as possible. Although it can be washed on 40 degrees, colder is recommended to preserve your baby sling. Don’t use too much detergent. Too much detergent affects the fabric and makes it stiffer.   Baby sling - Drying The Pure Baby Love baby sling can be put in the drier. Always pay attention to temperature. Hot drying causes shrinking and friction of the fabric. Sometimes, especially older driers dry warmer than the program indicates. Hard water Some areas have ‘hard’ water. Hard water makes the baby sling stiffer. You can add a splash of vinegar. In addition, vinegar contributes to optimum colour preservation as well.  Ironing Ironing is not required but makes your sling fully elastic again (after washing and drying). Of course such a long sling takes some time, but feels extremely comfortable.  What if something went wrong? Did your sling shrink? Then iron it properly. Usually, there are plenty of possibilities left to tie it. A baby sling, provided there are no worn spots or defects, always retains its carrying capacity. Do you have any questions? Please, feel free to contact us!

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Special baby sling?

  Pure Baby Love     28/03/2018     Comments (0)

BABY SLING? IS THERE A SPECIAL BABY SLING?   A frequently asked question? What sling is really suitable for a baby? What is the most comfortable baby sling? A stretchy or a woven sling? And what if I prefer a woven baby sling, which one should I buy?   Stretchy baby sling A stretchy baby sling is available in various materials. It’s stretchy, just like stretchy t-shirts. The stretchy baby sling is suitable for newborns and is usually used until approx. 8 months, when children gain weight and many parents switch to a woven baby sling, baby carrier or stop carrying. In a stretchy sling you carry your baby on your belly. A stretchy baby sling can usually be used for 1 child. If it has been used for an older child, it isn’t stretchy anymore. Woven baby sling Woven baby slings are made from a larger variety of fibres. A well-woven sling has no stretch length and width but does have diagonal stretch which make them mold beautifully around babys while still giving the needed support for safe back carries and heavier children. A woven sling is suitable for toddlers as well. A woven baby sling is recommended for prematures and for babys with a reduced muscle tone. Of course preferably in combination with professional advice from a babywearing consultant. Woven baby sling - cotton Many woven baby slings are made of cotton. Cotton is easily washable, pretty elastic (depends on the brand) and extremely comfortable.  Are you looking for a woven baby sling? Cotton would be the best choice: user-friendly, easily washable and strong (suitable for toddlers as well).  Wove baby sling – cotton with  ... ... Bamboo. Cotton and bamboo in one baby sling make the sling elastic and soft. Bamboo is slightly stretchy, which makes it suitable as baby sling. However, bamboo is less strong for older children and therefore is less durable ... wool. Cotton and wool make...

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Babywearing consultation at a babywearing consultant

  Pure Baby Love     28/03/2018     Comments (0)

BABYWEARING CONSULTANT   In the Netherlands babywearing consultant is a rather unknown profession. Yet, there are many of them. In your immediate vicinity as well! Babywearing consultant A babywearing consultant has been trained by one of the educational institutions in the Netherlands or abroad, for example the ‘Instituut voor Hechting’ (Netherlands) or the ‘Trageschule’. There are various levels: A basic training, an advanced training and a certification training. After the basic training a babywearing consultant is able to give a consultation. After the advanced training, a babywearing consultant can give workshops and advice in special situations. A babywearing consultant can teach you how to tie a baby sling. In addition she can help you to choose the perfect baby carrier for you. Babywearing consultation Usually, a babywearing consultation has a great added value. You will learn the tricks of the trade. Afterwards you will have more fun carrying your baby. You can always plan a consultation, for example if you just started carrying or if you want to learn a new tying option. The costs of a babywearing consultation vary from €45,00 to  €55,00 per consultation (approx. 1,5 hours). Special situations In case of special situations, for example in case of prematures we advise you to contact a babywearing consultant before you start carrying your baby. Special need babies, require tailored advice. A babywearing consultant has been trained to help you. Would you like to get advice from a babywearing consultant? Click here  to find a babywearing consultant in your immediate vicinity!

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Is it difficult to use a baby sling?

  Pure Baby Love     28/03/2018     Comments (0)

Is it difficult to tie a baby sling? There is a short answer to this question: No, it is not that difficult. Actually, everyone can learn how to tie a baby sling. It’s like learning to ride a bike or how to tie your shoelaces: Practice makes perfect. Once you know the tricks, you will never forget how it works. Do stretchy baby slings and woven baby slings have the same tie? No, they have different ties. It is important to apply the right steps for the right product, to carry your baby safely. The tie in our instruction is only suitable for a woven baby sling. In 5 simple steps we will explain how to carry your baby on your belly (Front wrap cross carry). I have read the instructions, but still have a problem. Are you unable to tie the baby sling properly and safely? Please contact a  babywearing consultant and request a consultation. In 1,5 hours you will learn how to tie a baby sling. After this consultation you will be fully able to carry your baby safely. It is impossible for us to fully describe the skills a babywearing consultant will teach you. Therefore, a consultation usually offers huge added value. I would like to learn other ties, is that possible? An stretchy baby sling only allows a belly tie (front wrap cross carry). A woven baby sling allows other ties, even for a newborn. On the internet you will find many films with different ties for woven baby slings. However, these films aren’t always complete. If you would like to learn new ties we recommend you to attend a workshop or contact a babywearing consultant. Is it difficult to tie a ring sling? No, it is not difficult. A ring sling is a simply way to carry your child quickly or for short moments. In our instruction you will find 7 simple steps to use the ring sling. Of course you can always turn to a babywearing consultant for advice. Sometimes all it takes is some simple tips! Are...

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Why would you prefer a woven baby sling?

  Pure Baby Love     28/03/2018     Comments (0)

Why would you prefer a woven baby sling? A woven baby sling is much more than just a piece of fabric. The word ‘woven’ says it all. This baby sling has a special weave. It might be a cross-cut weave or for example a jacquard weave. These specific weaves don’t create stretch in length or width, yet they do create a beautiful diagonal stretch and ensure a perfect fit for your baby. These woven baby slings are extremely safe. Even if it has a small hole, it won’t tear immediately, in contrast with a normal piece of fabric. For this reason we strongly advise you not to create a baby sling out of a normal piece of fabric. In addition, normal fabric will cut in your shoulders or in your baby’s back of the knees. It doesn’t contribute to wearing comfort. Material woven baby sling Several materials can be used to weave a baby sling. For example 100% cotton or a mixture of cotton with bamboo, hemp, linen or wool. A cotton baby sling offers is comfortable and washable. Offer woven baby slings Woven baby slings are offered by various brands such as Pure Baby Love, Little Frog, Didymos, Hoppediz, Bykay, Yaro, Kokadi, Girasol, Artipoppe etc. Each brand offers unique features. Sometimes the price difference is huge! Some baby slings cost €75,- others hundreds of euros. It doesn’t mean expensive baby slings are better than cheap baby slings. Price is not an indication for quality. Quality depends on other factors. Quality of a woven baby sling The quality of a woven baby sling depends on several factors, such as type of material and type of weave. In addition, density makes a difference as well. Some brands offer a baby sling that first needs to be “worn in” as its fabric is very stiff in the beginning. Finally, these baby slings become flexible as well, but it takes some time. Other brands are simply made of a “normal piece of fabric” and...

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What size baby sling do I need?

  Pure Baby Love     28/03/2018     Comments (0)

how do i determine the right size for a baby sling?   You are sure! You have decided to carry your baby in a baby sling. It’s a start, but what size baby sling do you need? Woven baby sling There are two types of baby sling, stretchy baby slings and woven baby slings. For stretchy baby slings only one size is available, as it only allows one tie. A woven baby sling allows all kinds of ties. They require various lengths. Most sold size baby sling Size 6 is the most sold size 6. On average it is 4.60m long and allows common ties. However, your basic size depends on your own figure. Important: the baby sling shouldn’t be too short as it would limit your possibilities. Determine your basic size The basic size is the required size to make common ties such as the Front Wrap Cross Carry , the first tie for your (newborn) baby. At the same time it is the basic size for various hip- and back ties. You determine your basic size on the basis of your clothing size. Ladies up to size 36 / Men size 48 and smaller: your basic size is 5 Ladies size 38-42/ Men size 48-54: your basic size is size 6 Ladies size 44-50 / Men size 54 and up: your basic size is 7 Ladies size 52 and larger: your basic size is 8 When do I need one size bigger? If several persons plan to carry the baby sling we recommend to pick the size that fits the largest person. It might be a larger size than your basic size. The extra cloth is no problem. You simply fold it over one more time or tie on another position. Sometimes it is a conscious choice. If you prefer a belly tie for a Front Wrap Cross Carry , you need one size bigger. For some double layered back ties such as the Double Hammock we recommend a bigger size. You will only use this tie once your baby is able to sit down itself. There are even smaller and larger ring slings, right? That’s...

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Baby sling or baby carrier

  Pure Baby Love     28/03/2018     Comments (0)

What suits me? A baby sling or a baby carrier? A frequently asked question! What really suits you? We will explain the advantages and disadvantages of each system, to simplify your choice!   What is better? A baby sling or a baby carrier? That’s a difficult question to answer. First of all, carrying your child is really fantastic and has a lot of advantages , whether in a baby sling or in an ergonomic baby carrier.  You carry your child close to you and the skin-to-skin contact makes your child feel comfortable, cosy and secure.  In addition, your child is in a good spread position both in a well-tied baby sling and in an ergonomic baby carrier. It means thighs are fully supported in the knee cavity, buttocks are lower than the knees. This is important for a good hip development. It is also important your child can retain the natural bulge of the back. Both baby sling and baby carrier can.   Baby sling There are two types of slings: A stretchy baby sling and a woven baby sling. We have explained the difference in another blog.  Many people believe it is complicated to tie a baby sling, because of its length. After all, the average baby sling has a length of 4.6 - 5.2 mtr.  Practice makes perfect. It’s like cycling or tying your shoelaces. Each time you tie a baby sling, your tie will become better and more comfortable. Are you having trouble in spite of the instruction ? You can always contact a babywearing consultant .  A baby sling always fits. Everyone can use it and you don’t have to adjust it every time. A baby sling is comfortable and ensures an optimum support. Very pleasant if you are suffering from shoulder-, neck-, pelvic- and back complaints. A woven baby sling  can be worn from birth through toddlerhood. After all, you can carry your child on your belly, hip or back.   Advantages of a...

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Benefits of babywearing

  Pure Baby Love     28/03/2018     Comments (0)

Benefits of babywearing in a baby sling or baby carrier Actually you are already carrying your baby during your pregnancy. Your baby feels safe, sheltered and connected in your uterus. The baby feels at ease when it hears your heartbeat. Once the baby is finally born, it’s usually love at first sight. Parents immediately feel responsible for the well-being of their child. You wish to protect your baby and prefer to hold it close to your body so you can feel, smell and cuddle your little one. It makes your baby feel safe, sheltered and connected, outside your belly as well. So, basically it feels pretty natural to carry your baby in a baby sling or baby carrier. Your baby will recognize your heartbeat, warmth, smell and voice and will feel connected, sheltered and safe.   The advantages of carrying a baby or toddler in a Pure Baby Love baby sling  or baby carrier ; Skin-to- skin contact releases the hormone oxytocin. It is also called the “cuddle hormone”.  This hormone positively contributes to the bond between parent and child and to the feeling of happiness and joy. Besides, oxytocin stimulates the breast milk production. A baby sling or carrier reduces environmental stimuli. For example, think of a crowded party; parents can enjoy the party, while the newborn baby is safe, sitting or sleeping in his/her baby wrap. A baby sling or carrier can replace a buggy or can be a nice addition. You can easily take along and use a baby sling or carrier in all kinds of situations. On the beach, during a walk in the forest, in public transport or in a crowded city. Impractical situations for a buggy, practical for a baby wrap. The huge price difference; a nice buggy will cost you a couple of hundreds Euros, a nice and trendy baby sling is much cheaper and available as from €75,-. Research has shown that babies who are carried cry less...

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