Is my baby too scrunched up?
You may worry that your baby is too scrunched up. Rest assured that it is not harmful for your baby to be in this womb-like position and being snug in the Earthsling gives baby a sense of security. Your baby will fuss to let your know if he or she is not comfortable.
Is my sling the right fit?
You may feel that your sling is too tight. Give you and your baby a chance to get used to the sling and to work out good positioning. Your sling is too tight if it is very difficult to get baby in, if it feels to tight/high once baby is in, if the edges of the sling are digging into an older baby's legs. A snug fit is desirable and the most back friendly for the wearer.
Your sling is too loose if baby is sitting below your hip bone or if baby is being bumped by your legs when you walk. A sling that is too large means your baby is carried lower on your body which can cause back strain. See our sizing page for sizing tips.
How do I care for my Earthsling?
Machine or hand wash in cold water with like colours. Line dry (inside out for dark colours) or warm tumble dry. It is fine to soak your sling in nappy soaker. You will notice that line drying will result in your Earthsling feeling slightly stiff and tight. Just like a pair of denim jeans you will find your Earthsling stretches out to its usual size and softness after a few minutes use.
Is it okay to use an Earthsling if I have a bad back?
Yes. Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physical Therapists and Massage Therapists all agree that using a soft pouch sling allows you to carry your baby in the most natural positions. Babies need to be held and using a sling will support your back more than holding a baby just in your arms and help prevent back strain or injury
Is using a sling safe?
If you are using your sling correctly your baby cannot fall out. Your Earthsling is made with care out of durable fabric. All seams are double stitched and stress junctions are reinforced. Earthslings are designed to last for many years, however, signs of wear and tear should be looked out for to ensure your baby's security. See our safety and general tips page for tips on using your Earthsling safely