Woven or elastic sling?
There are many different slings on the market. But a sling is not just a sling. Some are made of elastic fabric and others are woven.
But what is the difference?
Our sandiia towels are woven with a jacquard weave. This gives them the beautiful patterns and diagonal elasticity. You can also say: the cloth is transversely elastic. This is so common with a woven fabric and also wanted so that the sling can be tightened over the baby's back and give it the necessary support. Elastic slings, on the other hand, are knitted fabrics, which are also much more elastic. For example, knitted scarves are also more elastic than woven tea towels.
With a woven sling, one layer of fabric is enough to give your baby enough support. Of course, only if it was tied correctly. Because an elastic sling is much more stretchy, one layer of fabric is not sufficient for support. There must always be 3 layers of fabric to support your baby sufficiently.
With an elastic sling there are only a few tying options, whereas with woven slings there are countless. You can also use a woven sling much longer than an elastic one. Because the heavier your baby gets, the more the elastic sling gives and it wears out.
Here is an overview of all the advantages of the woven sling:
firm hold and optimum support
is very stable and does not wear out
is diagonally elastic
enables beautiful patterns in the fabric
enables different ways of carrying - also on the back
allows larger and heavier babies and children to be carried
can also be used as a hammock
can be used for a long time
By the way, we always recommend our longer sling for beginners. This allows you to use almost all binding options.