Woven or elastic sling?
There are many different slings available on the market. But not all slings are created equal. Some are made of elastic fabric and some are woven.
But what is the difference?
Our sandiia shawls are woven with a jacquard weave. This gives them the beautiful patterns and diagonal elasticity. You can also say: the cloth is cross-elastic. This is so common and intentional with a woven fabric so that the sling can be tightened over the baby's back and gives it the necessary support. Elastic slings, on the other hand, are knitted fabrics, which make them much more elastic. Knitted scarves, for example, are also more elastic than woven tea towels.
With a woven sling, just one layer of fabric is enough to support your baby adequately. Of course, only if it was tied correctly. Because an elastic sling is much more stretchy, one layer of fabric is enough Not as a support. There must always be 3 layers of fabric to give your baby sufficient support.
With an elastic sling there are only a few ways to tie, whereas there are innumerable ways with woven slings. You can also use a woven sling for much longer than an elastic one. Because the heavier your baby gets, the more the elastic cloth gives in and it wears out.
Here is an overview of all the advantages of the woven sling:
firm hold and optimal support
is very stable and does not wear out
is nevertheless diagonally elastic
enables beautiful patterns in the fabric
allows 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 cloth for beginners. With it you can use almost all binding options.