Woven or elastic sling?

There are many different slings 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, 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 elastic, a layer of fabric is not enough as a support. There must always be 3 layers of fabric to support your baby adequately.

With an elastic sling there are only a few ways to tie, whereas with woven slings there are innumerable ones. 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 again all the advantages of the woven sling at a glance:

  • 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

  • enables 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 those starting to wear. This means that you can use almost all binding options.