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QuirkyBaby QuickPick -- choose a Sakura Bloom ring sling if:
You need a
one-shouldered baby carrier
for newborns through toddlers for
front and hip carries
You want the ring sling's
for quick up and down use
You want a
wide-shouldered ring sling
that ergonomically distributes your baby's weight across your shoulder and back
natural and durable fabrics in linen or silk
that are as comfortable as they are gorgeous
*Please read below for important information about ordering your Sakura Bloom ring sling.*
What It Is
Sakura Bloom ring slings
take the art of babywearing to a new level with a simple yet practical design executed in top-quality natural fabrics of linen and silk. These beautiful fabrics are as functional as they are lovely to look at and to feel. Whether you choose a single layer linen for cool breathability or a double layer silk or linen for additional supportiveness, these natural fibers are durable and surprisingly practical for everyday or special-occasion use. The wide gathered shoulder helps the ring sling fabric cup your shoulder and spread out across your back for optimal weight distribution. The brushed aluminum Sling Rings enable easy adjusting of the unpadded edges of the ring sling's fabric.
How It Works
The end, or tail, of the ring sling is gathered from side to side like an accordian, and threads through the rings with the fabric spread out so that the edges line up. The ring sling sits on your shoulder, with tail in front, rings at corsage position. Baby goes into the pocket formed by the ring sling fabric in front, while the fabric spreads out flat on your back from the gathered shoulder to your side. The pocket is tightened to keep baby securely in position via the edges (also called rails) for a custom fit. The tail of the ring sling can hang down, flowing freely, or be wrapped around the rings for a sleeker look. Baby can be positioned upright on your front with legs froggied in for a newborn or out for a larger baby; in a semi-reclined position for nursing; or in a hip carry for older babies. The adjustability of the Sakura Bloom ring sling makes it easy to reposition baby as needed.
Linen or Silk?
Sakura Bloom linen and silk textiles are totally natural fibers, which are breathable and keep parent and baby cooler in hot weather. Both linen and silk dry quickly, breathe beautifully, and provide excellent support. Here are some differences between the two:
The silk used in Sakura Bloom silk ring slings is amazing....it's not shiny or slippery like satin, but a lovely handwoven nubby silk with natural variations in the weave. Silk fibers are very short, allowing the sling to mold to your baby and your body without stretching and without being too tight. It has the right amount of grip to envelope you and baby perfectly, for the right fit every time. It is supportive and breathable with an elegant drape. But don't think it's too fancy for everyday use! Sakura Bloom silk ring slings can machine washed, handwashed, or dry cleaned.
Linen Sakura Bloom ring slings have a different set of advantages. Linen is naturally anti-bacterial and wicks moisture away, drying quickly on its own, so it's a great choice for hot and humid climates or for parents and babies who tend to run hot. Linen is made from flax, one of the strongest natural fibers available. Linen will soften with use and will wrinkle somewhat, giving it its distinctive hand and character. Linen is also easy to care for with machine or handwashing.
Single or Double Layer?
Silk Sakura Bloom ring slings come only in a double layer style. Because linen is so strong and supportive, linen Sakura Bloom ring slings are available in both single and double layers. If you are new to using ring slings and/or have a newborn, I recommend a
Sakura Bloom Pure
Pixie Single Layer
(single layer linen with a silk banding on the tail). If you want a more supportive ring sling for a heavier older baby or toddler, a double layer silk or linen Sakura Bloom ring sling is the way to go. If you live somewhere very warm or will be outside in hot weather a lot, then choose a
Sakura Bloom double layer linen ring sling
(two colors, fully reversible). For everyday luxury or a special occasion, choose a
Sakura Bloom silk ring sling
(one color) or
(two colors, fully reversible).
Front upright with legs froggied in or out for newborns and young babies
Semi-reclined (cradle) position for nursing
Buddha position (legs tucked in, baby facing out) for 3-4+ months with good head control
Hip carry for older babies through toddlers with good head and torso control
Not suitable for back carries
Newborns through toddlers in front and hip carries
Not suitable for back carries
One size fits all
Can be worn on right or left shoulder
Wide, gathered shoulder
Brushed aluminum SlingRings
Machine washable (cold, gentle cycle, mild detergent); hang to dry and steam iron.
Or dry clean (eco-friendly, non-toxic dry cleaning only please for your baby's health and safety!).
Made in USA
*IMPORTANT NOTE* about ordering your Sakura Bloom ring sling from QuirkyBaby: all Sakura Bloom Pure ring slings are in stock and can be gift-wrapped. These will ship via US Priority Mail within one to two business days of your order. All other Sakura Bloom ring slings ordered through QuirkyBaby are special-order items and cannot be gift wrapped. They will ship within 1-3 business days via UPS Ground. Although shipping is free when you order through QuirkyBaby, US Priority Upgrade is not an option. If you need your special order Sakura Bloom ring sling by a particular date, please contact me before you place your order to find out whether your order will arrive on time.
All special order Sakura Bloom ring slings will incur a 20% restocking fee on returns or exchanges.
Sakura Bloom Pure Collection
Single layer linen slings
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