Ladybirds Glow Ring Sling
Ladybirds is a sweet, retro pattern that every parent and child will love. In classic red and black colours this is a 100% cotton sling, which is medium weight and suitable for babies and children of all ages.
Ring slings are elegant and are often used for special occasions such as Christenings and weddings. They are quick to use, especially handy for short trips from the car to shop, or for a child that wants up and down a lot. They are also light and pack up small.
We offer two shoulder styles for our ring slings. Our original Highland Pleat Shoulder was developed working closely with our highly experienced tailor. It is similar to the intricate pleat work on kilts, specifically the Kingussie kilt, which is one of the oldest styles and is unique in utilising both box and knife pleats. The design looks elegant and is extremely comfortable to wear. Symmetrical pleats move away from the centre of the sling to ensure an even distribution of the baby's weight whilst moulding easily around the wearer's shoulder.
We are now adding the Gathered Ring Sling Shoulder to our products. This has been widely used by babywearers for quite some time now and is a tried and tested favourite. This shoulder style is relatively unstructured as the fabric is gathered directly through the rings with no folds. This allows you to spread and move the fabric very easily on your shoulder for even weight distribution.
Oscha ring slings can also be worn on either shoulder. We include an instruction brochure with each sling, please take time to study this and practice as ring slings are extremely comfy and easy to use but it can take a little time and some adjustment to hit the sweet spot!
Our sling rings measure 190cm - 2m after washing and have been thoroughly safety tested.
Our cotton and linen only needs to be washed at 30 degrees. We don’t recommend bleach as it can damage fabric.
Do not use fabric softener with your slings - it reduces the life of the fabric and makes it lose grip.
It is recommended to put ring slings inside a pillow cover when washing so the rings don't get damaged.
We do not recommend tumble drying in our washing instructions as it decreases the life of any fabric. Having said that, running it on a
low temperature can help soften and ‘break in’ your sling.
It is a good idea to steam iron your cotton and linen slings after washing. Not only does it make them pretty and help to soften the
fabric but it avoids the fabric creasing along the same lines repeatedly, which can lead to wear.
Try not to let linen dry completely if you are going to iron – linen is much easier to iron while damp. If you dry linen completely in the
tumble dryer it may appear to have drastically shrunk. The fibres have just been compacted together and will return to normal after a quick
press with an iron (and a spray of water). Using your sling will also stretch it back out again.
Silk, Wool, Cashmere
We recommend hand washing these fabrics. This can be done by putting some suitable wool/silk/cashmere soap in the bath tub and gently agitating
the wrap in it. Then squeeze off any excess water (without wringing), roll in towels and step on them to dry further water. Alternatively you can use the cool
handwash setting on your washing machine if it has one. Wool and cashmere should be laid flat to dry. You should avoid drying silk in direct sunlight. They can
be ironed on a very cool setting.
- Use common sense when using a sling: your baby’s safety is your responsibility.
- Avoid strenuous activities when wearing your baby.
- Be aware of any objects your child can reach, particularly anything hot or sharp.
- When using a wrap, always tie securely with a double knot.
- Check your sling for any signs of wear and tear before each use. Stop using immediately if you notice any damage.
- Ensure that your baby has a good air supply: that there is no fabric over his/her face or mouth, and their chin is not resting directly
on their chest – there should be at least one finger width in between chin and chest.
- Be aware of your baby’s body heat when using a sling. The sling provides extra layers of fabric and therefore warmth for you both;
you are also sharing each other’s body heat. You will probably need a layer or two less clothing than normal, but make sure your child
has something warm for their legs and feet if necessary.
- Do not use in place of a car seat.
- Exercise caution when near open flames.
- Do not operate machinery, drive a vehicle or ride a bike when using a sling.
- Ensure your baby’s head is well supported.
- Do not leave a sling around your child unsupervised.
Please visit the following websites for more sling safety information:
A 0% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your order, this does not include any shipping costs. You will receive an invoice for the balance when your sling(s) are ready, once this has been paid we will ship your item(s) to you.
All orders are non-transferable and we cannot combine or separate different orders. You will have the opportunity to change the shipping address at the time of paying your invoice. If you have placed one order for several items you will pay a combined shipping rate and they will all be sent together.
We aim to send out all of the orders within 3-4 months, however this may be subject to change. We intend to honour all orders but there can be circumstances outwith our control that may not allow us to do so, in which case we will refund the original deposit.
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We quality check and grade all our products, as some have inevitable weaving flaws. A grade one wrap will be free of flaws,
a grade two will have a few flaws which are only apparent when looking carefully for them. Grade three products have flaws which,
whilst not compromising the safety or integrity of the wrap, will be somewhat more apparent.
Dyed wraps and ring sling second and third grade flaws normally relate to imperfections in the hand dye finish...odd small splashes, or slightly blotchy finish.
Please note that 50% linen wraps may have small irregularities such as nubs and slubs or slightly uneven thread - this is the natural texture of linen yarn.
Any slings in 20% linen may have small dark spots on them, again this is the result of the natural linen fibre blended with the cotton in the warp yarn and is totally normal.
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