Materials and Properties
Slings are made of threads of different materials that are woven together to create a fabric that is diagonally elastic. This is the only way the sling can fit around your child's body and support it entirely, like a big hand. We offer slings made of cotton, linen, hemp, silk, wool or cashmere.
For starters, a baby sling made of pure cotton is best, as it is easy to care for and handle and is quickly soft.
This weight measurement indicates the weight of the sling per square metre. Thus, the surface weight indicates how thick and heavy a sling is.
Here the preferences are quite individual, so it’s hard to say what’s best. For newborns and sensitive children, thin and soft fabrics made of fine materials, such as cashmere or wool, or our jersey slings, are generally very suitable, but heavy, denser slings made of hemp or linen can also be used for carrying newborns. For heavy babies and toddlers, thicker wraps with linen or hemp content are popular, but heavier tots can still be carried safely with thin fabrics.
Are you unsure about your choice? We will be happy to advise you.
No, a thread pull is primarily only a visual defect and the sling can be used without any concern. But if you know how, these can be easily fixed.
Even a single broken thread is usually not a problem and you can continue to wear the sling. Alternatively, the thread can be repaired by carefully knotting the ends and pulling them back in.
If you are unsure about the size of your sling, you can measure the long edge of your sling loosely in your hand with a tape measure and compare it with our standard sizes.
Our DIDYMOS slings are manufactured in Austria and Germany. Our baby carriers are sewn in Germany and the Czech Republic. You can read more about the production process here.