Design your own ring sling and I'll sew it for you!! My single layer slings are 28 inches wide, un-padded, open tail, with a gathered-style shoulder that is triple stitched. I pre-shrink all my fabrics in warm water, using eco-friendly detergent so your sling is ready for use and safe for sensitive baby skin. Your sling will be ready for you in 1-2 weeks.
To measure yourself for your sling, measure from one shoulder across your chest to the top of your opposite hip bone (you want to measure fairly close to the body, since you want baby to be held snugly against your body). This will be your body measurement. For the tail measurement, measure from the top of your shoulder down your body as far as you want the tail to hang (normally this is about the same length as your body measurement). You can add a couple inches if you would like extra fabric when using the tail as a nursing cover.
Choose one of the available fabrics I have pictured. I have: red and blue plaid (with yellow and white accents), pink and blue plaid, and blue plaid (with hints of red, yellow, and green). To see additional pictures of these fabrics, visit - http://picasaweb.google.com/amandasews/SlingFabrics#
Choose a set of sling rings (at the moment I have on-hand: black, and bronze aluminum rings and navy and black nylon rings). If you'd like a specific color, I'd be happy to order it for you. Nylon rings are available in white, ivory, black, navy, blue, burgundy, and brown. Aluminum rings are available in silver, slate, black, bronze, gold, green, turquoise, blue, purple, pink, and red. I buy my rings from slingrings.com because they are specifically designed and tested for use in slings.
Be sure to let me your body and tail measurements, fabric choice, and ring color. If you are interested in having a zippered pocket ($8) or decorative stitching ($5) added to your sling, contact me and I can set up a special listing just for you.
Your sling will be shipped to US destinations by Priority Mail and to Canadian destinations by first class mail.
Always inspect your sling for wear after washing and prior to each use.
Babies are wiggly things! Make sure baby is secure before letting go of their weight. Be careful when making adjustments. Do not use on an uncooperative baby.
Make sure baby's breathing is unobstructed and that there is sufficient airflow. It is best to wear newborns in an upright position so you can make sure baby's head doesn't curl down onto their chest blocking their airway. Make sure that newborn heads are safely and carefully supported.
Do not jog, cook, or drink hot liquids while wearing your baby. Be careful not to bump baby into things (doorways, walls, counters, etc.)
If you need to bend over while wearing your baby, put your arm around them to make sure they stay secure.
You can always try new positions with a doll or stuffed animal first.
Do not wear your baby while sleeping or leave a sleeping baby unattended in a sling.
Slings should never be used as safety restraints.
Always use your best judgment and a healthy dose of common sense! Wear your baby at your own risk. I am not responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur.