The original designer dupioni silk and cotton baby sling was made by me--at www.babysosmart.com-- in 2004, and it continues to be our signature baby sling style. Our "EveryDay Silk" Sling Collection features beautiful and versatile silk and cotton baby slings that are intended for everyday use--hence "EveryDay Silk." Sometimes customers are concerned that silk is not an appropriate fabric for a baby sling; I have found that in addition to making a gorgeous baby sling, silk is extremely durable--washing well (please don't put your silk sling in the dryer, however!!), it is difficult to stain, silk fabric is extremely strong, and is breathable (warm in winter, cool in summer). Each carrier will arrive to you with all wearing instructions and promotional materials.
Our "Audrey" EveryDay Silk Demi Sling, like Audrey Hepburn, is feminine and playful and gorgeous and timeless. A single layer of jet-black dupioni silk is partially lined with one of our favorite Patty Young prints in bold pinks, greens, and wine. Trimmed with the same print, then finished off with pretty pink rings and our roomy zippered pocket. Pretty silk baby sling!
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Our slings are designed to be worn with flair; they are typically longer than most slings available on today's market. Our Standard Size measures 87-89" long; as each sling is hand-made, no two will be exactly the same. We find that our standard size (88" long) fits US (women's) sizes S-M-L well; our standard size will be slightly shorter on someone who wears an XL, giving it less flair. Petite sizing is roughly 8" shorter than our standard size, and is appropriate for women smaller than a women's size Small (US sizing). If you are XL or larger, or feel that you need our petite sizing, please contact us for custom sizing.
We only use brushed aluminum rings purchased from www.slingrings.com. Please refer to their website for any questions about ring safety.
CARE & WASHING INSTRUCTIONS:
All of our ring slings and carriers are machine washable, and may be laundered as follows: Place sling/carrier in lingerie bag or pillow case, machine wash, gentle cycle, cold water wash, gentle detergent. Lay flat to dry. Do not dry any of our slings or carriers in the dryer; we find that air drying prolongs the life of your sling or carrier. Ring slings may be ironed on low iron, silk setting only; all other carriers may be ironed on cotton setting, unless otherwise specified. May also be dry cleaned.
Orders will be shipped within 14-21 days of your purchase. If for some reason your order will not be ready to ship within the stated 14-21 days, we will notify you by e-mail and discuss options. We ship orders via USPS Priority Mail. The USPS defines their Priority shipping as a 2-3 day service in the Continental US. We may elect to ship local orders using an alternative shipping service/carrier at our discretion. For rush orders (within 48 hours), an additional $35 will be added to your final cost. Not all carriers are available as rush orders. If you need your sling/carrier sooner than what is described above, please convo me and we will discuss further shipping options and costs required.
Optional Insurance & Tracking may be added at your request/expense, please convo me for those options as well.
Slings/carriers may be returned for a full refund within seven days of date carrier was received by you. We track receipt of all carriers for this very purpose. The purchaser is responsible for all shipping costs incurred with the return-- we are not responsible for any costs associated with a return. Returns of Petite and XL sized carriers will be assessed a 15% restocking fee. NO RETURNS ON CUSTOM CARRIERS. Shipping costs cannot be refunded. All slings/carriers must be received by Baby So Smart in like-new condition and cannot have been washed, ironed, dry-cleaned, or otherwise altered. If a carrier is returned and is noted to have pet hair on it, you will be charged for the cost of dry cleaning the product; cost of dry cleaning, in addition to the 15% restocking fee will both be subtracted from your returned product fees. If you are not satisfied with your purchase or did not receive what you believe you ordered, please convo me FIRST and I will work with you to make you a happy customer and satisfied with your purchase, as well as give permission for return if all else fails. Returns received by me that were not approved by me will be refused, i.e., sent back to you at your own cost. You must be able to submit to us a copy of your invoice to help us confirm your order.
Please refer to my policies page for a detailed list of all my Etsy Shop policies: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BabySoSmart/policy
WEARING INSTRUCTIONS & SAFETY:
All baby carriers will come with full printed wearing instructions; in addition, we maintain video wearing instructions on our main website, www.babysosmart.com, found here: http://babysosmart.com/wearing_instructions/
You as the parent/wearer are FULLY responsible for safe babywearing at all times, and you assume FULL RESPONSIBILITY in the wearing of your child in one of our baby carriers. A ring sling is considered to have a moderate length learning curve--expect to spend 2-3 weeks practicing wearing your ring sling around your house before you feel very comfortable wearing it. Some people may require as long as 6 weeks of practice to feel very comfortable with babywearing. ALWAYS practice wearing your new carrier at home for at least several days before attempting to wear it out of the house. Have someone be your "spotter" for the first few times you wear your new carrier, and make ample use of mirrors to see how you look from all angles while wearing your carrier, to assure that baby is safely secured inside. Bottom line is: if you don't feel comfortable wearing your baby carrier, or you feel like you are doing something "wrong," or you feel like your baby is not secure, DON'T WEAR IT!! I'm always happy to answer wearing questions.