Storchenwiege Carrying Cloths - the "Stork Cradle"
This 100% cotton, Oeko-Tex certified wrap-round sling is the bees-knees for comfort and versatility for carrying your baby. You can find reviews of Storchenwiege wraps at thebabywearer.com
The wrap-round sling or carrying cloth is the most versatile type of baby-carrier. Usable from birth right through toddler-hood, your baby can be 'worn' on the front, hip or back in various positions to suit the needs of you and your child. Storchenwiege slings come with a detailed instruction booklet and there are lots of websites (see the links section) with good descriptions of different carrying methods.
Storchenwiege has a unique cross-weave with double-strength thread in both directions, making it strong and durable, with a softer feel than other slings and good gripping ability on the all-important knot! The hems are doubled, also for strength and to maintain the carrying position well, and the ends are tapered to make tying easier.
All the recommended carrying positions support babies' natural posture, keeping the legs in 'frog' position and the back rounded (babies' backs naturally curve outwards-only until the strength develops to allow them to walk.)
Storchenwiege slings are constructed from 100% cotton and the Oeko-tex certificate guarantees the slings don't carry harmful chemical residues from the dyes used, reducing their environmental impact as well as providing you with peace-of-mind that your baby could go without clothing and not be harmed by the cloth!
The Storchenwiege wrap comes in 5 lengths. To choose the right length for you, take into account the way you will carry your baby and your own physique (and that of any other users.)
- 2.7m suitable for 1-shouldered hip or cradle-carries
- 3.6m suitable for most carrying methods for petite people (up to women's size 10)
- 4.1m suitable for most carries up to women's size 16
- 4.6m suitable for all carries for most women and most carries for men
- 5.2m suitable for all carrying methods