Fall is favourite season with many people…especially when the sun still shines on those crisp early days of Autumn and we start adding cozy layers to our attire. Slings are no different and we added 4 new beautiful hues to our classic linen ring sling in shades that feel ready for fall strolls with you and your little cub.
There’s a great added benefit of warmth and coziness, for you and your little one.
I think June is sort of the official start of summer in most Nordic countries. May still tends to be a bit chilly and the sun isn’t strong enough to give you that real ‘heat’ on your skin. So now that it’s officially summer (right?)…we want to share with you three new shades of our classic ring sling! Sage, Peach and sky….aptly named after their soft pastel like hues. There is a very fine, and subtle pinstripe that also adds to that beachy, summer feeling and for this seasonal collection we are using our lightweight linen so when the temperatures really do rise up there…the fabric is also breathable, absorbant and dries quickly. We personally love the silver rings with these shades….but we also know that gold goes great with a tan! So you can take your pick. Come visit us at Tikau Showroom in Helsinki or visit us when we launch our webshop this summer.
A lot of people ask me what are the advantages to the ring sling carrier versus say a Baby Björn….and my truthful response is always that they both have great advantages and if you have the luxury of owning both (as I did) you will realise quickly that they both have their place. For me the biggest advantage with the ring sling was the fact that I could ALWAYS have it with me and as my toddler started walking (only short distances) and got tired, it was always easy to pop her back into the sling, which i had in my bag or packed in with the stroller. (A technical carrier would never fit into my bag). Another advantage with the ring sling was the ease of wearing it at home. Given the softness of the fabric and the quick nature of popping baby in and out…it made life within the home easier, especially if my little ones were cranky and didn’t want to be put down. Now, onto what i deemed the biggest advantage and that was breastfeeding….which could happen basically anywhere with the sling. The ability to adjust my baby’s position to a comfortable feeding position and using the excess fabric to cover up allowed life to continue, wether I was at home doing laundry or out shopping groceries. Now, I would not say that the ring sling is ideal if you are heading on a 10 km hike….and again, i think the pros of each style of carrier are unique, but i wanted to answer the age old question of ‘why are ring sling?’ based on my personal experience. I also happen to think they look lovely which is just an added bonus. 🙂