With summer in full swing, we at myheartcreative want to make sure all of you busy, babywearing mommas and daddies are staying cool. As temperatures soar well into the 90s, you can be certain our Baby Ring Slings will help keep you and your baby at a comfortable temperature while you’re on the go. You might be thinking, “How could a baby carrier help keep you cool?” The answer is actually pretty simple--it’s made of 100% linen.
How Linen Keeps You Cool
At myheartcreative, comfort and safety are both a high priority. That’s why we work with linen experts from around the world in choosing the finest quality fabric for our slings. Linen is naturally thermoregulating, meaning it helps control your body temperature, regardless of the season. In the hot summer months, it wicks away moisture, keeps you 5-7 degrees cooler than cotton and other fabrics. It can also absorb up to 20% of its weight in water before feeling damp and its high air permeability allows ample air flow and quick drying time for those exceptionally hot days. This allows you and Baby to stay cool while enjoying outdoor activities or just taking care of daily errands. In the colder winter months, it works in reverse and retains your body heat, helping to keep you and Baby warm and cozy.
History and Uses of Linen
Dating back to 8000 B.C., linen is one of the oldest and most durable fabrics in the world. It was used by the ancient Egyptians in the mummification process as a symbol of purity and wealth. Various tombs discovered in modern times found the linen to be in tact after thousands of years. Talk about longevity! In the Middle Ages, linen was used to make things such as shields and bowstrings, while the classical antiquity used it in making body armor for protection.
Today, we use linen for bed sheets, handkerchiefs, dish towels, clothing, window treatments, table cloths and even in paper products, like money. One set of linen bed sheets, when cared for properly, is said to last up to 20 years, while a set of cotton sheets is said to last three to five years. With its resistance to stretching and pilling, linen has proven itself to withstand the test of time.
Other benefits of linen include:
- Antibacterial—contains a natural antiseptic that inhibits the growth of bacteria.
- Hypo-allergenic—no allergic reactions means it’s safe for use on even the most sensitive skin.
- Low-elasticity—keeps its shape over time and washings.
- Environmentally friendly—requires less water to grow flax, which is used to make linen. Also repels dirt, so less washings are necessary.
- Gets softer and more elegant with age and use.
In addition to being made of naturally durable material, our Baby Ring Slings undergo hefty testing to ensure they’re safe enough for your precious cargo. Recommended use is 8 to 35 pounds, but all slings are tested in a government approved facility and withhold up to 150 pounds; the aluminum rings can withhold up to 250 pounds. Our products are both CPSIA and CPSC certified and tested for laundering, sharp points or edges, small parts, monofilament threads, structural integrity, occupant retention and flammability.* We are also members of the BCIA (Baby Carrier Industry Alliance) and Handmade Toy Alliance, both dedicated to quality, safe goods for children. Rest assured we are always working to make sure our slings are safe and lasting baby products in your family.
Professionally designed and proudly made in Oklahoma, our Baby Ring Slings are triangular in tail shape, adjustable for universal fit, and have a large pocket, big enough to hold diapers, wipes, a cell phone, car keys or most any other item you may need while on the go. They are available in classic or pleated shoulder styles - both design for ultimate comfort. With more colors becoming available all the time, it’s never been easier to find your perfect fit and become one of the coolest babywearing parents around.
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*Baby Ring Slings are compliant with 16 CFR part 1610, ASTM D 1230, 2010 and ASTM F2907-14a product safety standards.
Posted on Mon, July 27, 2015
by Brooke Phillips filed under