Hotslings baby pouches are an innovative design that combine fashion with function. Suitable from birth to around 30lbs. Compact and quick, these pouches feature light leg padding, designed for babies in the hip carry. Available in both adjustable and non-adjustable sized styles. Hotslings stretch pouches have just a bit of 'give' - like stretch jeans. Non-stretch reversibles tend to be a bit more snug than stretch cotton pouches. If your sized stretch cotton pouch is a bit snug, size up on the reversible.
Adjustable or Sized - which to choose?Hotslings Adjustable (AP) pouches fit sizes 2 to 5. If you are in this size range, you now have the option to buy the adjustable pouch. The benefits of the AP: it can be used by more than one person, it changes with you as you lose your baby weight, or grow again during pregnancy and it accommodates those who are between sizes. A perfect fit every time, while still being sleek and light-weight. You will however still need to check your Hotsling size using the guide below. If you are not in the size range for the AP then you will need to buy a sized pouch; we try to keep a range of these in stock. Also, not all Hotslings fabrics are available in the AP as yet, so if one of the designer or reversible fabrics has caught your eye, you will need to buy a sized pouch.
Sizing: the only tricky bit of choosing a Hotsling pouch (apart from deciding which print to go for!). Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are at all unsure about sizing. We are happy to exchange for size. Hotslings have put together the following information to help you choose your pouch:
Correct sizing for pouch slings is essential for the happiness of both parents and baby. Find your best fit with the chart below(use pre-pregnancy weight; if you get more than one size recommended and have big breasts, broad shoulders, a big baby, or wear bulky clothes, pick the larger size.) Most people wear a 3, 4 or 5. Too small is often obvious on trying on; too big is less so. Fit should be snug and high; if the baby is dangling away from you, you will need to size down.
measure from shoulder to hip: use a soft tape measure and start at the outer
corner of your shoulder and measure diagonally across your body down to your
hip bone. The number (in inches) should be in the 20s. 20 inches is equal to 50 cms, 29 inches is equal to 73 cms. Remember to hold the measuring tape firmly to your body. If you are pregnant please measure your back.
All Hotslings have original leg padding; the AP is padded on both 'rails' The leg padding is designed to provide additional comfort when older babies are carried in an upright position.
All sized Hotslings come with both printed and DVD instructions. The DVD takes you through every step of using your pouch, from correctly inserting your baby to feeding in the sling. Your Hotsling comes packaged in a carrying bag which you can use for storage.
Adjustable Hotslings come with printed instructions and a matching cloth storage bag for your pouch.