The advantages of hand-woven baby wraps

What types of weaves are there?

Broken twill, diamond twill or rather herringbone weave? If you still don't know the differences between these weaves, then you've come to the right place. Especially when looking for the perfect baby sling, many babywearing parents get lost in the wide range of offers. Whether machine-woven or hand-woven, stretchy or diagonally stretchy... all these features not only influence the selection of your baby sling, but also affect your everyday carrying. I would like to give you a brief overview and show you why hand-woven, diagonally elastic baby wraps are so valuable.

I personally only knew weaving from my school days. In the past, I not only observed colorful scraps of wool with curiosity, but was also allowed to experience with my own hands how weaving patterns are created by tying different threads. I think the fact that the connection of individual, thin cotton threads creates a stable baby sling is wonderful. How the threads are lined up determines not only the pattern but also the stability of fabrics. A stable weave is particularly important for baby slings in order to keep your baby safe in the sling. Depending on the type of weave, they can be elastic or diagonally elastic. What is this subtle difference?

Baby slings - do you prefer elastic or diagonally elastic?

Elastic cloths are mostly machine-made and yield in all directions. However, this can cause the cloth to wear out more quickly. And this is where the concept of diagonal elasticity comes into play. In comparison to elastic slings, diagonally elastic baby slings do not give in the longitudinal and transverse direction, but only in the diagonal. In this way, the sling adapts to your baby's body without sagging. Handwoven and diagonally elastic slings are a real quality feature for a good sling that should accompany you and your baby for a long time. They ensure elasticity in all directions and guarantee stability and grip. Handwoven towels are particularly soft and cuddly right from the start, so that they adapt perfectly to your baby's body and weight.

Our weaves at a glance

The cross twill weave is characterized by evenly distributed binding points.

Herringbone weave takes its name from the pattern, which is reminiscent of a row of herringbones, and is recommended as a thinner weave, especially in the warmer months.

While the weave as a diamond body is often felt to be thicker, it is particularly characterized by its grip. All weaves have in common, however, that they adapt perfectly to your baby's body and give you stability and elasticity at the same time.

Mama Nuka baby slings are traditionally hand-woven on meter-long chairs. This not only supports an important craft. The quality is immediately noticeable for carrying parents and carrying child and our babies can make themselves comfortable right away - naturally right from the start.

Mama Nuka is the first sling that is purely plant-based and does not contain a drop of chemicals! Find out more about Mama Nuka here:

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