Spotlight on Maya
The Lightly Padded Ring Sling or the ComfortFit Ring Sling – what’s the difference? Both carriers have exactly the same sizing (length and width), rings, fabric options, and pockets. The difference is only in the shoulder construction. Additionally, the shoulder style does not change the way the tail hangs, and, remember medium is our most popular size.
It’s all about the shoulder grip…and the width
Shoulder style matters! A proper fitting and appropriately positioned shoulder make all the difference when wearing your baby or toddler. Rings should be placed in the position of a corsage and the material of the sling should cup your shoulder; be careful that the wrap does not ride up on your neck or slip too far down the arm.
The Lightly Padded Ring Sling shoulder has a fixed width; it is sewn with light padding that is not bulky and does not bunch under the fabric. It is approximately 8″ wide and has the perfect amount of cush. The benefit of the Lightly Padded style is its ease; it is less customizable because you
cannot spread the shoulder to span a wider area between your neck and shoulder.
The ComfortFit Ring Sling shoulder is unpadded and has a variable width. The shoulder has a small, hidden Spandex panel insert that offers the perfect, grippy fit every time. The Spandex also functions to gather the shoulder, giving it a cushiony feel. A removable fabric band can be pushed forward thereby allowing the fabric to spread, or it can be pushed back making the shoulder more narrow. The benefit of the ComfortFit style is its customizability.
Babywearing can help you get things done, but safety comes first and starts with good instructions! New babies require much care and attention, especially during the first four months of life. Safe babywearing practices mimic in-arms carrying positions, but positioning is crucial to safety and comfort.
Carrier Type Matters Each type of carrier has it’s own safety and positioning considerations.Learning the fundamentals of babywearing can help you better enjoy the experience and provide a nurturing environment for you and your baby.
Maya Wrap baby carriers fall into three basic categories – a ring sling, a traditional wrap, and a Maya Tie. Regardless of fabric content or shoulder style, the instructions below will provide you with the tools you need to begin a long and mutually rewarding babywearing relationship with your little one.
REMEMBER: VISIBLE IS KISSABLE!
While being worn, you should always have an unobstructed view of your baby’s face and be able to kiss his or her forehead.