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Want a whole new look?

Take your sling off, unthread it, turn it around and rethread. Put it on, put your baby in, and off you go. A brand new you!

All Sakura Bloom baby slings are reversible, and most reverse to a different color or pattern.

With our Chocolate~Terracotta sling from the silk Essential collection, you can wear chocolate on the outside, terracotta on the inside:

Or reverse it so that the terracotta is on the outside:

The striped slings from our Artisan Collection reverse beautifully. Haven’t seen one in person yet? They have the handpieced striped pattern across the entirety of the sling. That’s right, not just on the visible part of the sling, but the entire length of the sling.

Wear the solid side out for a burst of color at the tail:

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Or, turn the sling around to wow everyone with the stripes on the outside!

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Either way, you can’t go wrong!

This tip seems simple, but makes a difference: use your words. That is, talk to your baby. Tell them what you’re doing.

“Now I’m going to put you in the sling.” And in goes baby from your shoulder to the sling.

Or, when its time to come out, “Let’s get you out: one, two” and out on “three.”

So much happens without advance warning in your child’s world. Be considerate and helpful by giving them a heads’ up about what’s coming next.

Narrate it: in and out of the sling.

Talk to your baby now about what’s happening around and to them. Before you know it, they’ll be talking with you (and that’s a whole other conversation!).

dsc_0069_1.jpgNow that the weather is a bit chilly, a new question presents itself as you head out with your baby in a sling: do I put the sling on over or under my jacket?

Here is where a ring sling really shines.

The adjustability of a ring sling means that you can do either. Wear your sling over your sweater or coat. Or, put your baby in the sling, and then put your jacket on over. Anything is possible with a ring sling!

While we love the over a sweater look for not too chilly days, under a coat or poncho can be just as nice and cuddly.

The Peekaru vest is a reat option for going over both of you. Other coats designed to turn you and your baby into a two-headed hydra are the Suse’s Kinder Babywearing Coat and the Mam Deluxe Babywearing Cover.

Don’t let cold weather stop you from getting out (like we did above in our SB Jewels sling). Over or under or anyway you do it, get on out!