It’s a hybrid of a hybrid!
- mixed material
- combined comfort
- SaYa is a hybrid sling.This combines the convenience and nursing discretion of a ring sling, the ease of use and deep pockets of a pouch sling, the comfort and dual shoulder support of a wrap or SPOC (simple piece of cloth), the versatile style and wisdom of traditional Asian carriers, the modern fabrics, construction and durability of technical carriers.
- Semi-Stretch Knit (SSK) is made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex (Matte, cotton-y feel)
- Versatek Blend (VTB) is made of 80% nylon and 20% spandex (Slight sheen, sporty fabric feel)
- Refer to the size guide to get the correct fit.
- Tight is right!
1. Saya feel should be tight, tight fit means more secure hold.
2. In 3-4 months, the fit will be more relaxed as fabric adjusts and baby grows heavier.
3. Saya should never feel loose. Loose fit is dangerous.
4. To wear the “tight” fitting Saya, mother should place the seam in the center along her belly button.
How the Saya should fit:
Smaller babies – up to 5 months: more coverage: back, legs and arms are in the pouch. Sling sits high since babies are lighter.
Older babies – legs are out, back taller and longer, babies may sit up, they just need a good seat to keep in place. The sling sits lower but never bellow the belly button of the mother.
From the US Consumer Products Safety Commission:
- You should place the baby’s face at or above the rim of a sling or wrap so that their face is visible.
- Make sure your baby’s face is not covered and you can see your baby’s face at all times.
- Use with caution for infants below 4 months old as their necks are not yet strong enough to support their heads.
- Make sure you can fit 2 fingers between baby’s head and chin.
- Use with extra caution for babies with low birthweigh, premature, a twin or with other issues such as a cold.
- Double check latches and ties are secure
- Bend at the knees and do not lean over when reaching for something
- Use 1 or 2 hands on baby when getting used to baby wearing