Frequently Asked Questions - Babywearing, Swaddling, Sleep, Breastfeeding
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FAQs

    • How many baby swaddles do I need?

    • Which TOG baby swaddle is best?

    • What should my baby wear to bed?

    • What size are ergoCocoon baby sleeping bags?

    • How do I measure my child's feet for Classic Leather Sandals?

    • What size Bedhead hat is the right size for my child?

    • Which size Baby K'tan is the right size for me?


    How many baby swaddles do I need? top

    We recommend starting with at least two baby swaddles so that if one needs to be washed you still have a spare to use. You may also want several different TOG baby swaddles for use at higher and lower temperatures - for example, summer vs autumn or daytime vs overnight.

    How can we help? Many of our most popular baby swaddles are available in twin packs containing two swaddles for a special price. All orders $99 or more are shipped FREE.

    Need more information? Please email us anytime.

     

    Which TOG baby swaddle is best? top

    TOG ratings are a measure of how warm a baby swaddle is - the lower the TOG the lighter the sleeping bag.  Baby swaddles with lower TOG ratings are designed for warmer weather and warmer nursery temperatures. Baby swaddles with higher TOG ratings are designed for cooler weather and cooler nursery temperatures. To decide which one is right for your baby, take a look at our Nursery Temperature Guide and select the one that matches the temperature range in your baby's nursery. You may also wish to use different swaddles during the day and overnight.

    How can we help? Our range of baby swaddles covers TOG ratings that are ideal for nursery temperatures from 14C to 24C+. Many of our baby swaddles offer the added value of converting to sleeping bags as your baby grows. 

    Need more information? Please email us anytime.

     

    What should my baby wear to bed? top

    Use your nursery temperature as a guideline for determining the best combination of baby swaddle or baby sleeping bag and pyjamas (with or without undergarments) for your child.

    Swaddle/
    Sleeping Bag TOG

    3.5 TOG
     

    2.5 TOG

    1.0 TOG

    0.3-0.2
    TOG

    Nursery Temperature  15-21°C
    (59-70°F)
    18-23°C
    (65-73°F) 
    15-21°C
    (59-70°F) 
    24°C+
    (75°F+) 
    SeasonWinterWinterAutumn/SpringSummer

    26°C + (79°F)

     

     

     

    Cool Pyjamas or Singlet

    24°C (75°F)

     

     

    Cool Pyjamas or
    Onesie

    Cool Pyjamas or Short Sleeve Jumpsuit

    23°C (71°F)

      Cool Pyjamas or
    Short Sleeve Jumpsuit
    Mild Pyjamas or
    Short Sleeve Jumpsuit
    Mild Pyjamas or 
    Long Sleeve Jumpsuit

    22°C (71°F)

     

    Mild Pyjamas or
    Short Sleeve Jumpsuit

    Mild Pyjamas or
    Long Sleeve Jumpsuit

    Warm Pyjamas & Under Garments

    20°C (69°F)

    Mild Pyjamas

    Warm Pyjamas

    Warm Pyjamas & Under Garments

    Warm Pyjamas & Under Garments + Blanket

    18°C(65°F)

    Warm Pyjamas Warm Pyjamas & Under Garments

    Warm Pyjamas & Under Garments + Blanket

     

    16°C (61°F)

    Warm Pyjamas & Under Garments

    Warm Pyjamas & Under Garments + Blanket

     

     

    14°C (57°F)

    Warm Pyjamas & Under Garments

         

    How can we help? Our range of baby swaddles, sleeping bags and pyjamas includes options for nursery temperatures from 14°C to 24°C+. 

    Need more information? Please email us anytime.

     

     

    What size are ergoCocoon baby sleeping bags? top

    ErgoCocoon baby swaddles and sleeping bags come in two sizes. For effective use as a swaddle, choose the swaddle closest to the size of your baby.

    Size Length of ergoCocoon
    (shoulder to feet) 
    Recommended weight
    0 -3 months 60cm Fits up to 7 kgs
    3 - 12 months 80cm 7 - 12 kgs

    How do I measure my child's feet for Classic Leather Sandals? top

    Classic Leather Sandals are available in sizes 4 to 8.5. Insole lengths for each size in the table below. Professional shoe fitters suggest allowing between 0.5cm to 1cm for growth.

    Classic Leather Sandal Size Insole Length (mm)

    4

    120mm
    5 125mm
    6 130mm
    7 140mm
    8 145mm
    8.5 155mm

    Insole lengths vary between shoe brands and styles. It is important to measure the length of your child's feet. Actual insole length is listed next to the size.

    To quickly and easily measure your child's feet print this easy chart. We recommend that you also measure the length of your child's foot with a measuring tape.

     

    What size Bedhead hat is the right size for my child? top

    Bedhead Hats come in sizes 37cm to 57cm (finished, unstretched circumference) and are designed to fit from newborn through to 8 years old.

    As babies develop into a toddlers then into young children, the shape and proportions of their head change. Bedhead sizing is designed to reflect this, ensuring a perfect fit for all ages and stages.

    Bedhead size

    Finished hat circumference unstretched

    Approx age
    Newbie 37cm 0-3 months
    Tottie 42cm 3-6 months
    Kiddie 47cm 6-12 months
    Biggie 52cm 1-3 years

     

     

     

    Which size Baby K'tan is the right size for me? top

    Baby K’tan wrap carriers are sized to fit the adult who will be carrying the child. The age or weight of the child is not a factor in the size you need. Use the information below to help you select the correct size.

    Carrier Size XS S M L XL
    Women's Dress Size 6 - 8 10 - 12 14 - 16 18 - 20 > 22
    Men's Suit Jacket Size   Up to 38 39 - 42 43 - 46 47 - 50

    If you're in-between sizes, or 5’2” or shorter, please select the smaller size. If you are pregnant, please select your size based on your pre-pregnancy size.

    Sizing generally matches the wearer's fitted t-shirt size. The Baby K’tan is meant to fit snugly to allow for stretching. If the carrier feels a bit snug the first time you put it on, this does not necessarily mean it is too small.

    Ready to purchase? Shop all Baby K'tan carriers now.

    Further sizing tips

    Everyone is shaped differently. Some people may fit into more than one size or fall in-between sizes on the above sizing chart - just as happens with clothing. The following additional sizing tips should be used as a guide to assist you in ordering the optimal size.

    • If you fall in-between sizes or are unsure of sizing, please choose the smaller size.
    • If you are petite – height of 157cm (5’2") or under, please choose the smaller size.
    • If you are pregnant, please use pre-pregnancy size to determine appropriate carrier size.
    • Only go up in size selection if you are 183cm (6 feet) or taller.
    • When trying on the Baby K’tan baby Carrier (without your child), the lowest point of the carrier should fall just below your chest and above your navel. When wearing your child in the carrier, the lowest point of the carrier may fall at your navel or waist, but should not fall below your hips.
    • When carrying your child in the Baby K’tan baby Carrier: if the lowest point of the carrier falls at or below your hips, choose a smaller size; if the lowest point of the carrier falls at your chest, choose a larger size.
    • When carrying your child in the Baby K’tan baby carrier, if the carrier feels too loose (i.e., child feels insecure, legs are bumping child’s body as you walk, or carrier easily slips off your shoulder), choose a smaller size.
    • The size of the Baby K’tan baby carrier is not based upon your child’s age or weight. The cross-stretch of the cotton knit fabric and the different carrying positions enables the carrier to grow with your child. Accordingly, you should not require a larger size as your child grows and develops from a baby to a toddler (up to 16kgs).

    A snug fit is optimal for securely carrying your child and for good back support. Baby K’tan Baby Carrier will stretch slightly to conform to you and your child.

    If you would like any assistance choosing the correct size please email info@slingsnthings.com.au

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