SLING TIPS AND VIDEO GUIDES

How to get started easily

On this page you will find tips and video guides on how to tie a sling, both tied with a knot or rings.

All our rebozos are firm and soft with diagonal stretch for maximum support for baby and mother/partner. You can carry your child from 0-5 years.

Slings: Size 1-3 are length between 2,20 meters to 3,00 meters are called a sling. Tied over one shoulder or “back carrying”.

By choosing authentic handwoven rebozos from Rebozo Copenhagen, you support artisans in keeping their craft tradition and local communities alive. Our rebozos are woven under social responsibility with gender equality and with less environmental impact, as they are woven with hand and foot power on a pedal loom.

Suggestions for different bindings/wearings of slings

Rebozo for sling – size 1-3: You can make these different bindings/wearings:

Size 1: (Length 2.20 meters) Slip knot, simple (flat) knot, ring sling, belly sling and hip sling or back sling.
Size 2: (Length 2.85 meters) Slip knot, simple (flat) knot, ring sling, belly sling and hip sling or back sling.
Size 3: (Length 3.00 metres): slip knot, single (flat) knot, ring sling, belly sling and hip sling or back sling.

Tips and video guides for rebozo slings

– to carry your child (0-5 years)

A safe and secure nest – the baby remembers the womb

Benefits:

Babies are in a safe place, cry less and sleep more heart to heart or on their mother’s back. They feel her breath, her heart and remember the womb. Babies who are in close contact with their mother/father are more comfortable, calm and feel secure. A rebozo is safe and ergonomically correct. It provides optimal support for a growing baby’s head and spine.

When:

From newborn and while the child is small, it provides security, calm and closeness.

Binding:

Sling: ring sling and traditional hip sling. Model: Reboza Emma Green Mint size 1-3 – see item / shop rings in matt silver – see item.

VIDEO GUIDE: BINDING OF FRONT WEARING WITH 2 RINGS

SLING, ADJUSTABLE WITH 2 RINGS – From 0-5 years

In this video you can see how to easily tie a sling for belly/front carrying with 2 rings. We recommend that you practice a few times first, for example with a small pillow instead of your baby. Take extra care and support your baby’s head from newborn and until your baby is fully capable of supporting its own head securely.

Remember free airways: Baby’s airway should be clear, arms up, back rounded and legs in frog position (legs spread, knees higher than buttocks).

Remember to support baby’s head and back: The fabric of the sling should support the newborn’s neck/back of head. The fabric should be firm (not tight) fitted to the child and smoothed at the back. Tip: Fold a cloth into the fabric of the sling behind the neck/back of the newborn baby for even more support and security.

See safety and washing instructions – click here

It makes breastfeeding easier and more discreet

Benefits:

It supports breastfeeding and helps in case of handling difficulties.

Discreet breastfeeding for example in public while the baby has back support.

When:

From newborn and while breastfeeding.

Binding:

Sling: Ring sling and belly sling – Model Rebozo Amaya size 1-3 – See similar products here / shop rings for ring sling – view product

Amning i rebozo slynge med justerbare ringe.

VIDEO GUIDE: BREASTFEEDING IN A SLING

– AND GIVE BOTTLE

In this video, you can see how to use a rebozo sling to breastfeed your baby and bottle feed super easily. (It says it’s a wrap in the video, but here we call it a sling, because it ties over one shoulder.)

See safety and washing instructions – click here.

NOTE: First you tie a “slipknot” knot. See how in the next video just below, where a slipknot is tied.

How to tie a slipknot knot.

Stimulation of premature babies – psycho-emotional and physical development

Benefits:

In preterm birth (premature baby), body contact between mother and baby helps to enhance psycho-emotional and physical development. A rebozo is safe and ergonomically correct. It provides optimal support for a growing baby’s head and spine.

You can make skin-to-skin contact – also called Kangaroo Care, where the newborn is carried in “a pouch” like a kangaroo mother. Remember, always wash a new sling before use: For cleanliness and fabric stretch can “settle in place” with optimal support and softness. (Researcher Dr. Edgar Rey Sanabria implemented skin-to-skin/kangaroo care in the 1970s and immediately saw a decrease in infections and improved viability in newborns.)

When:

In premature babies (preterm infants). Read our safety guide: click here.

Binding:

Sling: Traditional hip sling – See selection of rebozos for slings here.

VIDEO GUIDE: BINDING OF TRADITIONAL HIP SUPPORT

SLING WITH KNOT – From 0-5 years

In this video you can see how to tie a sling for traditional hip support with a knot in less than 1 minute. We recommend that you practice a few times first, for example with a small pillow instead of your baby.

Remember free airways: Baby’s airway should be clear, arms up, back rounded and legs in frog position (legs spread, knees higher than buttocks).

Remember to support baby’s head and back: The fabric of the sling should support the newborn’s neck/back of head. The fabric should be snugly fitted to the child and smoothed at the back. Tips: Fold a cloth diaper into the fabric of the sling behind the neck/back of the newborn baby for even more support and security. See safety instructions and washing instructions – click here

Reduces colic and reflux and helps baby’s digestive system.

Benefits:

In a rebozo sling, belly-to-belly and vertical position alleviates digestive system and reduces colic. It also relieves reflux, where babies get acid reflux from the throat and vomit a lot.

You can make skin-to-skin contact – also called Kangaroo Care, where the newborn is carried in “a pouch” like a kangaroo mother. Remember, always wash a new wrap before use: for cleanliness and the fabric stretch can “settle into place” with optimal support and softness. (Researcher Dr. Edgar Rey Sanabria implemented skin-to-skin/kangaroo care in the 1970s and immediately saw a decrease in both infections and improved viability in newborns.)

When:

For babies with colic (colic baby), baby with reflux and newborns in general. How long at a time can you carry the baby? – Read more in our safety guide – see here.

Binding:

Sling: Court sling – Model: Rebozo Emma Turquoise size 1-3 – see item.

Strengthens motor and social development – without overstimulation

Benefits:

Enhances the child’s motoric development. By staying at the same height as mom/dad/partner the baby is easily integrated into social life. The baby feels comfortable looking without being overstimulated.

For small children, the sling should be tied so that the fabric supports the neck/back of the head. For “older” babies/toddlers (from about 8 months), you can choose to have one arm free or both, so that the child can better follow what is happening and strengthen his motoric skills. Remember that in this case the sling should go up and cover as much of the child’s back as possible, still wrapping tightly and securely around the child with smoothed fabric.

When:

From baby is fully capable of supporting its own head safely (estimate from about 8 months – is recommended) and up to 5 years.

Binding:

Sling: Back carrier – Model: Rebozo Emma Sand size 1-3 – see item.

VIDEO GUIDE: BINDING BACK CARRY

Sling – From approx. 6 or 8 months (when baby holds head securely) – 5 years

In this video you can see how to tie a back carry – sling. Model: Rebozo Emma Purple Coral size 1-3. You can wear your baby in this sling wearing from about 6 or 8 months to 5 years.

The baby must be able to hold its head securely. It’s up to you what you feel most comfortable with. If you enjoy back-carrying, then its a good thing. If you want to wait until the baby is a little older, just wait or use front carry only. We always recommend that you practice a little beforehand, for example with a pillow. Then it’s much easier with your baby afterwards.

See safety and washing instructions – click here

More freedom with hands free for chores and on the move

Benefits:

You have more freedom with your hands free to do different things and chores, while your child can follow along and not feel left out. Very convenient way in terms of transport, when it needs to be easy and less stuff to carry around. You can easily go for a walk, go shopping or enjoy a walk in nature etc. You can also use your sling to lull your baby to sleep while it feels safe with its carer.

When you’re not carrying your child, you can easily fold the rebozo, which takes up little space, and tie it around the handle or put it into your bag, or you can wrap it around you as a scarf or shawl. So you have it at hand whenever you need to carry your child.

When:

From the age of 0-5.

Binding:

All types of bindings/bearings provide support freedom – Models: Rebozo Emma Red size 1-3 – see item. Rebozo Marie Purple size 1-3 – see product. Rebozo Emma Yellow size 1-3 – see product. Rebozo Emma Green Mint size 1-3 – see article.

About slings – questions and answers

The difference between a wrap and a sling:

A sling is shorter in length than a wrap. A sling is long enough to be tied over one shoulder and a “back carry”, whereas a wrap is long enough to be tied over two shoulders.

At Rebozo Copenhagen we sell rebozos for slings in the lengths: 2,20 meters, 2,85 meters and 3,00 meters.

We sell rebozos for wraps in the lengths: 3,70 meters, 4,20 meters and 4,70 meters.

– All our rebozos size 1-3 have multifunction: carry sling from newborn 0-5 years, scarf and for rebozo massage (pregnant massage).

Here you can read about the benefits of choosing a sling from Rebozo Copenhagen.

The advantage of choosing a sling from Rebozo Copenhagen

We sell rebozos with multifunction (size 1-3), so you can safely use your rebozo both to carry a sling for your child from 0-5 years, as a scarf and for rebozo massage, as recommended by midwives for pregnant women.

They feel light and airy and have diagonal stretch and the same grams per square meter as a fixed wrap = 270 grams per sqm. They are very strong and durable, so you can safely use your rebozo to carry your child from 0-5 years.

If you choose from our 100% cotton rebozo models, they are soft, durable, allergy friendly, wick moisture away from the body, warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s warm.

If you choose from our 2 polyester rebozo models (rebozo “Ninna” & “Marie”), they are soft and warm when it’s cool. Polyester is not recommended for sling when it is hot in summertime, as they become too warm for babywearing.

It is advantageous to choose a handwoven rebozo for the sling

Rebozo slings are safe, ergonomic and high quality

Several studies show that newborns and small children need to be as close to their parents as possible for better mental-emotional, and for physical development. A rebozo sling forms a wonderful and perfect nest for your baby. It provides optimal support for a growing baby’s head and spine.

Keeps baby calm and happy

Babies who are in close contact with their mother/father are more comfortable, calm and secure. The baby feels comfortable looking without being overstimulated. By staying at the same height as mom/dad/partner the baby is easily integrated into social life. You can breastfeed, bottle-make or do other things with your hands free.

Reduces Colic

In a rebozo sling, belly-to-belly and vertical position alleviates digestive system and reduces colic.

A handwoven rebozo sling: Maximum support for mother and baby, easy to tie and very soft at the same time

The Rebozo sling from Rebozo Copenhagen differs in that it is hand-woven on a pedal loom – not mass-produced on a factory assembly line. Knowledge of the weaving technique of the rebozo has been passed down through many generations and is a proud family tradition for artisans in Mexico. Our sling is very much both durable and strong in its structure, but unlike ordinary woven wrappers it doesn’t feel the same way stiff in it or very firm. It provides maximum support, yet feels easy to tie and is very soft. That’s why many people are delighted and surprised when they try our rebozos compared to either slings or wraps. For the difference is clearly felt.

Because our rebozos are so soft and easy to tie, while providing ergonomically correct and secure support, our rebozos can be used from newborn and up to 5 years.

You can buy an authentic handwoven rebozo in our webshop. We work with various artisans who have passed down their expertise through generations. Each features their local family workshop in Mexico with the family’s chosen colours, texture and finished fringe knotted/tied by hand in the family’s unique design. Also read about all the benefits of choosing an authentic rebozo – see previous section.

We sell beautiful rebozos with multifunction:

Handwoven rebozo with multifunction: Scarf, carrying sling and for rebozo massage – all in one rebozo:

Size 1-3 is length between 2.20 meters to 3.00 meters and is called a sling. Tied over one shoulder or as a back carry.

We sell rebozos with multifunction (rebozos size 1-3).Our rebozos are best ergonomic both for the mother and the baby to wear the sling for your child from 0-5 years, as the dimensions are adapted to carry the baby and they, like woven wraps, have diagonal stretch that provides optimal support. But they’re not stiff and “heavy” like regular woven wraps – they’re easy to tie and feel soft and light.

Your rebozo can also be used for rebozo massage, which is recommended by midwives for pregnant women. Last but not least, it also looks great as a scarf, so you can carry your fond memories with you for years to come.

Rebozo massage is a holistic non-invasive method to support pregnant women through their pregnancy, the method is originally from Mexico. It is a gentle, effective pregnant massage developed over many generations by skilled midwives who have experienced first-hand how it helps pregnant women through pregnancy, labour and postnatal periods.

WHAT IS REBOZO MASSAGE?

Rebozo massage is:
  • relief of pregnancy pain and discomfort
  • safe and natural relaxation of the muscles where you need it
  • to get the baby in the right position in the pelvis – before birth
  • painless and also used for non-invasive reversal attempts – before birth
  • labor stimulation – during birth in the labor phase
  • a method of rotating the baby down the birth canal – during birth
  • to change that the baby has an inappropriate head position – during birth
  • a help for the body to recover – after birth
  • also beneficial for other purposes
If you have problems, major discomfort or complications during your pregnancy you should consult a professional before trying rebozo massage. It can be a midwife, doula or obstetrician.
Rebozo massage is performed with a rebozo, hence the name. A rebozo is a traditional Mexican handwoven shawl/scarf. The massage has been developed based on the precise measurements and stretches of the rebozo.
A rebozo is woven by Mexican artisans who have passed down their knowledge and technique through out generations. All Mexican women have at least one rebozo, which they use as a shawl or scarf for dressing up, and for carrying their baby as well as for rebozo massage.

SHARE YOUR PREGNANCY – A way to be pregnant together

Rebozo massage is a fun, safe, natural and effective way to be pregnant with your partner, friends or family. It’s an experience you’ll remember and look back on with fond memories.

WHY CHOOSE AN AUTHENTIC HANDWOVEN REBOZO?

Massaging with a authentic handwoven rebozo targets muscles on the pregnant woman that can’t be reached with ordinary massage with hands or other types of fabric. A rebozo is also much easier to work with for a professional (midwife, doula, obstetrician, etc.) as the effect is achieved by less physical work, where the stretch and meassurement support the massager and the fabric easily grips, unlike other fabric types which do not envelop in the same way and can slip around during the massage.

REBOZO MASSAGE RELIEVES DISCOMFORT, TREATS PAIN AND RELAXES

Rebozo massage has the special effect of both relieving pregnancy discomfort and treating pain in pregnant women, and rebozo massage massages deeper in a safe way so that, for example by relaxing the deep muscles in the pelvis, you positively affect the baby with rocking movements and create better space for the baby in the belly.

EFFECT BEFORE BIRTH – CORRECT BIRTH POSITION, LABOR STIMULATION & REVERSAL ATTEMPTS (FOR BREACH BABY)

This is one of the reasons why, with the right technique, rebozo massage can both rotate the baby into the right birthing position – ready for birth, the massage can labor stimulate and you can make painless reversal attempts in a natural and safe way for both mother and baby.

EFFECT DURING LABOR – ROTATION THROUGH THE BIRTH CANAL, BABY’S HEAD POSITION & AVOIDING CAESAREAN SECTION

The rebozo technique loosens the pelvic muscles, which can help support the child’s rotation through the birth path and correct inappropriate head positions. Rebozo massage can in many cases support the avoidance of caesarean section.

GUIDANCE AND REBOZO MASSAGE BY A PROFESSIONAL DURING BIRTH AND IN CASE OF COMPLICATIONS

If you’re pregnant and want to try baby rotation, reversal attempt or labor stimulation, consult a professional who works with rebozo massage in their practice. This could be a midwife, doula or obstetrician. You are also welcome to contact us and we will be happy to send you a list of professionals who have experience with rebozo massage.

REBOZO MASSAGE IS ALSO TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM, ADHD, BODY UNREST AND THE LIKE

Did you know that rebozo massage can also be used to create calm and reassurance for children with, for example, autism, ADHD or particular sensitivities, as they may feel discomfort from sensory or physical touch. A rebozo´s measurement and stretch touches and massages in a pleasant not overwhelming way and the child receives a physical touch of the cloth that is not overstimulating but soothing. It can help your baby to calm down and fall asleep.

HOW TO MAKE REBOZO MASSAGE?

Read more under our page with instructions and video guides for rebozo massage. Here you will find lots of knowledge about rebozo massage, the authentic rebozo and rebozo massage exercises you can do yourself with a friend or partner.

We share some tips and video guides on this page for tying your sling or wrap, as well as a safety guide and washing instructions.

You can also search for courses and classes with sling guidance. For example, there are many maternity activities where some of the classes have sling guidance/wrap guidance. You can also contact a sling guide/coach who will advise and show you how to tie slings and wraps. We are also happy to refer you to a sling advisor. You are always welcome to contact us.

We recommend that you read our safety guide before tying and carrying your child in slings or wraps. You can see our safety guide here:

It is important that you wash your product before use to ensure that the fabric is completely clean and to allow the fabric to ‘set’ in place so that the rebozo is fully functional and soft and easy to tie and apply. If you follow our washing instructions, there’s a good chance you’ll have your rebozo for life with all the good memories it holds. You can see our washing instructions here:

Safety and washing instructions

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

  • Distance: you should be able to kiss the child’s head. The rebozo must support the child’s neck/back of the head. Between the child’s head– from the chin to its chest, 2 adult fingers should be able to fit under the child’s chin. To ensure free airways. Better check once a while.
  • The child’s hands up by its face.
  • Free airways, the child’s face, nose and mouth must not be covered.
  • Round the back of the child, make sure the fabric is smoothed and firm up the child’s back.
  • Frog position – Frog position: knees above/raised above buttocks.

We recommend that you occasionally check that the baby is at a good temperature, neither too hot nor too cold. Check the baby’s neck by feeling it: If it is warm and wet/sweaty, the baby is too warm. Then you can take a break from carrying the baby or take off some clothes or wear skin-to-skin. If the neck is cold, the baby is too cold. Put on some more clothes on the baby. The baby’s neck should be warm and reasonably dry.

It is recommended to carry the child facing the mother/father/partner for safety and to avoid too many impressions – up to 8-9 months at least before turning the child outwards or carrying it on the back.

Choosing a rebozo for a sling or wrap and following our safety instructions will ensure an ergonomically correct position for your baby, and as such there are no restrictions on how long baby can sit in the sling or wrap. You should go with what you feel most comfortable with on your baby’s behalf.

A rebozo can also be called a kind of baby carrier, as it is used to carry the baby and can be made adjustable with slip-knot knots or rings. As it has a woven stretch and follows the movements of mother and baby, it is more comfortable and gentle on baby’s spine when used as a sling or wrap.

WASHING INSTRUCTIONS

Wash the product before use*: For cleanliness and for the stretch of the fabric to “set”. Tie the fringes together with a hair elastic and wash at 30°.

*Do not tumble dry.

SLYNGE: Hang to dry “in waves” – over 2 clotheslines. It is best for the rebozo.

*We recommend that you use a mild and unscented detergent/washing powder. E.g. labelled with “Svanemærket” and “Astma-Allergi Danmark”.)

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