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Travelling with Kids: Which wrap to use in the heat?

“What are the best slings for the heat?” – This is a question we get asked all the time as the weather begins to warm up and people start to begin travelling to warmer climates than they are used to!
Comfy carrying in the summer heat comes down to three choices: type of carrier, the fabric and the type of carry you use.  Read on for our guide to choosing the right Oscha Sling for you & your little one this summer.
Choosing a carrier

Baby wraps and ring slings are popular choices for summertime carrying as they offer complete adjustability, allowing you and your little one to be comfortable together in the heat. Our Cairis Carrier is also a good option for summer carrying as the unique, lightweight design allows for natural airflow and all the comfort for a traditional woven sling.

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A Quick Guide to Summer Fabrics

Ice Cotton

Ice cotton is an innovative yarn that, through advanced spinning technology, makes a cool to touch and breathable fabric. It is made with 100% Supima cotton (the finest American Pima cotton) with no synthetic fibers, and is free from harmful chemicals.
Ice cotton’s unique cooling composition makes it perfect for summer carrying – we have an amazing range of low gsm wraps finished with our soft touch technique for the perfect summer weight wrap, ready to use straight from the bag. We suggest trying Zorro Camilla as a shorty this summer.

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Travelling with Kids: Which Carrier to Take?

The summer is fast approaching and our thoughts are turning to family holidays – whether you’re travelling abroad or staycation-ing, heading off to seek the sun or venturing somewhere cooler, the question of which carrier to take is always at the forefront of our minds! We have gathered together some tips from the team here at Oscha to help you decide what to take.

Slings are a great option for travelling families, making it easy to navigate busy airports & unfamiliar streets while making sure you see all the sights along with your little ones. With buggies a pain to take on trains and planes and not allowed at all at some attractions, a sling can be great for families who want to travel with their kids.
Wraps, ring slings and carriers all have their benefits, each can be more suited to certain types of activities, trips & climates: here is a run down of the pros and cons of each carrier type to help you choose which Oscha to pack for your holidays …

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Developing the Machair Collection

This summer we are re-visting the Machair Collection and adding two fresh, light multicolour warps inspired by the wildflowers and beaches of these rare, fertile foreshores, which burst into colour each year on North and Western coasts of Scotland & Ireland.

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The two gradation warps pick up on some of the original colours used for the Collection from 2012, (see the earlier collection here) to help create impressions of the machair scenery: Sandy shores and blue seas flowing into light summer skies whilst rare flora and an abundance of blooms emerge to form windswept meadows. Soft pinks and purples mimic luminous hues that blend in the evening sky. Along with some new 2 colour slings, you will also see some classic colourways in fresh patterns.

We are pleased to once again be weaving with our classic cotton/linen warp yarn, which offers a very mouldable, lightweight and supportive wrap in a 20% linen blend.  We are also now using a 2 ply, organic yarn, which gives extra strength and allows you to rest assured that your little one is being wrapped in an ethical cloth without any nasties.

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The Machair warp is shown on the left and the Beach warp is on the right.

This cotton/linen warp has been combined with various weft yarns to offer you some interesting summer blends, for instance combed cotton/linen/wild silk, linen/hemp/combed cotton, and a high % linen wrap by adding in a 100% linen weft to the blended warp. The Collection also features an exploration of original patterns in re-worked and developed form; Tsurusora, Lèana, Cirrus and Nimbus.

Our first images come from the Shetland coast featuring our beautiful model, Hazel, who is due in a couple of weeks (Congratulations Hazel!). We hope that through the colours, imagery and blends of the Collection you can immerse yourself in this unique Celtic habitat – smell the sea air, hear the gulls, feel the soft blooms and grasses brushing past and glow in the fresh summer breeze!

 

 

How to Choose a Sling for Summer

What are the best slings for the heat?”- This is a question we get asked all the time as the weather begins to warm up so we’ve put together a guide with tips for baby carrying in the heat and to help you choose the right Oscha Sling for you & your little one this summer.
Type of Sling & Fabric Weight

We suggest choosing a sling in a lighter weight fabric, especially if you wish to wrap multi-layer carries. You could also consider using a slightly thicker wrap for single layer carries, particularly if you are carrying an older child who wants to be up and down a lot, and if you prefer more ‘cush’ on the shoulders. We suggest something between 180 and 260gsm.

While wraps offer a lot of versatility, ring slings are another great choice as they offer a single layer carry, covering less of your body while allowing air to circulate. Also, the long tail can be to cover little legs, or your shoulders, from the sun!

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