We will send you an email shortly before we are due to send your order, with details of how to pay your deposit if you haven't already done so. If you haven't received an email, please check your junk / spam folders in case it has ended up there, and add us to your "safe senders" list.
Your deposit needs to be paid by the morning of the day we are due to post your order, as the courier usually comes early afternoon to collect the day's parcels.
If you've not received our email, or want to pay your deposit sooner, you can see how to here.
If your order is due to be posted Monday - Thursday, you'll receive your parcel by 6pm the next day. If your order is being posted on a Friday, you can pay the standard delivery charge to have it delivered the following Monday by 6pm, or upgrade to Saturday delivery.
You can also upgrade to weekday deliveries by 12 noon if you need it sooner.
When you place an order online, you'll be asked to select a date on the calendar showing available posting dates. The dates you can select on the calendar are all the available dates we can post your sling, not the date it will be delivered.
You'll receive your sling next working day if posted Mon - Thurs. If you ask us to post your order on a Friday, you can choose to have it delivered on Saturday, or the following Monday.
We'll send you an email shortly before we are due to post your order with the information you need. If you want to pay it sooner, or can't see our email after checking your junk / spam folders, you can pay the deposit of £40 per sling by PayPal:
Please send it gifted (to friends and family) otherwise the deposit will be returned to you less the Paypal fees charged (currently £1.56).
Please put your name (if different from your PayPal name) and the sling name in the notes field. Although we prefer to take deposits via PayPal, if you do not have access to PayPal, you can pay your deposit via direct bank transfer - please send us an email and we will let you know the account details.
First of all, sorry you are having the problem. We are working on a way to make it stop happening. Until then - use this workaround to remove items you don't want in your shopping basked that don't go when you press 'delete'.
This process takes less than a minute to do.
Step 1 - press the little open book icon at the top left hand corner of the screen - next to the bar you type web addresses in. This will show you your history of all website you have looked at, like this:
Step 2 - find itsaslingthing.co.uk and swipe from right to left across the wording. This will bring up a small delete button, like this:
Step 3 - Press the red delete button.
Step 4 - Close any windows which have our site open on them. Then open a new window and type www.itsaslingthing.co.uk into the address bar and your shopping basket will be empty.
This is one of the most commonly asked questions we get here at It's A Sling Thing.
There are so many options out there it can seem overwhelming. Here are some of our favourite ways to carry your newborn baby to get you started.
Stretchy wraps are perfect for newborns, and are always our go-to recommendation. They are soft and snuggly, and will fit any sized young baby or wearer. You tie the wrap on first, then pop baby in and out and required. It means you can leave the wrap on all day if you need to, or tie on at home, drive where you need to go and then pop baby in again. Perfect if you're not wanting to stand in a car park while you wrap, or trying not to drop the ends in puddles!
Here's a fab video explaining how to tie on a stretchy wrap.
Video courtesy of Sheffield Sling Surgery.
We have our favourite brands of stretchy wrap available to hire and buy.
A Close Coboo is like a pre-tied stretchy wrap. You pop the main section on over your head like a t-shirt, adjust the tension with 2 sets of rings on either side, add the baby in the same way you would with a stretchy wrap and readjust the rings if needed. A long stretchy panel then goes around you both for an extra layer of comfort and security.
If you don't like the look of wrapping, you could try a Tula baby carrier with the newborn insert (which is purchased and hired separately). The infant insert is used until the baby is around 3-4 months of age and can sit comfortably in the carrier with their knees able to bend freely. If the fabric of the panel comes past the child's knee-pit, they'll need the insert for a little longer.
The Lillebaby Complete Range of carriers includes the Original, Organic, Airflow and All Seasons models, and has a range of carrying positions to suit all ages. The Fetal position can be used from 7lbs to around 3 months as per the video below. A small blanket is used to sit baby higher up in the carrier, so no extra insert needs to be purchased.
Although we don't currently sell Lillebaby, we have a large selection available to hire from us here. We offer a discount voucher to all hirers of Lillebaby Carriers for use when they go on to buy.
Of course, you can use a woven wrap with a newborn. Unlike the stretchy wraps, you'll need to wrap the fabric with the baby held to you, as the tension cannot be adjusted to accommodate the baby later. A size 6 wrap is a great place to start if you're new to wrapping, but variations of carries can be used with shorter wraps if you're more experienced. Here's a video for a basic Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC) to get you started!
Video courtesy of Wrap You In Love.
We have many different brands of woven wrap to hire , and we also sell Girasol & Kokadi here.
As you can see there are many different options available, it's not a case of one thing suiting everyone. We love helping people try before they buy!