Sakura Bloom is an American-based, family-run business that believes in slow fashion.
They work with businesses that have the same ideology as them. Sakura Bloom makes a range of different styles of baby carrier, designed with sustainable and natural materials such as linen, bamboo, and silk.
All their products are designed, cut, and sewn from their workshop in California and are made in small batches to ensure they are all of the highest possible quality.
We have reviewed their ring sling which is available in linen, bamboo, and silk, offering versatility and sustainability to families across the world.
In this article
- The Different Types of Sakura Bloom Ring Sling
- How To Use The Sling
- How To Take Care of Your Sling
- The Final Thought
The Different Types of Sakura Bloom Ring Sling
There are three main types of Sakura Bloom Ring Sling materials – linen, silk, and bamboo.
Their linen is washed and tumble dried to ensure that it is soft and floppy, ready to use straight from the box.
It offers a lightweight sling that is great for newborns yet still offers the support and sturdiness needed as you make your way into toddlerhood.
Linen is also anti-bacterial, five times stronger than cotton, and is also thermo regulating meaning that it keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This is also one of the most sustainable fibers in the world.
A beautiful timeless material that is surprisingly sturdy. It is also breathable, absorbent, and lightweight.
As silk fibers are short it allows the carrier to have the smallest amount of giving without too much stretch ensuring a perfect fit every time you use it.
The bamboo used also includes a little bit of linen. It is super soft and it has some great unique qualities.
Bamboo is cool to the touch and breathable making it a perfect material for use during those cool nights and chilly mornings.
But this also means it is not the go-to carrier on those hot, summer days. And of course, it is another great sustainable resource.
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How To Use The Sling
Using a ring sling can take a bit of getting used to but it is much easier than trying to figure out a wrap. There are plenty of videos out there but the best we found is actually on the Sakura Bloom website.
Their videos not only show you how to thread your ring sling when new but also how to wear it at different ages and stages for your baby.
Check out their fantastic tutorials here.
How To Take Care of Your Sling
As all parents know babies can be messy little creatures, but there is no need to panic as the Sakura Bloom ring sling can be easily washed and it doesn’t matter which material you have chosen, the care is the same.
For a full wash
- Unthread your sling.
- Fill a basin with cold water and add a little liquid detergent. It is advised that you use a detergent without optical brighteners and enzymes.
- Swish your sling around gently for 1 minute. Be prepared that it may lose some of its dye.
- Remove from the water and gently squeeze or roll into a towel to remove the excess water.
- Hang your sling to dry. inside and out of direct sunlight. If your sling is linen you can pop it in the dryer on a low setting, cover the rings with a sock to prevent scratching. If your sling is made from silk, wool, or bamboo it is not recommended that you put it in the dryer as it will shrink significantly.
- Iron your sling on the hottest setting to get it nice and floppy again
If you get a little something on your ring sling you can just spot clean the stain using a gentle detergent and cool water. Again you need to ensure that your detergent does not contain any optical brighteners and enzymes.
Pros Of Sakura Bloom Ring Sling
- One size fits all wearers.
- Can be used from birth right through to toddlerhood.
- Made and designed in the US using natural sustainable fabrics.
- Range of materials for different needs and climates.
- Easy to put your baby in and out without taking the sling off.
- Great for breastfeeding, easy bed transferring, and hip carrying.
- No need to construct the sling so can easily be put on when out and about.
- Offers a great range of colors.
Cons Of Sakura Bloom Ring Sling
- Not suitable for back carrying until your baby is much older
- Some parents may find the one-shoulder carry uncomfortable especially for use on longer trips and longer distances.
Are baby slings bad for babies?
A baby sling is typically a one-shouldered baby carrier made of a soft fabric such s cotton. These are a safe way of carrying your baby as long as safety guidelines are followed.
However, a baby sling can pose a potential suffocation hazard to an infant, particularly those younger than 4 months.
Are baby slings worth it?
You will get a mix of answers and opinions to this question. But as a parent, I would say they most definitely are.
They provide your baby with the comfort that they get from being close to you, while still allowing you to get done what you need to get done.
They also help you to build a bond with your baby and save your body from the stress and strains of cuddling a baby all day.
Can my baby sleep while in the sling?
The short answer is yes. Providing that you are using your sling correctly and following all safety guidelines then it is perfectly safe for your baby to nap in the sling.
Research has shown that contact with their parent can help a newborn baby to sleep better and for longer.
What size parent does the Sakura Bloom fit?
Sakura Bloom states that their ring sling is a one size fits all. But it is available in two different lengths – standard 75 inches or extra-long 82 inches.
If you are a plus-size parent and are still concerned, take a look at our top 10 best baby carriers for plus-size moms.
The Final Thought
Babywearing offers great benefits to both parent and child.
Sakura Bloom has really taken into consideration the needs of both parents and baby from the materials that they use which are natural, soft on delicate skin, and sustainable, to the colors, there is a huge range to suit everyone’s tastes.
Their ring slings are easy to put on and also are easily adjusted to fit any size parent.
And although ring slings are not the most comfortable for long days out or extended babywearing periods they do provide an easy option for everyday use.
We love the natural fibers that Sakura Bloom uses and that they are also sustainable. Why not check out our 10 best ring slings and wraps here.