Frequently Asked Questions
Which shoulder should I wear my sling on?
You can wear your sling on whichever shoulder you would like to! Many wearers find it comfortable to wear the rings on their dominant side, but try both shoulders and go with whichever one feels the most comfortable to you!
How do I know if my baby wants to be legs in or legs out?
Some babies are content to be worn legs out from birth and others prefer to keep their legs tucked in. We encourage caregivers to wear baby in the same position that baby naturally takes when brought to a caregiver’s chest. Baby should be moved to a legs out position if they begin to push against the sling and try to stand.
Where should the rings sit on my body?
The ideal ring position is just below the collarbone and above the breast/pectoral tissue.
My baby gets red marks on their legs, is that bad and is there a way to prevent that?
Some babies do tend to have more sensitive skin, but as long as the marks aren’t any more than an elastic waistband pant or cloth diaper would leave then they aren’t an issue. It is a good idea to make sure that baby is well seated in the body of the sling, the bottom edge extends from the back of one knee to the back of the other, and that the sling has been well tightened throughout.
What is the right size sling for me?
Ordering a sling in correlation with your t-shirt size is often a good way to go, as sizing of a sling is not as critical as it may be for a carrier with limited adjustability. If you have sizing questions please contact us or refer to Comfy Joey's comprehensive Sizing Page by clicking here.
Can I wear my baby on my back?
Comfy Joey has not tested their sling in a back carry. We recognize that there are many cultures across the world in which sling style back carries are commonly used. We encourage all caregivers to use their best judgement in wearing their child.
Can I nurse in a sling? If so, how?
Feeding a baby in a carrier (by breast, bottle, or other feeding methods) can be more difficult before 4 months or until baby has good head/neck control. Depending on your feeding method, feeding in a carrier may not be hands free. Comfy Joey recommends lowering baby into the desired feeding position while keeping one hand free to support baby’s head/neck. Always return baby to their original position when they are done actively feeding. Be sure baby’s face is uncovered and you can see baby at all times to ensure airway is not restricted in any way.
Can I wear my baby facing out?
Yes, you can find instructions for this carry in your instruction manual. We encourage caregivers to be aware of the baby and check on them often. If baby becomes overly excited or anxious, that may be an indication that they have become overstimulated and should be turned inward facing. We do not recommend that baby sleep in the forward facing position.
What is the difference between Comfy Joey slings and others?
Comfy Joey features a unique hybrid shoulder to combine the best of the pleated style for support and gathered style for moldability on your shoulder. We also use medium Sling Rings on our slings to create rock solid grip to minimize adjusting while wearing, as well as taking up less space on a caregiver’s chest.
Do you offer group buy discounts?
We do not offer group buys at this time.
Do you offer discounts or options for babywearing group/educator lending libraries?
We offer an educator discount program! It can be found by clicking here.
My sling is really stiff, will it get softer?
Yes! After a bit of use our Irish linen softens up beautifully! If you would like to speed the process along you can steam iron your sling using the linen setting of your iron. You can also pull the fabric through the rings while it is threaded.
How do I wash my sling?
We recommend washing your unthreaded sling on a gentle/hand wash cycle, with cold water. Gentle detergent is recommended, please avoid fabric softeners.
Hang to dry
Iron linen slings on the “linen” setting with steam if desired.
Helpful tip: You can tie fabric around the rings to reduce noise in the washing machine!
What material(s) are your slings?
Our linen ring slings are made of a high quality Irish linen. Linen is a breathable, strong, natural fiber that softens wonderfully with use.
Our water slings are made of high quality polyester mesh, designed to dry quickly.
Our slings are sourced from SlingRings.com
Where are your slings produced?
For the last 10 years our slings have been skillfully produced in in Boise, Idaho by our Master Seamstress Jessica. In fact, Jessica has sewn every single Comfy Joey Hybrid shoulder!