I plan to reopen on the morning of August 4, rather than the evening of Aug. 3 as I had previously announced (I think this will make it easier for people to get orders in, and will allow me to keep a better eye on the numbers). I will be requesting that orders be placed only by those who do not already have a sling they can use, so that people without a sling have a chance to get an order in. Because I'd like to take a break with my kids before school starts again, I will be capping orders at no more than 250 slings -- I have had almost no time to just be with and enjoy my children this summer, and they need me, too.
I will be posting regular updates about the precise time I will reopen the store on my Facebook page. If you "like" my page on Facebook you can get them easily, and if you select "get notifications", Facebook will tell you when I post, which is likely the best way to get reminders. Otherwise, you can always refresh the home page here and check the Facebook feed in the lower right to see what I've posted.
While the store is closed, the "add to cart" button has been removed to keep new orders from being placed. (Clicking "next" will just take you to the next product, not the next step in ordering.)
To find out more about SBP slings and to explore fabrics, colors, and other features, please use the links at the top of the page. I know there is a lot of information on the site -- all included because of the emails I've received over the years -- but 90% of the questions I get are answered on those pages; if you email a question that is answered on the site, I will copy and paste the answer from the relevant page.
I recommend reading the Construction, Sizing, and Anatomy pages before you order -- they will show you how my slings are sewn and help you find the right size. Most people will wear the size that corresponds to a snug t-shirt, and that is the same suggestion I will make if you email me about sizing.
If you plan to order a wrap conversion ring sling, please read the wrap conversion information page, as it is a very comprehensive guide to everything you will need to know. It looks like a lot, but every question I have been asked about having a WCRS made is answered there.
If you want to compare different fabric types, read the full product descriptions for the fabrics you're interested in, and if you're looking for a sling for hot weather, newborns, toddlers, and chilly weather, I have sections that highlight each of those under "shop by specific needs" in the product menu.
For more information about infant safety in carriers and other devices, please read this important sling safety information, and this about general infant safety in carseats, strollers, and the like.