Bringing your baby around with you is much easier if you have a comfortable sling or wrap to cradle them close to you. Unlike your typical baby carrier, a sling simply wraps around your body and provides a cozy pouch for your little one to snuggle in. They bring a sense of security and comfort to both parent and child while remaining lightweight, breathable, and compact. Recently I received an inquiry from a reader about these so I decided to put together a few of my favorites.
Moby Wrap Original 100% Cotton Solid Baby Carrier
- One of the most popular wraps currently available, the Moby Wrap Original Baby Carrier is made with 100% cotton to ensure comfort where you least expect it.
- Easy to use and very supportive. It’s triple wrapped for evenly distributing weight throughout your whole back and both shoulders. You’ll never experience pressure points or discomfort since it’s been specifically designed with comfort in mind.
- When you’re wearing it you’ll be pleased to know that it brings a sense of security to your child. It holds them snug and close to your body while giving you the ability to move around ‘hands-free’. This also keeps your baby warm.
- Available in a wide variety of color options and fairly affordable.
- Can be used from the smallest of infants to a child who weighs as much as 35 lbs.
- Unisex – both mom and dad can enjoy it with the same dedicated comfort features.
Hotslings Adjustable Pouch Baby Sling
- Designed to be as comfortable as possible, the Hotslings Adjustable Pouch Baby Sling contains a high thread count blend of 97% cotton and 3% spandex/lycra to give a high quality feel without the massive price tag you’d expect.
- Very easy to use in a variety of carrying positions. Comes included with in-depth instructions that show you exactly how to wear and adjust it.
- Since it holds your baby close to you, it naturally promotes a stronger bond while giving your child a sense of confidence and security.
- Available in either large or regular sizes with two tri-glide buckles that allow you to achieve a custom-like fit no matter if you’re the mother, father, or just a caregiver.
- Available in 9 different highly fashionable color pattern/designs that are unique in their own.
- Minimum weight of 8 lbs. Maximum weight of 35 lbs.
Lite-on-Shoulder Baby Sling
- The innovative Lite-on-Shoulder Baby Sling was designed with several small comfort features that most other baby sling manufacturers seem to overlook.
- Curved ‘pouch’ that allows your baby to fall into position much more naturally while giving them more room for their legs. This gives parents less slipping issues since the baby is in a better, natural position.
- The area that goes over your shoulder is padded to cushion a heavy child and to give you less strain on your neck and back. Additionally, the railings are padded as well which also helps with the overall comfort for both child and caregiver.
- Very lightweight and portable. In fact, it only weighs 10 ounces which makes it easy to bring with you virtually anywhere you go.
- Very easy to adjust. Pull on the adjustment handle to pull the sling through the Zinc Alloy Cast Rings to achieve a proper fit with the use of a single hand.
- Can be used for multiple purposes – not just to carry around your baby. In fact, when your baby outgrows it you can transform it into a toddler leash.
- Many different colors available. Select from one of 27 variety patterns.
Baby K’tan Baby Carrier
- For those who are in search of a wrap that’s multi-functional, easy to adjust, and ready to support your baby while not putting a strain on your back, look no further than the Baby K’tan Baby Carrier.
- Made out of 100% natural breathable cotton that can be used in 6 different positions depending on the age of your little one. It’s easy to adjust and only takes a few seconds to put on and get your child situated.
- Easy to clean. Just toss it in the washing machine and even throw it in the dryer if you’d like.
- Sits on both shoulders – not just one. This reduces upper and lower back fatigue that can be caused by single-shoulder carriers or slings that haven’t been thoughtfully designed.
- Available in x-small, small, medium, large, or extra large and comes in 7 different attractive color choices.
- Ideal for infants to toddlers who weigh from 8 to 35 lbs.
Maya Wrap Baby Sling
- One more baby sling that’s definitely worth mentioning is the Maya Wrap. It’s lightly padded to offer the perfect amount of comfort without ever seeming bulky or heavy – even when carrying your baby around.
- Un-padded rails offer easy adjustment to acquire that perfect fit you desire.
- Comes included with an instructional DVD that shows you exactly how to wear it, use it, and care for it.
- Available in a wide array of colors and sizes.
- Made from hand-loomed fabric and contains a built-in pocket that gives you the ability to place your cell phone, keys, or other small accessories within it.
- Offers plenty of privacy while using it as a nursing cover.
- Mom recommended – it’s easy to find a lot of good things said about it. By taking a quick look at the reviews, you’ll notice that many mothers approve.