You have decided to use slings with your baby but you’re not sure where to start. You’ve come to the right place: our easy guide to slings will present the various types of slings so you can choose which one will suit you and your baby best.
- Ring Slings are the easiest slings to use for breastfeeding. They are made of a piece of fabric threaded through two rings, forming a loop. Worn over the shoulder, it forms a pocket where the baby can be carried sitting or lying down. Easy to take on and off, it is suitable for newborns and toddlers alike.
- Baby Wraps are extremely versatile slings. You tie the fabric around your body and slip the baby inside securely. Your baby can be carried on your front, back or hip. Baby wraps can either by stretchy wraps or woven wraps. Baby wraps are particularly recommended for young babies, babies with reflux and parents suffering from back problems. The weight is well distributed so it remains comfortable even with a heavy toddler. There is a learning curve to wraps.
- Soft baby carriers and baby backpacks are also extremely popular as they are convenient and easy to use. Tie-on baby carriers are inspired from Asian baby carriers, two straps tied at the waist and two straps are wrapped around the shoulders and back. The buckle baby backpacks like the Ergo baby carrier can be used from birth to toddler.
- Pouch Slings are easy to use. They are sewn into a tubular shape to hold the baby securely in place. The pouch is slipped over the wearer’s head and worn sash-style across the body. Pouches are easy to you but you need to choose your baby pouch size correctly as most aren’t adjustable.
We hope you found this quick guide useful, don’t hesitate to contact us to find out which slings will suit your needs most.