Best Baby Sling Reviews

As the name suggests, the Lite-on-Shoulder baby sling comes with lightly padded shoulder straps that help distribute the weight of the baby across the torso (thus avoiding straining of the neck). The curved pouch style design also allows for a more comfortable fit for the baby – best for squirmy lil bambinos.

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As the name suggests, the Lite-on-Shoulder baby sling comes with lightly padded shoulder straps that help distribute the weight of the baby across the torso (thus avoiding straining of the neck). The curved pouch style design also allows for a more comfortable fit for the baby – best for squirmy lil bambinos.

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EDITOR’S CHOICE – Lite-on-Shoulder Baby Sling by Lite-on-Shoulder

EDITOR’S CHOICE – Lite-on-Shoulder Baby Sling by Lite-on-Shoulder

As the name suggests, the Lite-on-Shoulder baby sling comes with lightly padded shoulder straps that help ...

User Rating: 3.35 (1 votes)
2 Ring Sling Carrier by Beco Baby Carrier

Ring Sling Carrier by Beco Baby Carrier

Made out of a thick woven material (which is pretty stiff to start with but softens up quite a bit after a few wash ...

User Rating: 3.5 (1 votes)
3 Vlokup Baby Ring Sling Wrap Carrier, Grey Rainbow by Vlokup

Vlokup Baby Ring Sling Wrap Carrier, Grey Rainbow by Vlokup

Made of 100% cotton, this is perfect in everyday use and designed to fit almost anyone. The padding in the shoulder ...

User Rating: 3.9 (1 votes)

It’s the closest thing to being back in the womb – hearing your heart beat, enjoying the rocking sensation as you move, sharing body warmth as you snuggle them in nice and tight is something every newborn little baby finds extremely soothing. It also gives them a sense of security while out and about.

Most slings on the market can be used right up from birth up to the toddler stage, although some suit particular stages more than others.

What to look out for

If you are on the market for a baby sling, look for options that offer both lying down positions as well as upright psitions so that your little bambino’s head is well supported and one that can possibly be used for breastfeeding.

Difference Between a Sling/Wrap and a Carrier

Slings or wraps differ from baby carriers in that they don’t usually have clips, buckles or buttons. Basically made up of long swaths of fabric, they are far less formal and can be used from the time the baby is born.

  • Advantages: This is the most womb-like baby carrier ever.
  • Disadvantages: Carriers tend to have safety restraints to stop babies from falling out. With slings or wrap style carriers, however, you need to be aware of your baby’s position at all times and be extremely careful when bending.
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Types of Slings

Some slings are really easy to use – just slip it on and you are ready to go. Others need a bit of practice. Although a tad confusing for those who aren’t familiar with this category, most slings fall between these five categories.

Wrap sling
This is simply a long swath of fabric that you simply wrap around your body. Takes a bit of a learning curve to tie efficiently.

Ring sling
This is extremely similar to a wrap, except for the fact that it comes with two metal/plastic rings that you can use to slide the fabric through to get a snug fit.

Pouch sling
This one is quick to put on and easy to use. Basically made up of a pouch that goes over one shoulder and around your waist. Available in different sizes.

Soft-structured sling
This one has a slightly rigid rectangle in the base to help support your child’s back and bottom. Additional straps go around your shoulders and your waist.

Bag slings
Bag slings are simply slipped over one shoulder and come with a ruched pouch to carry the baby in.

SLING SAFETY

This portion of the article is a must-read if you are planning to put your baby in a sling.

  • Ensure that the sling fits tightly around your body.
  • If a sling is too loose he/she could slump down, which could partially close the airway.
  • The baby should be kept high and tight at all times and never around your waist or hips.
  • Do the kiss test – When tied, you should be able to kiss the top of your baby’s head.
  • You should always be able to see the baby’s face. Ensure that the fabric of the sling does not cover baby’s face.
  • Your baby should also be facing you at all times – baby’s tummy and chest should be against you while in upright sling position and turned upwards in cradle position.
  • The baby’s back should be supported in its natural position.
  • Avoid a hunched, chin to chest position as this could restrict her breathing. Ensure there is always a space of at least a finger width between your baby’s chin and his/her chest.
  • Avoid bag-style slings which position the baby in potentially risky curved or ‘C’-like positions. Rest assured, it’s rare to find these deep pouches on sale anymore.
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EDITOR’S CHOICE – Lite-on-Shoulder Baby Sling by Lite-on-Shoulder

Lite-on-Shoulder Baby Sling by Lite-on-Shoulder

As the name suggests, the Lite-on-Shoulder baby sling comes with lightly padded shoulder straps that help distribute the weight of the baby across the torso (thus avoiding straining of the neck).

The curved pouch style design also allows for a more comfortable fit for the baby – best for squirmy lil bambinos.

Lite-on-Shoulder Baby Sling by Lite-on-Shoulder

As the name suggests, the Lite-on-Shoulder baby sling comes with lightly padded shoulder straps that help distribute the weight of the baby across the torso (thus avoiding straining of the neck).

PROS:
  • Made out of high quality silky cotton sateen, this sling is perfect for hot weather.
  • Compact and weighs a mere 10 oz. Can this be stashed anywhere.

CONS:
  • When the baby gets bigger, say 18-20 lbs or so, the cloth tends to slide off the rings. As a result, you will find yourself continuously adjusting the sling for a snug fit.
  • Some users found that the padding along the rails made it a tad difficult to adjust.


 

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Vlokup Baby Ring Sling Wrap Carrier, Grey Rainbow by Vlokup

Vlokup Baby Ring Sling Wrap Carrier, Grey Rainbow by Vlokup

Made of 100% cotton, this is perfect in everyday use and designed to fit almost anyone. The padding in the shoulder area makes it comfy for long hauls. Not only this, the sling also comes with a little padding where the baby’s bottom rests making it much more comfortable for the baby as well.

Vlokup Baby Ring Sling Wrap Carrier, Grey Rainbow by Vlokup

Made of 100% cotton, this is perfect in everyday use and designed to fit almost anyone. The padding in the shoulder area makes it comfy for long hauls.

PROS:
  • Has a long tail end which can be used to give som privacy while breastfeeding in public places.
  • There’s also a pocket at the end of one end. Can be used to store odds and ends like cellphone, keys, wallet, etc.

CONS:
  • Not enough back support especially if you have to haul a big baby around.
  • The hem is too thick making it awkward to slide through the rings.


 

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Ring Sling Carrier by Beco Baby Carrier

Ring Sling Carrier by Beco Baby Carrier

Made out of a thick woven material (which is pretty stiff to start with but softens up quite a bit after a few wash cycles) the Beco Baby Ring Sling is 68 inches in length and holds up incredibly well. All in all, it’s a good mid-priced ring sling especially for beginners.

Ring Sling Carrier by Beco Baby Carrier

Made out of a thick woven material (which is pretty stiff to start with but softens up quite a bit after a few wash cycles) the Beco Baby Ring Sling is 68 inches in length and holds up incredibly well.

PROS:
  • Breastfeeding in this is very easy, perhaps easier than another carriers/wraps. One long end could be used to provide privacy even if you are plus size.
  • Since the material is non-stretchy, it fits very snug around the baby and is easily adjustable.
  • Although the fabric is thicker than most, since the material is almost canvas-like, it tends to be much cooler for the mother and the baby.

CONS:
  • Baby cannot be put in sling facing outwards
  • The thick canvas like material could cause some chafing if the material rubs against exposed skin
  • No pockets whatsoever

 

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