Our favorite picks
Our Favorite Baby Slings & Baby Carriers
Newborn Baby - We recommend a stretchy wrap such as the Moby Wrap ($40). Extremely comfortable, you can tie it on and pop the baby in and out as needed. Soft, like your favorite t-shirt. This is what we give for baby shower gifts. For something a bit nicer, you can upgrade to the Bali Baby Stretch ($74), Moby-D ($60), or a Storchenwiege (from $100) for ultimate versatility. If wrapping is not your thing, we recommend a Ring Sling for newborns. One of the best baby slings for nursing on-the-go and can be adjusted to hold even a tiny baby upright on your chest (one of our babies favorite position).
If fashion and ease of use is your top priority then you may choose a Hotsling baby slings($48-$60. Some people have trouble using them with tiny infants, but for carrying a baby with head control in a quick hip carry, they cannot be beat. For heavier children, consider a Mei Tai for two shouldered comfort.
For the most comfortable front carrying - choose a wrap. Back wrapping takes some practice, but front carrying is not hard at all. For young babies, a stretchy wrap such as the Moby ($40) is nice. For heavier/older children, we recommend a woven or gauze wrap such as the Didymos Carrier(from $159), Storchenwiege (from $100), or the Bali Baby Breeze ($69.00). Our second choice for front carrying with babies over 4 months is a Mei Tai .
For carrying your baby on your back, choose a Mei Tai ($72-$129) or Ergo Baby Carrier($105-$135) These are the easiest back carrier and can also be used to carry your baby on your front. Can be used from infancy but we prefer them for babies who are at least 4-5 months old. All of our Mei tais reverse to a solid color.
Hot Weather - Ringslings such as our Organic Cotton Mesh, or a lightweight wrap such as the Bali Baby Breeze . Hotslings are also a popular choice - especially the Hemp .
Nursing - Ring slings are usually the easiest baby sling to nurse in. Although, many moms can nurse in just about any of our baby carriers.
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