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Best baby wraps and slings of 2020

Best baby wraps and slings of 2020


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Parents have relied on baby wraps and slings for hundreds of years – they keep your baby close while you handle daily tasks. To find the top five baby wraps and slings recommended by parents, we analyzed actual threads from moms and dads in the our site Community. We also asked our site editors about new and cool products that they think deserve wider recognition. Here are the our site Love It winners for the best baby wraps and slings.

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  • Baby wrap and sling basics

    What you need to know

    A baby wrap is what it sounds like: a long piece of fabric that you wrap around your shoulders and chest and tie to secure your baby to your body. Unlike soft-structured baby carriers (which have a waist belt and straps), baby wraps have no clasps, buckles, or rings. This makes them endlessly adjustable, one size fits all, and easy to stuff in a diaper bag or throw in the washing machine.

    The downside is that there's a learning curve associated with using a baby wrap – but don't be intimidated! There are many instructional videos to help you get the hang of it. And we promise: After a few tries, using your wrap will become second nature.

    Most baby wraps are designed for the early months, when your newborn will want to cuddle up close to you and face in toward your chest. However, depending on the wrap, some can be used for heavier babies or toddlers and have different carry options, such as on your hip or back.

    An alternative to baby wraps and soft-structured carriers are baby slings. These are usually made of a large piece of fabric and a metal ring, and are designed to go over one shoulder. Tension in the fabric is passed through the ring, over the shoulder, down the hip, up the back, and across the shoulder again to distribute your baby's weight more comfortably. Baby slings can be used in the facing-in, hip, or sometimes back carrying position.

    The following baby wraps and slings are the five most recommended by our site parents, plus one chosen by our site editors. All are good choices in terms of features, looks, and ease of use – and they're the our site Love It winners for the best 2020 baby wraps and slings.

  • The best baby wraps and slings

    Parents' Picks – recommended by parents

    Parents' Picks - recommended by parents

    Carrierour site Rating
    Boba Wrap Baby Carrier

    Most recommended

    Baby K'tan Original Baby Wrap Carrier

    Highly recommended

    Nalakai Luxury Ring Sling Baby Carrier

    Recommended

    Acrabros Baby Wrap Carrier

    Recommended

    Infantino Sash Wrap and Tie Baby Carrier

    Recommended

    Editors' Choice - chosen by our site Editors

    Carrierour site Rating
    Solly Baby WrapHighly Recommended
  • Boba Wrap Baby Carrier

    Our site Parents' Pick

    Made of 95 percent cotton and 5 percent spandex, the Boba is incredibly comfortable and lightweight, with just enough stretch to securely hug your baby close to you. It's endlessly adjustable and fits babies and parents of all sizes. Boba offers a library of videos, step-by-step tutorials, and even an education team to help make baby wearing easier. You can buy the Boba in several different patterns and colors, and it's machine-washable.

    Heads up

    Although the Boba can hold babies up to 35 pounds, many parents find it more practical to use this wrap during the early months, when their little ones are lighter.

    Parents say

    "I've used a Boba wrap for all five of my children. I absolutely love it and can't imagine how I would have survived without one. My Boba has been with me through family vacations, train travel, and just making dinners in my kitchen. It's super simple to use, and after watching one video I was wrapping like a pro."

    "It's great for long periods of time and feels very secure. The only drawback is the fabric is so long it drags on the ground while I'm wrapping myself up."

    "I use my Boba when my baby refuses to nap in bed and I need to get some work done."

    "I love it. We go for walks, do short workouts, and I can actually do the dishes with him in the Boba. He loves it too: He faces out sometimes when we go for walks, but most of the time he just naps. My only issue is that I use it from wake-up to bedtime, so I have a hard time finding a time to wash it. I'm planning to get a second Boba so we can rotate."

    Specs

    • Accommodates babies from birth to 35 pounds
    • Cotton and spandex blend
    • One size fits all
    • Machine-washable

    Available at Amazon starting at $39.95

  • Baby K'tan Original Baby Wrap Carrier

    Our site Parents' Pick

    The Baby K'tan is a baby wrap with a twist because you don't actually have to wrap it. Instead, you slip it over your head like a T-shirt, then place your baby inside. You can use the K'tan in five different positions – the kangaroo, the hug, the explore, the adventure, and the hip – depending on what you and your baby prefer. And you can use it from birth until your baby hits 35 pounds.

    Heads up

    This isn't a one-size-fits-all wrap, so you'll have to follow the manufacturer's sizing guidelines. Some moms say it's hard to find the perfect fit.

    Parents say

    "My son came out of the womb extremely irritable, gassy, and not sleeping ... ever! I decided to try a K'tan even though I never did baby wearing with my other two. I was desperate to get things done in the house with this fuss pot. Literally the second I put him in the carrier he fell right to sleep and slept for hours. He loves it and I'm able to actually eat, do laundry, and clean. It's amazing, and the K'tan is supereasy to use."

    "My little one has basically lived in the K'tan for the past week. I have structured carriers, too, but I like this better for younger babies. It's so quick to get her in and out."

    Specs

    • Accommodates babies 8 to 35 pounds
    • 100 percent cotton
    • Sizes XXS to XL
    • Machine-washable

    Available at Amazon starting at $49.95

  • Nalakai Luxury Ring Sling Baby Carrier

    Our site Parents' Pick

    The Nalakai is a ring sling, so it has a long piece of fabric that fastens through two rings to secure your baby. The key feature of the Nalakai is its signature fabric, which is a blend of bamboo and linen. The combination makes this sling strong yet lightweight and comfortable – fans of this sling say that the material keeps you and your baby cool in warm temperatures.

    Heads up

    You'll have to be careful when machine washing this ring sling. It's recommended that you use a wash bag and run the machine on a gentle cycle.

    Parents say

    "I got a Nalakai sling on a whim and really liked using it with my summer baby in Texas."

    Specs

    • Accommodates babies 8 to 35 pounds
    • Bamboo and linen fabric
    • Machine-washable (only in a wash bag)
    • 20 colors to choose from

    Available at Amazon starting at $59.90

  • Acrabros Baby Wrap Carrier

    Our site Parents' Pick

    The Acrabros is made of a rayon and polyester blended yarn that's stretchy yet supportive. Fans of this wrap love that it has many of the features of a more expensive wrap at about half the price. One important note, however, is that the Acrabros can only be used with your baby facing in.

    Heads up

    The Acrabros is extra-long to accommodate all body types, but some say the extra fabric is cumbersome.

    Parents say

    "I love the Acrabros wrap – it's very comfortable and affordable."

    Specs

    • Accommodates babies 8 to 35 pounds
    • Rayon and polyester fabric
    • One size fits all

    Available at Amazon starting at $19.99

  • Infantino Sash Wrap and Tie Baby Carrier

    Our site Parents' Pick

    The Infantino Sash is a mei tai carrier, which is like a hybrid baby carrier and wrap with both a tie and shoulder straps. You can carry your baby in three different positions: facing in, on the hip, and on the back. Unlike traditional baby wraps, this has the benefit of an included detachable hood to protect your baby from the sun. The Infantino is made of 100 percent cotton, so it's comfortable and breathable.

    Heads up

    Some parents say this carrier is tricky to put on, and others say it hurts their back.

    Parents say

    "I just got back from vacation and I probably wore my baby for at least four to six hours a day, and it was great. He got to see everything and help me feed the birds at the zoo. The Sash is good for anyone looking for a low-cost option."

    "The Sash is super-duper comfortable, airy, easy to put on, and affordable. My baby is happy in it, too."

    Specs

    • Accommodate babies 8 to 36 pounds
    • 100 percent cotton
    • Machine-washable

    Available at Amazon starting at $21.69

  • Solly Baby Wrap

    Our site Editors' Choice

    The Solly is a cult-favorite wrap created by one entrepreneurial mom and now worn by celebrities as well as regular moms and dads. The fabric – made from the pulp of Austrian beechwood trees – is lightweight, cool, and buttery soft. Fans of this chic wrap love the muted colors and sweet prints, as well as the one-size-fits-all convenience. And, the Solly has a built-in pocket at the end of the fabric so it folds for easy storage and transport.

    Heads up

    You can only use the Solly to carry your baby in an upright, facing-in position. And you can't use it once your baby is over 25 pounds or past age 1.

    Editors say

    "The whole package adds up to a great wrap: cute prints and styles, easy to stuff in your bag, soft and cozy material."

    Specs

    • Accommodates babies up to 25 pounds or 12 months old
    • Made from Lenzing Modal
    • Machine-washable

    Available at Solly Baby starting at $65

  • Important safety notes for baby wraps and slings

    What to know

    • If your baby is younger than 4 months old, was born prematurely or at a low birth weight, or has had any breathing problems, consult your child's doctor before using a baby sling.
    • While wearing your baby in a sling or wrap, check on him often. Make sure he's not in a curled, chin-to-chest position and that his face isn't pressed up against the fabric or you. Both of these positions can lead to suffocation, which can happen within minutes.
    • Make sure you can see your baby's face or eyes in the sling and that your baby can see you. Unless you're nursing her, your baby's face should be visible (at or above the rim of your sling or wrap).
    • If you nurse your baby while wearing her, reposition her afterward so that her face is visible and at or above the rim of the sling or wrap. Her face should be away from the fabric and your body.

    What a sling or wrap is going to cost you

    Wraps and slings range from $20 to $100.


  • Watch the video: What is the Best Baby Carrier (June 2022).


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