Top 5 Best Baby Slings | 2017 Reviews
When baby slings and baby carriers became popular in modern society, they were largely the province of the holistic, “all natural” world. You’d be as likely to see a pair of cutoff jeans at a fancy restaurant or gathering, as a new mother with her child in a baby sling.
Today, baby slings are ubiquitous and there are very few expectant moms who don’t have a sling on their baby registry list. It’s become obvious that these carriers aren’t just a cool way for mother and baby to bond – they’re an incredibly convenient way for moms and dads to transport their little one around the house or around town.
It’s important to discuss terminology when discussing baby slings and carriers, because even though the words are often used interchangeably, there is a difference. Especially, if you are a first time parents, you really need to know this. Baby carriers usually have some sort of safety system to keep the baby in place, usually intricate buckles, buttons or clips in conjunction with fabric straps and/or metal braces. Slings, sometimes called wraps, are simply made of fabric that wraps around the parent’s body to hold the infant close. Some people even make a further distinction, saying that “true slings” are suspended from just one shoulder – but we won’t nitpick to that extent.
For the purposes of these reviews we’ll be looking at the top 5 best baby slings, whether they’re of the one-shoulder or two-shoulder variety.
You may also check out our comprehensive Best Baby Sling Buying Guide here.
Quick Comparison Table
Baby K’tan Original Baby Carrier
Moby Wrap Baby Carrier (Modern)
Boba Baby Wrap
Maya Wrap Ring Sling
Munchkin Jelly Bean Reversible Sling