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Types of Slings and Carriers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1207″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Types of Slings and Carriers” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1493668149484{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1493668171308{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 00px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”]There are so many beautiful slings and carriers to choose from, it can be hard to know which is the right one for you. There is no one sling that is the comfiest, easiest or quickest.  Choosing one is a lot like choosing shoes; it’s all about personal preference, a good fit and it’s worth trying on before you buy!

An important consideration when choosing a sling or carrier is the age of your child and how long you want the sling or carrier to last. Many are marketed as suitable for babies of all ages. But if you are buying for a newborn, especially if they are premature, then you may well find the best slings for this age won’t fit a heavy toddler quite so well. For toddlers, you might want something quick and easy as they alternate between walking and wanting to be carried.

You may also want to consider your budget, as both new and pre-loved slings and carriers can range from as little as £15 to hundreds of pounds; who else will be using it, as you may want a sling that can be quickly and easily adjusted for wearers of different shapes and sizes; and when and where you’ll be using it, such as on long walks or just for quick up-and-downs at home.

Here is a summary of the main types, our recommendations to help you choose.  If you’d like more help or to try before you buy then feel free to contact us for a chat. 

Many of our favourite slings, carriers and babywearing accessories are now available to buy direct from us! Our online store only sells products that the Wear My Baby team have worn and loved themselves. We feature some beautiful new and small British brands, alongside some of the leading international bestsellers.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1493668062044{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”CLICK TO FIND OUT MORE” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1493667640323{background-image: url( !important;background-position: 0 0 !important;background-repeat: repeat !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/6″][icon_box icon=”arrows-info” link_name=”Soft Structured Carriers” link_url=””][/icon_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][icon_box icon=”arrows-info” link_name=”Stretchy Wraps” link_url=””][/icon_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][icon_box icon=”arrows-info” link_name=”Woven Wraps” link_url=””][/icon_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][icon_box icon=”arrows-info” link_name=”Ring Slings” link_url=””][/icon_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][icon_box icon=”arrows-info” link_name=”Mai Tais” link_url=””][/icon_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][icon_box icon=”arrows-info” link_name=”Pods and Onbus” link_url=””][/icon_box][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1493667656626{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;background-image: url( !important;background-position: 0 0 !important;background-repeat: repeat !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″][icon_box icon=”arrows-info” link_name=”Narrow Based Carriers” link_url=””][/icon_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][icon_box icon=”arrows-info” link_name=”Pouches” link_url=””][/icon_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][icon_box icon=”arrows-circle-remove” link_name=”Bag Slings” link_url=””][/icon_box][/vc_column][/vc_row]