Babywearing Sling Style Guide
Choosing a carrier for you, your baby, your family.
Supportive, easy to use, and available in a gorgeous selection of colours and designs, buckle carriers are fully adjustable to achieve a custom and comfortable fit.
Perfect for your newborn, a stretchy wrap offers a gentle transition from womb to world. They facilitate skin-to-skin, are completely soft, and thus very respectful of your newborn’s physiology. Stretchy wraps are a long piece of soft fabric which is wrapped around you before welcoming baby in. The advantage is that you can tie it in the morning and keep it on all day - you can also have it tied before you go out. Perfect for those precious first weeks and months.
Ring Slings - wonderful for newborns and toddlers alike. For your newborn the single-layer carry is light, with little fuss, supporting them tucked up high and close. For older babies and toddlers at the 'up and down' stage, it's a quick and simple option, allowing you to meet your baby’s needs, then folding it up small and neat in your bag. A single shoulder option, baby can be carried on the front, offset or on the hip.
Woven wraps are the most versatile carrying option - depending on the length of the wrap, they can be used for many different carrying positions. One woven wrap can be used to carry your newborn all the way to through to preschool; on your front, hip, and back. There are many different designs available from stripes, to jacquards, to self-colours.
A lovely, less structured style; a super option for newborns and bigger babies too. They have all the softness and moldability of a wrap, but with some structure - a main panel with two pairs of straps. One pair ties around the waist, securing with a knot, and the other pair sits on the shoulders and crosses on the wearers back, tying either at the front, side or back. Super-adjustable for the wearer too.
Halfway between a full buckle carrier and a meh dai. The Half Buckle offers the ease of a clip buckle at the waist, with the adjustability of long shoulder straps for a truly snug fit, without the reaching for back or side clips. Front, hip and back carrying, most are suitable from newborn.