There are lots of decisions to make when you become a parent. If you’ve decided that you want to carry your baby rather than rely on a stroller, it’s really important that you find the best baby sling wraps. To help you and your baby stay comfortable, we researched some of the most popular and best-selling products to put together our reviews. But before we get started, let’s take a look at some of the features you need to know.
Sizes: This varies widely and really depends on the style of the carrier. Most true wrap carriers are one size fits all but there are some other styles here that range from XXS all the way up to plus sizes.
Weight Limit: Most of these carriers are newborn ready, though be cautious with a preemie. It’s no fun to carry a toddler around so getting a sling that can hold upwards of 30 pounds will make life easier down the road.
Material: The majority of these wraps are made of a cotton and spandex blend. This is a great fabric for this purpose because it’s soft and has some stretch to give your baby a little more support.
Head Support: Speaking of support, there is no “technical” head support in any of these carriers. It’s really up to you and how you tie the wrap and position your baby. So, they can have head support when used correctly.
Carrying Bag: A carrying bag isn’t really going to make any of these wraps more or less effective. But it is a nice thing to have if you need to pack up your wrap and take it anywhere.
Machine Washable: Babies can be messy. No, let’s rephrase that. Babies are messy. It is essential that your carrier be machine washable, bonus points if you can throw it in the dryer. It saves you from a lot of bad smells.
Now that you know a little more about what to look for in the best baby sling wrap, let’s get right into our reviews. Here’s the deal: if you’re running short on time, look at our top and budget picks first. They’re the first 2 items on our list and will give you an idea of what to expect. All of these products are awesome, though, so you should definitely stick around if you can. Ok, let’s go!