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Compare the main features and carrying positions of all our baby slings and carriers by type. Clicking on the name of a sling in the left column will take you straight to where you can buy that sling in our online shop. If you would prefer to view a complete list, we also have an A-Z Comparison Chart.

By Carrier Type

* These guidelines come from the manufacture of each carrier and, while you may find you can use the carrier outside of these, no responsibility is taken for comfort or safety if you do so. Positions possible in a woven wrap may depend on the length of the wrap

** Although the forward facing with legs out position is possible in wraparound carriers and many soft carriers, some manufacturers do not recommend it due to concern about the development of babies’ hips and spine and the information below reflects this. We recommend that this position is only used infrequently and for short periods of time for the comfort of both parent and child.

Pouch Slings

Sling Name Age/Weight Range* Breastfeeding
Possible?*
Recommended Carrying Positions*
Back Carry Cradle Carry Tummy to Tummy Hip Carry Kangaroo (legs in) Forward Facing**
Hotslings Pouches Birth – 35lbs breastfeeding Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Lifft Baby Slings Birth – 35lbs breastfeeding No Yes No Yes Yes No
Rockin’ Baby Pouch Birth – 35lbs breastfeeding Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No

 

 

Ring Slings

Sling Name Age/Weight Range* Breastfeeding
Possible?
Recommended Carrying Positions*
Back Carry Cradle Carry Tummy to Tummy Hip Carry Kangaroo (legs in) Forward Facing**
Ellaroo Ring Slings Birth – 30lbs breastfeeding No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Maya Lightly Padded Ring Slings Birth – 35lbs breastfeeding Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Rockin’ Baby Ring Slings Birth – 30lbs breastfeeding Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Sakura Bloom Ring Slings Birth – 36lbs breastfeeding Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Storchenwiege Ring Slings Birth – 35lbs breastfeeding Yes Yes Yes Yes No No

 

 

Buckle Soft Carriers

 

Sling Name Age/Weight Range* Breastfeeding
Possible?
Recommended Carrying Positions*
Back Carry Cradle Carry Tummy to Tummy Hip Carry Kangaroo (legs in) Forward Facing**
Babyhawk Oh Snap! 6 months – 45lbs No Yes No Yes No No No
Beco Butterfly Birth – 55lbs breastfeeding Yes No Yes No No No
Connecta Baby Carrier (all styles) Birth – 35lbs No Yes No Yes No No No
Manduca Baby Carrier Birth – 44lbs No Yes No No Yes No No
Patapum Baby Carrier 5 months – 40lbs No Yes No Yes No No No
Patapum Toddler Carrier Birth – 35lbs No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Pikkolo Baby Carrier 8lbs – 40lbs No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes
Scootababy Baby Hip Carrier 4-6 months – 37lbs breastfeeding Yes No Yes Yes No No

 

 

Tie-On Soft Carriers

Sling Name Age/Weight Range* Breastfeeding
Possible?
Recommended Carrying Positions*
Back Carry Cradle Carry Tummy to Tummy Hip Carry Kangaroo (legs in) Forward Facing**
Babyhawk Mei Tai Birth – 55lbs breastfeeding Yes No Yes Yes No No
Ellaroo Mei Tai Birth – 35lbs No Yes No Yes No No No
Freehand Mei Tai Birth – 44lbs No Yes No Yes Yes No No
Kozy Carrier 5 months – 40lbs breastfeeding Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Napsack Baby Carrier Birth – 35lbs breastfeeding Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Toddlerhawk Mei Tai 8lbs – 40lbs breastfeeding Yes No Yes Yes No No

 

 

Stretchy Wraparounds

 

Sling Name Age/Weight Range* Breastfeeding
Possible?
Recommended Carrying Positions*
Back Carry Cradle Carry Tummy to Tummy Hip Carry Kangaroo (legs in) Forward Facing**
Calin Bleu Micro-Fleece Wrap Birth – 26lbs breastfeeding Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Close Baby Carrier Birth – 32lbs breastfeeding No Yes Yes No No Yes
Moby Wrap Birth – 35lbs breastfeeding No Yes Yes No No Yes
Moby D Birth – 35lbs breastfeeding No Yes Yes No No Yes
Tricot-Slen Wraparound Birth – 4 years breastfeeding No Yes Yes No No Yes

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Woven Wraparounds

Sling Name Age/Weight Range* Breastfeeding
Possible?
Recommended Carrying Positions*
Back Carry Cradle Carry Tummy to Tummy Hip Carry Kangaroo (legs in) Forward Facing**
Calin Bleu Cool Cotton Wraparound Birth – 33lbs breastfeeding Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Didymos Wraparound Birth Upwards breastfeeding Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Ellaroo Wraparound Birth – 35lbs breastfeeding Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Storchenwiege Wraparound Birth Upwards breastfeeding Yes Yes Yes Yes No No

 

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