The types we’ve used are:
Wrap sling. A stretchy wrap is our newest purchase. We’ve found it very simple to use straight away and our Primrose has been snug as a bug in it from 3 days old, leaving mama hands free to chase 15 month old Buttercup. We’re just beginning to experiment with breastfeeding in it but with the purchase of a breastfeeding top or two it should be no bother.
Photo of Moby wrap
Photo of Zolowear Ring sling
Mei Tai (or Asian Back Carrier). This is another great versatile sling that we’ve found simple to use straight from the package. We purchased this whne Buttercup was about 6 months old. Dada uses this to carry Buttercup on his back for our expeditions and I use it front carry when out and about.
Structured carrier. These carriers with buckles and clips are a favourite of the Dada’s. They come in many shapes, sizes and price ranges. This is the first sling type we used before becoming total sling addicts and we got great use from it for the first six months. They are usually easy to use and are often sized for different age babies
Another type which hasn’t formed part of our collection (yet) is:
Pouch sling. Similar to the ring sling but with no adjusting. They are sized to the wearer and straightforward to use.
Photo of Peanutshell sling
For more information on baby wearing and to source sling suppliers see www.tinygreenpeople.com/adventurers