Hotslings: Babywearing That's Cool

08/28/2008 at 02:30 PM ET


Full Bloom Hotsling

In A Nutshell: One thing about babywearing — itcan be hot! And not in a good way. Press a little bundle of 98 degreesagainst your skin on warm day and things get uncomfortable fast. Unlessof course, you’re using a Hotsling ($30-60), which despite its name, is very cool.

Why It’s Great: These cloth slings are essentiallyloops of fabric that carry your baby on one hip, off of one shoulder.They’re lightweight and chic — look at all these pattern choices! They come in nine sizes;once you find one to fit your body, there’s no pesky adjustment bucklesto deal with. You just slip over your head, slip the baby in, and go.Click here to see instructions and wearing techniques.

Downside: Slings can be a bit tricky to get on withbabies over six months old. Once the little ones get more mobile,you’ll want to keep an arm wrapped around them for support duringsquiggles.

— Angela M.

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