Babies love to cuddle, but that’s not always easy to do when you’re on-the-go. Fortunately, babywearing has become an increasingly popular way to keep your tot close and leave your hands free to run errands, etc.
But with so many slings on the market — from the ring version Mayim Bialik used with her son Fred, to the pouch Joely Fisher used with baby Olivia or the wrap Tisha Campbell-Martin chose for Ezekiel — finding the right one for you (and your baby!) is no easy feat.
To make things easier, we’ve created a guide to chic, functional options in every category at prices that fit everyone’s budget. Check out our favorites below!
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Splurge: Crafted from super soft Indian dipioni silk, Sakura Bloom‘s Essential Baby sling ($198) is definitely a splurge. But the luxurious, breathable fabric makes this sling well worth it!
Affordable: Soft and adjustable, Zolowear‘s cotton sling ($89, left) features a handy zipper patch pocket. Plus, it comes in eight different prints and offers six comfy carrying positions.
Bargain Buy: Made of a cotton and linen blend, TaylorMade Slings linen sling ($50) keeps baby cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Have a fabric that you love? TaylorMade takes custom orders too!
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Splurge: Available in a variety of stylish prints and colors, Serena & Lily‘s Market slings ($129) are lined with super soft 100% organic jersey cotton. No wonder they’ve become a must-have baby item for celeb parents like Camila Alves, Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Meyer Maguire.
Affordable: The name says it all! Puj‘s Go Sling ($48) works well for busy moms. Just fold it up, stash it in your purse and pull it out when you’re ready.
Bargain Buy: Currently marked down to $18, Peanut Shell‘s Flor Cafe pouch (left) is totally a two-for-the-price-of-one steal! Not feeling the mod floral pattern? Flip it over and go with the solid espresso color instead!
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Splurge: With six edgy embellished designs — Peace, Skull, Fleur de Lis, Crown, Dragon and Angel Wings — metromama‘s Bling Metrowrap ($130, left) is the perfect gift for a hip mom. Added bonus: It’s easy to clean. Just throw it in the wash and go!
Affordable: Buy Gypsy Mama‘s Bali Breeze ($69) guilt-free. Each beautifully-crafted wrap is hand-dyed under fair working conditions in Indonesia and then packaged in an eco-friendly reusable fabric bag!
Bargain Buy: Equipped with wide straps to make carrying baby a breeze, Picara‘s Baby Wrap ($39) can be worn three different ways: on your chest, on your back or even on your hip.