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Babywearing is one department where the Western world is scrambling to catch up with the rest of the planet. Moms and dads everywhere in the world have carried their babies in some variation of a baby sling for centuries: the Mexican rebozo baby sling, the Peruvian manta baby sling, the African kanga baby sling, the Indonesian selendang baby sling, the Chinese mei tai baby sling, the Korean podaegi baby sling…
Well, you get the point. Either way, babies and parents everywhere have experienced the benefits of the baby carrier: the delightful and snuggly bonding experience, the “look Ma, no hands!” functionality, the ability to breastfeed discreetly on the go, and more. Baby slings are among the simplest baby carriers, with limited fasteners, buckles, and straps; they tend to be extremely adjustable and one-size-fits all (although that’s not always the case), and they have a terrific, traditional look. read more
The Moby Wrap is one of our most popular baby carriers because it’s so incredibly simple and versatile. Just how simple can a baby carrier get, you ask? The Moby Wrap is a 6-yard piece of soft and stretchy cotton. That’s it! Just follow one of the many available tutorials and use your Moby Wrap baby carrier to fasten your baby to your chest or your back, facing in or out.
Like the Moby Wrap, Sakura Bloom baby carriers have a simple design that enables caregivers of multiple sizes to use them. However, their ring-sling design is a little more structured, and the fabrics are incredibly luxurious: get the Sakura Bloom baby sling in linen for the ultimate in summer comfort, or go upscale with the breathtakingly gorgeous Sakura Bloom sling in Simple Silk (the ultimate baby shower gift!).
Finally, the Baby K’tan baby carrier straddles the line between baby sling and soft-structured baby carrier: the double loop design skips the buckles and straps that tend to come with structured baby carriers, but the K’tan has less of a learning curve and more back support than most slings.
Every baby carrier and baby sling has advantages and disadvantages, so before you choose one, read reviews, do research, and try a baby carrier on in the store if you can. Magic Beans store associates will be happy to help you road-test any carrier with a weighted doll. And if you’re not near our stores, we can still help – our website customer service reps know babywearing inside-out and will help you choose the baby carrier that will best enhance your parenting journey, anywhere in the world! show less