Different types of carriers

There are so many different styles, makes and models of carriers that choosing one can leave you feeling confused.

The main benefit of the sling library is that you have the opportunity to try as many different carriers as you want before making the financial commitment to buy ‘the one’.  With many carriers costing over £100 it is important that you find the one that suits you and your baby/child.

We have carriers that are suitable from birth to pre school.

Here are a few of the different styles available

Stretchy Wraps
Stretchy wraps are made of a soft, stretchy fabric that moulds around you and your child. They are most suited from newborn to around 4-6 months depending on the size of your baby and your comfort.

Woven Wraps
Woven wraps are available in a variety of fabric blends and different lengths. They can be used to carry a newborn or a child aged 3 years and above. There are many different ways to tie a woven wrap to suit you and your child.

Tie on Carriers
Tie on carriers are a simple rectangle of fabric with straps at each corner to tie around your shoulders and waist. They are suitable for babies through to toddlers and can be worn on the front and back

Soft Structured Carriers
Soft Structured Carriers are comprised of a panel which is attached to the adult with straps secured with buckles. They are often quick and convenient and with many brands now offering adjustable panels they can be suitable from Birth to pre school depending on the one you choose.

Ring Slings
Worn over one shoulder, ring slings are a length of fabric with two rings sewn in to one end to create a very adjustable pocket for the child to be carried in. The fabric is threaded through the rings to secure and adjust the carrier to fit the parent and child.
Suitable for newborns, babies and toddlers using different carrying positions.

Suitable for any adult, though less supportive for those with back problems.
Front and hip position depending on your baby’s age and stage. Back carries are possible for confident users carrying older children, though not recommended for long periods.