Baby slings or baby carriers are quite common nowadays and you can find many people lugging their babies around using them. Though baby slings are a great invention, a few factors need to be taken into account before purchasing them because if you buy an incorrect baby sling it can result in injuries to the baby or a lot of distress to both the baby and the parent.

When you plan to buy a baby sling, the first point to be considered is the baby’s age. Baby slings are not one size fits all. For example, new born babies and babies up to six months need neck support so the baby slings that you buy should provide that support. If you buy a baby sling meant for six months or older babies then the neck support will not be there and you will not be able to use it. As the child ages the size of the baby sling would vary, hence buy a baby sling that matches the age of your baby.

The next point to be considered is the weight and height of your baby. Each baby sling has a weight limit and you should check if the baby is below the weight limit prescribed. Similarly you should buy a baby sling that provides proper spine support to your child. If your child is taller then the back support would be minimal and could result in injuries to the child. So ensure that the baby sling supports the child’s weight as well as height. Remember that the child is growing and unnecessary injuries can occur if you opt for a wrong baby sling.

The baby sling should be ergonomically correct. A new-born will usually sleep in the foetal position so you should opt for a baby sling that factors this and this will ensure that the baby is comfortable and curled up. The comfort of the wearer should also be taken into consideration when you buy a baby sling. The baby sling should be comfortable for the child as well as the wearer. Baby slings are snug and comfortable for a child but not so for the wearer since only one shoulder is used to hold the sling. Ensure that the necessary padding at the shoulder is there in the product.

There are many manufacturers of baby slings and choosing the right one can be difficult. The best option is to buy from a reputed manufacturer or brand. Reputed brands have a lot to lose if their products are not of good quality, hence they will ensure that best quality material is used and all the necessary safety standards are met. So make it a point to buy a baby sling manufactured by a reputed company.

Baby slings or baby pouches are the best because it is very simple and easy to use. Once the parents get a feel of it, it becomes very easy to carry the baby and it becomes an essential part of their life. 

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