I was recently sent a BabaSling to review.
Sydney loves being worn in her wrap sling, so I was really excited about putting BabaSling to the test.
It has an RRP of £39.99, is worn over one shoulder, and fully adjustable. You can sit your baby in one of 5 positions – depending on their age. BabaSling is suitable for babies between 3.5kg and 15kg. There are a huge range of colours available too.
Sydney was suffering really badly with colic when it arrived, and was very unhappy when I put her into the BabaSling. I tried her in all of the newborn positions, but she just would not settle. (She would become calm within a couple of minutes in her wrap sling, though).
I waited until Sydney’s colic had passed and then tried again. She still wasn’t happy in the BabaSling.
I spent ages trying her in different positions, checking it was adjusted correctly etc, but she just wasn’t happy.
This could just be because she was used to her wrap sling, or perhaps it was because she has reflux and likes to be in an upright position. (You can sit babies upright in the BabaSling, but Sydney wasn’t as well supported in the BabaSling, compared to her wrap sling, in my opinion.
Having said all of this, I know a few people who love their BabaSlings. At my local sure start centre, two mums were saying they loved theirs. They loved the fact you can breastfeed your baby while they are in the sling, leaving your arms free to do other things. I never got to test this for myself, due to Sydney’s colic.
All in all, from my personal point of view I will have to give BabaSling 3/5
It feels very well made, yet not too firm. The shoulder strap is well padded, and it is adjustable. The instructions in the pack left me pretty confused, but the Video on the BabaSling website was much easier to follow.
My advice would be to wait until your baby is born so you can see how they like to be held before you buy your sling. If they like to be lay down, a BabaSling will probably be great. If they prefer being upright, then chances are they’ll prefer a wrap sling.
This is not a sponsored post. I was sent the BabaSling to review, but all words and opinions are my own.