TheBabaSling baby carrier by Joovy – Review

If you’d asked me a year ago what “Joovy” was I would have told you, “They are only my FAVORITE stroller company!”  Little did I know then that Joovy is much more than just strollers.
When my youngest was born I was determined to break onto the babywearing scene.  Unfortunately, baby had other plans.  Generally he hated being in a carrier. To this day my little guy loves to cuddle, but touch him without his permission and you’ll elicit the best 2 year old scowl you’ve ever scene.
A truly innovative company, Joovy continues to add to their line of products for babies and children.  I was excited to see that, in keeping with their innovative spirit, Joovy has recently added a baby carrier, theBabaSling to their line of products. (All you babywearing, Joovy loving moms should be excited about this!)

BabaSling by Joovy

 

Here is a little more about the theBabaSling from Joovy:

TheBabaSling by Joovy is a revolution in design, comfort and simplicity.  As advocates for “baby wearing,” we believe theBabaSling is the most amazingly versatile, easy to use sling on the market today.   This hammock style sling is perfectly shaped to support a newborn’s developing spine while providing essential closeness and bonding between parent and baby.  With five carrying positions and easily adjustable straps (can be worn on right or left shoulder), theBabaSling is so easy to use it can be safely shared with grandparents, older siblings and caregivers.

Now that I’m expecting another I’ve renewed my hopes to “wear” this baby.  Joovy sent me their new theBabaSling baby carrier to try out.  Since I don’t yet have the new wee one to wear Joovy was super generous (I love the way they care about their customers and their Joovy family!) and sent another carrier for my sister-in-law, Liz, to try.  Her daughter is 6 months old and weighs about 15 lbs.  She was very kind to send me her opinion on theBabaSling Carrier:
My favourite thing about the sling is that it is versatile. I have used the front facing, lying down, and hip positions and my little one seems pretty comfortable in all of them. I will be able to use it for longer than our baby bjorn, as she gets bigger.
We found a carry that she seems to like better than our original front carry. She enjoys sitting on my hip, facing backwards with one leg folded in front of her and one straight, along my side. One or two of the pics are of this position. Last week we went berry picking. I put her in theBabaSling asleep, lying down, and when she woke up we switched to hip position and she was very happy. I also like the front pocket.
My biggest gripe about it is that you can’t adjust it very well while it is on. That is a pain, since you seem to need different tightness for different holds. I do like that you can adjust the top and bottom edges separately, but it is too hard to do while on the go. I also felt a little lopsided with the little one in the front facing position, but maybe I just needed to adjust it more.  I haven’t tried washing it yet.
Joovy theBabaSling carrier picturetheBabaSling side carry position
I can’t wait to try my own BabaSling once the little guy arrives!
You can purchase theBabaSling, theBabaSling Lite, or theBabaSling Organic starting at $99.99 from Joovy.com.
Disclosure: I was provided with theBabaSling by Joovy, for review purposes, at no cost to myself. All opinions expressed are honest and are entirely my own.
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  1. Great review, and that baby is too cute!!!!
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  2. agreed…white might be a tricky color
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  3. Krystal White says:

    Hi! Looks like a neat ring sling! I don’t think white was the best choice for these guys to send you!!
    I do agree that tightening might be difficult because of the placement! So weird!!
    A tip: in the front and side carry try tightening the top so the baby is a bit closer to you, it helps distribute their weight and feel less pulling!

    Also be careful with the cradle carry (lying down) it’s not recommended very much because of the position of the head can block of the child’s airway if their chin is to their chest!

  4. Very cute it looks very plush

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