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The Sling Babies Ask For By Name: UpMama

UpMama Ring Sling Pouch Hybrid Baby CarrierWhenever I wear my baby, curious parents ask me about my carrier.  Having tried out dozens of carriers, I have a different favorite at each age for each different situation. If I have to choose just one carrier, however, I default to a ring sling.  Lightweight and compact enough to fit in my diaper bag, adjustable for different positions, and perfect for breastfeeding, ring slings are my go-to baby carrier.  Lots of parents worry, though, that baby is not secure enough in a ring sling.

The UpMama hybrid pouch-sling offers the adjustable flexibility and wide shoulder of a ring sling with the “bucket seat” and structure of a pouch.

Babywearing is a beautiful experience.  You can comfort a colicky infant and still do household chores, nurse a baby while walking with your family, and hold a snuggly toddler without losing feeling in your arm.  The bonding and the freedom of babywearing makes it one of my “must learns” for new parents.  Although babywearing is no doubt as old as textiles, some parents are still concerned about the safety.  And the right baby carrier for you is one that you will use–one with which you feel comfortable and confident.

The UpMama sling will be that perfect carrier for a lot of families.  The seam on the pouch makes it easier to position baby’s bottom in the right place.  This means the carry will be more comfortable and more ergonomically correct for both of you.

Because the bottom rail on the UpMama sling curves up, creating a pre-formed pouch, wearing your baby safely is easy.  There is automatically a little “seat” and a layer of fabric between you and the baby so baby stays securely attached to mama.

UpMama comes in three different sizes so it can be worn by multiple caregivers and has just enough of a tail to shield baby’s eyes from the sun while nursing outdoors.

With a beautiful fabric pocket, you can stash essentials and look chic while wearing baby, too.  I chose the Black Paddock Shawl in a sophisticated black and white paisley print.  There are plenty of earthy, playful, and hip styles for every taste.

UpMama is ideal for parents looking for one comfortable carrier to wear for almost any occasion, fold and fit into a bag, and feel confident using even as a novice.

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Candace is the co-editor and co-founder of Mamanista. She is an educational consultant and writer.

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7 Responses to "The Sling Babies Ask For By Name: UpMama"

  1. Lysander says:

    Babywearing only as old as textiles? Don’t you suppose prehistoric mothers slung their babies in animal skins or baskets?

  2. Candace says:

    I willing to say at least as old…although I guess that some sort of woven fibers were involved in the first carrier, I’m not a paleo-anthropologist!

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