Slings for the Hard to Hold
Slings provide a comfortable, natural way to carry baby while also making nursing discreet. There are many ways to carry babies in slings, and you can change the way you hold children as they get older so that it continues to be comfortable for both parent and child.
Slings come in a variety of styles—some are adjustable, while others like "tube" slings are not, and still others are tie-on. Popular brands include Maya Wrap, ERGObaby®, Nojo, and TaylorMade.
Although many women enjoy carrying their children with a sling and believe it provides a good opportunity for bonding, some women and children may find it hard to get comfortable or nurse well using a sling. For those who are struggling or unsure if a sling is right for them, borrowing from friends or trying out different types of slings from organizations like La Leche League (LLL) may be good places to start. And when in doubt, save that receipt in case after several tries, you need to make a return.