Ask CBB: Wraps, Slings, and Pouches

We’ve received several emails from readers asking about soft baby carriers. What are the differences between wraps, slings, and pouches?

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There are four main types of soft baby carriers: wraps, mei tais, slings and pouches. All are excellent for different types of carries and or different aged children.

Pictured left is Danielle’s current favorite pouch from Karma Baby. Danielle’s note – I’m not pregnant again – it’s just an unflattering photo!

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