Balboa Baby Adjustable Sling – Top Reviews & Key Info

  • Price Range: $50 – $60
  • GooGooLove: ♥ (1/5)
  • Pros:
    • Easy to put on
    • Easy to insert and remove child
    • Allows for multiple positions
  • Cons:
    • Can suffocate newborns
    • Does not allow for hands free
    • Not comfortable when babies get heavier
  • Weight Limit: 25 lbs.

Most Helpful Reviews on the Balboa Baby Adjustable Sling.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars(1/5) – Not working for me and my newborn. I’ve tried the cradle position and the forward facing and it is uncomfortable for both of us. I worry that he is suffocating in the cradle position and his legs are all squished up in the forward facing. Also, does not allow for hands free. You have to keep at least one hand firmly on the child and it puts stress on my back and shoulders…. (read more and buy it at Diapers.com)
  • 1.0 out of 5 stars(1/5) – I registered for this thinking I can tote my newborn around in it, wrong! It has multiple warnings about the baby potentially suffocating, which I understand the need for product safety, the problem is, the correct way to carry a newborn seems impossible with the design of this baby sling…. (read more and buy it at BuyBuyBaby.com)
  • 3.0 out of 5 stars(3/5) – I was given this as a gift. It took me months just to figure out how to use the thing. The instructions you have to keep flipping from font to back. My daughter is a bigger baby so after 30 minutes my shoulder would start to hurt. When she got into the forward facing position I was scared she was going to lean forward and fall out…. (read more and buy it at Target.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) –  … I didn’t realize at first that you need to wear the sling high on you. You need to be able to easily kiss your baby’s forehead. It’s the biggest thing Dr. Sears urges for this product, having learned that from watching one of his YouTube Safety videos…. Another thing I love about it is that unlike the other carrier I have(Infantino Front2Back Rider), with this one I can get him out of the sling easily and very quickly. A concern of mine was that I have chronic back problems, but surprisingly with this product my baby seems light and it doesn’t agitate my back whatsoever…. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)

Gear in Action

  • See a video review here.

What the Makers Say

  • Features & Benefits
    •     One size adjustable sling, designed to grow with your baby
    •     Stylish, fashionable & simple to use
    •     Convenient for breast feeding
    •     Heavy duty nylon rings, convenient pocket & tailored padded strap
    •     Covered elastic trim ensures your baby is safe and positioned close to you
    •     Developed, tested & recommended by Dr. Sears and family
    •     Machine washable
  • (read more on BalboaBaby.com)

Any Safety Recalls :( ?

  • Not that we’ve heard.  For the most up-to-date information, search the Consumer Products Safety Division’s website here.

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