I remember wearing my third baby in a sling three summers ago on our summer vacation. At just three months old, he wasn’t particularly interested in Mt. Rushmore or the Grand Canyon, but he did enjoy sleeping in his sling next to me. This was great, with one exception: a traditional sling kept in so much heat on those hot days. As I’ve worn my fourth baby this spring for our Beachfront Baby Sling review, I’ve remembered that summer and wished we’d had a mesh sling to keep us cool!
The Beachfront Baby Sling is unique because it is made with 100% polyester jersey fabric that is breathable for warm weather and holds up well when wet. These water slings help parents remain active at the park, beach, pool, splash pad, and more. I appreciate how they allow me to keep baby close while I supervise pool and play time.
We haven’t had the opportunity to take baby in a shallow pool or to the beach yet, but I’ve enjoyed wearing him out in hot weather and pool side. Both times I had him prepped for water time, it rained. While this wasn’t ideal, it did help us understand how the sling performs in water and how quickly it dries when wet.
We actually stayed in the rain a bit while the older kids swam one afternoon (another adult was hands-free for lifeguarding) and baby didn’t mind being wet in the sling in the warm drizzle. I found the sling relatively comfortable while wearing a swimsuit, although a sling puts more pressure on my shoulders than a soft-structured carrier over time. The sling also dried very quickly after use, even out of direct sunlight.
Learning to use a ring sling definitely takes practice and I’m still figuring out positioning. The ring sling youtube video helped me build confidence in where to place the ring and how to tighten the tails. I also really appreciated the instruction booklet with step by step instructions (including photos) and info for how to nurse in the sling. After trying the sling, I am definitely curious about the Beachfront Baby Wrap because it looks like a more ergonomic option for older babies.
The Beachfront Baby Sling is made in the USA and comes in 12 colors, including the gorgeous, vibrant red I selected. You can also select from three sizes – one sized, XL, and petite – to ensure a comfortable fit. The sling is a mid-priced carrier at $54.99 and I think it would definitely be worth it to grab a mesh carrying bag for traveling and storing your sling.
Overall, baby and I are really enjoying using our Beachfront Baby Sling. I can’t wait to spend the summer wearing baby, especially at the local beach. As a mom of four, it’s important for me to be able to remain active with the bigger kids, while the baby comfortably eats and sleeps. Beachfront Baby makes this possible.
Disclosure: I received product to review for this post. All opinions are my own.