In a nutshell

The Baby Sense Sling is easy to use and great for newborns and breastfeeding mums, however you make not enjoy using as much once your baby is over 3 months.

What we tested

  • Comfort for baby
    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.
  • Comfort for you
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Ease of use
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Design
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Sturdiness
    A star rating of 2.5 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 3.3 out of 5.


  • Washable, easy to put on and take off, great for breastfeeding


  • Not very sturdy, not great for older babies, pricey for what it is

A cosy way to carry your baby, Baby Sense Sling is also great for discrete breastfeeding in public. However, mums with older babies may not like this sling’s design.


Carrying your baby in a sling always seems like a lovely way get out and about. I often find myself sold on the idea that slings offer comfort second only to the womb – all snuggled and safe - but does the reality really live up to the hype?

The Baby Sense Sling certainly looks comfy and cosy but the first downside is that it doesn’t come with an instruction booklet. Any information about putting the sling on and sliding your baby into it are featured on the box, which is a bit of a pain unless you were planning on keeping it. I wasn’t. I have enough baby clutter to fill Mothercare, so rather than keep hold of a big old box, found myself attacking the cardboard with a pair of scissors in order to cut out the important bits.

So we’ve got off to a bit of a bad start, but on the plus side, the Baby Sense Sling has been designed with the involvement of a baby development expert, so at least you feel like you’re in safe hands. There are five different positions for your baby to enjoy at various different ages and stages.

After hooking out my bits of cut out cardboard, I popped my 16-week-old daughter Rosie inside, and off we went for a walk.

What we love

A big plus point for this sling is that it’s washable. So after you’ve been out in it a couple of times and the fabric is covered with baby drool or splattered milk, all you have to do is bung it in the machine.

The Baby Sense Sling is also fantastic for feeding. Rosie’s moved on to bottles now but had I still been breastfeeding her, I would have found this really handy. I was never especially fond of getting my boobs out in public and this helps to keep everything under wraps.

The Baby Sense Sling is also incredibly easy to get on and off.

What to watch out for

Rosie was quite taken with the sling and laid down inside, chilling out…for about three minutes. After that, she got very fidgety indeed and started kicking me in the ribs – it was like being pregnant all over again! I adjusted the straps and tried her in a slightly more upright position so she could see what was going on. That was definitely a better option for Rosie but I just didn’t feel she was 100% safe and felt the need to wrap my arms around her. It’s been tested out and is totally secure but compared to sturdier carriers like the Baby Bjorn, the Baby Sense Sling seems a bit wobbly.

I wasn’t overly taken with the fabric design either, but there is a plain option, albeit in stone, and it certainly looks much nicer on that a lot of the wraparound varieties on the market.

And lastly, it’s promoted as being a bit of a bargain at £34.25 but for a sling that is essentially a big bit of fabric and two plastic hoops, I don’t think it’s particularly well priced.

Who is the Baby Sense Sling Best for?

Breastfeeding mums with newborn babies.


MadeForMums Verdict

The Baby Sense Sling is a comfy, easy to use product that’s great for newborns. It’s particularly handy for anyone who’s breastfeeding but feels a bit self-conscious doing it in public. However, once bubs gets a bit older, you might prefer to opt for a sturdier construction that feels safe, secure and spreads the weight over both shoulder

Product Specifications

BrandBaby Sense
Suitable for
Child age (approx)From Birth
Child weightUp to 9kg
Washing instructionsMachine washable
  • Under-£40 price point
  • 100% cotton fabric
  • Simple hoop fastening
  • Easy to wear
Head huggerNo