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Maya Wrap ComfortFit Sling ReviewPrice: $95.00 List | $94.95 at Amazon
Pros: Comfortable, easy to adjust, pocket
Cons: Hang to dry, rough fabric
Bottom line: Easy to wear and adjust with comfort for baby but the fabric could be softer
Carry Positions: Facing In (0 - 3 mo) Facing Out (3 - 6 mo) Hip Carry (6 mo - 35 lbs)
Weight: sm 0.92 lg 1.16 lbs
Manufacturer: Maya Wrap
The Maya Wrap ComfortFit Sling is a sling style carrier that works for babies from 8-35 lbs and is customizable enough for parents of different sizes within reason. This fabric sling has adjustment rings and a zippered pocket on the end for small storage. It is easy to get on, easy to adjust with your baby inside and very comfortable for both the wearer and the baby. This is probably not the best option for little ones with sensitive skin as the fabric is somewhat rough and itchy like a Mexican blanket. However, we love the simplicity and reasonable price of this easy to use sling that offers so much for parents and passengers.
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Our Analysis and Hands-on Test Results
The Maya Wrap company makes two different ring sling options. Their main goal is helping parents get things done with their babies by their side. The Maya Wrap company has been making slings since 1996 and is considered by some as one of the first mass-marketed baby sling carriers.
The bar graph below ranks each carrier we tested based on their overall scores. This includes the ComfortFit (in blue) which earned a second-place rank.
The sections below include the details of how the ComfortFit performed compared to the competition in each metric. The overall scores were calculated using the individual metric results with an emphasis on comfort and ease of use.
The ComfortFit Sling earned an 8 of 10 for baby's comfort. This score is the high for the metric.
Little ones sit comfortably in this secure sling and can be pulled closer for comfort or given more room for movement as desired. The sling feels like a hammock inside with a form-fitting seat and it allows for a naturally rounded back position. Our tiny testers felt very content in the sling and many fell asleep during wearing. The only real downside is the fabric feels like a Mexican blanket and is thick and somewhat itchy feeling. We hope it softens over time but parents may want to consider some of the other fabric options when making a style or color choice.
The ComfortFit Sling earned a place near the top of the pack with a 9 of 10 for parent comfort. The ComfortFit is a very comfortable option for parents.
The simplicity of the sling means you can tailor the size to fit your frame. The wider swath of fabric over the shoulder also means less of a pressure point supporting baby's weight. Being able to shift the sling forward or back or more on your hip allows you to shift baby around for your comfort should your body become fatigued on longer trips. You can also tighten the sling to bring baby closer to your body, which helps distribute the weight for easier carrying.
Ease of Use
The ComfortFit Sling earned a 9 of 10 for ease of use. It is by far one of the easiest carriers to use.
The ComfortFit is easy to put on and adjust while on the go and wearing your baby. It has one ring set and is relatively intuitive right out of the box, though the manual can be helpful in learning specifics and getting tips on safe babywearing, however, it makes a simple process seem more complicated than it needs to be. The ComfortFit can be put up and fitted before you put your baby inside and tweaks for comfort or fit are possible once the baby is on the inside.
The ComfortFit has a zippered pocket on the end of the sling fabric which is a useful place to keep smaller or lightweight items.
Ease of Cleaning
The ComfortFit Sling earned a 6 of 10 for ease of cleaning. Where it really shines is in the on the go spot clean friendliness.
This carrier is machine washable in cold water, but it needs to be hung to dry. Hanging to dry means this option could be out of commission for longer than you'd like leaving you without a carrier for multiple days depending on the ambient climate where you hang it.
— Juliet Spurrier, MD and BabyGearLab Review Team
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