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Maya Wrap ComfortFit Sling Review

Easy to wear and adjust with comfort for baby but the fabric could be softer
Maya Wrap ComfortFit Sling
Credit: Abriah Wofford
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Price:   $95 List
Pros:  Comfortable, easy to adjust, useful pocket
Cons:  Hang to dry, rough fabric
Manufacturer:   Maya Wrap
By Juliet Spurrier, MD and BabyGearLab Review Team  ⋅  Feb 19, 2018
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  • Child Comfort - 25% 8
  • Parent Comfort - 35% 9
  • Ease of Use - 30% 9
  • Ease Of Cleaning - 10% 6

The Skinny

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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Pros Comfortable, easy to adjust, useful pocketEasy to use, comfortable to wear, cozy for baby, lower priceBudget-friendly, easy wrap, machine wash and dryMachine wash and dry, comfy for baby and parents, economicalEasy to clean, comfy for baby and parent, economical
Cons Hang to dry, rough fabricHang to drySize specific, no adjustabilityNeed to hold baby while you put it on, lots of fabric, hard to wrapHard to use, lots of extra fabric in the way
Bottom Line Easy to wear and adjust with comfort for baby but the fabric could be softerEasy to use, comfortable sling to wear and sit inInexpensive, easy to use, wrap style without the wrap hassleBudget-friendly wrap that is comfortable but harder to useComfy option that is easy to clean but much harder to use
Rating Categories Maya Wrap ComfortFi... Nalakai Ring Sling Baby K'tan Original Boba Wrap Moby Wrap Classic
Child Comfort (25%)
8.0
8.0
7.0
7.0
7.0
Parent Comfort (35%)
9.0
9.0
7.0
7.0
7.0
Ease Of Use (30%)
9.0
9.0
7.0
4.0
4.0
Ease Of Cleaning (10%)
6.0
7.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
Specs Maya Wrap ComfortFi... Nalakai Ring Sling Baby K'tan Original Boba Wrap Moby Wrap Classic
Min/Max Weight 8 - 35 lbs 8 - 35 lbs 8 - 35 lbs 7 - 35 lbs 8 - 35 lbs
Carry Positions Facing In (0 - 3 mo)
Facing Out (3 - 6 mo)
Hip Carry (6 mo - 35 lbs)
Facing In (8 - 35 lbs)
Hip Carry (8 - 35 lbs *BGL recommends Head/Neck/Torso Control)
Kangaroo Position (8 - 35 lbs)
Hug Position (8 - 35 lbs)
Adventure Position (8 - 35 lbs)
Explore Position (8 - 35 lbs)
Hip Position (8 - 35 lbs)
Facing In (Newborn - 35 lbs) Kangaroo Position (< 8 lbs)
Facing In (Newborn - 35 lbs)
Hip Carry (5 mo - 35 lbs)
Weight sm 0.92
lg 1.16 lbs
0.9 lbs sm 0.89
lg 1.04 lbs
1.41 lbs 1.3 lbs
Packable Size Small Small Small Small Small
Fabric Cotton, Polyester 58% Bamboo
42% Linen
100% Cotton 95% Cotton
5% Spandex
100% Cotton
Hood No No No No No
Storage Options Zippered pocket on tail Pocket on the tail Pouch on the belt. Storage Pouch None
Other Features & Notable None None Azo Dye-free None None
Included Accessories None None None None Stuff Sac
Care Instructions Machine wash cold, hang dry. Machine wash cold, hang dry. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low.

Our Analysis and 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.

Performance Comparison



Our little testers seemed happy and content in the ComfortFit during...
Our little testers seemed happy and content in the ComfortFit during testing.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Baby's Comfort


The ComfortFit Sling earned one of the highest scores for a baby's comfort.


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 design has a gathering of fabric in the design that...
The ComfortFit design has a gathering of fabric in the design that helps distribute baby's weight and keep the experience comfortable for parents.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Parent's Comfort


The ComfortFit Sling earned a place near the top of the pack for parent comfort.


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 a 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.

The ComfortFit is intuitive and simple in design with the advantage...
The ComfortFit is intuitive and simple in design with the advantage of a storage pocket which makes it easier to use than some of the more convoluted competition.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease of Use


The ComfortFit Sling is by far one of the easiest carriers to use.


This carrier 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 pocket can hold a diaper and smartphone or other...
The ComfortFit pocket can hold a diaper and smartphone or other small items you want to keep close by.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

The ComfortFit has a zippered pocket on the end of the sling fabric which is a useful place to keep smaller or lightweight items.

You can machine wash the ComfortFit on cold but you need to hang it...
You can machine wash the ComfortFit on cold but you need to hang it to dry which could mean longer downtime between use.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease of Cleaning


The ComfortFit Sling has impressive on the go spot-clean friendliness, but it isn't the easiest to clean overall.


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.

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Juliet Spurrier, MD and BabyGearLab Review Team