Maya Wrap ComfortFit Sling Review
Pros: Comfortable, easy to adjust, useful pocket
Cons: Hang to dry, rough fabric
Manufacturer: Maya Wrap
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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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
— Juliet Spurrier, MD and BabyGearLab Review Team