baby sling

noun

Definition of baby sling

: a cloth device that is usually adjustable in length and that is used for carrying an infant securely against the wearer's body A baby sling is also worn across your front and usually offers three positions: face-in, face-out and the "pea-pod" position, which allows you to carry a young baby wrapped around your body.The Choice Guide to Baby Products, 2010

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of baby sling

1963, in the meaning defined above

Buying Guide

Our Reviews team has selected the best baby carriers.

Learn More About baby sling

Time Traveler for baby sling

Time Traveler

The first known use of baby sling was in 1963

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near baby sling

babysit

baby sling

baby spot

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for baby sling

Cite this Entry

“Baby sling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baby%20sling. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Which Word Does Not Belong?

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!