baby sling

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baby sling was in 1963

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“Baby sling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baby%20sling. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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