One-handed baby sling

Project  / Project number: WK 652 2006  /  Status:


The challenge

One-armed baby slingThe client has no strength in her right arm and needs to be able to carry her baby up and down stairs without the support of her left arm.

A commercial baby sling needs two hands to be effective. The heavy ends were removed and replaced with suitable webbing, utilising the existing twin ring buckle. The flexibility and lightness of the webbing enabled easy adjustment of the sling length using the left hand only. The twin rings effectively locked on the webbing to stop any slip. The position and fixing of the webbing to the sling was such as to form a natural cradle to ensure maximum safety for mother and baby.

The client is able to carry her baby without help.