Baby slings offer a great deal of freedom to the carrier, as well as keeping your baby snuggled close to you in the early months.
There's a whole movement out there called 'baby wearing' which encourages this approach.
By carrying your baby while you do chores, make food and generally move about, it is claimed that your baby's physical responses develop faster, their weight increases quicker and there is at least a 43% drop in your baby crying.
Making moses baskets redundant?
You might find that with the right carrier or sling, that you may not have a need for a bouncy chair or even moses basket. According to babywearinginternational.org, there isn't even the need to buy a specific product, just the right length of material.
If however, you choose to buy a product, there is a massive range (and price range) to choose from.
Benefits of sculpted baby carriers
A sculpted carrier such as the Tomy Freestyle Carrier offers support to a very young baby's head and neck. They can also come with a rain shield and are very simple to use.
Benefits of material baby slings
The biggest benefit of material slings is that they can carry a much heavier child - up to 35kg is some cases, compared to a limit of 12kg with most sculpted carriers. This means that you can use your sling for longer, right up to toddling age.