Find a Sling you Love
Cart 0

Back Carrying

We sell a wide range of carriers that can be used for back carrying.

Back carrying has been and still is a efficient and comfortable way of carrying a baby or child. In many parts of the world babies are carried from birth, wrapped high up on their mother's back. In a culture and community where this skill is common knowledge and all the people around you are able to help support and advise, it is a safe way to carry. At Slingtastic we recommend that you wait until you have a older baby than this as we find most people have the confidence and awareness they need from about 6 mths upwards to learn to back carry safely. It also often the case that people have got to know their chosen sling or carrier, so they find it easier to transfer this knowledge to back carrying, than to start learning from scratch.

All our buckle carriers and mei tais have been designed for this position, and if you come into the store and buy from us locally we will give you a free voucher to attend one of our back carrying workshops.

Ring Slings and Woven wraps are also suitable for back carrying - we recommend that you book a consultation or workshop place either with us or a local sling consultant to help you learn how to master it. If you would like help finding someone close to you, please do get in touch and we can suggest some people who may be able to help.

If you are going to start back carrying, don't forget to add one of our Sling Mirrors to your basket - essential for checking on your child!



We sell a wide range of carriers that can be used for back carrying.

Back carrying has been and still is a efficient and comfortable way of carrying a baby or child. In many parts of the world babies are carried from birth, wrapped high up on their mother's back. In a culture and community where this skill is common knowledge and all the people around you are able to help support and advise, it is a safe way to carry. At Slingtastic we recommend that you wait until you have a older baby than this as we find most people have the confidence and awareness they need from about 6 mths upwards to learn to back carry safely. It also often the case that people have got to know their chosen sling or carrier, so they find it easier to transfer this knowledge to back carrying, than to start learning from scratch.

All our buckle carriers and mei tais have been designed for this position, and if you come into the store and buy from us locally we will give you a free voucher to attend one of our back carrying workshops.

Ring Slings and Woven wraps are also suitable for back carrying - we recommend that you book a consultation or workshop place either with us or a local sling consultant to help you learn how to master it. If you would like help finding someone close to you, please do get in touch and we can suggest some people who may be able to help.

If you are going to start back carrying, don't forget to add one of our Sling Mirrors to your basket - essential for checking on your child!