Baby Slings

Different styles of baby-wearing (or child-wearing) as seen in medieval and Renaissance illustrations.

An additional style of "baby sling" can be found as the overgarment worn by 16th & 17th century Romani women; for examples of this overgarment worn to hold an infant, see this detail from Brueghel’s Sermon of St. John the Baptist (1566), or Ansaldo’s Flight into Egypt (1620s).