I do find slings easier a lot of the time, but I’m not against prams per se – it just depends what you need to do.
For my own parenting journey, I’ve found babywearing to be much easier than using a buggy 95% of the time. For lazy parenting, it’s much easier to cope without a buggy than without a sling. Here are a few times when you might find a buggy is easier. I’ll admit I found it hard to get to five – I even tried Googling it and only found more reasons why slings are easier! But what you use is up to you, and it does depend on your lifestyle.
Carry a lot of stuff as well
I’d say the biggest pain point of babywearing is carrying stuff along with you. It’s not impossible – we take an old-lady style shopping trolley down to the shops with us if we’re carrying much, and I’m coveting an OnBag – but with a buggy you can shove all kinds of heavy stuff in the various shelves and pockets, and have everything nicely together.
Carry another baby (or two) as well
You can wear two babies at once, but it’s tough going, and even tougher to carry a bag too. With a buggy you can wear one and push one (or more).
Transfer in and out of a car seamlessly
If you have a fancy ‘travel system‘, you can get a car seat that clips in and out of a buggy, making the transfer easy.
Swap back and forth
It takes a bit of time to get a sling on and off, so if you want to have a break, it’s a bit of a stop and start to transfer between caregivers. With a buggy, you can do a couple of minutes each at a time.
Lead the charge
People don’t always notice you’re carrying a baby – particularly a back carry. Prams are hard to get through a crowd, but they do tend to announce themselves and help the crowds to scatter.