Thursday, April 30, 2009

Baby Sling

I have been enjoying this baby sling. It was super easy to make, folds up small to fit in the diaper bag and makes walks in the park easier! I have a regular baby carrier but never liked it. I just felt hugely pregnant with a bad back when I wore it - though Ed really liked using the carrier. I think it just didn't fit me right but this sling is perfect. I doubt I'll use it long. I can't imagine carrying a toddler in this sling though there are many different ways to wear the sling. I don't think my back could handle much more weight! But for now I am enjoying it!

I used the pattern found here, and also found some good information at this site.

6 comments :

  1. I'm a slinger, too!! I was looking for one for baby #2 and they were soooo expensive ($45+) that I found directions somewhere and my mom made me two. Mine have rings and I used them mostly with H (#2) because she was colicky - and I used it with her up till she was about 15 months old! So handy for yard sales. I was just thinking that after baby #4 I'm going to hate to sell my favorite sling at my big yard sale (about two years from now!! *L*) because I just LOVED it!

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  2. I'm now a grandma, and am so glad I've kept my sling (made for my last baby, who is now 13...). I carried my youngest in it until he was older than 2 - using it to help keep him on my hip; and use it still to carry the grands - up to about 2 or 3. It has come in handy carrying fussy toddlers, who won't sleep.

    Naptime Seamstress - don't sell your sling - someday you will have grands, and will use it again!

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  3. Gina, if you would pardon me for asking off topic, could you please share what pattern you use for your dress? I assume you sew your own since you sew for your girls. It is so hard to find modest clothes around here. Thanks, Liz

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  4. Liz Beth -
    I do sew my own dresses but have sort of made up my own pattern by combining patterns. Sorry I can't be of much help. I know how hard it is to find good patterns. Do you sew?
    Gina

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  5. Some, yes. Looks like I'm going to have to do the same thing. I like simple dresses and long skirts.

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  6. that is a sweet photo. I got a sling just like that for my second baby and LOVED it so much! I used it with him until he was at least 25 pounds (the weight limit was 35), but I didn't carry him long. He loved it when he was fussy or tired. I also loved it so much for being in public with him when he was really little - my hands were free for my toddler and people didn't make so free with the baby too.


    Wow. THat was a flood of memories. My sling baby is almost 3!

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