Feb 2, 2009

Out With The Old!

Okay, not completely. I still use the ring sling that I made before I was pregnant but I made a new baby carrier that I love! "Made" really misrepresents what I did. Anyone can do this!

Step One: Buy six yards of fabric (preferably with your 40% off coupon from JoAnn Fabrics from a site like this one).
Step Two: Cut it lengthwise so that it is 30inches wide.
Step Three: Go to this website to learn how to wrap it around you in a gazillion different ways to hold your babe!

And finally here are my thoughts on the pros and cons of the two different carriers I have made.

The ring sling: puts the weight only on one shoulder. I have found this to cause me shoulder, back and neck pain. Your baby can be cradled, chest to chest, or on your hip. It is easy to slip on and off and easy to take a sleeping babe in and out of.

The wrap: It distributes the weight across both shoulders, your back and your waist and is much more comfortable. It is better for your spine and supports the baby better so it's better for thier spine as well. It is extremely versatile and can be wrapped in many, many different ways. It's more time consuming to put on, a bit cumbersome to learn how to wrap and harder to get sleeping babies out of.


Cheryl said...

Neat! I was just looking at that baby wearing website, when I clicked on your blog to see what's new, and there's you wearing your baby in a new wrap! Looks very comfy for both Ella and you.

Angie Cousins said...

I like it!