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Topic: easiest baby wrap/sling/carrier ever (and a really cute baby)  (Read 6523 times)
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Jennickell
« on: December 26, 2008 12:56:05 PM »

Christmas Eve-Eve (uh December 23) my new baby niece Lucy was born, I had lent a friend my baby sling and havent gotten it back and I really didnt want to spend a lot of money on one, not knowing if my sis would really like baby wearing like I did/do. So following some instructions I found here:
http://www.mamatoto.org/default.aspx?tabid=180#731
I bought 5 yards of this super cute fabric at wal-mart for only $2 a yard, I came up with this:



she really likes it, went right to sleep. she is super secure in it, I was walking around, doing dishes, picking up and she didnt move once.

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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2008 01:21:49 PM »

Omg! I love this idea! What kind of fabric do you use? Something soft and stretchy or some simple cotton? Also, it's great 'cause you can use any fabric...something pretty and not icky looking. I'm impressed that it's good for such a little baby
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2008 02:01:35 PM »

oh I guess I should have said what kind of fabric, it is a stretchy cotton (t-shirt) type fabric
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2008 03:28:17 PM »

This is a GREAT idea. Good for you! It looks great! And give the baby a squeeze for me, my little girl was born on the same day 3 years ago!!
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Broadwaybabe1307
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2008 05:51:54 PM »

Great job! That would've been a nice idea when I baby-sat my niece and ended up with burning arms trying to carry her around.  Now my niece is 13 months old and just figured out the joy of walking.. she doesn't want to stay in one place for more than a minute, so this wouldn't be too helpful now.

And yes. That is a really cute baby  Grin
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KristyDi
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2008 07:02:05 PM »

Ohh, that's much prettier than my DIY wrap.  Mine is just plain white (non-stretchy) cotton.  We're still using it at 9 months though.  I've been thinking about getting some prettier fabric and making another one.

And that baby is so cute that my uterus is twitching.
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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2008 08:27:26 PM »

Aww, so cutes =D  I'm gonna need one of these at some point... in like 8 years, if the babies agree to follow my plans (after I graduate college, this will become slightly more negotiable... but not much).

My baby cousin (we're the only two granddaughters on that side of my family... and we're almost 19 years apart, even though my dad is only 10 years older than hers and *my* parents didn't have kids til their mid/late 30s) was born on Christmas Eve 2 years ago.  I was trying to explain to her why this was a tactical error on her part, that she should have at LEAST waited until her due date (like a week into January), because everyone's going to lump Christmas and her birthday together and try to get away with only giving her one gift.  She wasn't really listening to me, though, she was way more interested in trying to eat her hand. 

Bet your sis was excited to be un-pregnant and have a new baby "present" for Christmas  Grin  The first birthday present my brother ever gave my mom was to be born 2 days before her birthday, so she didn't have to be gigantically pregnant on her birthday, lol.
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2008 02:30:53 PM »

which one is it?the abc?
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Qalliope
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2008 04:31:42 PM »

Beautiful fabric (and beautiful baby, too, of course Kiss).  I love the mamatoto instructions. That's what I used for my wrap, and it was a breeze to make.
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aeanderson
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2008 06:16:47 PM »

Both carrier and baby are absolutely beautiful. Smiley
Wal-Mart is surprisingly awesome for fabric, sometimes.

Sort of a technical question- I've only used/made the single-shouldered, cross over the chest kind of sling before. Would you say this type of pattern does a better job at balancing the baby's weight across your body, or no?


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