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mamaedgar
« on: March 13, 2009 08:21:59 PM »

I decided that instead of making a baby blanket for my own baby-to-be that I would make a sleep pod/sack instead.(okay, I was just sick of making baby blankets!)  We swaddle, andf had problems with our first son busting out of the receiving blanket swaddle during the night. 

So I thought the sleep pod/sack would contain the baby-to-be nicely as well as providing warmth ..... I also had dreams that baby-to-be would look like a cute little pea poking out of it's pod!  So I finihsed it up and tried it on Lewis the Bear ..... haha!  My husband said that it looks like a condom ..... and i have to agree!  But I'll still try it out when baby is born! I guess I should have either decreased quicker, making the bottom rounded, or decreased slower, making the bottom a more gradual point.



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JanelleJ
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009 09:53:07 PM »

This is absolutely adorable! I love the pointy bottom. You will have to get some photos of your little one in his/her pod. It would be so cute to make a matching hat, also with a point.

I'm going to have to make one of these before my little one is too big! (she's almost two months)
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Roxy1976
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2009 05:20:34 AM »

Hi!

I love the idea of this and babies are so much happier when swaddled!

I did just wonder, is it made of wool or cotton? Has anyone had any advice about this from a midwife / health visitor as I know overheating is a concern?

In any case, a lovely idea which I am sure will be fine.

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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2009 06:18:36 AM »

What an ingenious idea!  I wish I had had one of these when my babies were babies.
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2009 11:20:22 AM »

This is ingenious! I think I found a new shower present to add to my ever growing list. *smiles*
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2009 06:06:41 PM »

I think it's great...wonderful colors and shape, too cute! Smiley
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mamaedgar
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2009 08:25:38 PM »

Hi!

I love the idea of this and babies are so much happier when swaddled!

I did just wonder, is it made of wool or cotton? Has anyone had any advice about this from a midwife / health visitor as I know overheating is a concern?

In any case, a lovely idea which I am sure will be fine.

xx

thanks everyone!  it's made with some soft acrylic yarn  i had leftover.  i don't think it would cause any more over heating than a crochet blanket ...... it's still pretty cold here!  if it works well, when the weather warms up, i'd probably just have baby in diaper, thin cotton recieving blanket and this ..... we'll see!

oh and a hat would be PERFECT!!! I'll see if I've got time to make one!  It's would probably take less than an hour!
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abssinth
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2009 11:46:02 PM »

This is too cute!  I may have to steal the concept - I have a couple of girlfriends that are expecting soon!

As for the pointy end, one way to rectify that on any upcoming new projects - start at the bottom with a basic beanie hat pattern and continue working up, rather than down.  Sometimes it's easier to work from the smallest point to the largest.

Thanks again for the idea!!   Cheesy
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mamaedgar
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2009 01:02:18 PM »

This is too cute!  I may have to steal the concept - I have a couple of girlfriends that are expecting soon!

As for the pointy end, one way to rectify that on any upcoming new projects - start at the bottom with a basic beanie hat pattern and continue working up, rather than down.  Sometimes it's easier to work from the smallest point to the largest.

Thanks again for the idea!!   Cheesy

yes, i had originally started from the bottom, working up, but didn't like the look of the rounded bottom.  i think once baby is in there, it'll be cute!  just not by it's self!
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