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« on: March 08, 2010 01:21:09 AM »

I made some slings for my firstborn and they really worked well and I love them, specially pouch sling - but she was born in july so all the slings were as airy as possible and not warm otherwise she'd cook (it was really hot here when she was born - in 2007). The second one was born in january last year and it was freezing and snow all over. So i really needed something quite different for our walks...


So I alternate my sling pattern and made it a bit different due to the different fabric which would not tolerate the usual method (the seams would be way to bulky if I sewd all 4 layers together and I want things to be super comfy for my kiddos) and I also added a bulit (sewn) in blanket (also lined with faux fur, you can see a part of it hanging out in the pics).
That way I could just put the baby in and cover her with the blanket. She was always warm in it even in the toughest cold (I checked her hands and feet and it worked better than anything else - I guess our body warmth really adds a lot more than we would expect).


I sewed outer part from strong nonstrechable jeans fabric and lined it with faux fur.
Here you can accually see the baby Grin:


This is our first long walk - we were at my dad's at the sea side - that's why there is not much snow - but it was cold, though:


If anybody is interested in the bright orange thingy next to the baby in sling - you can read about it here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=340159.msg3942478#msg3942478
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2010 01:45:08 AM »

Oh this is great, my baby is 15 now, and you have made me all wistful and broody with this post. I used to carry her in a sling all of the time, lying down as you have, when she was little, ending up with her sitting on my hip supported by the sling, at least until she was 1, it is such a great way to carry your baby
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010 05:16:26 AM »

That is really awesome! What a fantastic idea!  Grin Grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2010 05:53:40 AM »

Very Cool!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2010 05:58:51 AM »

Very nice. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2010 07:55:45 AM »

Looks cozy! 

It looks really big on you though!  I always found it more comfy if the baby's butt was no lower than my bellybutton.   
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2010 01:13:12 PM »

For me in cold weather bigger is better because othewise it's hard to put the baby all bundled up in overall in the sling when you're wearing it over your winter jacket... But I agree - it's big - it's a compromise so that my much taller male could wear it as well. I recomend bigger slings for winter as it really is much easier to put the baby in and out and not waking her all the time with all the manipulations:).
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