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« on: October 25, 2010 03:46:48 PM »

First off, sorry if this is in the wrong area, I couldn't for the life of me figure out where this should go (feel free to move it, powers-that-be)! I recently bought a new baby carrier (an Ergo), and I noticed they sold little pads for the straps for the baby to suck on. Brilliant! Except... $14? Bah! Never mind that this is like 1/10th of the price of the carrier, but somehow I was outraged enough to make some myself!

Here they are strapped to the carrier... The ribbon is to attach toys to. I wanted to put a D ring on it but I didn't have one handy.

I just used some cotton fabric I had (it was quilting fabric, I have no idea if that makes a difference) with a piece of a hand towel in the middle plus some velcro.  They're reversible!

If you ever get a carrier for yourself I highly recommend pads. Babies LOVE to suck on the straps. My old carrier's straps got totally stained by apparently (gross, sorry) him spitting up a little sweet potato on it and then mashing it in. I swear though that's not why I got a new one-- I had a mei-tai style carrier which was great except my baby is enormous and the back position really wasn't giving me enough support to be comfortable. The Ergo works great though!
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2010 05:27:12 PM »

These look so nice and would work great on the car seat straps too.  I love the loop for attaching toys, I immediately thought of the toys that come with a "C" shaped ring for hanging them off things.

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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010 06:37:41 PM »

those are a great idea!  I'm going to have to show my baby wearing friend! (I wear mine too, but can't justify the price of one of the Ergo, so I stick with a giant piece of fabric as a wrap carrier Smiley )

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