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« on: March 03, 2010 11:30:06 AM »

Hi, there, I finally got the courage to post again. I realized I had the pics uploaded but have never post the topic.

I did this sling almost 3 years ago - it was the very very first thing I did after my 1.DD was born (she was one of those no-sleep baby (and still is - just not a baby anymore Wink). She never slept unless cuddling in arms and even than it was in 10 minutes intervals Tongue. Well, we survived Grin.

But the first and only time when she was sleeping for 3 hours straight was after the TBC vaccination (other vaccinations didn't have that effect). I was tired like hell but I was also starved of crafts and I really needed a sling since we live in the 3rd floor with no elevator... Best spend 3 hours ever! This sling saved our lives! She fell asleep when we put her in! Everytime she was tired, this worked like magic! Of course she usually didn't tolerate being put in the bed after she fell asleep but at least she slept and was happy in sling:)

Ok, onto the pics: here is that same sling still in use for my second DD - she loved it as well but she usually didn't fall asleep in it.

We liked it the best from all of the slings that I made - it was perfect for the home-use where you handle baby a lot - put her in and out all the time and so on... Really easy to put on an off, to put the baby in,... We took it everywhere, literally.

How do you like it?

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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010 11:42:05 AM »

It looks very handy. I wish I had one of those when my five where little.

« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010 11:46:33 AM »

Great idea - did you use a pattern?  if so can you share the name of the pattern or where you got it.  This is just what I am looking for my soon to be bundle of joy.

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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010 11:53:02 AM »

The sling is cool.

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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010 11:53:40 AM »

I love baby carriers (I have a long wrap and a ring sling) and this one looks fab! Good work. (and am also curious about the pattern you used  Wink)

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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010 12:02:57 PM »

The sling is cool.

no, that baby is not adorable....that baby is GORGEOUS!

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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2010 12:03:26 PM »

Great Job!  And I can tell it worked well Smiley  I didn't have the courage to make one for myself and ended up receiving a wrap sling as a gift, so there went my motivation.  But, I found the wrap sling clumsy sometimes, and want to try a "pouch" type of sling for my 2nd...I will be keeping an eye out for the pattern if you decide to share.  Again, excellent work!!

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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2010 01:36:18 PM »

OMG adorable baby!!!!! 

I'm expecting and am going to be baby-wearing...I've been kicking the idea of sewing my own sling around for awhile.  Did you use a pattern?  Yours looks awesome!

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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2010 03:13:34 PM »

This is so awesome! My first is due April 19th and I WANT this! I, like the other posters, would LOVE a pattern or tutorial.  My husband would even use this!

I rocked this, and will be bookmarking it in case you do post a pattern.

And, let it not go without saying that your kid is flawless!

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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2010 01:00:49 AM »

Thanks for the responce, everyone! The pattern is originally from Sew and go baby but I altered it a bit. If here will be a lot of interest I could make a tute since I have to do anotherone soon.

It really is the most handy sling there is. We used it every single day of the last 2,5 years Grin (our girls are less than 1,5 year apart). When the baby is small you can carry her around for the whole day wihtout too much trouble - because the weight is distributed through the back and not only on the shoulder. But when the baby gets heavy it gets more difficult and than a wrap is more sutitable for long walks. But this one still beats it in the house while cooking Cheesy.

It's really comfortable for the baby due to the good pattern and soft brushed flanell on the inside. The babies can be in their fetus position if they feel like sleeping or sit up and look around if they are curious. I have a feeling they really feel safe in it. Every baby really calmed if I put her/him in it - I tried it on many babies Wink.
My friend bought a sling but it didn't work for her son and I tried it as well with my second dd (the one on this photos). She started screaming when I put her in it! So it really is true that slings are not at all alike! Some are good and some are just not working for some babies/mothers. I tried this sling with her son and he really liked it - though he was wiht me and not with his mom. Shocked

I didn't like the ring kind but that is probabbly because I couldn't find rings of the right size. I'll order some online if/when we make another baby Grin (they are so cute it's hard to stop - though a bit of pause now - our babies are gourges (in our opinion, of course) but my pregnancies are far far away from that - they are pure suffer;D)

crafty canadian, my beloved "male" carried both our kids a lot - in tnis and other slings (that among other reasons is why I love him so - he really is the best dad there is). Accually he liked it so much that I decided to make another bigger version of the puch sling for him! It's made from zebra striped fabric and lined with soft natural calico. You wanna see thatone, too?
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