Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Babywearing is the best!

Remember this post? Well, here it is! Thanks to Meg at Sew Liberated and Lisa from Full Circle Baby for this Moby Wrap. I love it. I need to practice tying it (I had help from a friend for these pics), but I am so excited. The Moby Wrap is very comfortable and versatile.

I have done a lot of reading online about babywearing and the benefits. I was sold on it even before I tried it and now that I've been on the bus without a stroller and shopped the mall without a shopping cart, and walked to Best Buy to pick up David from work... I am even more convinced at how great it is.

My friend, Patty~Jean, is an expert babywearer and an inspiration. Her homemade slings are wonderful. Hey, maybe we could do a swap, PJ? I'll sew you a Mei Tai carrier and you can sew me a sling?

There are some great online resources if you are looking to make your own carriers. The Mei Tai I made came from a free tutorial, and Jan Andrea has great links for all sorts of tutorials and patterns. Meg sells a great Mei Tai pattern here and there's always Etsy for pre-mades or patterns!

There is a great article on babywearing for dads here. David had other ideas as to what to use the Moby Wrap for, though. Seriously, though, David is all for babywearing, but hasn't had much chance yet, because I've been hogging Abigail all to myself. He has used our store bought Snuggli and enjoyed that and it's calming effects on a little girl with a tummy ache.

Living in Winnipeg created some special online research on babywearing in the winter. Check out the "cadilac" of winter coats or patterns to make your own special coat for babywearing in the winter. Thankfully, the jacket I wore while I was pregnant fits over Abigail and we both stay nice and snug. I do need to get myself a neck cozy, though as that can get pretty cold.

1 comment:

patty-jean said...

Nicely done David!!! I wouldn't call myself an expert by any means - but definately an addict! and yes i'd be totally up for a swap - a ring sling or pouch - i'm assuming a ring sling - pouches are so easy you could do them in your sleep (and much better than i can)...although i'm still mastering the ring one - i think for some of my future ring slings i'm going to ask a friend w/ an industrial machine - cause i can't fit it all under the needle while connecting it to the rings.

nice links!