This baby (I love that smile!!) has informed me in no uncertain terms that she is awake and
will be for some time. So I'm blogging to pass the time! I figured it was high time I post about the sling I made last spring. 8 months ago. I may have a procrastination problem....
I've tried a few different kinds of baby carriers. I never liked the baby bjorn style. It just never felt right. I bought a new native for my first baby before my first was born and really liked it. I also made my own Moby wrap when my second baby came. It's basically 5 yards of fabric cut in half lengthwise. My favorite carrier is the moby, but it's too much of a pain to wrapfor quick
trips. I like it for zoo outings and such. So for quick trips and helping first-graders I prefer a pouch style. But my new native didn't give me enough freedom to nurse, I wanted something that fit me better.
See, there I am with the New Native. It works, there's just not as much fabric as I'd like for nursing. I've never been able to position the baby well. So I looked for patterns online to sew my own pouch. Here's my favorite sites for a pouch style sling:
I like the first because it's reversible. They are EASY. The most time consuming part was the ironing. And here's how to make a flat felled seam tutorial for very strong seams to hold your LO
Here's my finished product. I've got her peeking out a bit in the first one, but as you can see in the one on the right, there's totally enough fabric for discreet nursing. I've been able to nurse her while walking to school! (a jacket helps to hide your undershirt. Yes, you need an undershirt/tank so no one sees your mama belly flab)
I of course made this out of old sheets because, well, I make everything out of old sheets. But you can use just about any fabric you have lying around. I plan to make one for big sister for Christmas so she'll stop tying fabric around her neck to carry her dolls. ACK! Have I mentioned she's two??
Do you use a baby carrier? Have you made your own or thought about it?