Thursday, October 21, 2010
How to make your own wrap-style baby carrier
When my first, Josie, was little I had a bag style carrier and a Baby Bjorn for her. I didn't really like either. With the Infantino bag sling I couldn't see her very well, and it didn't adjust for me, so it really was like carrying your baby in a bag. I even had one guy ask me, while I was on a walk, ''Hey, whatchoo got in that bag?"
The Baby Bjorn I didn't like because it make her fat little legs turn purple. Plus, now it's being said that the front facing structured carriers are bad for a baby's hips and spine.
Before I got pregnant with Henry, a friend of mine kept raving about her Moby wrap. Basically, it's a long piece of fabric that you wrap around yourself to hold your baby. For 40 bucks. 40 bucks!
So.... I found these instructions. http://mercysmom.blogspot.com/2009/10/how-to-make-wrap.html
I could explain it here, without pictures.
All you need is 5-6 yards of jersey knit fabric from Joann Fabric or whatever hobby store you have close by, a pair of scissors, a flat surface and a ruler. No sewing required! I used 5 yards of plain grey fabric for 5 bucks a yard.
Get your fabric, fold it long-ways in thirds and cut. Voila. You'll have three wraps 5-6 yards by 20 inches. Save one or two (nice to have a backup) for yourself and give one or two away! Three wraps for 20 dollars.
For a long list of different carries go here: wrapyourbaby.com