Saturday, July 05, 2008

Yay for slings

2 sling rings (ordered online, specially made for baby slings) + 2 yards knit fabric = happy mama and contented baby.



10 comments:

Brown Family Blog said...

something I wish I had had for Elijah. I ended up using another kind. Next baby, i am doing a sling. I can't imagine running after a toddler without one.

Beth said...

Awww. So cute! If you don't mind me asking, where did you order the sling rings? I've been thinking of making a sling myself, but was concerned about finding rings that were sturdy enough.

Jessie said...

I love these pictures! Thanks for your email too, btw. Hopefully I can reply soon. That is wonderful that you were able to make your own sling. I've always thought those sounded like helpful and cuddly ideas. Good job getting it made while he's still small enough to fit it!! :o)
I'm going off to camp on Saturday, so I think the facebook game will have to wait another week :-( Have you tried playing Scramble? It's really fun, and rather addicting when it's not too late to be thinking clearly!

Susan said...

Beth, I got my sling rings from slingrings.com. Including shipping, a set was less than $5, and they are ridiculously structurally sound (can suspend up to 3000 lbs), and they have a wide range of colors.

Beth said...

Thanks, Susan! I found an online pattern I like as well, so I'm definitely going to make my own.

susanne24 said...

You look so good! Those are some great pics. Glad the sling is working out for you.

Kacie said...

How are you? Can we have another photo update? :)

Sherrin said...

Hello Susan,

It has been fun to drop by and see how you are going :)

Beth M. said...

I've seen slings like yours online before. I've tried a couple different baby carriers, but my main complaint is so many of them take a long time to get the baby in and out of. How is the sling working for you in that regard? How long does it take to get Hans in and settled?

Susan said...

It actually doesn't take me much time at all. That's what I like about this sling versus a larger wrap that takes a while. I just put the sling on first, adjust the rings to about "corsage pin" height, tighten the under side, slide Hans in, and then tighten the outer part. I do sometimes end up with the rings too far down, but overall it's really easy. My husband also will use it sometimes in the evenings when Hans is fussy, and he finds it very doable to get in and out of.