Tuesday, April 29, 2008


In preparation for Igor's appearance, I've been getting my babywearing gears together. Amy, for whom I made those STR Monkeys earlier in the year, made me a sling in exchange for them:

I think the sling is going to have a fairly steep learning curve, but that it'll be worth it once I do get it figured out. Coincidentally, Amy's most recent blog post is about babywearing!

I also spent a couple of afternoons last week making myself a Mei Tai-type carrier, which I think will be much easier to figure out - well, once I figure out the logistics of actually getting a baby into it without dropping her!

Filling the carriers is my teddy bear, who has been with me since my burst appendix eleven years ago. I think it's very cool that you can use these even while round almost to bursting with another baby - pictures of that tomorrow! I've just exploded in the last week or two.


Anonymous said...

YES! I wore Gabriel everywhere until he was 18 months old! First in a wrap, then later in a backpack. Baby belongs with mommy, simple as that!

I've never seen the type you made before, i'll have to check it out n a couple weeks.

Taoknitter said...

"I think the sling is going to have a fairly steep learning curve," I cannot tell you how hard I tried to figure this shit out...I always felt like I was going to smother the baby! I imagine you will do MUCH better! (The memories of my manueverings are bringing on some facial tics...the baby actually gasped!)

MRS MJW said...

Ahh, babywearing is so rewarding. I have carried four that way and now the fifth. Nice dress also.

Mama Nirvana said...

Katie, I can't believe it took me so long to get down here and see you with the sling. I read your birth story but didn't scroll further. You're going to have lots of help. It took me a couple tries to get the sling, but once I did I LOVED it.