I have been baby wearing for close to 9 months now. Up until Taylor was 6 months old, all I had ever tried were my trusty ring slings and Moby wrap. Once she was able to sit up on her own I decided to try out carriers and wraps that would allow me to carry her on my back. Being the thrifty person I am I searched the web to see if I could find DIY tutorials.
My first project was a Mei Tai. Here are some pictures of two carriers that I made.
I do love them, but also wanted to try out the long, woven baby wraps that I see seasoned babywearers rocking. Before I had a chance to make one, a friend of mine requested a custom order for a Rebozo. Silly me didn’t understand her request since I thought Rebozo’s were limited to midwives and birthing women. After searching the net once more I learned that I was mistaken. Short wraps make great baby carriers too. They just require a bit more width than the longer ones.
After making the wrap for my friend, I had to take it for a test drive. I couldn’t possibly send it to her without checking it’s durability 😉 Here are some pictures…
Needless to say I am hooked on woven wraps! I can’t wait to make a short and long one for myself. I am finding that babywearing gear is a lot like shoes. I couldn’t possibly limit myself to one since each one has a specific purpose depending on the activity that I am doing. No, I must try them all!