Saturday, April 04, 2009

Ring sling

I made this for Helen before she was born. Having 2 free hands is key when caring for a preschooler and a baby. It was very easy to sew. I read several tutorials and then kind of did my own thing. I used 2-yards each of coordinating fabrics and 2 rings (Sling Rings). I wish I had used about 3 yards because my "tails" are a little short. But I figure in a couple months Helen will be busy looking around and I will be using the front carrier and the hip hammock.

Today we used the sling to go for a quick walk around the block. Caroline pushed her babies (yes, 2 of them - plus a panda and a duck) in her stroller and Helen was content to peek out of her snug little ride. I can actually see myself going to the grocery store with both kids using the sling. OK - maybe I'm a step ahead of myself...

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5 comments:

grammy and grandy said...

What a neat "gadget"..... I wish they had been around when I had my two years ago! I love the fabric too! As usual, your talent is amazing!

The Barnett's said...

So cute! I love the first one. It looks like she's saying, "Hello..I'm in here!" haha

Katie and Matt said...

you are too cute! you must be feeling pretty good...taking a walk around the block! love the sling.

Michelle said...

Great job - I love the fabric. The sling was my favorite mode of travel for Lee's first 6 months - I imagine it does make things much easier with two. We'll soon find out!

Kristen said...

awesome! i'm definately requesting one when baby ireland #2 comes around! - you know in all the spare time you will have! helen is a cutie! i can really see caroline in her! :)