Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My Baby Sling


It's lucky i have the cutest baby in the world....
because I had forgotten how hard it is having a newborn.... although i think now i've forgotten what its like to have more than a few hours sleep. I used to have so much energy and extra time. For those of you who don't seem to have bad memory like me, do you remember how your days run into each other??

I feed.. then burp.. feed some more.. play a little. I settle.. he falls asleep.. wakes up shortly after.... with wide eyes as if hes been asleep for hours.. i try and settle again.  He doesn't want to go back to sleep and i realise... Ahh yep its been 3-4 hrs.. time to feed AGAIN!!
Yep I'm tired and it's constant.... but i am loving every minute of it.
I love being busy with a new baby. It doesn't leave me much time to do all the things i used to... like sewing, taking pictures, and blogging... Not to mention keeping up with the other kiddies and doing the cleaning and washing jobs... YUCK!! I realised today its been nearly been a MONTH.. since i last blogged. WOW where did that go?? So, when i was out and about today, carrying Kobe around in the baby sling i made, i realised I hadn't even shown you one of my most favouritest things... My baby sling!!! So standing in the middle of a car park, i got mum to take a few quick pics on her phone so i could show you.
The front...
and the back...
I just love it.
Is it because i get to carry around a baby with out him breaking my arms?? Or is it because he snuggles in at the perfect height?
Or is it because its made with Anna Maria Horners amazing Velveteen?? mmmm i think that's it!....
Its so soft. So warm. So glamorous.

I have been dying to make a baby sling ever since i bought the book
To make the sling you need a piece of deco weight fabric 23 1/2" x 60". I used two pieces of the velveteen so it could be lined. I had originally bought the fabric to make a baby bag... but this was a WAY better idea! I also made a linen one and mum even made herself one.
I would like a few tips on how to carry him in it. I usually just pop him in. Different directions depending on if hes awake or wants to sleep or snuggle. I don't really know the "correct" way to carry him in it.. so let me know if you have any tips for me?? 
There you have it. My Baby sling.. What a great gift hey, you HAVE to make one!! If not for yourself, definitely for a sister or friend. xx

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27 comments:

  1. Bec that is so beautiful and just so you know that it looks like you are carrying him the right way i used one for the girls and that is how i carried them and i could do so much more when i had my hands free xx

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  2. Bec you're a stunner! Seriously, you look awesome and Kobe is adorable and getting all chubby. Take it easy and soak it up - I'm so happy for you :)
    Oh, and the sling is awesome too! I'll have to file that one away for next time!
    Love xxxx

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  3. Love the sling! Enjoy your adorable family:) blogland can wait..

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  4. The baby sling was my favorite baby item when my baby was a baby. He is now 14. I used it when I ran a daycare for 9 years after that as well. I used it as they grew also instead of holding the kids on my hip as it kept my hands free. When it gets really bad is when you are running a daycare and you have 2 of them on..figure that one out LOL.

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  5. Bec, it's a gorgeous sling and a gorgeous baby to match. :) Enjoy that baby!

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  6. Hi Bec, you look so great with your sweet son! That sling is beautiful and I'm sure really practical, too! As I don't have kids, I'm wondering how long time you can use that - if I have still time to make a present. I'm so happy that you have help from your mom! Enjoy this precious time with your family!x Teje

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  7. The sling is beautiful. Great choice of fabric. I didn't have that type of sling when my children were small (they are 26 and 23) so I can't give advice. I am qualified to say that you are correct, that is the most beautiful baby I have seen in a long time, maybe as long as 23 years.

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  8. my wife has a sling she bought from this web site called http://familys101.org and she loves it just thought I would share for those of you who want to check it out. :)

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  9. This is beautiful as well as functional. Wish they would have had them many years ago with my children. I know someone who is due anytime now. This would be a nice gift. Thank you. Your sling is lovely.

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  10. Hi Bec. You look great and Kobe is so sweet!!! Wonderful boy!!! Your sling is fantastic. Great choice of fabric.
    Best Debuko,

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  11. Kobe is so cute, I want to hold and cuddle with him. Wish I'd had something so practical and pretty as your sling when my boys were babies. One was a 9 pounder, so he really killed my arms. He's 33 now, so it's way too late for me, but maybe a daughter-in-law will appreciate a sling, when the time comes. I may have to steal your AMH fabric idea, too. That looks amazing.
    Mary

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  12. Great sling for your beautiful boy! I loved my sling when I had grizzly babies many years ago...enjoy his snuggles!

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  13. I love the fabric for your sling, so cute! It looks like you have him in at the right position, but you can check www. TheBabyWearer .com for more information/ positions using a sling. It also has all kinds of information should you choose to use another carrier style later on, like a mei-tei or woven wrap ( my personal mode of babywearing.) Cheers!

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  14. Love the fabric! You really are looking great :)

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  15. Such a pretty baby sling! I need to make one myself, to carry my new granddaughter around in. Kobe is looking so cute, and you look good too! Enjoy that baby - we'll be here when you have time for us!!

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  16. This is beautiful! You look awesome and Kobe is adorable

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  17. That is such a beautiful baby sling!! By far the nicest I've ever seen! Kobe is just too cute and you look amazing :)

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  18. I do remember - days I didn't even get to bathe, and being so tired that I started to wonder if you could just die from sleep deprivation. But my daughter had medical issues that made it so much worse than a healthy newborn.

    Your sling is beautiful - I never got the hang of those things - and you look amazing. Not at all like someone who has recently given birth.

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  19. I love your sling. It looks great on you! Try this website for instructions on wearing a pouch, www.hotslings.com

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  20. Becky, he is just an absolutely beautiful baby. It's okay--boys can be beautiful too, right? I'm so happy for you. You are beautiful too, BTW! The sling is awesome--but I'm just blinded by the sight of you with that precious baby.

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  21. He is so cute. You look great. The sling looks comfy. I don't know about positions but do you swap the shoulder you wear it on?

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  22. Heading into to spotlight to buy more supplies were you!!! I recognize the car park. You look great even with the lack of sleep.

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  24. Love it! And congrats on your babe!

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  25. Oh you are right you do have a cute kids. They are gorgeous. congrats. New follower from sewinglady.wordpress hope you are well.

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  26. As with most methods of child rearing, a baby sling isn't for everyone. If baby wearing interests you, do some further research online or at the library to see if it's for you. The most important thing is that your baby be secure and comfortable.

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  27. I'm very glad to see that your life lights of love !

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