So, I have four carriers for Laelia; a hand-me-down baby bjorn, a moby wrap, an ergo, and a New Native sling. Needless to say, we (mom, dad and baby) all love baby-wearing! It really is a life saver around the house and while out running errands. Even out on day trips to Disneyland, the beach or a museum! We really only use two; the Moby and the Ergo. The Ergo is more ergonomically safe for both the wearer and the wearee than the bjorn, and the New Native I have is a size large, and feels too big for both me and my husband. The moby is just so warm and cozy and it was especially great when she was brand new. However, the moby is a bit of an event trying to put it on, and the Ergo, while easier to put on than the Moby, still feels difficult to put on while already holding baby. Both are rather bulky. I feel like a ring sling would be easier to put on while holding Laelia and also be less bulky, making it easier to stash in the diaper bag. Not to mention, Ring Slings look oh-so-pretty on! Thus began my search for a ring sling… and I realized, even if the prices are not a complete turn off, it just seems so easy to make! And, I’ll be able to get the exact one I want, not just settle for what’s available (which, incidentally, is almost always my reason for making something. I just can’t find what I really want).
There are a ton of tutorials and free patterns out there! Even the maya wrap website has a tutorial. Now I just need to figure out how I want to sew the shoulder, and what fabric I want to use. I’m so excited!