Friday, September 5, 2008


I love to wear my babies and I'm slightly addicted to baby carriers!

I started with a Baby Bjorn and a New Native pouch when Joshua was a baby. I thought the Baby Bjorn was fine at the time, but now I realize it was only because I didn't know any better! Since that time I have collected quite a number of carriers - I have tried a Kelty backpack style carrier (which I got rid of because I found it was too heavy and didn't support the baby comfortably), an Ellaroo wrap (which is a favorite), an Ergo (one of my favorite carriers, it's a similar carrier to the Baby Bjorn, but can be worn on the front or back and is much more comfortable for you and baby - this is what we use for hiking), a custom made silk sling (I was trying to find something similar to a Zolowear for less money, but it ended up not being so comfy), and a Hotsling (My New Native Pouch was a little too big, so I thought I would try another pouch-style carrier).

And with a new baby on the way I thought I needed yet another baby carrier!
This time I decided to make my own. I was looking for a pattern online to make an Asian-style carrier (Mei Tai) and came across this one which is a cross between a Mei Tai and a wrap - so I thought I would try it out. Jason said it was comfy. I found the pattern here.

If you are interested in learning more about different types of carriers - and are favorite sites of mine. Be careful - it can be addicting!
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Honey said...

How fun that you made your own - that's awesome!

I found a new zolowear sling for $60 and just got it last week. I'm excited to use it - especially at church these next few weeks/months. I think it will be a good deterrent to people wanting to touch and hold the baby (just not the right season). And, hopefully the baby will enjoy being close.

Let the party begin... said...

I used to carry Raven in the same carrier as in the first picture but my sister-in-law used the same method that Jason used and loved it.

Rebecca said...

You are too amazing for words. So cool that you made that!!! Don't tell Andrew...he still is in shock over how much I spent on my Mei Tai (which I am still in complete love with, so I guess it's okay!).