It took me a month or two of practice. I found that just getting him on my back then taking him down right away worked really well.
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Babywearing experiences - Page 20post #382 of 47812/26/13 at 7:43ampost #383 of 47812/26/13 at 8:34amCongrats Rainbow! The wraps are so pretty. I finished hemming my osnaburg yesterday so I think I'll try wrapping with it today. It definitely needs to be broken in more but it will get there. Question ladies - I want it to be a wrap both me and DH can use. I think my base is a 5 and he is not that much taller than me but significantly stouter and with more belly. What size do you think I can get away with cutting the wrap down to? I bought 6 yds and haven't cut the length so it's only shorter from shrinkage at this point. Thx!post #384 of 47812/26/13 at 10:38am
They're beautiful, Rainbownurse! And Elliott looks pretty happy in them, too. Which rainbows are they? I've been coveting a Girasol Snow Diamonds WCRS on the swap for a while; I just love the soft colors. And did you get a haircut between photos there? I love the color and length!
We're having a lazy Boxing Day here. Oliver's been with my husband for a while now (he's off for two weeks, hooray!), but he fell asleep while I washed dishes earlier:
I've been practicing a ruck almost every day lately in an effort to improve my skillz. It's nice having him a little lower so he can sleep if he wants to, and his hands are restrained in there so he can't pull the bejeezus out of my hair. The double hammock still eludes me, though. I'd love to get it right so I can show these pretty dots and mushrooms off with the chest pass. :P
Harmonious, I've never made a wrap so I don't have much practical advice (I bet wrenmoon does, though!), but just thinking about it, I would imagine that the size your husband needs would depend mostly on which kind of carries he wants to do. Anything with a chest pass, or tied at the waist, would probably use up more length than a simple ruck tied under bum or Tibetan. If he likes to do multipass carries, a longer wrap might be better. Let us know what works out for you!
P.S. Does anyone else think of The Fifth Element when they read "multipass?"post #385 of 47812/27/13 at 12:10ampost #386 of 47812/27/13 at 4:51amRf, now that you mention it, YES I'm thinking Fifth Element. Haven't seen it in forever; I'm on a Netflix Dr Who kick
Rainbownurse, I love rainbows! I wish more manufacturers made them and in different blends. I'd die for a kokadi hemp rainbow!! 99% of rainbows are Girasol and they have some absolutely stunning designs! I love yours
Here's my snow rainbow with big sis (crappy seat but it was my first attempt at wrapping someone with legs lol)post #387 of 47812/27/13 at 7:14am
totally think of 5th element. Love that movie.
Harmonious, I think you could go down to a 6 or between a 6 or 7. Check and see what your husband's base size is first. Keep in mind that you can always wrap extra tails, or do extra passes if they wrap is a bit too long for you.
Yes, I did get a hair cut! I love it.
Skycheat, Ellevill just came out with a gorgeous linen rainbowpost #388 of 47812/27/13 at 11:35ampost #389 of 47812/27/13 at 8:45pmpost #390 of 47812/31/13 at 4:42pmpost #391 of 47812/31/13 at 4:56pmpost #392 of 47812/31/13 at 9:48pmpost #393 of 4781/1/14 at 11:10ampost #394 of 4781/3/14 at 5:52pmEveryone's wraps are lovely! Those rainbows make me so happy.
Harmonious I would keep the length until you're totally sure you don't need it. I just turned my broken in too short wrap into a ring sling and am about to start all over again breaking in another piece of osnaburg. Braiding it every day seemed to work the best.
So I'm making a pod as my three kids allow me time at the sewing machine. So close to being done. I just have to attach the straps and top stitch around.
I'll post pictures when I'm done if this phone lets me. Also on the docket for the weekend, hemming the new osnaburg wrap and ordering a tablecloth for a Mei tai and wrap. One of these durn things is going to be right for me. I'm on fire now that Christmas sewing is done.
^ That there is downright inspirational ^post #395 of 4781/5/14 at 8:47amAwesome, wren moon! After sewing a flannel blanket at my Mom's house (ie 4 seams), I'm determined to figure out how my sewing machine works.
Also, as a PSA, remember that your balance is different when wearing your baby. I wiped out on the ice while wearing my little one yesterday. Fortunately my husband was there because I was both hurt and in a panic. He helped me up and calmed me down. The baby didn't wake up at all, but it could have been bad.post #396 of 4781/6/14 at 6:18amQuote:
Its a 6 I think. So you tuck the wrap in the front? I did a half way decent job the other day but it was so loose. Ive been watching videos and those ladies can wrap in 30 seconds. I cant fathom... Im wondering if some of us just cant get it. boooooopost #397 of 4781/6/14 at 10:15amQuote:
I am definitely in the "can't get it "group. Boo is right! I finally got my baby in the ergo but still cant do it on my back without help. I undid her from my back while clinging on hoping she was a flexible as she mustve needed to be. Then I start wondering if the positioning of being stuck in the carrier is comfy for her since shes kindof stuck at the hips. She watches me but pees so often & gets upset if I dont change her unless we get distracted. Its such a heavy habit, unless its just me being weak. I get off balance, like my new wacky haircutpost #398 of 4781/6/14 at 1:49pm
I totally thought I was in the "I just don't get it" group,but I just kept practicing and watching TONS of different videos with different techniques. I think that was one of the things that really helped, was figuring out that the hipscoot and santa toss did NOT work for us. Superman all the way!post #399 of 4781/6/14 at 2:11pmThat's so funny, I'm the opposite- hip scoot is what gave me hope for myself again...
Finished my pod today. There's a wee learning curve with wearing it, namely getting a good seat without also burying the baby's head- poor patient baby. I've been tryng to post a picture for half an hour with no success. Anyway I used contrasting thread and that wasn't a great idea, but other than that I like how it turned out, looking forward to trying it on with a non cranky baby.
Next is the table cloth Mei tai.post #400 of 4781/6/14 at 3:41pm
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