Im looking to babywear with my 2 and half year old. He, especially since Im a full time student can be very attached to my hip when I am home, or when he wakes, Im stranded to the couch for 30 mins until he wakes up, I think a bit of babywearing will benefit us both.
I previously used a wrap with him from 4months to 13months, And it was only a big long piece of cotton another babywearer gave me and that was fine, but I couldnt use it anymore because of the weight, it would just stretch out of the carry.
I know my best bet is a woven fabric wrap, I looked at them and they are $100-$130 to buy premade
I am googling trying to find the right fabric for the job, and I cant find any, they would need to ship to Canada, any ideas? Where can I buy one secondhand? Any reasonably priced wraps? Or fabric?
Thanks, I need help!
A Toronto born young mama freshly moved for a new adventure in ALBERTA! with Superdaddy and her intact and vax free, breastfed and babyworn Aug09 babe attending college for early childhood education and being blessed with #2 just in time for Valentines Day
you can buy sling rings online for about 5 dollars, and download free instructions for sewing a ring sling. I carry my daughter that way. Or look for a consignment store that may have used slings or backpacks. I like a sling because it is easier to keep wearing when they get down to walk on there own.
Mama to three
We have tried a bunch of different carriers/slings and I have NEVER bought one brand new!
You are in Canada, try kijiji or craig's list...
Value Village, thrift stores, they are usually cheap there because most people have no idea what it is!!
Or ask around! You only get to use them for a short time, so people always want to get rid of em.
I just got an ergo for 40 bucks on kijiji, and she mailed it to me for the cost of post!!
here's my recent blog post about this very topic!
Momma to little Atlin Feb20102nd on its way