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DIY ring sling and wrap type carrier.

Looking to diy a ring sling or stretchy wrap for baby. Anyone able to answer questions concerning this? For the ring sling, I have a piece of broadcloth from Walmart, 60" long x 48" wide. Would this do as a newborn sling? I don't expect this length to last very long... What size ring should I get (from slingrings.com)? I was thinking of sewing the box pleat style for the shoulder -- I am not broad shouldered, but definitely not at all narrow shouldered.

As for the stretchy wrap, I was looking at a normal piece of cotton jersey one-way/two-way stretch knit. Around ~5 yards. Does it sound like I'm on the right track?

Also, is it okay and safe to nurse a newborn in a stretchy wrap or sling? I'm nervous most about this part because of suffocation... I'm not exactly the smallest woman around.
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