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Old 07-21-2004, 03:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Help!

Now that I have a toddler and an infant, and DS1 wants to play in the water, I'm looking for a way to wear DS2 securely in the water.

I've seen the solarveil slings, but I'd prefer something I could do a cross carry or similarly secure carry with in the water.

Would a Rebozo work in the water?

Help, please! I don't want the summer to go to waste for Tristen because I need to tend to the babe.

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Old 07-21-2004, 04:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I wear my DD (almost 4 months) in a homemade ring sling at the pool. It's made from a blue madras plaid fabric that doesn't run when wet and provides good sun protection. I use the kangaroo carry and keep her cinched up very tightly and high on me so I can easily follow DS around the pool area. I also sit in the shallow water, watch DS, and DD gets her tush wet in the pool . She thoroughly enjoys it and because her entire body is in the sling, I don't have to worry about sun exposure, except on her face (she wears a big hat too). I don't know that you need a special sling for the water, just make sure the one you are using doesn't bleed when it gets wet, I guess, and keep baby cinched up tight in case you have to go running quickly after your older child. I take DS to Toddler Time at our local pool every week and it's worked out great for us with DD in the sling.

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I think you could just buy some solarveil fabric to make a wrap- I have a solarveil ring sling but i'm not too fond of it for some reason.

I know that there are solarveil pouches out there too. I think www.hotslings.com has some. Or www.fussybutt.com has the H2O pouch that is solarveil.

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clue me in....what the heck is solarveil??????????????
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You could just buy 9 meters (or so) of solarveil, or athletic mesh, and hem the edges. If you were to do that, you'd want fabric that is stretchy, but not too stretchy, KWIM? I think the width of most wraps (Didymos, etc.) are about 20 inches, right? So if you got 60" wide fabic you could make 3 wraps! Gotta love that....

Jazminflower, solarveil is a fabric that blocks (at least partially) UV rays. http://www.solarveil.com/fabric.asp Taylor Made Treasures uses solarveil for water slings, and so do many others.

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I think a Rebozo would get very heavy if it got wet.
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thanks shebear!
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