Hotsling question... - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 6 Old 01-22-2007, 04:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
preggymeaggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: South of Boston
Posts: 429
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I was reading the carrier thread and noticed a lot of you are going with the hotsling. I really wanted one, and I told this to my mother-in-law because she was looking for a good present to get us. She happens to be a pretty good seamstress as well, and decided to make one instead. I now have a homemade hotsling that I think looks pretty similar to the prototype. However, since I don't really know what a real one looks like.......does this sould like what you ladies have? Basically a tube of folded-in-half fabric, that at one end has an "s" curve type shape to it. REALLY SIMPLE
I also am not entiely sure I know what to do with it. My mother-in-law has no clue and is no help. I mean, she looked up hotsling patterns, made one, and handed it over. I assume the baby goes in the "s-curve" part, and that you need to put the baby inside the fold of fabric until they are strong enough to sit up in it? Anybody have any good websites that demonstrate the wearing of this pouch? I also have a maya wrap and a baby bjorn, but they both seem pretty easy. Of course, I did buy those, so they came with some instruction. I'm sure hotslings are even easier!

*Meag* SAHM to two girls 6 & 3 and our new little boy!! namaste.gif
preggymeaggy is offline  
#2 of 6 Old 01-22-2007, 07:04 PM
 
elmh23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Where it's hot!
Posts: 9,359
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
:

I have no clue how they work. We'll be going to a shop after babe is born to get fitted (the owner was BIG on this) and she'll show me!

Good luck!

Mama of three.
 
elmh23 is offline  
#3 of 6 Old 01-23-2007, 01:26 AM
 
WinterBaby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 885
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Instructions directly from the hotsling site - they have little movie clips to demonstrate - http://www.hotslings.com/s.nl/it.I/id.5/.f
WinterBaby is offline  
#4 of 6 Old 01-23-2007, 05:21 PM
 
libragirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 227
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
the current issue of mothering mag has a great article on proper sling wearing - check it out. I found it very helpful!
libragirl is offline  
#5 of 6 Old 01-23-2007, 06:46 PM
 
ibusymomto5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,600
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by libragirl View Post
the current issue of mothering mag has a great article on proper sling wearing - check it out. I found it very helpful!
:

Happily married, busy mom to a houseful :-)

Expecting again early Oct 2014!

ibusymomto5 is offline  
#6 of 6 Old 01-23-2007, 08:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
preggymeaggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: South of Boston
Posts: 429
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks ladies....
I went to the hotsling site (don't know why my brain can't think of these things on it's own : ) and it was amazingly helpful. Full demonstration of what you are supposed to do. Thank you.
I get Mothering, and loved that article too. Just was looking for a little more specific "hotsling" demonstration. Looks like I have the exact same thing as the real prototype, except mine does not have the "padding" they talk about on the website. I'm sure that matters very little anyway. Can't wait to try it out on my little one!!!

*Meag* SAHM to two girls 6 & 3 and our new little boy!! namaste.gif
preggymeaggy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off