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Old 03-30-2004, 02:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
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[COLOR=indigo]sling scale pattern?
Does anyone have an estimate of the pattern required to make a fabric sling scale that a midwife uses for weighing babies at home? I wanted to make a silk one for my midwife but i have no idea of the dimensions required?
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Let's see....

Mine is about 36 inches across, it gathers to two rings on each end. It's about 25" wide.

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You might rethink the silk part, althought that is a cool idea. Only because the midwives have to be able to wash the sling part in HOT water to sterilize it between uses.

A nice cotton would be ideal.
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I wash all my Habotai silk in hot, hot water when I dye it.
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Thankyou for all your advice and for the measurement pamamidwife! I guess you're right it wont hold up in the wash so I will just go for some really great cotton prints that will be more practical.
Hey pamamidwife remember me? I asked you a long time ago if you would attend the birth of a mom with a previous shoulder dystocia/episiotomy? Well guess what I had my baby 6 weeks ago she was born at home on the birthing stool and it was fast spontaneous and almost painless, she was 9lbs 1 oz and I had no tears, bruising or pain and my scar held up fine. After all that pressure from my m/w to deliver early and not gain weight I finally met a wonderful student midwife who supported my decision to homebirth and she was excellent. Something I really learned at the end of this pregnancy that its confidence and state of mind that makes those easy fast births!
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Originally posted by pollywog
You might rethink the silk part, althought that is a cool idea. Only because the midwives have to be able to wash the sling part in HOT water to sterilize it between uses.

A nice cotton would be ideal.
lol, we never wash ours. the babies are usually dressed and dried by the time they get in it...

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