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I made this for my baby coming in October. I have a tube sling that I got when my DD was first born and I hated the lack of stretch, because it just made getting a tiny babe in and out really uncomfortable for me and her both (but works great now w/ a hip carry and a toddler..other than maybe needing some padding in the shoulder). So this time I made a ring sling (with rings from a nice mommy over on TBW) and using some clearance stretch material from Walmart. I doubled up the material because it was sheer and I wanted a bit of extra strength. Its a bit too stretchy for my 19 mo old I think, but that stretch hopefully will be perfect for the newborn. The super long tail is for breastfeeding and covering up babe too (she'll be born just before winter so it should be warmer right?)<br><br>
This is me wearing my 19 mo old DD in it, and she loved it. As soon as I had her strapped in she was curling up against me and getting this sleepy look on her face. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> She cried when I took her out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I'm starting to think i need to make a non-stretchy one too for my DD <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> (will use larger rings this time for a bit more maneuverability in getting the material through).<br><br>
No idea if I'm wearing it right or whatever, but I do know the shoulder is MUCH more comfortable than my tube sling is, with the same carry.
 

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Looks good! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap"><br><br>
The key to comfortable wearing with a ring sling is making sure the fabric is spread out and not twisted on your back, and that the shoulder part is cupping your shoulder. You might try pulling it down just a tad from what you have in your picture, and making sure the rings are in the corsage position -- not too high on your shoulder and not low down on your breast. Overall it looks great though!<br><br>
You should check out the DIY forum at <a href="http://www.thebabywearer.com" target="_blank">www.thebabywearer.com</a>, lots of crafty and inventive mamas there with great advice on making slings!
 

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Thanks for the tip. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> It was a bit awkward to wear because of the stretch and my babe, but I will definitely work on it more when the new addition comes along. I did actually get the info for making the sling over on thebabywearer, and the rings as well actually. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I just love these boards so I had to share. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I am starting to think I should have just made my own carriers instead of buying them, so will probably be making a bunch of different kinds. The fabric is so cheap when ya get it on sale it almost doesnt matter if I screw something up. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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