Friday, August 1, 2008


You are now looking at answered prayer!

Baby L is a precious little bundle...but a somewhat fussy, precious little bundle. Well, at least she's fussy when I'm not holding her. So I've been a tad bit concerned about the upcoming school year. I mean, I am the ultimate multi-tasker, but holding Baby L all day long would definitely make homeschooling more difficult.

While reading another blog recently I came across a term I had never heard of before: babywearing. I ran a search on the word and found a site that explained it completely.

As it turns out, lots of moms are wearing their babies...which offers comfort to their little ones and hands-free convenience for them!

One thing particularly exciting about this site is that it even gave instructions on how to make your own no-sew baby wrap. This is great, because purchasing pre-made baby carriers cost upwards of $60!

Basically, you just need to purchase 5 yards of fabric...either cotton jersey or a medium weight fleece. There are other fabrics that work too, but these are the ones to purchase if you want to avoid hemming.

Next, you need to cut the fabric so that it is 20-30 inches wide. The cool part is that when you do this, depending on how wide your fabric is, you'll actually end up with 2-3 wraps!

There are several different ways to wrap and carry your baby. The website has very detailed instructions and even videos to show you how to do it.

I bought my pretty pink fabric today, cut it, and with just a few practice tries...

Hands-free baby-holding! I'm ready to homeschool! Pin It Now!


  1. WTg..I am an "ex babywearer"... my baby is almost 3 so no more wearing him!

  2. Shanna, it is so good to "meet" you! I'm a baby-wearer myself, though my baby is now getting close to 3 years old.

    Love the lapbook below - I've downloaded the same one, but we haven't even touched it yet. I need to get on that FAST! And then there's the election lapbook.....lots of things on my want-to-do list. :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog; I hope I get to see you there often. Yours looks fun and helpful - I'm adding you to bloglines. As for 'getting it all done'.....honey, you have an infant. You won't get "it" all done. But you'll get done everything you need to get done. The list is a guideline, but there is no feeling guilty allowed in the equation when you're being the best mom you can be to all your babies. They are getting awesome memories and lots of education. Guilt just hampers you from doing your best and enjoying the ride. At least, that's what this slacker mom keeps telling herself....:D

  3. I LOVE this! I am trying to decide how to do this myself, except my baby is 7 months old now, LOL!

  4. I don't wear my babies anymore either. In fact, I'm lucky if I can get one of them to hold my hand. That is a sweet little bundle that you have!



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