Hello there Wednesday folks! I'm sure you're finding lots of great tips at Shannon's Rocks in My Dryer. We recently went on vacation to the family camp in Maine. I didn't have enough room in the van to bring baby's stroller or backpack. I realized how unfortunate this was when the family took a walk around the lake. Sure, I call her a baby- but she's over twenty pounds these days. Even though she was propped on my hip in that age-old mommy carrying position, my arms still went numb with the weight of her. So, I started thinking about women around the world and how they carry their babies. I started thinking about slings. I realized generations of women were not able to buy slings on Etsy. So, I got creative. I used a flat double size cotton sheet. (It was probably a 400 thread count or so, I'm not sure.) Anywho, I folded it in half length-wise. Sitting on the couch for a little support, I propped baby on my hip and tucked the middle of the sheet under her fanny- spreading it out enough to support her in a little pocket. I then wrapped the two ends across my body, one across the chest and one across the back. A double knot on the opposite shoulder secured it. I still kept one hand around her while we walked, since I wasn't 100% sure of my new innovation, but it was unnecessary. It worked well. We were able to stroll along the lake in happy comfort. Perhaps not as good as a legitimate sling, but worked for me in a pinch. Have a great week!