Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday...



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!

7 comments:

ames said...

Awww, what a cutie! Way to be clever, and if it works then why not!

speedymac77 said...

Necessity is the mother of inventions!!!

ok, this is my 2nd post since my first one was eaten.

Jodi said...

good for you!

Stephanie said...

Isn't it great how motherhood turns us into ingenious inventors?

Anonymous said...

Way to be creative! And that girl is a STUNNER! EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Those magic eyes!

(although maybe it's just the flash because I feel like I don't have that same reaction when I see her in person)

(isn't that great. Wait 'til she grows up - "oh, I thought you were better in photographs.")(does wonders for the esteem) (hee hee)

michael in dc said...

That was me, Michael

Katrina said...

You are incredible. I just want you to know how proud I am of you. When it comes to "mom" you have it hands over me.