Friday, July 8, 2011

Alternative Moby Wrap

Sawyer hasn't been in our Moby Wrap since he was pretty small. When we were away from home though and had the opportunity to take a nice long hike, I had to make something on the fly to hold our mini-hiker in.

I don't have the cash to buy my dream Kelty Child-Carrier Backpack (in green if Santa is reading this), so I took a stroll down to the Salvation Army, bought a fitted jersey bed-sheet and whipped up my own wrap. Necessity is indeed the mother of invention.

Jersey seemed like the best material for some give-and-take, and for a mere $1.99 I couldn't resist. First, I removed the elastic off the sheet by just cutting in. I split the sheet down the middle and essentially created a long piece of fabric by sewing together the ends several times over with a very tight stitch.

We watched several videos on how to wrap your kiddo onto your back and we were off to the woods!

Also doubles as a head-wrap for a Bedouin wanna-be.

As a warning, this is NOT a tutorial on how to make your own child carrier. I can't be held responsible for weak seams, insecure knots, or your sweet baby's ability to breath when you wrapped him up. It worked for me, but please use at your own risk.

7 comments:

Jessica said...

I love it! So glad it worked out for the hike!

Amy and Andrew said...

Ah, thank goodness for necessity... and jersey fabric.

Andie said...

Dude - so awesome! And I dig the disclaimer.

Hestermania! said...

what a pretty blue. gotta love the salvation army;)

Earl Martin said...

Thought it was for sawyer yet the older one seems to have fun also

Valerie said...

That was the best $1.99 you ever spent! I remember splurging for a Babyhawk when we got Gabe and it is still my favorite baby product to date (and you get to pick your colors and fabrics, which is always a plus for this fabric crazy girl). It works well into toddlerhood!

Ben Eash said...

I'm gonna need me one of these here in a bit.