Below is an overview of reviewed online resources that offer
quality sling patterns
. Most also include full
instructions, drawings and pictures. Some also have recommendations
regarding fabric, rings, ... I'm personally amazed by the wonderful
these ladies make!
with each pattern to decide whether it will
provide you with a baby sling that is safe and
suitableÂ for you and your baby. Do not ignore size
and age recommendations. Check the different
of baby slings
to help you choose.
The patterns below are usually provided by moms who have the goodness
to share their knowledge and offer free help. Therefore please do give
and check their copyright notices should you decide to forward their
pattern in any way.
(click the 'baby sling' category to find the right
page): Beth's Mei Tai (BMT) page explains how to make an
Asian Back Carrier aka Mei Tai. the design is for babies of 6 months
and older. Has full instructions, pictures, drawings and material
A really excellent tutorial for
a reversible fitted pouch sling
used to be available on the Justmommies forums but it seems to have disappeared recently. Hopefully you'll find it by doing a manual search!!
--- No longer online --- Stace's
Pouch Sling: Hopefully we will soon have access to this interesting site again, explaining how to make a simple pouch sling, complete with
diagrams, fabric recommendations, wearing instructions and FAQ!
--- No longer online ---
Asian Back Carrier: Sadly no longer online, Emma's article had beautiful pictures and
clear instructions on how to make an Asian Back Carrier, and how to use
--- No longer online --- Sling
Me Mommy: The Sling Me Mommy (SMM),
the carrier designed with a
preemie in mind
, is perfect for kangaroo care for a
premature baby. But you can keep using it well beyond those early
Your baby carrier or sling pattern here?
to suggest your link!
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