That is what I paid for my favorite wrap. I love when people stop me at the store to ask where I got “that.” And I say, “Well, it is just a long piece of cloth!”
Here is how you can make your own long piece of cloth:
- Go to the fabric store.
- Pick out some jersey knit fabric (I found it for 1.00/yd).
- Buy 5 or 6 yards depending on your size.
- When you get home, cut it in half vertically.
- Give one half away as a gift to a pregnant friend.
- Now you have a wrap. The edges of jersey knit roll so don’t bother sewing the edges.
Seriously, I do not know how moms of newborns function without a wrap. It is my number 1 ranked mom gear. I can hold and bounce a fussy Cedar in my arms and she will continue to fuss. But if I put her in a wrap, she almost always settles immediately into sleep and I can write thank-you notes or wash diapers. Or blog. The added perk is that after 15 minutes or so in the wrap, she is in a deep enough sleep that I can usually unwrap her and lay her down.
Want to learn how to use a wrap? Come to our next babywearing group or google instructions online.