Friday, September 11, 2009

Baby-wearing for toddlers!

A close friend of mine is having a birthday party tomorrow for her two oldest daughters - one is turning 3 and one is turning 5. I made a camera cozy for the 5-year old (I'll post pics at some point) and am putting a disposable camera in it - they have a cross-country trip coming up, and she'll feel like quite the big girl getting to take her own pictures along the way.

The 3-year old has a baby doll who she loves dearly and carts around everywhere...she once left the poor doll here at our house and was very sad for the few days during which they were separated. Since my friend wears her youngest in a sling a lot, the 3-year old is quite accustomed to seeing her baby sister being worn in a sling much like the one pictured...so I thought she would love the chance to wear her own baby just like her mom wears her sister.

However, having never made one before, I decided I needed to try it out before giving the gift away, so I tried it on Makayla with a bear. She LOVED it. Sorry some of the pictures are a little blurry - I had a hard time getting her to stand still!

She even gave a demonstration of how easy baby-wearing can be when multi-tasking, such as when you need to ride a toy pony.

I'm pretty sure the 3-year old will LOVE her gift. I'm equally sure I now need to make slings for two little girls in my house!

1 comment:

Karin said...

Jen, I am sure she will love it! My little one (3 years old also) has a little sling in which she carries her baby doll around and she can play for hours with it.
And ofcourse, such a nice pink one, how could she not like it :-)

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