Wednesday, March 05, 2008

I always wanted a Didymos...

But they're so damned expensive to import! I tried to make myself one back when Erik, was a baby but the cotton I used was too stiff and didn't stretch to cling to Erik's body, it also slipped out of the knot too easily.

So today I got to see a Lana wrap up close of personal, and the idea of being about to back carry a newborn was just too tempting, so I'm buying one on layby - and I got to take it home today without even a deposit, how cool was that!


The fabric is quite amazing. At first I was a little put off because it seemed a little heavy and stiff, but even so, it wraps so neatly around Bryn (as you can see on the back shot), and you don't even need to tie a knot! Just one loop of the fabric and it holds!




So, ignoring the fact that my arse is as wide as the back end of a Hummer, and my lazy eye has gone walk about in outback Australia, check out these pics! I can't get over how high up I can position Bryn in this, and he is so light in it! Cannot wait to try it with a newborn!

6 comments:

Juniper said...

Love the wrap Sif! You are a quick learner too! I came home today all inspired to master my Vatanai, so will be posting pix on my blog shortly!

loz said...

I too love the lana wraps they are simply too irresistable to pass huh

Kate said...

Ahhhh I neeeeed a wrap. Might have to come and have a play with yours sometime, love that back carry!

I've tagged you on my blog btw :D

Stephanie said...

love my home made wrap, but EEK at back carrying a newborn..you are a braver woman than me. I haven't even tried Luca yet, although, there wouldn't be much point seeing how he is never too far from the boob lol

Stephanie said...

also meant to ask....so what was more comfy

the lana wrap or the ergo? looking at ergo because of the no tying thing

Sif said...

Well, I haven't tried the Lana wrap for any extended carrying, though it was very comfy for the 30 minutes or so each time I used it (twice so far).

I really like the ergo for ease of use. No wrap methods to learn, not super long bits of fabric to manipulate.

What I liked about the Lana wrap was the versatility, and the fact that I could have Bryn so high up on my back, it almost felt like he weighed nothing at all!

They're really a much of a muchness in price, though. The Lana would be much easier to breastfeed in though, I think...

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