Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lets wear your baby, everyone..

When Zahra was small, she loves to be carried around, especially after spending 8 hours in the careday centre, when got home, she became very clinging. I was very lucky then to stumble upon the Malaysian Babywearers’ forum and got to know that there’s a gear just to carry/wearing your baby. These gears can be a pouch, ringslings, mei-tai, structured soft carrier (ssc) or a long simple piece of cloth known as a wrap.

These are few of my pictures wearing Zahra in different kind of carriers:
1. Pouch


2. Ringslings


3. SSC


4. Wraps


And I even made my own pouch.


As you can see, my gears vary from pouchs, ringslings, SSC and wraps; however, I never own a mei-tai. Thus for this coming newborn, I’ve plan to sew a mei-tai. And since meitai consists lots of fabrics (in order to make the straps), I changed my plan by sewing an Onbuhimo instead.

So, what is an Onbu? It is exactly like a meitai, but the straps around the waist were replaced by rings.

This is what I’ve sewed:






Basically, the measurements are:
Straps: 6” wide, 65” long with half padded
Body panel: 15” x 17”, padded with flannel fabric
Waist band: 24” long, 5” wide with full padded
Rings used was Large size

If you wish to make your own Onbuhimo you can refer to the tutorial below:
http://www.make-baby-stuff.com/tablerunnerplacemat-onbuhimo.html
http://mixalottafun.blogspot.com/2009/04/onbuhimu-tutorial.html

And yes, sewing this Onbu is not that easy; no wonder they’re quite pricey in the market (either local or international). I like my outcome very much and can’t wait to try it with my new baby, insya Allah.

Ok, that’s all.. Happy weekend, people….:-)

7 comments:

  1. Wah...you r one hardcore bbywearing mummy. Ada almost all bbywearing gear. I so..envy you. I ada RS dgn mei tai..(tu pun w buckles) je. Tak tahu bila lg bleh add to my stash.

    OMG..your Onbu is so..lovely. Macam berkenan la plak hehe..

    Btw, when are u due?

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  2. Wah, Onbu! Never heard of that one before..
    Anyway cam tahu je kain aper tu.. hehe.
    tapi paper pun, mmg comey!!

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  3. Aza, once u join d forum.. abis semua nyer nak. previously me quite active jugak, but now, i am avoiding it. too much of carriers, but balik2 sambar ergo jugak.. ekekek..

    the baby suppose to pop-out on the 6 june, but i think he'll come out earlier (hopefully) sbb i dah tak larat dah ni.. huhuhu...
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    Hana, yup kain pario linen myanmar tu.. sepuloh kali pk masa nak memotongnya.. takut tak jadik.. ekekek

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  4. Lawala. Tak nak jual ke?
    Kat M'sia tak ada orang jual lagi. Farid & Jess je kot penah jahit (setahu Aishah la)

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  5. Good job!! well done.. love the out come.. and cute too.. ^_^

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  6. Aisyah, kalo orang nak upah bole la.. but nak jual, i am so sucky on choosing fabrics.. takut kita dah elok buat but people tak berkenan.. hehehe..
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    Cath, thank you 4 d compliment :)

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