Before our son was born, I had been shopping around for a good baby carrier, and found Maya Wrap, which sells great slings that are quite popular. The slings cost $65.95, which I thought was a steep price for a few yards of fabric and some metal rings. Low and behold, I discovered that the company believes in the product so much, it provides instructions on their website for making your own sling. I purchased sling rings at slingrings.com for $3.40, sturdy black linen, and made my own Maya Wrap baby sling.
Last week, we put Aaron in the sling, and he loved it. He was so cozy, he fell asleep within minutes of being carried. It also allows us to have some free hands and time. Happy baby AND happy parents.