I think I first discovered Etsy from Big Mama's Blog. I was immediately in love. You can find so many things for sale on there...the catch is, Etsy is for all things handmade. The things you are buying are actually handmade...lots of items are made by SAHM's who have become WAHM's, like Joy.
My latest favorite things to look at are of course, baby things. There are tons of personalized items, diaper and tote bags, swaddling blankets and my absolute must-have baby item, a ring sling. If you can make it, then someone probably sells it on Etsy...even cute hospital gowns so that you can look fashionable while in labor!!! The prices vary to fit your budget. And if you have a super-crafty mom like me, you can get a few ideas and then buy the supplies and have her make some of the stuff for you.
As for ring slings, I've got a bid in on a cute one on ebay right now, but I found a cheaper back-up on Etsy. I loved wearing The Muffin! I probably used our front carrier more than my mesh New Native Sling, but the front carriers can be harmful to baby's spine and leg development, so I'll probably use the sling more with our Baby-to-be. Plus, I'm trying to be more realistic than some of the moms that I see out and about chasing a toddler while trying to carry a baby in their arms, push a stroller or carry the car seat. I also liked that when Muff was in her front carrier or pouch sling, strangers stayed away.
If you have any babywearing questions, you can probably find the answers and lots of great tips and advice on Steph's blog, Adventure's in Babywearing.
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