Although I've got a front pack to haul this baby around, I am finding all those snaps and clasps less than handy to throw on for fifteen minutes here, five minutes there. So I used the pattern in Amanda Soule's very excellent book "Handmade Home" and put together a sling. I improvised a bit, doubling up the fabric to make it equally lovely inside and out, as well as a little stronger all around. The old duvet is soft as butter, and the sling is amazingly comfy -- even with an 18 pound baby in it. Why have I never had a sling before? Seriously -- what was I thinking?
"Sixth time is the charmer," has become my new rallying cry. Next up, cloth diapers?