Slingin’ Costumes


Here's a fab Halloween lead from Tracy:

“For those with 'babes in arms' this Halloween, check out the sling costume ideas from Mammas Milk. I especially love the peacock, since feathers are so au courant in fashion and design. Most suggested costume accoutrements are available at local craft shops. If you don't have the shown sling color for a particular costume, I think it would be easy enough to drape another piece of fabric in the desired color. Also, the site shows older toddler models, but this concept would work for younger babies too. Think snoozing baby with green cap on and green felt circles stuck on the outside of the sling for the classic pea in a pod costume!
My guys are way past their slingin’ days, but I wish I had been as thoughtful about using the sling on Halloween. We schlepped Caius (fattykins that he was) around in a hot, plush, hand-me-down giraffe costume at 6 months old while Gabriel went trick-or-treating. A sling costume would have saved our tired, tired arms, and he might have actually slept, or been able to nurse while we collected our candy. Baby-wearing aficionados that we were, I can’t believe we didn’t think of this.”