Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Born Free Moby Wrap/Baby Sling from Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein

From Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, the creators of the amazing documentary film The Business of Being Born comes the limited edition Born Free Moby Wrap. They've teamed up with Moby Wrap and artist Tracy Ginsberg to create this special wrap.

I have used a baby sling with my fourth baby, and I wish I had bought one for my first child! They are wonderful, and so natural and comfortable to carry the baby in. Much more comfortable than the hard harnesses with straps and buckles, which I will never go back to! I use the sling more than the stroller. My baby sling is from Maya Wrap and was a gift from some wonderful friends. If you know how to sew, Maya Wrap also has sewing instructions on their website that you can print and use to make your own wrap.

For more information about what Ricki and Abby have been up to, check out the latest Bobb newsletter. These ladies are doing some great things for women's health and childbirth education and awareness. If you've been unable to find a copy of their film, you can purchase it from their website, and coming soon you will also be able to rent it for a 24-hour period online.


  1. These sewing instructions look great Cherylyn! Thanks for posting them.

  2. My sister used those instructions to make her own sling. She added a zippered pocket on the tail end of it, and she said she ended up spending a total of about $20 to make it. The sewing is simple, all straight lines, and the bulk of the work is hemming or surging the edges. If you don't mind putting in a little bit of work, you can save a lot of money :)

  3. A friend of mine has a website where she makes some slings and other baby "stuff". Check it out:

  4. Thank you for sharing that! I took a look at her website and I really like it. The scale sling that your friend makes is an example of how a baby is weighed after birthing at home. The baby is cradled in the sling while the midwife or attendant holds the scale attached to the ring of the sling and the baby's weight is recorded.