One day I forgot my ergo carrier at home when my son needed to be carried. Luckily I had a sweater and scarf, voila I created my own baby carrier. It was super easy and made it so much more relaxing for me. It is all in the knots and placement of the baby that is really important. As long as you know how to carry a baby with a cloth carrier you can do this.
With my first son I decided I wanted to carry him all of the time with a cloth carrier except they were all very expensive to buy. I found online a tutorial that described how to make your own carrier, such as the length the fabric had to be. I was able to get two fabrics for under $35. Which is rather cheap. I used both of them for different occasions as one fabric was stretcher then the other. I loved using them.
When my second son was born I thought I was going to reuse the fabric carriers but for some reason it didn’t feel the same. I had forgot how to do it and when I watched the tutorials it came back but it was still not the same. I used the ergo carrier for him. It originally was given to me when I had my first son. The ergo was a gift from a friend, as she had finished using it for her child. When my second son was too little for the carrier instead of buying an insert we wrapped blankets around him so that he could be comfortable and protected. I realized each of my children needed to be carried in their own way, just as each has their own personality. That might be why there are so many different styles of carriers you can buy. If you can avoid spending money that is the best. So when you are in a pinch without a carrier, look around you to see what you can use instead. One time I made a carrier out of a couple towels.
I don’t use a carrier as often as I use to. Most days I wear my youngest on my shoulders. And that has been ok since my son loves to play with my ears and hug my head.
The website here lists 10 different ways you can wear your baby.
If one needs a tutorial this link will give you heads up on one way of wearing your baby .