I get asked about the purpose of the D-rings on Sew Toot carriers pretty frequently so I figured that I would take some time to elaborate on the usefulness of this feature.
First and foremost, the D-rings serve as a tie-off point for the Sleepy Dust Hood which is included in both the Little-Pick-Me-Up (LPMU) and Barefoot Bucklebu (BB) patterns. The hood ties extend from the casings on the hood and can be looped through the D-ring and tied.
Now for the cool stuff. The D-rings can be used to enhance the functionality of your carrier.
I was shopping the other day at Home Depot and ran into these cute and colorful carabiners for just over a dollar each:
They are sold in lots of colors (blue, purple, pink, green, red, orange) so you can match them to your carrier:
And clip your car keys to them
[Watch out for that panic button! Or just attach the keys when you’re using a back carry so little hands can’t reach]
I also like to attach a smaller wristlets when I’m using a back carry:
This is the Ju-Ju-Be ‘Be Quick‘ wristlet. It’s actually pretty big for a wristlet. It can fit a diaper, wipes, and other small trinkets which is great for trips when I want to leave the diaper bag behind.
I also find the D-rings particularly handy for hooking up teethers.
You can make your own with maple teething rings
Attach your favorite babywearing necklace
[this is a Babilovlinks necklace from the Kara collection]
Or add a toy
Last but not least, I hang my carriers by the D-rings on command hooks for quick and easy storage
Leave me a comment if you think of any other creative uses for the D-rings!