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.
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]
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!