Well, much of my sewing energy went into slings in 2007! I must have made over a dozen different baby carriers between the two babies. Without much incentive to worry over my clothes, slings took over as my fashion accessory. And the girls were much happier when they were tied to me.
Ring slings, pouch slings, mei tais, long wraps, rebozo wraps.... tried them all! I still tie the three-year-old on my hip regularly. (I may have to get a toy dog when the kids are too big-- See Collette's sling;)