In searching for period babywearing styles, I've come across some interesting images.
This this Rembrandt etching
(c1648) shows a woman wearing something that looks like a cross between a pouch and a Mei Tai. It's a little past the SCA time frame, but I don't imagine that babywearing fashions changed considerably over a 50 year time period, considering the Asian carrier styles have been virtually unchanged for centuries. I also found some discussion about the carrier in that etching here
. Here is a list of links
for Medieval images featuring slings. This is a wonderful resource on babywearing
. I am loving some of these images!
In searching for info on diapering in the Elizabethan period, I found this
image on several clothdiapering sites. Not sure how accurate it is, but very interesting looking! Apparently, there was an article called "The Rear End of the Story (medieval diapers, or lack thereof)" by Achsa de Beresford in Tournaments Illuminated
, Winter 1998 (#125) on Medieval diapers (or, apparently, the lack thereof -- were Medieval babies EC'd?)