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Carriers for Large Moms?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

I'm size 20 and my husband is no slim Jim...

 

We picked up a Snugli for $10 at the local Baby Consignment shop, and it JUST BARELY fits, but it fits.  It's a crotch hang, which I hear is bad, so now that we know that we love wearing, we want to upgrade, but I'm really afraid to buy an expensive carrier and it not fit.   I have a sling, and we've tried wrapping but we're looking for a structured carrier.

 

Hoping there are other moms with advice?

post #2 of 16

The BabyHawk OhSnap will fit a woman's size 22, or man's xxl.  Try a local babywearing group to see if there are any to try on, or buy a used one (thebabywearer has a FSOT forum).

post #3 of 16

If you sew, or know someone who does, you could easily make a MT with straps the right length for you. Some of MT makers offer longer straps, but even those aren't always long enough, especially if you prefer ties which require extra length.

 

This is the best pattern, imo.

www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/man-tai.shtml I make it without the pocket & make the shoulder straps about 76" after being sewn in.

post #4 of 16

im a size 28 (apple shaped) and my dp is a 32 waist. he and i both can fit the Boba. its $110 but so worth it!

post #5 of 16

We're discussing this on our plus size group, feel free to join in!

 

http://www.mothering.com/community/groups/show/22/plus-size-mamas-mamas2b-ttc

 

 

post #6 of 16

I'm 5'10 and a size 16-18, my dh is 6'6 and a size 40. We can both comfortabley wear our babies beyond borders ssc. Hth.smile.gif

 

http://babiesbeyondborders.com/

post #7 of 16

We have the ergo with the waist extension. It is comfortable and can fit up to a 48" waist very comfortably.

post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by colsxjack View Post

We have the ergo with the waist extension. It is comfortable and can fit up to a 48" waist very comfortably.


 

Waist isn't the only measurement to take into consideration with SSCs like the Ergo.  I have wide shoulders - in fitted shirts I have to size up from what my belly needs so that I don't rip out seams.  I tried the Ergo on, and there's no way it would work for me because the shoulder straps aren't in the right spot.  My DH would have the same problem, since his shoulders are just as wide. 

post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by cecillesmama View Post

im a size 28 (apple shaped) and my dp is a 32 waist. he and i both can fit the Boba. its $110 but so worth it!



Yep, the boba g3 is great! It will fit a waist up to 58 inches without an extender belt.

 

ETA- hubby & I both have wide shoulders as well and the boba fits fine!

post #10 of 16

Hi,

 

You also can use a long wrap no?

post #11 of 16

A moby!  It can adjust to any size.  Also, an Ergo with the waist extension is quite comfortable.

 

Mandy

www.indisposablemama.com
 

post #12 of 16

Action Baby Carrier, with adjustable hip belt from 28″ to 53″ with no extender belt!~This SSC is also affordable. I was already waiting for my ABC, and hope to use it with my baby on our next shopping schedule. Hope this helps!

 

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post #13 of 16

I eventually want to get a Boba 3G, but I saw a few posts elsewhere that they were too big for some newborns. So I got a sleepy wrap to use for that stage. Anyone with a Boba 3G, when did you start using it? (How big/old was baby?)

post #14 of 16
Ergo Sport fits me! I bought it specifically because of the added belt length.
post #15 of 16

I love my Boba - I'm 4'11" and 200#. I used my 5.2M woven wrap (Storchewiege until she was about 4 or 5 months and then I started using the Boba. I also love the Boba because I can wear my toddler and my preschooler in it and the wrap. I would suggest either of those. Check out local babywearing groups or cloth diaper stores. Either should have some carriers you can try on. Good luck!!

post #16 of 16

Hi.  Just seen your post and wanted to add a comment.  I seen someone else recommend Action Baby Carrier and I agree.  In addition to their regular one going up to 52", they have a plus size available.  Check it out:  www.actionbabycarriers.com.

 

Hope this helps you in your search!

 

Best wishes!

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