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post #1 of 17
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I found the coolest site the other day (very possibly from here...) about different ways to wrap/wear your babies, so I figured I'd share. 

http://www.thebabywearer.com/index.php?page=WrapInstructionsChart

post #2 of 17

I love that chart! I ended up buying a 4.6 for my first wrap so that my husband and I can both use it for any of the carries. 

post #3 of 17

Thanks, Jen!

 

 

I bought a Moby for $20 used. I can't wait to try it out. Every one says they are just the greatest.

post #4 of 17
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Thanks, Jen!

 

 

I bought a Moby for $20 used. I can't wait to try it out. Every one says they are just the greatest.



Where did you find it? 

post #5 of 17

My sister found it at "Online yard sale" on facebook. Basically a lot of the large towns have online yard sale facebook groups where people post pics and sell stuff. We found it in her area.

I think that seems to be the going price for a used one. They go quick. Want me to keep an eye out for you? Preference on color?
 

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Where did you find it? 



 

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Originally Posted by Onemoreontheway View Post

My sister found it at "Online yard sale" on facebook. Basically a lot of the large towns have online yard sale facebook groups where people post pics and sell stuff. We found it in her area.

I think that seems to be the going price for a used one. They go quick. Want me to keep an eye out for you? Preference on color?
 



 

 

My sister has one she's sending me.  I'm looking for a Baby K'tan though.  Those seem to be a little harder to find second hand.  If you see one of those in a Small, (white or black breeze, or regular white) LMK! :)  Thanks!
 

 

post #7 of 17

Will do :)

post #8 of 17

it is so hard to find something comfortable when you are plus sized with an extremely large chest. i dont want a  moby as it looks like too much fabric for a florida summer. i would like to try a mei tai with extra long tiess to get around me.

post #9 of 17
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it is so hard to find something comfortable when you are plus sized with an extremely large chest. i dont want a  moby as it looks like too much fabric for a florida summer. i would like to try a mei tai with extra long tiess to get around me.



The Baby K'tan "Breeze" might be good for you.  It's a wrap style, but without all the extra fabric.  And the "breeze" version is half mesh and half cotton.

 

http://www.babyktan.com/breezewhite.html

post #10 of 17

i'm thinking i'm going to just get a long piece of fabric and hem as needed for a wrap. i'm very petite so i really don't need much and i can see how this would also help a plus size mama in the opposite situation as mine. i also love the look of the k'tan, but can't justify spending that $ on something i know i can make.

 

i have a few DIY links. this one has free patterns for sewing. on the left click on the "make a carrier" and it has a bunch of different ones listed (sewing and non-sewing).

 

http://wearyourbaby.com/

 

i've seen other places where you can make a pouch out of an old t-shirt that's too small. you just cut the sleeves off under the arm pit. and others where you can just use an old bed sheet for a wrap.

 

DD wasn't big on being wrapped or in any kind of carrier for the first few months, idk, she just wanted to stretch out i guess, we just held her in our arms :) i still have her ergo and some kind of hip carrier that was given to us. otherwise, i just plan on buying some fabric and playing around. this way, if baby doesn't like being worn, i won't feel bad cutting it up and can use the fabric on something else.

post #11 of 17

Thanks for link Mamario :)

post #12 of 17
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polishprinsezz- I'm 5'10" tall, and weigh almost 250lbs. I have I-cup breasts (when I'm not pregnant or breastfeeding. Right now I have rocket ships...). I can not tolerate heat for anything. I actually break out in hives if I get too hot. Fevers and summers are super not fun for me. I am telling you this for an awesome reason.

 

When my daughter was born (July 1st) I bought a Maya Wrap ring sling. I was worried it'd be too hot with a warm snuggly baby inside. Honestly, it was great. It's thin enough that it didn't overheat either of us, but strong enough that I wasn't worried about her falling out. Maya Wrap makes wraps now too, which is even more awesome. :) 

 

The fabric fit me and my much scrawnier husband. During the power outage in 2003 across most of the Eastern part of North America, my daughter lived in that sling and while I did get hives from the heat, I am pretty sure it had more to do with the lack of AC and fans than anything else. 

 

There are tons of options for slings for us large chested and bellied mommas. :) 

 

post #13 of 17
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it is so hard to find something comfortable when you are plus sized with an extremely large chest. i dont want a  moby as it looks like too much fabric for a florida summer. i would like to try a mei tai with extra long tiess to get around me.




Have you checked out the plus sized mamas social group?  There's a thread on BWing in there.

 

Personally I don't care for MTs for NBs, I loved my Moby, and DS was born during the hottest part of the CA summer.  But you can wear the Moby instead of a shirt and just put the baby skin-to-skin, especially around the house.  He refused to be worn from 3-6 mos, so by the time I got him back into BWing it was winter, and we were just using a RS.  Then as he got bigger I got a MT for back carries (which I don't love), and then my onbu (which I do love).  With this little one I'm going to get a wrap - probably a Bali Breeze (in a 5 or 6). 

 

Anything sized (like a pouch) can be really difficult for a plus-sized mama to wear, I far prefer the adjustable options.  But if you get a RS, make sure you get one that's long enough for you - mine is really a tight squeeze to get on with the fabric just barely through the rings. 

 

 

post #14 of 17

This is another good reminder that I'm having a Spring/Summer baby instead of a fall or winter baby like the last two times. I'm fond of a the ring sling but now I wonder if a tiny baby will be too warm with the ones I have. 

post #15 of 17

We used a maya wrap ring sling with DD and with DS too neither has padding. DD was born in September and DS was born in august. Even though the weather was warm/hot they were not and I was not. I used the sling in winter too and they were always warm in it I would use the extra fabric on the tail over them and if it was really cold we have a thin fleece and a wool kinda small blanket that I would just wrap them in or even put on the outside of the sling and drap over the extra fabric they were always sung and warm in there. I will use the MW again this time it just is simple and always has worked for us.  I also ware my babies a long time.... both until about age 3.5 years old. DS is 4.5 yrs and only 30 lbs now and if we go hiking, DH will sling him on his back still if he gets tired :-) the weight is rated for up tp 40 lbs on my sling.

post #16 of 17

Can any one give a suggestion? I really loved my Over the shoulder baby holder pouch sling. Who makes a good one that is comparable for plus sized?

post #17 of 17

I just found this group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/196221090408274/

 

:)

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