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post #21 of 99

Demeter, that is GORGEOUS! Now I want to dye my pale blue one! How did you do it?

post #22 of 99

wow, demeter! you rock! super cute! 

 

Moby hot? Hmm, I don't remember that, however we never really get a lot of heat here. (I hope this summer will be the same...no one has ac here!)

How about one like this Monkey http://www.wrapsodybaby.com/shop/proddetail.php?prod=jandrea

supposed to be lighter weight then Moby (although about 40 dollars more expensive)

post #23 of 99

This is what I have:

 

http://wombfruits.blogspot.com/

 

She has some great wrapping videos on her site too. And it was very cost effective for me to buy from her! I'm probably not the most savvy fabric shopper since I'm more of a yarn crafter than a cloth crafter, but I couldn't find the yardage of my wrap for less than she charged for my finished wrap.

post #24 of 99
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Originally Posted by Cecilia's Mama View Post

Demeter, that is GORGEOUS! Now I want to dye my pale blue one! How did you do it?



There are a few methods for dyeing... This wrap was dyed using a LWI (low water immersion) technique, very little water to dye ratio. There's all sorts of tutes online... I'll try to remember to link a few for you,. :)

post #25 of 99

Beautiful wrap, Demeter, and what a cute little baby head.

post #26 of 99

Just need to say gorgeous dye job Demeter. I think if my gauze wrap was that pretty it would give me the incentive I need to really learn to use it!

post #27 of 99

I'm going to put out here because it feels right, lol... but if anyone wants me to dye their stuff and we have different living arrangements (or I figure out a way I can easily, with minimal mess) in the next couple months. I would be more than willing to dye wraps... I LOVE dyeing stuff!! I'm not sure what I would charge but it would be low cost... as a packet of dye can honestly dye quite a few wraps. :)

 

 

Oh and thank you! I was SO proud of that wrap. I also dyed my pouch sling to give it new life... so I'll add that brag photo here, too. LOL

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post #28 of 99
Thread Starter 

I love the dyed wrap (and the cute baby!).  The colors on the wrap are awesome. 

post #29 of 99

I had the same problem with the Moby being just WAY to hot for me. We used ours only a few times before I passed it along to someone else. DS was almost 10lbs and after the first 2 months or so, it was just too hot and would always cause him to 'sink' if we walked more then a few minutes with him. With the Ring sling, again- DS was too heavy for them for it to work much at all. Plus I am on the thin side when Im not pregnant (125lb and 5'8) and I found the RS would sort of cut into my shoulder blade pretty bad if I carried him much in it. It was GREAT because it was fast on/off but I never used it much past the first month or two.

 

The ergo we STILL are using.

 

It worked from us from when DS was a baby until now and he's about 2.5yo. We can still wear him in it. He loves it, its quick on and off.. It just doesn't get style or cool points. I think the wraps and slings look much better but if you are carrying 25-30lbs for any length of time, you sort of stop caring about looks and go with whats comfy.

 

cecilia's mama what do you mean by guaze? Im curious to try this as the twins will be born in the summer..

 

 

demeter you should sell those wraps dyed! I would totally buy one!

post #30 of 99

Gauze is the first wrap I posted a pic of... it's kind of like a semi sheer fabric with a slight diagonal stretch. it's not heavy or hot like a moby. Some skirts (think long broomstick skirts) are made out of that material.

post #31 of 99

so its like a fine gauge linen then? I was thinking gauze like the kind you wrap wounds with :)

post #32 of 99

Think more like gauze skirt/dress or sheer curtains than like gauze wound care. smile.gif

post #33 of 99

Here is an excellent resource (with pictures!) on how to choose fabric for a wrap or sling, and how to make one.  This whole site has tons of great information on it.

post #34 of 99

great link! thanks Feral!

post #35 of 99

*raises hand* I HATED the moby. LOATHED it. Wish I would have saved the money and bought a ring sling instead. I did eventually buy a ring sling.... Which I like, but Mr Squishy would rather run all over the place than be tethered to mama. 

 

My goal this time is to get the one that is like a baby bijorn in that you can wear it back or front  but is ergonomically correct and has the baby nap/breastfeeding hood. I CANNOT REMEMBER THE NAME OF IT. But its glorious, and has padded straps and you can go up to 30+ lbs with it. ARRGHGHGHHGHGH!!  

 

 

post #36 of 99

Sounds like an Ergo..... I LOATHED the Ergo, lol.

post #37 of 99
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Originally Posted by ilovetchotchkes View Post

*raises hand* I HATED the moby. LOATHED it. Wish I would have saved the money and bought a ring sling instead. I did eventually buy a ring sling.... Which I like, but Mr Squishy would rather run all over the place than be tethered to mama. 

 

My goal this time is to get the one that is like a baby bijorn in that you can wear it back or front  but is ergonomically correct and has the baby nap/breastfeeding hood. I CANNOT REMEMBER THE NAME OF IT. But its glorious, and has padded straps and you can go up to 30+ lbs with it. ARRGHGHGHHGHGH!!  

 

 


You can do that with the Beco Gemini, which I LOVE. Mine is so wonderfully comfortable. I like it better than an Ergo because you can wear the straps backpack style if you prefer back carries or crossed style if you prefer front (Ergo only does backpack style). And it does do ergonomically correct outward facing carries, but it's still recommended to wear your baby inward as much as possible. Cecilia, however, went through a phase where she screamed bloody murder if she was inward facing, and she was too short to be able to see with a back carry, so it was a lifesaver.

 

post #38 of 99

ha! I loved the Ergo :)

post #39 of 99
Thread Starter 

I finally saw a Moby.  It looked cute, comfortable for baby, and easy access for BF but I don't see DH wearing that.  Maybe an Ergo is more DH style?  

post #40 of 99

Ilovetchotchkes, there are a number of carriers that will do that.  In fact, I'd say more will than won't.  The Ergo, which is probably what you're thinking of, is one option.  I have one and still use it for my small preschooler, so I won't knock it.  But there are lots of carriers made by much smaller companies that are just as useful, come in a wider range of colors/fabrics, and can even be customized to your size.  I mentioned the Kanga earlier (www.bloo-kangaroo.com) which comes in four different sizes, regular or petite straps, and custom fabrics.  That is my all time fave, and I plan to have one of each for this kiddo (I saved my Kanga J, the smallest size, from last time).  If you get an X, I think it would easily take youfrom birth to toddler as well as an Ergo would, if not better.

 

Have you checked over at thebabywearer?  Those ladies are experts, and can show you a whole range of carriers in any price range and any fabric, and can help you decide which would be best for your specific circumstances.  Really, the few brands that have been mentioned here are just a tiny fraction of what is available.  You can even buy used carriers there - and those ladies treat their carriers like gold, so don't feel like you'd be getting something inferior by buying used.  In fact, I prefer to buy used, because then it's already soft and broken in.

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