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post #41 of 56

odinsmama, I liked Wrap Nap Fairy on FB, but am totally confused as to how to actually buy anything from her!

post #42 of 56
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Originally Posted by buko View Post

odinsmama, I liked Wrap Nap Fairy on FB, but am totally confused as to how to actually buy anything from her!

Did you find her price list?  I think it's in "notes" or something like that.

I think maybe just send her a PM to order?  And then she'd probably invoice you through paypal, so you'd be covered by paypal in the event the wrap doesn't show up.  People seem pretty happy with her wraps and customer service, though so I wouldn't worry about that.

post #43 of 56

Here is my NHIndia size 4 (it's a hemp blend, LOVELY!) that I dyed and love.

 

AppleMark

 

This one is a Storch Ulli that I chopped to a size 3.  Sold it and bought a 2.

 

 

And this is the size 2 I bought, a Hopp Timbuktu.

 

AppleMark

post #44 of 56

And, just for fun, my 4.5 year old in the NHIndia before I dyed it.

 

post #45 of 56
Thread Starter 

I need to learn some wraps for a size 2... HELP!

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Originally Posted by odinsmama View Post

Here is my NHIndia size 4 (it's a hemp blend, LOVELY!) that I dyed and love.

 

AppleMark

 

This one is a Storch Ulli that I chopped to a size 3.  Sold it and bought a 2.

 

 

And this is the size 2 I bought, a Hopp Timbuktu.

 

AppleMark

post #46 of 56
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Originally Posted by Chloe'sMama View Post

I need to learn some wraps for a size 2... HELP!

Keep in mind I'm really small... Short, slender and you'd never guess these boobs are currently making plenty of milk. wink1.gif So what works for me may not work for everyone.

I can't link videos right now but you can look on youtube for:
Shepherd carry (pictured above)
Rebozo
Knotless ruck
Ruck tied under bum or tied at shoulder (RUB or RTAS)

Oh, are you a member of the baby wearer forum? There's an awesome thread there with links of different carries you can do with a 2 and referenced by shirt size. Not sure if you can read the forums unless you're a member. And they have threads like this for each size wrap. Super helpful.

http://www.thebabywearer.com/forum/showthread.php?430012-What-can-you-do-with-a-size-2-Photo-reference-by-shirt-size-with-links-to-tutorials
post #47 of 56

We've come a long way, baby!

 

(Sorry for the Instagram pictures. I'm really not that cool.) Getting ready in the morning with our new (okay, previously-loved-a-lot, but new-to-us!!) Didymos Hemp Indio! Olive always peeks over my shoulder while I'm putting on my makeup and stares so intently I'm sure she's memorizing the process for a way-too-early age.

 

So, we're up to two wraps. I told DH that I'd stop at two... but now he's watching me wrap several times a day and (finally!) asking me to wrap him up, too. He finds wovens too difficult to wrap himself, except for FCC. I told him I'd start looking for a conversion for him - and I told him how much they cost - but he just swallowed and said that we'd save up. WHAAAAT!

 

I'm in the same boat - I got a long 2, oops; wanted a 3 but this 2 caught my eye - and so I'm slowly and clumsily learning more 2 carries. Thanks for the the list, OM! I'm trying to remember my TBW login for the millionth time.

post #48 of 56
Thread Starter 

So nice!  Love it.

 

Have you joined the facebook swap group?  They are used wraps so a little bit less expensive, not really much, but better than buying new.  They have lots of conversions too!

post #49 of 56

Yep, that's where we've gotten both of our wraps! That page is wonderfully addictive. I love looking for used wraps with "flaws" - ha - they're usually even cheaper. :) The GHI was dyed and apparently has some mottling, but I can barely tell. It's also very, very well loved, and beautifully broken-in.

 

And did you see that turtle conversion?! Awesome!

post #50 of 56
Yay! Glad you're finding ways to use your 2!
And I've heard great things about GHI! I have FHI in a 3 and really like it. I'm not a pink girl at all, absolutely no pink in my wardrobe or nail polish colors, but for some crazy reason I love this PINK wrap.

DH won't try wrapping, but he's wiling to let me wrap her on him. But that's really tough to do! He has a mei tai he uses sometimes and that works well enough. He just needs to learn to do it on his back. wearing on the front is so much more tiring for the back, so his wearing periods are short because of that.

I've had to wrap her less recently because of the whole pinched nerve thing, but I still find that wearing her is much more comfortable than carrying in arms. If I keep her in arms for "just another minute" while I try to maybe move laundry to the dryer and get myself some water, my arm starts feeling achey and numb. Gotta just make myself wrap even if it's going to be quick.
post #51 of 56

Help me learn how to back wrap!  I love our mei tai for this (w/Santa toss and arms out-- only way I know how) but suspect the wrap might be even better (even more comfy)...  Youtube videos or links for easiest possible back wrapping?  Please please please!

post #52 of 56
Buko - I only have a moment (like usual) but I'll say that YouTube worked wonders for me learning how to use my woven. I'd focus on getting a great deep seat, first (even just putting L up there, securing a seat, then taking her off; it takes a while in the beginning and I'd always get hot/frustrated/back pain from leaning forward) and then move on to a simple/easy back carry. Like OM said, what's easy for some people might not be easy for you! So focus on getting babe on your back with a wrap, then getting a great seat, then wrapping... but be patient, and breathe! Good luck!

*oh, and FB's Babywearing 102 group helped me a toonn. Their docs are awesome!
post #53 of 56

Just before we got the teething pads... holy crap do I ever recommend the teething pads.

post #54 of 56
Babywearing Faith on YouTube is the best, here's one to start out

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6KOJkQaPwSo


Also, if anyone is curious about trying a short wrap, like a longish size 2, and doesn't want to fork over the big bucks... I'm LOVING my tablecloth (cut in half lengthwise and hemmed) shorty. They're 100%cotton, jacquard weave, nice and wide. Love it. It's as comfy as my thicker shorty, but feels cooler. There are lots of colors and you can either sell or gift the other half to someone else! You want 60x120" and Mahogany is the brand several folks have used.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_85_0?rh=n%3A1055398%2Cp_4%3AMahogany%2Cn%3A%211063498%2Cn%3A284507%2Cn%3A1063916%2Cn%3A3742031%2Cp_n_feature_fifteen_browse-bin%3A634415011%2Cp_n_availability%3A1248816011&bbn=3742031&ie=UTF8&qid=1379955867

Sorry for the crazy long link.
post #55 of 56


Here's my tablecloth shorty! With the crappy iPad camera orngtongue.gif
post #56 of 56
Niiiiice!!
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