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post #281 of 513
Yeah, we're 40 minutes away - in a vacuum. If there are other cars on the road then it's more like an hour lol. A very dear friend of mine is from Kingston although I've never been.

Cynthiamoon I have good luck laying down with her in bed with the curtains drawn and side lying nurse her to sleep. Once she's asleep I can get up and do my own thing. I mostly wear her for naps because my 2.5 year old doesn't give me a big block of quiet time to nurse baby to sleep upstairs.
post #282 of 513
If I get the timing right I can take transfer ruby from the sling to the bed. Depends which kind I'm using. It's easy in ring slings and wraps.

Sky cheat- kingston is awesome! You should visit one day! If we are ever down Hamilton way, I'll have to let you know!
post #283 of 513
Are back carries transferable at all? I have Callie napping in a rucksack and don't want to mess with a good thing wink1.gif

Kalista, In a few years when the thought of driving with these two doesn't make me want to cry, we may just do that on the way to Montreal wink1.gif
post #284 of 513

I've heard kangaroo carry is an easy wrap for transferring to naps

post #285 of 513
So I have a mei tai, ring sling, boba wrap, and boba 3G and I'm thinking the ring sling, like Kalista said, would be the best bet. Like, gradually loosening it while leaning forward onto the bed.

I am having a hard time picturing how to get her out of a wrap without waking her.
post #286 of 513
I basically unwrap her while leaning back and keep the wrap across her back, then simply lean over the bed while holding on to her. I don't know if that makes any sense typed out lol
post #287 of 513
So I'm thinking of getting a new carrier. I only have 1 WAHM made mei tai currently (: and I want some opinions. I don't want a wrap with tons of extra fabric but am wondering about a MTCW, but can you tell me what it is, what fabric I should look for and average cost? I've been looking at Topa Top on etsy and she has some beautiful ones for sure!! What about ring slings? I wasn't a fan in the past but the girl that made it left enough fabric that it touched the ground LOL so I hated it. Thanks for the help (:
post #288 of 513
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Originally Posted by Tenk View Post

So I'm thinking of getting a new carrier. I only have 1 WAHM made mei tai currently (: and I want some opinions. I don't want a wrap with tons of extra fabric but am wondering about a MTCW, but can you tell me what it is, what fabric I should look for and average cost? I've been looking at Topa Top on etsy and she has some beautiful ones for sure!! What about ring slings? I wasn't a fan in the past but the girl that made it left enough fabric that it touched the ground LOL so I hated it. Thanks for the help (:

I'd say get a size 2 or 3 wrap. That way you can make a no sew ring sling (or just slipknot a rebozo carry if you are good at slipknots lol) do a handful of backcarries, and a kangaroo front carry all with one piece of fabric and one investment :)

post #289 of 513
You could get a shorty wrap! My shorty is a size 4 (but I'm plus size and most moms use a 3, those who are particularly slim or petite even a 2) and its so much less fabric than a 6 or 7. I can do a quick front carry (kangaroo) and even a simple back carry (rucksack) in a time comparable to get a ring sling adjusted properly. I have a ring sling I love but its honestly just sitting there since I found wrap love. Gotta run but ill post about wrap conversions in a while wink1.gif
post #290 of 513
I plan to get some osnaburg and have my mom dye it. How many yds do I need for a decent wrap? Anything else I should know before buying it? Thx!
post #291 of 513
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I plan to get some osnaburg and have my mom dye it. How many yds do I need for a decent wrap? Anything else I should know before buying it? Thx!

I did that too, bought 5 yards. What I found is that it shrinks. A lot. I was aiming for a size 6 so I could get the hang of wrapping and then cut it down but I can barely tie it.
It was cheap at Joanne's- the whole piece cost under $25 with a coupon.
I washed and dried it a bunch of times on hot and braided it a bunch and beat it up a little ... I can really see how it's going to be super soft eventually.

What kind of dye will your mom use?
post #292 of 513
Wrap conversions are pretty wonderful. They offer the convenience of a mei tai or buckle carrier but with the softness and support of a wrap. I have a half buckle (wrap straps at the shoulder but a buckle waist) and its SO supportive and lovely to use. I wear my 33lb 2.5 year old in it a couple times a week and it doesn't hurt or dig at all. I can also pop baby in it quickly and easily. If you do like mei tais, look into a wrap conversion. Try one if you can smile.gif
post #293 of 513
Got my osnaburg today, super on sale; taking it to my mom tomorrow. Wren moon what did you cut your width to, and did you taper the ends?
I'm not sure what dye my mom uses but she's got an intricate set up for her business. I'll ask and let you know and post pics when it's done. I got 6 yds to be safe.
post #294 of 513
I don't have DIY experience but I want to share my experience.
For width, 26-30 inches is the usual range and wider wraps make it easier to get a good seat as baby grows.
Tapered ends are very helpful in tying off. I have wrap that was chopped from a longer one and one end isn't tapered enough. It's a beast to tie if I have short tails in a carry. If possible, I'd definitely taper.
Happy baby wearing!
post #295 of 513
I agree that tapers are the best! My kokadi has long tapers and its so great! No bulky knots!
post #296 of 513
Which kokadi do you have, Kalista? I have Ela I'm Sonnenland and LOOOVE the colours
post #297 of 513
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Got my osnaburg today, super on sale; taking it to my mom tomorrow. Wren moon what did you cut your width to, and did you taper the ends?
I'm not sure what dye my mom uses but she's got an intricate set up for her business. I'll ask and let you know and post pics when it's done. I got 6 yds to be safe.

I would have tapered if I had enough length. Right now it's 30" I just decided to cut it and make one of these. Anyone have any experience with these pods? It looks muh simpler to manage in a hurry and somewhere other than home. And back carrys look simpler to pull off, I'm just not getting any better at them. My arms don't really seem to bend that way.

http://wrap-pod.blogspot.ca/?m=1

I'd love any feedback about the pods.
post #298 of 513

that looks kind of like a mei tei wrenmoon, how do they work?

post #299 of 513
I waaaant a pod! They're super cool! A good combination of wraps and mei tai's!
post #300 of 513
Rainbow- from what I can tell its like a mei tai with a long panel and without the belt straps. So you'd still have the smooshiness of a wrap without all the extra fabric.
Now I just have to find a good tutorial and the TIME to make it!
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