OK, I've been wrapping with a loaner Didymos for about a week and I'm really liking it. I love all of the different wrap tutorials you can find on youtube, and how the fit is totally customizable. I felt like I was drowning in a sea of fabric when I wore the Moby, but for some reason the woven wraps don't feel that way to me. We haven't gotten out of the house a ton in the wrap, because at this point Amelia is still nursing frequently and I don't feel confident unwrapping to nurse and then having to re-wrap on the go, so I've been sticking to my Mei Tai for outtings. But I've gotten the wrapping bug and really want to buy one. So I have a few Qs for the wrapping mamas here:
I'm 5'2" and a size xs/s shirt, but I have a big 16lb 3mo old squish. The Didy I have on loan is about 157 inches long, or just under 4 meters? I'm not sure exactly what "size" wrap that is. The woman who loaned it to me said that the smaller/younger your baby is the longer the wrap you want, and I think that for now this length is alright because I'm learning and my passes are still a bit sloppy and loose, relatively. But I think that once I get the hang of it more I might want a little less fabric.
Anyhow, I've got my eye on a few different wraps. I really like the look of girasols, (especially LaChicaBonita) but I've heard that Gira isn't a great choice for a bigger/heavier baby. I've also been looking at a Storch Inka, which I've heard is a total workhorse wrap, but which definitely needs a good deal of breaking in when bought new. The one I'm looking at is secondhand and nicely broken in. I can get the storch for $100, but the giras are all $15-40 more than that.
Any experienced mamas have any advice for me on size and brand of wrap?