i suspect a lot of the wraps, carriers, slings are just plain too small for me. is there any that can be adjusted to fit a really big person? i have a lot of time to make or find one cause i'm not due til winter, but i know it's going to be a challenge.
Have you tried a Mei Tai? It is simpler and works quite well. I find the straps plenty long but you could always try Etsy.com and have one of the sellers there custom one for you. The MT is great for a back carry if you have a tired toddler also. There have been times where I have used them both at the same time - one in front in the wrap and one in the mei tai on the back...makes me wonder why I am not smaller.
I have no problems with a ring-sling either but I'm not very large in the chest
Stay away from the Ergo It fits but I cannot find a way to make it comfy for me or either of my babes (infant and toddler) wearing them in the front or the back.
Beth, SAHM to the little french goose, 6/17/09 and my little panda bear 2/6/12. I nursed with low supply, domperidone and a lact-aid for 18 months!
I also have an ergo & LOVE it! The belt extension works well & it is definitely our go to carrier now.
Surviving sleep deprivation one day at a time with dd (Oct '11) & ds (Oct '08).
I also have an Ergo with the waist extender. I don't love the Ergo, but its handy on occasion. Now that we can do a back carry it works better.
I was able to carry him in the back carry with the Ergo when he got older.
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It is interesting you say you had a hard time with the rs. I found it to be the easiest to use and nurse in because it was so adjustable.
Just goes to show that every mama has different needs and fits.
I wore out my maya wrap with my first two, and need to buy a new one for this one. This time around I am a 16-18 and plan on using the ring sling, wrap and ergo.
I'm somewhere between a 16 and a 20 depending on the store and I have been thrilled with how well the Ergo fits. The Ergo people make this waist extension belt thingy that adds eight inches to the waist strap and you can add on as many of them as you need. Right now my roughly size 18, 5'2" self, my 5'10" well-endowed but small waisted wife and our 6'1" stocky broad-shouldered male housemate all share one Ergo and it fits everybody!
*CPST* mama to my three year old DS1 1.31.09 and wedded to angel 8.07
DS 2 8/18/12!!
I have a full buckle SSC (kanga xt), a half buckle MT/SSC (kanga j), a babyhawk MT, a Kindercarry MT & various ringslings.
All my MT/SSCs fit me great still-even though I am bigger this time & bought them at all different sizes. I think MTs/SSCs in general are the best bet.
I will say that I have found certain padded SSC/MT waists minimize muffin top-some accentuate. The waist on the Kanga really helps cover up my muffin top when I do a back carry which is nice. My Babyhawk MT looks awful on me right now.
When I tried on the Ergo-it didn't help my belly bulge at all & it felt like it kept pushing my pants down. BUT I know so many babywearers of all sizes who LOVE their Ergos.
With my Ringslings-I tend to only use them for a front kangaroo type carry after 3 mos old or so-or for a hip carry from 6-12 mos. So as long as I ordered a size that allowed for a little extra length or I was ok with less tail-I seemed fine.
In terms of Ringslings & getting a good fit-I find that Jan at Sleeping Baby Productions is really great at taking your body type into account when sizing. I am really happy with my sling from her right now & I am at the heaviest I have ever been.