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#1 of 7 Old 04-29-2011, 03:22 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Have any mamas successfully and comfortably worn their toddlers of 25+ lbs in a sleepy wrap?  According to their website the fabric is different from a Moby and more supportive and I found one for a fantastic price so I'm curious if it's worth it?

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I wouldn't do it.  The knit fabric is just not supportive enough.  I would also pick a cooler fabric for summer use (layers and layers of knit get quite hot in the summer!). 


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i have both and i think the sleepy is thinner and less supportive than the moby. its already out of favor with my under 15lb 3 month old. i'd save your money for a mei tai, ergo or beco - something you can wear on your back is great when they get 20+ lbs


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Thanks for the input mamas!  Let me clarify that this would be a squishy around the house/short errands pop in & out kind of thing.  Mei tais and SSCs are far too warm for humid MO summers for this mama.  We're getting a bali breeze once the return on my Boba processes and I have the pp for something like that.  The remaining pp is being put away to buy a yummy ellevill paisley bamboo wrap.  I'm fluffy so I can't get a pouch to fit properly and ring slings, while comfortable, restrict my shoulder too much for wearing all day.  I know it wouldn't be supportive enough for all day wear.  I was wondering if it would be comfortable to wear for an hour or two at a time while I got things done around the house, took the dogs potty, got the mail, or walked her to sleep, kwim?

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AT 25# I don't think any stretch knit for more than 5 minutes will feel good on you. They just stretch do much and fail to offer the support of the woven or gauze. Do you have a local baby wearing group with a lending library you could borrow a woven from until you get your wraps?


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I agree with the pp that at 25lbs it's not going to feel good for very long, less than 15lbs really isn't even working well for more than 20 minutes. Unless the wrap was like $5 I would skip it and save your money for something else.


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Thanks mamas!  Unfortunately, we don't have a local babywearing group (I'm trying to change that!!) so I can't borrow one from anywhere.  My Boba is just sitting at the Kanga office waiting for them to get back from wherever they are.  I hope to have my refund by Wednesday so I should have my Wrapsody by Saturday or the following Monday.


 

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