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#1 of 7 Old 05-01-2011, 03:05 PM - Thread Starter
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with dd 1 i borrowed a moby-type sling for those newborn months. it was some knock-off brand that is no longer in business. i'm due end of may and with a toddler to take care of i anticipate really needing to wear the new kid this time around. i did prefer the stretchy wrap for the beginning although i can't use it for that long because i have a horrible back, it's hard for me to babywear, and once the weight goes up, the stretch is just too much for me. i switch to a mei tai after that.

so that said, with having a summer baby and wanting to use a stretchy wrap for a few months...is it worth it to spend a considerable chunk of change on a gypsy stretchy wrap? is it really that much thinner than a moby? i've also heard they have less stretch and are somewhat between a gauze and a moby.

(i would love to do gauze but i'm too chicken to tie one. also, i do need to pop in and out more often because of the back issues.)


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The Wrapsody Baby Bali Stretch is more cost effective than a typical stretch knit wrap. As it is more supportive.


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You will be able to wear your newbie for longer (both age wise, and hour wise), and the wrapsody is cooler than the moby, so I would go for it.


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i think i'm going to see if the grandparents are looking for gift ideas...i have read great things about it....thanks!


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Oh yes, it feels wonderful and I liked it even with my DD who was about 20 pounds at the time I tried it. I wish I could justify buying one for the summer, the patterns are beautiful and it would be so much cooler.

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i took the plunge and i'm really excited now!


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You'll love it! I used mine for the first 4 months with ds2 and then off and on for the first year. He's 1 now and I still wear it sometimes. It's super comfy!


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