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I am wondering how wide the kozy carrier is across the body? Could you measure it for me? I am interested in comparing it to my classic ergo.

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It's 16" wide and 21" (or so) long.
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well since you already have the measurements you needed, just chiming in to say love love love my kozy. hope you find the kozylove!

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It's 16" wide and 21" (or so) long.
Thanks rubyred!

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hmmmmm.. I just looked at the measurements again. I thought the Kozy was a little wider. Any chance they changed their pattern recently?

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I remember Kelley posting that their measurements goals are 17" x 22". That is basically the size of my Kozys.
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I was thinking about a mei tai for my large 17lb+ 3 month old and was wondering about a kozy. I made a smiliar one before but found the body to be too wide which is why I was investigating dimensions.

What is your experience with the Kozy and young babies? I will move to the Ergo for back carries so I prob only have 4-5 real months left with it.

What do you think about the Kozy at this age?

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hmmmmm.. I just looked at the measurements again. I thought the Kozy was a little wider. Any chance they changed their pattern recently?
Well, I remeasured and the middle of the body of my Kozy is 16" -16 1/2" if you stretch it. The widest part at the top where the straps attach is 17".
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I was thinking about a mei tai for my large 17lb+ 3 month old and was wondering about a kozy. I made a smiliar one before but found the body to be too wide which is why I was investigating dimensions.

What is your experience with the Kozy and young babies? I will move to the Ergo for back carries so I prob only have 4-5 real months left with it.

What do you think about the Kozy at this age?
My dds are 2 and 4 and I just started using the Kozy a couple months ago. I'm sorry I can't be of more help. I used a Maya wrap sling and a Moby wrap when the girls were babies.
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Just another voice chiming in to say I LOVE my Kozy!

~Marie : Mom to DS(11), DS(10), DD(8), DD(4), DD(2), & Happily Married to DH 12 yrs.!
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I was thinking about a mei tai for my large 17lb+ 3 month old and was wondering about a kozy. I made a smiliar one before but found the body to be too wide which is why I was investigating dimensions.

What is your experience with the Kozy and young babies? I will move to the Ergo for back carries so I prob only have 4-5 real months left with it.

What do you think about the Kozy at this age?
I found the Kozy to be too wide for my DS at age 3 months. I felt like he was doing the splits. I know there are ways to use the Kozy when they are that little. Some people put one foot in and one foot out. Some people fold the carrier in on the sides. I just thought it was easier to buy a smaller bodied carrier.
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II just thought it was easier to buy a smaller bodied carrier.
What carrier did you use? At what age did you start Kozy-ing?

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At 3 months, I used an old Sachi which was 13" wide. Since then, the Sachi has become wider. Even at 3 months, I thought my Freehand at 15" was a little too wide.

Of course, the old Sachi then became too narrow at some point when my DS got older and bigger. I think I comfortably started using my Kozy when DS was 7 months old.

I loved wraps at that age. They were so versatile. I was able to do back carries with wraps when DS was your baby's age. I could also do them with the Sachi.
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With ds1 I went from a mayawrap (yuck) for the first 3 months right to the Ergo. I was using a mobywrap (very cozy) until very recently with ds2. I prefer the mei tai/ergo for nursability though since I am a perpetual pedestrian. I am thinking about sewing another mei tai and just wondering what dimensions to use to get the maximum comfort for these next pre-ergo months.

Sorry to be so confusing but thanks for the advice!

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www.babyhawk.com is a smaller bodied carrier that would work well.
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I found the Kozy to be too wide for my DS at age 3 months. I felt like he was doing the splits. I know there are ways to use the Kozy when they are that little. Some people put one foot in and one foot out. Some people fold the carrier in on the sides. I just thought it was easier to buy a smaller bodied carrier.
Ditto this- I found that Eleanor did not like her legs in at all and it felt very weird to me as well. We used the MeiTaiBaby Adjustable which was nice because you can make it as narrow as you need at the bottom- but they're not being made regularly anymore so you would have to find a used one. Otherwise, we used our FreeHand and just gathered in the fabric- since it is made of thinner fabric than a Kozy, it was easier to scrunch into a narrower shape. IIRC, the Babyhawk and FH have similar dimensions but don't hold me to that.
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