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We're just getting into putting our LO on our backs with the wrap, and I'd like to learn to do that one where there's a neat-looking twist in the front. Does anyone know what I mean, and what it's called? Can anyone tell me how to do it or point me to a place online where I can learn?

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Not sure, but I think you mean Back Wrap Cross Carry with a chestbelt. It's my favourite carry.

There is a video over at www.thebabywearer.com Go to their wrapping forum and they'll help you.

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Thanks, I think that's it!

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Brenda, what a great video link. Thanks!

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Woohoo! What an awesome video! Now I can put my hoppediz to some real use!

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Ooh- I love that wrap and want to try it now! Can I use my Moby for that wrap, or does it need to be a non-stretchy wrap?

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I would not use a stretchy wrap to back carry. It is possible to use a stretchy, but it's hard to get all the stretch out of the wrap, so it's difficult to make it safe and secure. I would use a woven wrap of some sort, either a German woven like a BB Slen, Girasol, Didymos, Storch, Vatanai, etc. or a gauze wrap you make yourself.
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I would not use a stretchy wrap to back carry. It is possible to use a stretchy, but it's hard to get all the stretch out of the wrap, so it's difficult to make it safe and secure. I would use a woven wrap of some sort, either a German woven like a BB Slen, Girasol, Didymos, Storch, Vatanai, etc. or a gauze wrap you make yourself.
Thanks- that's kind of what I figured. If I make one myself- how much material would you estimate I would need? And what exactly is a gauze wrap? Is that just like a light, breathable cotton?

Sorry for the stupid questions... I've been wearing DD for her entire 9 months, but haven't ventured out much from the Moby or my homemade MT.

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You're questions aren't stupid. That's why this board is here.

If you are average size, you will probably want 5 yards of fabric. That's the same as 4.6 meters. Here's a link for instructions for DIY wraps. Scroll down until you get to the woven wrap directions.

http://www.wearyourbaby.com/Default.aspx?tabid=121
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Thanks- that is exactly the info I needed!! I think I will hit the fabric store tomorrow.

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Thanks on my behalf, too! We've just worked with our Moby up until now, too, and we're thinking of a homemade non-stretchy wrap now that we're getting into back carries.

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You're welcome! Just keep in mind that if you end up loving wrapping, a good quality German woven is worth every penny. Did you notice how the wrap in that video molded around her and her child? That's because it's a German woven. If you decide to invest in one someday, you can find used Storches, Girasols, and BB Slens on www.thebabywearer.com FSOT board in the $60-70 range. I know there's another brand that's cheap too... I can't remember the name, but I can find out. They last forever and hold their value so well, you can resell them when you are done with them for about what you paid.

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So what are the advantages to a German woven in comparison to say, making one myself??

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They tend to be cushier and more comfortable for heavier babies. It's one of those things... you can definitely substitute a homemade wrap for a German woven, and many mamas love their homemade wraps. That's a great thing! But German wovens are their own thing.... they can be replaced, but not duplicated, if that makes sense. You can't find fabric exactly like them at a fabric store because they are specially woven with the right give/diagonal stretch and thickness for holding babies. And some of them are organic too, so you avoid chemical exposure, which is important to some.
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gotcha. I will have to check those out.

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Great video, thanks for the link
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