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<p>Im looking to babywear with my 2 and half year old. He, especially since Im a full time student can be very attached to my hip when I am home, or when he wakes, Im stranded to the couch for 30 mins until he wakes up, I think a bit of babywearing will benefit us both.</p>
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<p>I previously used a wrap with him from 4months to 13months, And it was only a big long piece of cotton another babywearer gave me  and that was fine, but I couldnt use it anymore because of the weight, it would just stretch out of the carry.</p>
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<p>I know my best bet is a woven fabric wrap, I looked at them and they are $100-$130 to buy premade</p>
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<p>I am googling trying to find the right fabric for the job, and I cant find any, they would need to ship to Canada, any ideas? Where can I buy one secondhand? Any reasonably priced wraps? Or fabric? </p>
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<p>Thanks, I need help!<img alt="dizzy.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1330786706687_162" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/dizzy.gif"></p>
 

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<p>you can buy sling rings online for about 5 dollars, and download  free instructions for sewing a ring sling. I carry my daughter that way. Or look for a consignment store that may have used slings or backpacks. I like a sling because it is easier to keep wearing when they get down to walk on there own.</p>
 

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I have a variety of homemade non-stretchy wraps from fabrics I found at our local fabric store. I think they work great, just look for a thicker cotton with no stretch and be sure to check your wrap periodically for weakening threads. I know "they" say not to do that, but I love mine. Super comfy and all of the fabric has held up fine. I buy 3 yds, cut in half lengthwise and then over lap the two pieces. Sew a rectangle and an X through the rectangle. No wear and tear on those seams either.
 

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<p>We have tried a bunch of different carriers/slings and I have NEVER bought one brand new!  </p>
<p>You are in Canada, try kijiji or craig's list...   </p>
<p>Value Village, thrift stores, they are usually cheap there because most people have no idea what it is!!</p>
<p>Or ask around!  You only get to use them for a short time, so people always want to get rid of em.</p>
<p>I just got an ergo for 40 bucks on kijiji, and she mailed it to me for the cost of post!!</p>
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<p>here's my recent blog post about this very topic!</p>
<p><a href="http://tadpoletalk.blogspot.com/2012/03/my-baby-carrier-reviews.html" target="_blank">http://tadpoletalk.blogspot.com/2012/03/my-baby-carrier-reviews.html</a></p>
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<p>Happy babywearing!</p>
 
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<p>Osnaburg fabric a heavy cotton that some mamas like, or you can buy 100% linen in a medium weight (6-7 oz). Denim or twill will also work-- same weight as the linen I recommended.</p>
 
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