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The subject line says it all. I'm having a baby in November, and I'm wondering which carriers/slings are the safest and most comfortable for a tiny mother's helper. My personal favorite is the Maya Wrap, and I also have a Didymos, but I was thinking that maybe a Moby might be more comfortable and easier to use in this case. I'm 5'6", and I've never tried a Moby, so that's just based on the YouTube videos I've seen. Of course, I'm open to other suggestions as well!<br><br>
Oh, and my babies have all been in the 8-9 lb range, and I don't expect this one to be any smaller. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I think a ring sling or a Moby would be fine, as they're pretty much one sized fits all. They do make a petite sized Moby, and for the price you might invest in one just so that she isn't drowning in fabric. Or you could be super-generous and get her a short Didy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I would talk to her though and figure out what she's going to be most comfortable in and will be most likely to use.
 

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Thanks. I was thinking I might have to do a custom Moby for him, but I haven't used one before, so I don't know that I could get the dimensions right on my own. I have a sewing friend who has quite a bit of experience with making slings, so I may just "make" her help me out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I figured I should at least have an idea of what other people have found works well on a petite body before I got started, though.
 

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I am petite and used several things for a newborn one of them being a moby. I used a Maya Wrap RS for dd1 when she was a newborn and it is doable but the large size of the rings do take up quite a bit of my available space in my torso area so I didn't enjoy using it as much but YMMV.<br><br>
I am 5'3" and 98 lbs and used the standard Moby just fine. HTHs They are so snuggly for a newborn and after you don't have your helper anymore you could use it yourself.
 

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I lived in Indonesia for a while, and many of the women there are very petite. They use their selendangs to carry their babies and little ones all the time.<br><br>
She could try your Didymos, and if that works, you could make a shorter one to work for her frame.
 

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Thanks, Mindy. It's very helpful to hear from someone who has BTDT. No one has ever accused me of being "petite", so I'm trying to make judgments based on pictures and videos online. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
I'll have him try the Didymos, too, Carlyn. Thanks.
 

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How about a Hotsling - you can order a size that fits most comfortably.
 
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