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Best SSC for obese mom?

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I have a 4 week old, who weighs about 10 lbs. Right now I'm just using the sleepy wrap which I love but I have always wanted a SSC and since this is probably my last baby, I need one now! So, I have a few questions!

I'm a size 24-28 depending on the clothing. I have a babyhawk with the XL straps and love it, but my problem with it is after a short while my boys (not the baby, haven't used it with him yet) sink really low and hurt my back. My boys tend to weigh 28-30lbs by 1 yr then stay that weight for 6 or so months, so it needs to be very comfortable.

What is the difference between a mei tei and a SSC comfort wise?

I can't find anything on the length of straps of the Boba. Even with the Ergo extender belt thing I'm still too big for it and it says you can't use two of them (anyone know why?).

Is this something Im going to need to get specially made? If so, any recommendations? Are they *that* different than a mei tei to warrant needing one?

I have a 3.5 yr old, 22 month old, and this baby. We're going to spend a ton of time out and about and at parks and outside so I need something super easy and super comfy. What should I do?

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I have the ergo with the extender & have plenty of room on the strap still - I carry my weight mostly in my middle & I am about a 22 right now.

I was worried it wouldn't fit me but the store I bought it from let me take it out & try it on with ds. Maybe there is a store near you that will do the same thing?

Fwiw - I LOVE my ergo. Ds is 30lbs & I can carry him for long stretches of time.
You might try the Ergo Sport with the extender -- the shoulder straps and hip straps are longer overall and with the waist extender my guess is you'd be fine.

Nana's Jetpak also makes an SSC in an extended size although I don't know how it compares to the Ergo as I have never seen one in person.
Hey there,
I would look into the Kindercarry - I too can't really use regular mei tais and I found this one to be second to none - and I couldn't believe the straps! Extra long and really wide and padded. Also someone told me that they custom build them for the I would imagine that you can make specific requests...I don't know this for sure though.

In a nutshell, I was blown away by the Kindercarry my friend has.

FWIW, I use the Ergo with Extender and if you use the safety elastic, I don't see why you couldn't use two extenders. The elastic "should" hold if the clips didn't, at least long enough for you to realise what's happening.

Good luck!
Thank you!

I looked at Kindercarry and they are very nice. They arent taking new orders right now though

I have been talking with Amber from and she has gone out of her way to help me, and I've decided on the Ergo sport. I'm so excited!!
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Honestly, find the buckles in our beco dig into my underarms a bit when I wear it. We don't have an extender and it fits fine around the waist, though.

I would recommend a woven wrap. It's a learning curve but there are no straps or buckles and you can just get whatever size you need for whichever carry. For example I use a size 5 Didymos for a rucksack tied tibetan (Ruck TT) whereas average size people would probably use a size 4.
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