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i'm thinking of getting a didymos sling. i already have a hug-a-bub, would it be redundant to get one of these?<br><br>
i used the hug-a-bub with my son (now 3) all the time but wasn't aware of the many different positions available with the wrap at the time. now i've discovered these didymos slings and they are so beautiful!! so my questions are:<br><br>
- would it be a huge waist of money if i already have a hug-a-bub?<br>
- what size should i get?<br><br>
thanks!!<br>
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I don't think it would be redundant at. The HaB is a stretchy wrap, probably not very supportive after your babe hits 15 lbs or so. A woven wrap offer much more support and works really well with newborns to toddlers. And yes, they are soooo gorgeous! You can probably find a pretty good deal on FSOT at thebabywearer.com. What size you need depends how tall you and your body shape/structure and what carries you want to do. Most people can do all/most carries with a 4.6/4.7 m wrap, that would be a size 6 Didymos. But if you are a petite mama, you probably only need a 4.2 or even a 3.7 and if you are a plus size mama, you might want to go with a 5.2. HTH
 

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Buglette is right, it would not be redundant.<br><br>
I could use a stretchy wrap until my son was 25 lbs, and it began to get uncomfortable. But he had to be in there tightly and re-wrapped more often. A woven wrap, like the Didy, will provide more support for a larger child (in addition to being wonderful for a baby). It will be well worth the money. You can use it at a shawl, a blanket, a throw. You can even buy rings for it that turn it into a swing or a hammock.<br><br>
Size chart is here: <a href="http://www.didymos.de/english/index_e.htm" target="_blank">http://www.didymos.de/english/index_e.htm</a>
 

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thank you!!<br><br>
i'm 5'2" and 110lbs. but i would want my SO to be able to use it too....he's 6ft, but slim.<br><br>
i'm afraid that if i get a size too big, there will be so much extra fabric left over for some of the carries, that it will feel too cumbersome to wrap all the extra around and around my waist? what's your take on that?<br><br>
i'm confused because i was able to do the "rucksack variation" with my hug-a-bub (that was my main carry) but according to the didymos chart you need the longest size to do this? surely the hug-a-bub isn't quite that long?<br><br>
thanks again<br>
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I think most stretchy wrapsm (HAB, Moby, Cuddly Wrap, MK) are 6 yards long, which I think translates to 5.5 meters (I think).<br><br>
No experience with Didys but I love to drool over them!<br><br>
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Here is a very good size chart: <a href="http://www.childrensneeds.com/universal%20sizing%20chart.html" target="_blank">http://www.childrensneeds.com/univer...g%20chart.html</a><br><br>
Depending on which Didymos you order, the size is less of an issue. Some Didymos are thinner than others and some people feel that thin wraps are better to deal when they're long. Nino and Rhombus Didys are the thinnest I believe. I personally love the stripped and Indio Didys just as much <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Another idea: I recently purchased an Easycare wrap and I found it to be very similar to a Didymos as to comfort and quality, but MUCH thinner! I would say they are almost as thin as an Ellaroo but as comfy and supportive as a Didy.
 

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I have a Girasol (basically same as a Didy) and I absolutely love it but I also love love love my Moby wrap (very similar to HaB). I think it's great to have both!!
 
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