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I tried looking on TBW for more specific info but couldn't really make heads or tails of it so here goes: DS is 28 months and 30 pounds. The only wrap I ever used with him was a Moby and due to the stretch factor hasn't worked for us for quite awhile <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br>
I'd really like to get back into using a wrap with him but can't afford to purchase a woven wrap - any suggestions of what type material I would use to make one myself? I was considering gauze but didn't know if it would be strong enough. TIA!
 

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Well, gauze will work for a no-sew wrap a la <a href="http://www.mamatoto.org" target="_blank">www.mamatoto.org</a> but honestly I'm not sure how comfy it's going to be with a 30-pounder. Gauze is pretty lightweight and IME prone to creating pressure points.<br><br>
Have you checked out the Trading Post here and For Sale or Trade at TBW to look for deals on wraps, SSCs, and mei tais?<br><br>
Also, if you can sew, you might be better off studying up at the DIY board at TBW on how to make a MT or SSC.
 

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Well, I've got an Ergo. I just really miss the days of wrapping and have seen moms with babes his size do it just fine with a woven wrap. I just don't have the $ for it (and probably never will). We do have and use an Ergo, but I wanted to try and make a woven wrap. I can sew pretty well in fact and have considered making a MT as well. . . just wanted to check into making a woven wrap too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
So. . . any ideas of what fabric *would* work well for a woven wrap for a 30-pound kiddo would be appreciated!
 

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I think the best place to ask would be the DIY board over at TBW....but my impression is that the fabrics for wraps are specially woven for those companies and not something you're going to find at JoAnn's, KWIM? But the DIY experts over there would know where to find the right fabric if anyone does.
 

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I agree that the "deals" on TBW FSOT are not all that affordable.<br>
"The I bought this for $100 dollars but will sell it for $99.95. Now, I'm reducing it to & $98.95 since it's been used for 3 years, has several notable pulls and I haven't been able to sell it in the 2 months it's been listed." listings just boggle my mind and are out of range of my pocket book.<br>
Fine for some, but certainly not "great deals" IMO.<br>
People wrapped for a LONG time before expensive German manufacturers started marketing specially made wraps, so don't feel pressured into spending on one of them if it is out of your price range.<br>
We wrapped with a DIY gauze wrap until just a few weeks ago when I put my 26-27 lb.11 month old in it and poked my thumb right through the fabric trying to spread it out over his bum a bit more. It had been used daily for months (10 weeks to 10 months) EVERY DAY and washed a lot. He was a spitter-upper, and at times it was washed daily, so I don't fault "the green thing" as we called it. She served us well. We are now using a DIY woven I made with a brushed cotton. It is a medium weight fabric (think a broken-in flannel shirt). The new one from the heavier fabric is definitely more comfortable now that my baby is bigger.<br>
Mainly what you want to look for is something that has diagonal stretch but that does not stretch with the drain or perpendicular to the grain of the cloth. Obviously heavier weights will be more supportive but hotter and not as easy to tie while lighter weights will be cooler and easier to tie with less support. With a 30 lb little one and with summer approaching, I'd lean toward a medium weight (thick shirt weight or table cloth weight) fabric.<br>
Happy wrapping,<br>
Melinda
 
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