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Hello mamas,<br>
I have a very big boy and hes getting harder and harder to carry. Hes 25lbs and 28inches long and only four months old<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> We have an ergo but he will only tolerate it for about a half hr and its not the most comfortable for me because I have very very large breast that get in the way. I got the ergo because I thought it would be the best, I have a hotsling and he doesnt like that, I have a wrap and hes so heavy and it never feels tight enough and I have a mei tai but he wont tolerate that either. Whats left? I found this site of mybabynest.com and I really like it, seems like it would work better than the wrap but I keep spending lots of money on slings and wraps that dont work. Any ideas?<br><br>
I would really like one that I can wear him forward faceing in since he likes to LOOK at the world<br><br>
Thank you<br>
Angie and otis
 

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I also have a pile of slings in search of one that we like and will use. My latest purchase is a mei hip. I like it although I have only tried it once and didn't have it adjusted correctly and have yet to try it again. You probably shouldn't use it till your munchkin has good neck control, but it has potential to be a good choice for you.<br><br>
It's great for me to know there are other BIG babies out there...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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try a ring sling, you can do forward facing, hip carry, chest to chest, cradle, and back carry. they're adjustable so you can get them just right. make sure someone who knows what they're doing shows you how to use it.
 

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What kind of wrap do you have? Some of them just aren't good for heavier babies.
 

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Not sure where you live, but you could see if there's a NINO group where you are. You could try out lots of different carriers and see which one you like best, get help with using the wrap, etc.<br><br><a href="http://www.nineinnineout.org/localgroups.htm" target="_blank">http://www.nineinnineout.org/localgroups.htm</a><br><br>
Also, I remember 4 months being an awkward age for babywearing--once my DD grew out of the cradle hold she seemed to hate everything else. But then once she could sit up by herself she loved the Ergo, MT and a hip carry. Hang in there!
 

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wraps work the best for me. ring slings put too much weight on one shoulder, and are hard to do outward facing. the wrap around sling does this well. Mody wrap makes good ones for a great price. I got a kari-me wish I got the moby. the moby looks nicer and is half the price.
 

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wraps work the best for me. ring slings put too much weight on one shoulder, and are hard to do outward facing. the wrap around sling does this well. Mody wrap makes good ones for a great price. I got a kari-me wish I got the moby. the moby looks nicer and is half the price.
 

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I believe Moby's aren't great for heavier babies though...
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Also, I remember 4 months being an awkward age for babywearing--once my DD grew out of the cradle hold she seemed to hate everything else. But then once she could sit up by herself she loved the Ergo, MT and a hip carry. Hang in there!</td>
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Around 5+ months it got easier with the slings. I can now do the hip hold with the mei tei, wrap and ring sling and she loves it. As for naps she lets me put her in the mei tei facing in and falls right asleep (and she is a baby who likes to look out.) 4 months was tough though.
 

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Thanks mamas, Its so good to have all of you as a resource. I have a baby bundler wrap and I just cant get it tight enough, but were trying. He stayed in the ergo for a half hour today so that was great!
 

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oh my gosh, you could be me!<br>
my son is 5 months old and 28 pounds.<br>
we have an ergo on the way, he hated the hotsling so we sold it, and we are looking for a sling that will work best with us.<br>
what is the weight limit in a ring sling?
 

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I think the weight limit is usually around 35 lbs but every sling is different. Honestly, I would go with something other than a ring sling for such big babies. Dd is almost 19 lbs and my shoulder can only take it for so long. I LOVE my Kozy and I like my wrap too. I just feel like they are a little more versatile and can distribute weight better.
 

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Well my DS is only 17ish lbs, but I like using a MT for him (esp one with padded straps) I use a pouch (KKAFP) when we run errands, but really even at his weight (and I am wearing the pouch correctly) it end up hurting my shoudler after awhile.
 

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I have a smaller lighter 4 mo. old--my dd is about 11 lbs/25 inches. I love our kozy karrier, I sit her in it front facing like a little buddha with her feet up a bit and fold the front flap down and she loves it. I could wear her like this even before she had as much head control by tilting her hips so she was sort of leaning back against my chest. It is very comfy for us both (although she's little I can't tolerate the maya wrap ring sling--hurts my shoulder and too hard to adjust.) As for the breasts--they don't seem to be an issue (40 D). I also have a new native pouch that I like for shorter times--trips to the grocery store, etc. I find the moby is sort of not supportive enough of her head, or just in general not supportive enough, plus it feels too confining for us both.
 

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well i don't want to spend a lot of money buying a sling if he'll only be in it for like, a couple months. what is the weight limit for a wrap?
 

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NAK<br><br>
Wraps can be used for an insanely long time, as long as you have the woven (not stretchy) type. Moby=stretchy; not good for bigger babies. German wraps (Storchenwiege, Didymos)=woven, great for newborn-preschooler. Check out <a href="http://www.cottoncradles.com" target="_blank">www.cottoncradles.com</a> for some good info.<br><br>
To the OP: sounds like you have a good variety of options already. I second the suggestion that you get some hands-on help with the carriers you have; I bet it's just a matter of tweaking. If that's not an option where you live, you might want to check out <a href="http://www.thebabywearer.com" target="_blank">www.thebabywearer.com</a> . It's the next best thing!<br><br>
You might find back carries very comfortable, particularly with your wrap. When babies get bigger, it's a lot easier to carry them on our backs. YOur ds is probably still too young for a back carry with the Ergo, but with a wrap it would be fine, and possibly also with your mei tai, depending on which type you have.<br><br>
Best wishes!
 

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No wonder you're having trouble! Baby bundlers suck for bigger babies, too stretchy. Even a lightweight non-stretchy wrap like a gypsy mama or ellaroo would be better than the bb for such a heavy little one. I used my gm quite a bit, the only reason I've got storches now is that the gm was way too long.
 
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