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I have a Moby wrap & just got a mamma's milk pouch. I like the Moby just fine, but I often get too warm in it. I also want something a little simpler, so I thought an adjustable pouch would be good.<br><br>
I ordered a L/XL, aand have it on the largest setting I can; it says to have at least 3 inches of velcro secured. OK, I did that, but it's still sooo snug I can barely get my DD in it comfortably. I try as best I can, but then it gets all bunched up Is this normal, or is this just too small?? Is there something else I can try? I am plus sized & have a very large chest. I want something that would be good for a hip carry or for DD to be facing outwards since she needs to see where the action is. DD is 3 mos. old & about 13 lbs.<br><br>
Can anyone help me?
 

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Are you open to a ring sling? They almost as quick and easy as pouches, but much more adjustable. ZoloWear makes good one, and their large is about the same as the Mamma's Milk L/XL, so you could go up to an XL in the Zolo and have plenty of room to spare. Sleeping Baby Productions (<a href="http://www.sleepingbaby.net" target="_blank">www.sleepingbaby.net</a>) is another great ring sling and they are a great value. If you want something with a bit more flair, ChicKen ScRatch (<a href="http://www.chickenscratchslings.com" target="_blank">www.chickenscratchslings.com</a>) is a little boutique designer that makes gorgeous and really comfy ring slings. The tails on her slings are LONG, but they go all the way up to XXL (105"). Maya Wrap is another classic ring sling that people love, and their sizing goes up to XL. I tend to prefer the lightly padded version to the classic one, as the shoulder is a bit more comfy (IMO).
 

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I've never tried a ring sling, that sounds like a great idea. Might try to find a used one to start with. Are they pretty easy to learn?
 

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There's more of a learning curve than a pouch, but they're not hard to learn at all. Zolowear.com has the most comprehensive online instructions I've seen anywhere. They are divided into sections by baby's age and wearing position, and you can view written instructions or short videos for every carry. You can flip through a few of their instructional videos just to get an idea of what wearing a ring sling entails. Their troubleshooting guide is fantastic, too. You can see them here: <a href="http://zolowear.com/Wearing.aspx" target="_blank">http://zolowear.com/Wearing.aspx</a><br><br>
thebabywearer.com has a very active For Sale or Trade forum, where you should find lots and lots and lots of ring sling options. A popular thing you'll find there are "slingified" wraps -- good german wraps cut up and made into ring slings. People swear by their comfort, but I've never tried one myself (mostly because thinking of cutting up a Didymos makes me cry). Anything around 2.5 meters or so would be sufficiently long for you.
 

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i am very big and tall and have a verrrrry big chest....my son is also a strapping little 3 mo. old...hotslings worked for me...they have all the way up to 3XL i think, but a regular xl worked for me...you wantthe pouch to feel snug, but not crazy snug....good luck...try lots of things, different carriers work for different mamas...i had to try everything before i found what worked for me!
 

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Thanks for the vidoes link! That really helps! I'll check out TBW too.
 
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