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i made myself a moby -- got fabric and cut it...<br><br>
1. i KNWO it is TOO long ... drags the floor even tied on -- but how long should it be?<br><br>
2. I am having trouvble getting it on tight enough, so that when i put my 9 lb new born in it he doesn't pull it so much that i am more or less just holding him -- carrier not supporting him .... advice?<br><br>
3. i often have to put it on and off two or thee times to get it on right and tight ... and it still seems clumbsy -- will this get better with pratice?<br><br>
any helpful hints?<br><br>
I love that it holds him right up tight to my body -- almost liek being pregant again ....<br><br>
I want to make ti work, but right now find it too much trouble and hassal to use <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
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I just measured my Moby, and it's about 17 feet long. Had I made a similar wrap rather than buying one, I'd choose for it to be a bit shorter so that I don't have to do a second wrap around my waist. As for the fit, I'd take note of how long the tail is when you get a good snug position, and aim for that length in subsequent wearings...you'll get a feel for it quickly. Once you have the wrap positioned, I've found that if I walk around and jiggle my babe as I put him in, he'll be much more content than if I just stand and manuever him in. I think your little one will enjoy being worn once you get the hang of it. Good luck.
 

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i'm bad a math but i know Moby's are around 5 yards. Some woven wraps are a little bit shorter, anywhere from 4 to 4.5 yards. (that's a rough estimate from the meter measurement)<br>
so you can cut it and hem it like pp suggested. but just leave a little bit more room than is comfortable right now for room to grow.<br><br>
did you make it with a jersey knit fabric? was it heavy or lightweight? if it's too lightweight, it may not be supportive enough.<br><br>
but the fit problem may be improved once you cut it a little shorter because pulling on extra long straps compromises the ability to get it snug. hope that makes sense.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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i find that i make the cross a bit higher and she sits higher which i like. after i wash it, it shrinks and after a few wears it's stretched back out to where i like it. yes it does get easier with practice. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> my DD is almost 7 months and i can tie it much faster now and slip her in pretty good. she's actually used to the "procedure" now and i notice her lifting her leg up a bit while putting her in. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> just keep practicing and experiment with how tight you tie it. you'll find a good fit. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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