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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: ok all i have ever worn with dh who is now 6 mos and 16 lbs is a moby and i have been looking for other wearing options for when he gets bigger and something faster to put on...well first i ordered a WAHM pouch very pretty but didnt fit well at all it pulled t my shoulder it was an XL so then i ordered a mamas milk XL and does the same thing..and i cant put it over my shoulder b/c it is not long enough...<br><br>
i tried on my friends ergo and my boobs are too big..i dont know what else to try? any ideas before i waste money? i am a big plus size girl and i think that has something to do with it but surely something else will work well for me...anyone i would appreciate the input...
 

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What about a ring sling? Chicken Scratch slings are gorgeous and they come in lengths up to 105". If that wasn't long enough for you, I'm sure Laura Jane would work with you to get the perfect size. Info here: <a href="http://www.chickenscratchslings.com/pages/Sizing.php" target="_blank">http://www.chickenscratchslings.com/pages/Sizing.php</a><br><br>
Sleepingbaby.net would be another good option for a ring sling. Those are made to order, too, and are very affordable. Again, you can email the maker and get sizing advice tailored to your situation.<br><br>
Another option would be a mei tai. Not as quick and easy as a pouch or ring sling, but definitely quicker than a wrap, and you can put your little one on your back. For plus sized mamas, strap length is really the biggest concern. BabyHawk has the longest standard straps that I know of, and they are another maker I know of who will work with you to get the length you need for comfort.
 

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I think both moonbeem and MollyandCleo gave you good suggestions. Good luck!
 

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I definately second the NINO meeting suggestion.<br><br>
If there is not a NINO group near you, I would recommend buying from a place with a good return or exchange policy. For example, Attached to Baby sells a HUGE variety of carriers, many which have already been mentioned- mei tais, ring slings and structured carriers. If one style doesn't work for you, you can return it or exchange it for another. I once exchanged a pouch for a wrap and just paid the difference.<br><br>
They also have wonderful customer service reps who can chat with you live to help you decide on a type and brand of carrier.<br><br>
Since you are used to a 2 shoulder carry, I would recommend a mei tai. Both Babyhawks and Freehands have longer straps and you can get XL straps with a Maya Tie and a Kozy. All are sold at <a href="http://www.attachedtobaby.com" target="_blank">www.attachedtobaby.com</a><br><br>
Hugs to you mama, I know it can be frustrating but you will find the right carrier for you and your baby!
 

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thanks to all of you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="grouphug">
 

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yes - definitely if there's a NINO, that's the best place to start.<br><br>
but i don't know a single person who doesn't like their Kozy. i'm sure one exists somewhere of course <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> but for the most part, they're really awesome MT's. and i second the rec for XL straps.
 

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I had the same issue. I got a pouch when my DD was first born and I never got it to work right. I don't know if it was the stage she was going through or what, but she would just scream and scream. I just knew that SOMETHING had to work though, so I started posting around that I was looking for a used carrier or two. (it really makes no sense, IMO, spending a lot on something you don't even know if you are going to be able to use) I have to say, that asking about that used carrier was the best decision I ever made. We got a used mei tei for about $20 from a mommy here at MDC, and it was so beautiful and so well made that after 18 months, even used, its in perfect condition and we love love love it so much that until we found out we were expecting again, I didn't consider buying another carrier ever.<br><br>
I'm in the process of making a stretchy ring sling (my first ever homemade) because the pouch that I had just wasnt cutting it, and I really wanted something that had some give in it, after trying to force my DD's little bod into that one. (we're having a new baby in October so the new sling is technically for her since IMO newborns need much more support than older babes)<br><br>
I did use that material and wrap it around my DD and I before I cut it for the ring sling, and that was a nice wrap too. I will probably make one of them too actually <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I've been looking for a project to hand dye.<br><br>
That pouch that never worked for me before, finally sort of works, as a hip carry, but I still cant seem to get the shoulder to function right. (no matter what I do it bunches up and cuts into my shoulder)<br><br>
Anyways, after all my rambling, I just wanted to suggest that you try a bunch of different ones, until you find something that works. Besides MDC, there is also a group on Yahoo that is a buy/sell for used baby carriers. I don't recall the name, but they had some very good deals as well.
 

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i like hotsling so much! my baby also does...i have big boobs and it worked well...you want to make sure you get the right size pouch or they are worthless...i had to return mine once to get it right.
 
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