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With my twins, I used a mayawrap for a while, but I just couldn't get comfy with it. With #3 I didn't know much better so I used a snugli or a bjorn or something


Now I am pregnant with #4 and feel like a babywearing newbie. I am in a very mainstream town where everyone uses bjorns -- today I actually saw a mama using an Ergo and I totally accosted her. She had a 6 month old in it with an insert and totally raved about it. However, I've read some of the threads on here that Ergos aren't that great for plus-sized/big boobed mamas, plus can you use them with a newborn?

I have no problem buying a few slings, provided I'll actually use them!

So tell me, keeping in mind that I am plus-sized and have plus-sized boobies:

Please recommend a good newborn carrier?

And a carrier for when the baby is a little bigger?

Thanks!
 

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Your best bet would probably be a mei tai or a wrap. They are more adjustable for those of us with lots of curves. Kozy and Babyhawk both make mei tais with extra long straps, as do a few others. A wrap comes in many different lengths and is infinitely adjustable. Check out www.thebabywearer.com for more info on these and how to use them. Good luck!
 

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I am plus-sized (size 18 - 20 before pregnancy, a little bigger now), and wear a 44E bra. I've been surprised at how much I like my Hotsling -- it's just so easy to pop the baby in and out of, and comfortable on my neck and shoulder. It's not something I could wear all day, but for running errands and doing chores around the house, it seems to be the sling I reach for the most often. I've been surprised -- I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I do since it's not adjustable. I think getting the right size is important -- I wear a 7, if that helps you at all. Good luck!
 

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I have no problem with my Ergo. However I have only had it about a month so I didn't use it when DS was a little baby. They do have an infant insert and claim it can be used for newborns. I started using it when DS was three months. I could have used the insert but I would have only needed it for a couple weeks so I just put one let in and one let out.. or had both his legs in. He can now sit in it properly. Just buy the waist extender strap and you should be good to go.

Oh and find a store that carries them so you can try it on first.
 

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I'm not plus sized right now, but I was after I had my second and I have big boobs. I used a ring sling (with a different shoulder piece than a maya) and it was fine.

My friends that are plus sized w/ big boobs like mei tai carriers the best.
 

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You could do a properly sized pouch, a ring sling with a different type of shoulder (Maya Wraps are definitely better for the sharp-angled shouldered ones among us - try something with a gathered or fanned shoulder), a mei tai (some women don't like how the mei tai straps look tied around their waists, but you have so many tying options), or, and this my suggestion, a good wrap, stretchy for the newborn stage, later a good woven.

There isn't THAT much one does differently for babywearing when one is plus sized or bountifully breasted, but there are ways to make it better or worse for you.
 

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Ooh, babywearing with a great system is just SO cool!
And, I'm just so excited #4 is on the way for you!


Okay, so I'm not plus sized now, but I was before/after with my first babe. I really agree with the stretchy wrap or a well fitted stretchy pouch. With a mid-oct babe, I think this would be my sling protocol:

-Kangaroo Korner Adjustable Fleece Pouch (KKAFP) http://www.kangarookorner.com/p-26-a...ece-pouch.aspx The Fleece makes it warm & nice and streeeetchy. They have 25% off sale right NOW which is really rare for them (with select fabrics). The KKAFP is just a great pouch that adjusts to help fit over a bulky sweater or weight changes.

- Moby Wrap www.mobywrap.com I LOVE this wrap. It's super stretchy and totally comfortable. It's one size, so if you stalk the TP here long enough, you'll probably find a used one for $20.

And, if Sling Set was still around I'd rec that, instead of KKAFP, just because it's cool and stretchy.
 
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