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I'm trying to make a wrap...I bought 4 1/2 yards of flannel, cut it in half lengthwise and sewed it together. Now I am realizing that this is going to be one huge, hot piece of fabric to be wearing. So now I have a bunch of questions...1)Did I make a mistake in buying something that needs to be doubled? 2)Are wraps super hot anyway? 3)Could I get away with just one layer of the flannel for now (DD is about 14 lbs right now)? 4)How wide is a wrap supposed to be...I've seen recommendation for anywhere from 20-40 inches wide, but even 20 inches seems awfully wide to me.
 

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mine is stretch cotton (jersey knit) 5 yards. I bought 60" wide and split kept one and gave the other to a friend. Some of the carries utilize the fabric spread out and the width is an asset. Other carries don't use the width at all. A lot of it depends on the size and age of the DC. Yes, the flannel gets hot and I wouldn't double it. I actually bought the cotton because I get hot wearing my DC anyhow. Plus I sometimes have to wear them both. My cotton works just fine on my 18 lb DS as well as my 27 lb DD. I hope I have answered your questions and that I did not get redundant doing so. Have fun wearing your babe.
 

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I second the stretch cotton just make sure the stretch isn't going the wrong way on the wrap or your baby will be sagging to your knees <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> ! I would say the width depends on your preference. With my dd she liked to have the extra fabric b/c she will lean way back sometimes to look at things and I don't have to worry about her falling out! but if your dc sits comfortably in less fabric then go for it! that's what i love about wraps you can make them especially for you and your baby!! Hope that answers your questions! Good Luck!
 
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