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When ds was small I bought 8 yards of muslin to use as a wrap for him. 8 yards was most definatly too much as I had a hard time managing that much fabric for just ds and I!! Hence, I didnt use it too much, but....<br><br>
I've read that wraps are AWESOME for the newborn stage and I'm due next month!! So I'm wondering how much I need to cut off in order for it to be functional for my next baby. I'm 5' 8" and shortly after the baby comes I'll weigh about 180 (i'm guessing based on last time). I dont believe I'll have any less than an 8 lb baby.<br><br>
I was thinking of cutting about 3 yards off, making the wrap 5 yards in length. Its just a cotton muslin, pretty lightweight. Any thoughts on this?
 

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Nevermind, I just found that info on mamatoto.org!!<br><br>
I wouldnt mind hearing from wrap wearers of their experiences, anyone want to share?
 

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i used the directions on mamatoto.org to make 2 wonderful wraps! 5 yards is perfect for me.....i am 5'3" and thin. right now, ds is about 17#
 

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Hi there, I just made a wrap too from mamatoto and mine is too short!! I used five yards but I probably cut off another inch or so just to straighten out the edges. Anyway, I wish I had bought six yards instead. It is functional and very long indeed but once I wrap it around my poochy tummy I can barely tie a knot in the back.<br><br>
For reference I am very short (5-2) and I probably weigh around 140. Like I said I do have a belly although my upper frame is small. I guess it's hard to say how much fabric to use since everyone's body shape is different.
 

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i'd say to start with six yards and see if that feels too long. you can always cut more off, but you can't make it longer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> most stretchy newborn wraps are 6 yards - that allows most everyone to do a nice secure wrap cross carry. if you can do a FWCC and have lots of tails dangling from the knot, measure the extra and go from there.
 
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