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I'm due late July with #2 and I'm looking for a stretchy wrap. I made one when dd was a toddler (didn't really know about them when she was a newborn), but I'm thinking it might be too stretchy a material. And for the record, my daughter was born just over 8 lbs and was pretty big for the first year, so something supportive would be good. i already have a didymos woven wrap, but I want a stretchy one for a newborn.<br><br>
I love these: <a href="http://www.sugarsweetbaby.com/" target="_blank">http://www.sugarsweetbaby.com/</a>, but I've never really heard of them and I'm wondering how the thickness/stretchiness compares.<br><br>
Otherwise, I'm looking at a moby or sleepy baby. I have a serger, so if anyone has an even better recommendation for a fabric to buy for a stretchy wrap, I'm open to that.
 

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I'm planning to make my own no-sew stretchy wrap using <a href="http://www.make-baby-stuff.com/make-a-baby-sling.html" target="_blank">these instructions.</a> I've also heard that Sleepy Wraps are a really good brand and among the most affordable of the stretchies. My experience with the Moby is that it is too hot and sags a lot. Would not recommend this brand.<br><br>
Have you looked at a gauze wrap? They are supposed to be much cooler than the stretchies and with your LO due in July, you might find it more comfortable than a stretchy wrap. I'm also trying to make my own gauze wrap... I've got the fabric (only $2.50 a yard!), now I'm just waiting for my baby to be born so I can try it out! I bought about 6 yds of fabric, thinking that I can always cut it off if it's too big. The Gypsy Mama Bali Breeze is a gorgeous gauze wrap, but out of my price range. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">
 

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I made my own a while back, but never used it much as I made it when my daughter was maybe 2 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I think the fabric I bought might not be supportive enough, though. I've read that moby wraps are 100% cotton where sleepy wraps are 95% cotton 5% spandex. And the sugarsweet wraps are 70% bamboo 30% organic cotton. If I make my own, I have to decide which fabric to try out.
 

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You might want to look at Gypsy Mama/Wrapsody Bali Baby Stretch wraps... they are less stretchy than a Moby or Sleepy Wrap, and therefore carry your baby at a heavier weight, but are still super cuddly for a newborn and very supportive. Moby's tend to get tooo saggy for little kiddos at aroud 15 lbs, but the BBS is comfy much longer- maybe mid-20s.<br><a href="http://www.gypsymama.com/shop/stretch.htm" target="_blank">http://www.gypsymama.com/shop/stretch.htm</a><br>
I have one and it's my favorite carrier. I've loved it from day one.<br>
~maddymama
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You might want to look at Gypsy Mama/Wrapsody Bali Baby Stretch wraps... they are less stretchy than a Moby or Sleepy Wrap, and therefore carry your baby at a heavier weight, but are still super cuddly for a newborn and very supportive. Moby's tend to get tooo saggy for little kiddos at aroud 15 lbs, but the BBS is comfy much longer- maybe mid-20s.<br><a href="http://www.gypsymama.com/shop/stretch.htm" target="_blank">http://www.gypsymama.com/shop/stretch.htm</a><br>
I have one and it's my favorite carrier. I've loved it from day one.<br>
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This is by far my favorite new born wrap. Love it, can back wrap with it, plenty of snuggle, but much much more supportive than a moby. Thinner material too, and so gorgeous. I definitely think it's worth the extra $$ (and they're not that expensive as far as wraps in general go)
 

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Those sound nice. I think our babywearing group has one of those so I can check it out there.<br><br>
I'm still interested in a DIY stretch wrap. I'm hearing that bamboo/cotton french terry makes great wraps as does bamboo fleece.
 
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