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    Teagan has been refusing to be worn a lot lately. She's demanding that I carry her on my left hip and only my left hip. What gives? She's been going through this really clingy phase along with a new found fear of heights. I think the fear of heights thing is contributing to her not wanting to be worn on my back. But that's the only way I can stand to wear her! Help!
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    Yikes. Can you at least do a RS hip carry? I can't really stand those for long, and with your back you probably can't either, but maybe better than actually having to carry her around on your hip?

    I have been really resistant to carrying Adair around in my arms any more than absolutely necessary lately. She's just getting so HEAVY. 30 lbs gets tired fast!

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    Ummmm.....buy a ring sling? It'll help with her weight some and you want a colorful one for future baby (Sprog? lol) anyway.

    I can't arm carry Aiden much at all. Maybe 5 minutes and I'm completely done. I last longer with a ring sling - even one not meant for toddler weights! Back carries? I'm good for at least an hour. These kiddos are getting too big.

    Chances are it's a phases and she'll be over it shortly. ((hugs))

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    My SIL has my RS and there's no way DH will let me get a new one right now. I highly doubt I'll be able to convince DH that we need it for Sprog. I'm just at a loss as to why she's suddenly so resistant. I wonder if I can start her out on my hip with the Ergo supporting her and then kinda stealthily move her around?

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    Little Bird has some really pretty cotton ones for $45, not too bad. I'd lend you mine but it's already been gifted to my preggo friend.

    Since we're talking hip carry with a toddler here and not infant carrying, though, you could seriously just go buy a few yards of some cheap fabric and tie it on. You don't even have to sew it. Just anything to help support her weight and give your arm a break!

    And mainly, yes, hopefully it's a short-lived stage. I would imagine so. But annoying in the meantime!!!

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    Hmmm. Maybe I can fashion something.

    When is she due? Soon, right? Are you throwing her a shower?

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    Great point Leigh! It's called rebozo. As long as it's not stretchy fabric, you can tie it and even adjust it (though it's kinda backwards compared to ring slings in the way it adjusts).
    Let me find a video....
    Babywearing :: Rebozo Hip Carry video by PixieCurl - Photobucket

    And I'm guessing you don't keep random sling rings hanging around your house like me.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwayssmile View Post
    Great point Leigh! It's called rebozo. As long as it's not stretchy fabric, you can tie it and even adjust it (though it's kinda backwards compared to ring slings in the way it adjusts).
    Let me find a video....
    Babywearing :: Rebozo Hip Carry video by PixieCurl - Photobucket

    And I'm guessing you don't keep random sling rings hanging around your house like me.....
    How many yards do you think I need? And can I really just use whatever fabric so long as its not stretchy?

    I WISH I just had carriers lying around the house. I did ... then I sent them away.

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    Shorties are usually 2.2-3.2 meters long. 2.2 is a super shorty with 3.2 being a long shorty and 2.7 being an average shorty. 3.2 m would be a long tail, but you could also back carry with it (that's the length of my blue wrap). But a rebozo you'd want more like 2.5, 2.7 I'm guessing.
    I'd feel things up and just go with comfort. You want *some* diagonal give for comfort, but not all way give like jersey. Does that make sense? Too rigid and it won't mold well. Osanaburg is supposed to be the closest to a german style weave (it does break in fast and is comfortable), but it's just an ugly neutral color (people tend to dye them).
    Random thought - people use tablecloths as shorties. Just needs to be a type of woven fabric.

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    Hmmmmmm. I may have a table cloth that will work!

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