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hey there ladies, so i have an almost two year old who's a whopping 28 lbs! and she's recently discovered piggy back, up until now she wouldn't lay flat for me on my back or cooperate in any form! from a few weeks old we did a moby style (diy medium weight gauze) and she always loved it until she started walking up to 10 blocks just before winter. soooo my question, i need back carry options! i found this one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7i5I6cRf2o&feature=related
tonight and it actually felt pretty good, she enjoyed it. but it's a little hard to do up since i'm out of practice! trying to find the wrap style that will fit us both over the next little while until she's too big. the seamstress at the store said that the material should be good for wrapping up to 35 lbs so i'm not too worried about weight, it's not stretchy so that's good. followed alwayssmiles here (how are you doing? trying to remember if that's you jackie from TTC#1 if so you're looking good!) i've been lurking on here the last couple months and i know i saw something a while back but i can't find it now.

thanks for any and all tips, styles and ideas!!!

mara

here's a pic of front carry in our diy moby, first couple attempts at wrapping? i got really good eventually!


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Hi and welcome! I'm not a wrapper so I can't really help you out. There are a few on the board (yes, that's Jackie) who wrap.

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thanks!
so after many brain cells were sacrificed! i managed to figure out how to do the standard front carry in reverse kind of, for a back carry, so far so good, but still looking for anything else we can try!
and the best part is my preggo jacket (super extra large mens) works to go outside with her on my back!!!


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Hi Mara! Yep, it's me who you used to chat with on the TTC for the 1st time board! :mrgreen:
Sorry I'm in the middle of moving across country; just wanted to let you know that I did see this thread.
I'll respond more later when I haven't spend the day on the road with a screaming toddler :lol:, but here's the wrapping thread that I've slowly been adding to with carry help and info: http://www.pregnancy.org/bulletinboards/showthread.php?687103-All-About-Wraps

I'm not a very good wrapper myself, but I keep trying and I'm slowly improving. It's a high learning curve, but it's a lot of fun! Biggrin

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Looks like you're doing great with the wrapping so far! I have no experience--we've mostly just done ring sling and SSC--but welcome to the board!

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Okay, since it's a DIY gauze wrap, I'd stick to reinforced carries and carries with multiple passes. So the "basic" front carry is the front wrap cross carry. It's a bit different than the carry on the Moby, but it offers the same support. The back wrap cross carry is the back version. I think that's what you did in the picture. Another carry I recommend is the double hammock. I found I can get a high back carry with this and with the wide chest pass when tightened properly eases the pressure of the ruck straps on your shoulders.
A unique back carry that I've enjoyed practicing with (I say practice because I can't always get it tight enough to tie since my wrap is only a size 5 lol) Double Rebozo Shoulder-to-Shoulder.
Another unique one that doesn't have ruck straps and makes it's own chest best is Christina's Ruckless Back Carry. I've really enjoyed using this one.

Also check your wrap over before use to make sure that there aren't any tears, bare spots where the threads have shifted or broke, and anything else that may set off your spidey sense. Wink Ideally you'd do this every time, but practically aim for doing this once a week. lol. I even do this with my German woven. If you find that the gauze isn't staying comfortable enough for you, osaburg fabric is supposed to make a fantastic wrap. It will need to be broken in to make it softer, but I've ran across quite a few people who swear they find it just as good as many German woven wraps! You can dye it to make it pretty too.

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thanks! will check them out later today/this week!!! feeling silly, the threads i saw are in the New Faw sticky! :foreheadsmack:

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If you have any questions, let me know. I'm a novice wrapper myself (just got my Storch Anna for New Years lol), but there are pro wrappers locally where I just moved that are already helping me out that I can get info from if I don't know the answer. Smile

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that's awesome i will keep that in mind! we have a group here but it's hard to get too and i didn't feel that comfortable (kinda clique y) so far jades loving the wrap i got working but looking forward to trying some options!
want to look into other wrap options for cloth for weight issue but that will be another day at the fabric store! and i will def look into the options you have already mentioned!
if you have any questions about the standard moby stuff, i got REALLY good with the front wrap, could do it in less than 2 minutes in any location!