I'm ready to dive into wovens! I've been babywearing since my 3rd was born. My stash includes a Solly stretch wrap, babyhawk, beco butterfly, and an original boba. With 5 kids I find myself wanting to do back carries, it's just easier to help my other kids when the baby isn't occupying the front of me. But I find that my SSC's don't offer much support, and I'm not a huge fan of having a buckle across my chest/boobs! Plus i think a woven would be more comfy for baby.
I really love the look of the Girasol rainbows. Would that be an okay first wrap? Are they supportive enough to carry a toddler? And are they hot in the summer? We hike a lot so I definitely don't want something that will overheat us both! Ive read that Didymos makes amazing wraps but they seem more spendy than the Girasol, and i definitely lean more towards bold stripes. I haven't fallen in love with the look of the Didymos yet. I don't have a huge budget, but I've been stalking Craigslist in many cities hoping to score a nice used wrap. Buying off a FSOT board makes me a little nervous just because I don't frequent forums much.
So should I go for a Girasol now, and maybe invest in a more supportive carrier down the road? Or is there another brand out there that you recommend? Right now my youngest is almost 6mo and 17lbs. I'm thinking a size 6 would be right for me, I'm 5'7" and 170lbs. Still working in shedding that baby weight!
Thanks for your help and advice!