Plus size baby wearing?

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smsturner's picture
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Plus size baby wearing?

I'd really like to have a great sling/carrier for around the house baby-wearing. I'm not a skinny little thing, and I know that matters when buying these.
Does anyone have any recommendations or specific brands they know of that are plus size friendly?

stbernardlover's picture
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My absolute favorite pouch was a cotton/spandex blend by kangaroo korner. But, sorry they went out of business. I wanted another one, it ill jsut have to make do with my original.

I also love my moby wrap. And that is perfect for any size because you wrap it to your prefernce. You just have to practice with it at home a title bit then you'll get to where you can whip it around you in target in a millisecond. Smile

I do need to get on my soapbox for a second if no one minds...... Please guys, read the instructions and youtube videos of how to wear these wraps correctly. I have seen so many people wearing them too loose and the baby is not properly supported. Their heads lean good ar back or forward, either way a serious threat of harm or death. Just rememebr that the baby should be hi enough on your chest so tht you can easily lean down and kiss him and there should be no space between you and baby if you lean over.

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I used Moby wrap and Ergobaby carrier. The Moby seems like it would offer more adjustibility for different shapes and sizes. However I came across this website and it looks like the mom is using an Ergobaby. Of the two, I really like my Ergobaby because it is easy to get on and off where as I felt like the Moby required lots of practice before I felt confortable using it outside the house (though I know some moms will pre-wrap themselves at home and wear it solo in the car until they get to their destination and then place baby inside). You do need to buy a separate infant insert for the Ergobaby to use until they have better head control whereas the moby wrap and the appropriate wrap position is all you need for a newborn.

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Kixsgc's picture
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I had a babyhawk with DS and I absolutely loved it! The straps are wicked long or you could get them longer. It was so comfortable and it worked really well for us.

smsturner's picture
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You guys are awesome. What great info. Smile Thank you!!

"stbernardlover" wrote:

I do need to get on my soapbox for a second if no one minds...... Please guys, read the instructions and youtube videos of how to wear these wraps correctly. I have seen so many people wearing them too loose and the baby is not properly supported. Their heads lean good ar back or forward, either way a serious threat of harm or death. Just rememebr that the baby should be hi enough on your chest so tht you can easily lean down and kiss him and there should be no space between you and baby if you lean over.

Ack now I'm scared!!! What if i do it wrong? How hard is it??

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If you want a buckle carrier I'd also recommend Kinderpacks, which come in petite, standard or plus sizes, with body sizes from baby to preschooler. She does a huge variety of prints too. I've found them the most comfortable buckle carrier and have tried LOADS! She is also based in the US so you won't have to pay customs charges on them (unlike me). Lots available second hand. Here's me with my (at the time) nearly 3 year old in a standard preschool size:

I'd also second the Babyhawk suggestion. One of those worked well for us too.

For a newborn though I was always more comfy in woven wraps. We had a stretchy moby which was lovely but DS was big and by 4 months I found it not as supportive as the wovens. They're harder to learn to do though, but for me it was worth it. I can still carry DS on my back in a woven for over an hour without any pain.

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We loved our Moby! Stetson was pretty small so he fit in it until about 9 months comfortably for me. After that we used an Ergo and he was ok with that until about 16 months. After that point he no longer liked to be in a carrier. We will be getting another Moby that is for sure. Tho I doubt I will go with an Ergo again.

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"smsturner" wrote:

Ack now I'm scared!!! What if i do it wrong? How hard is it??

Once you look at the how-tos and read the warnings, i think its pretty easy to figure out what the right/ wrong way is. Also, i know around here that there are lots of shops that sell them, and even if you don't buy it there, they will help you get it on and adjusted.

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:lurk:

The Ergo sport has a longer waist strap than the regular Ergo. It only comes in black, but what can you do?

Moby also gets my vote.

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"CamelNoodle" wrote:

:lurk:

The Ergo sport has a longer waist strap than the regular Ergo. It only comes in black, but what can you do?

Moby also gets my vote.

Hello Camelnoodle! How nice to see another face from the Junebugs 2010. I've often checked back on Will's progress and I've had you in my thoughts. Hope you guys have a fantastic summer. xxx

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Hi!!! I used Ergobaby carrier, not now.....

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Hi!!! I used Ergobaby carrier, not now.....

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LOVED my Moby, but sometimes I found it hard to tie because it didn't seem long enough and I wouldn't consider myself plus sized--so you might need to look at a wrap that is longer?? I am short--5'3" and about 140 when not pg and it seemed not long enough for me. I made myself a mei tai when ds3 was 5 months old and I love it too. I made the straps nice and long so it fit well. We still use it all the time and he just turned 18 months. I usually carry him on my back though.