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meldo 09-22-2012 06:49 PM

Wrap questions
I finally am liking my moby wrap. Only problem is ds is almost 5 mo and I can tell I'm going to need something not so stretchy. As a 6ft tall mama, what should I be looking for length wise? I'm confused by wraps. Is there a good site someone could point me to? And what's a good brand of woven wrap that won't break the bank?

I'm typing on my iPhone, sorry.

dudleypippen 09-22-2012 06:52 PM

Subbing! I've been wondering the same!

Hannabee 09-27-2012 01:38 PM

Re: Wrap questions
I've been doing a lot of researching into woven wraps, and hopefully will be buying my first woven soon!

As I'm brand new to the site, I can't post links, but I can suggest what to google!

The Weird and Wonderful World of Woven Wraps - This is one of the most helpful blog posts I've found, and it's a nice introduction into wovens, sizes, types of material, etc.

Also, check out Pax Baby's Woven Wrap Guide - This is another good 'introductory' type page, and also gives a mini-glossary of some terminology found in the 'wrap world'

A lot of sites say that it's good to start with a 100% cotton wrap, as it's the easiest to clean (washer/dryer). The general consensus is that some of the best 'starter' brands are: Girasol, Natibaby, BBSlen, Storchenwiege, Didymos, and Dolcino. Striped wraps, or ones that have different colours at the top and bottom, are easier to start wrapping with, as you can tell the difference between your top and bottom 'rails'.

Size 6 (4.6 meters) seems to be the standard size for most people to be able to do most carries. Here is a list of carries, with notes about which length of wrap you need according to your size (sm, med, lg adults) Due to your height I'd probably go with the 'large' reccomendation.

Hope that helps! I have loads of notes and bookmarks which I am more than willing to share; I just don't want to overwhelm you!

JennTheMomma 09-27-2012 01:55 PM

Re: Wrap questions
Here is a chart that will help you

shweebies 09-27-2012 02:01 PM

Re: Wrap questions
I am 6'2" and weigh about 180 pounds. I use a 6, but there are a couple of carries a 7 would be better to have more tails. I bought my wrap used. It is a natibaby japan with silk. It is a thicker wrap. Some people like thin, some like thick. I think it would be good to meet up with some wrapping mamas locally. is a good forum to visit and learn more about wraps. There is also a fsot section there. That is where I bought my wrap from. I bought from a local mama who showed me her vast collection and helped me wrap. You can also look at youtube videos. There are tons of them. Good Luck!

DottieHarley 10-03-2012 10:55 AM

Re: Wrap questions
[QUOTE=Hannabee;15738841]Striped wraps, or ones that have different colours at the top and bottom, are easier to start wrapping with, as you can tell the difference between your top and bottom 'rails'. QUOTE]

Huh. I never ever would have thought of that, but SO true! Thanks for the tip!
I never bought wraps - made my own from 5 yds of cotton gauze from Joanns. Cheap, easy (not even hemmed), and washable. I am short so I had the opposite issue with length, though.

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