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Old 12-05-2012, 10:47 AM   #8
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Re: Best carrier for an XS mama

I'm 5'1", but fluffy. I'm fairly petite on top. The BabyHawk OhSnap was too big for me and so was an Ergo. The Becco wasn't quite right either. I could never get the straps tighted down enough on any of them. I suppose they would have fit when DD was little older, but I didn't want to wait until she was 7 or 8 months old (she'll be petite too). I ended up getting petite versions of a Bamberoo and a Dream Carrier, however those are rare and hard to find.

I used a Moby wrap up to three months and also thought there was too much fabric. It was okay for BWing around the house. I hated wrapping outdoors, especially when the ground was wet. A ring sling was convenient for short periods of time, like grocery shopping trips. Basically, I wore a Moby or a ring sling until DD was big enough to go into a SSC.

I considered a half buckle mei tai if I couldn't find a SSC with short enough straps. If the waist had a buckle and the top straps tied, that would be the perfect combination.
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