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Old 02-26-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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New to Wraps

Love wearing my babes & I have all different carriers, but now I'd like to get into wrapping.

What do you suggest for a good 1st time wrapper that is 5'2"?
Why is that wrap a good starter?

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Old 02-27-2013, 12:37 PM   #2
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I'm also new to wrapping and 5'2".
I just got Infantino Sync yesterday. My LO is only 3 mos, 13 lbs. She fell asleep as soon as I put her in. I thunk it'll work fine for us. More hands free than my simply good sling. I'll post how it works down the road.
I figure I'd test drive before buying an expensive wrap and not like it.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:40 PM   #3
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Our babes are the same age!
I'd love to hear your experience after wrapping for a bit.
I love when they instantly fall asleep while being worn.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:53 PM   #4
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Re: New to Wraps

If you really want to get into wrapping, I'd suggest starting with a woven wrap somewhere in the size 5 (4.2 m) to size 6 (4.6 m) range. This will allow for the most versatility (front, hip, and eventually back carries). Usually a size 6 is recommended for a first wrap, but since you're on the smaller side like me (I'm 5'1"), you could probably do fine with a slightly shorter wrap. There are sooooo many different options for woven wraps, though, and they can get expensive so it's nice to try before you buy. Is there a babywearing group in your area? If so, you could try a wrap from their lending library, or another mama might let you try theirs. Storchenwiege Leos, Didymos stripes, and Dolcinos are ones I would suggest considering, bc they are all cotton (easier to launder), medium grip and thickness (so easier for learning to wrap with), and not super expensive or hard to obtain. But there are plenty of other wraps that would work well for a beginner too.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:09 PM   #5
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Id stick with a cotton wrap. I am 5'3 105lbs and have a size 5 storch leo wrap & a shorty size 2 bbslen pineapple wrap.

My size 5 is perfect for every wrap, i can basically do every carry with it! - a variety of Back front and hip.
My shorty size 2 is perfect for quick short rucksack carries and rebozo hip carries.

So id say go for a size 5 which is 4.2m. You will be able to do a lot without it being to long
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:11 PM   #6
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Also, im from san diego and we have a wonderful babywearing community on facebook. Just search babywearing san diego. Theres always wraps for sale there & the mommies take wonderful care of their wraps. You can send out an ISO
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:30 PM   #7
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I agree that a size 5 would probably be good for you.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:51 PM   #8
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Re: New to Wraps

And I would also suggest Vatanai stripes - they are great for a newbie as well and super easy to wrap with. And also perfect for hot weather
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Vat stripes would be good because of the contrasting rails. I also think a Storch Inka would be good, they're less expensive and beautiful!
YouTube is a great resource for wrapping techniques
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Vat stripes would be good because of the contrasting rails. I also think a Storch Inka would be good, they're less expensive and beautiful!
YouTube is a great resource for wrapping techniques
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