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Old 03-28-2012, 12:28 PM   #21
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Re: Baby carrier for plus size mamas

Im a size 24 and my favorites are the moby and ergo sport. Moby was great for newborn to 4 months. I started with the ergo sport after the moby started hurting my back. The ergo sport is big enough that I dont need a waist extender. The original ergo wouldnt even fit me with the waist extender so beware.

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Old 03-30-2012, 03:53 PM   #22
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Thanks ladies..........anyone else please input
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:58 PM   #23
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I'm kinda plus sized and I'm happy to say the ergo fit me great. I like the ring sling but The Mei Tai BARELY fit so I say that's a no go.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:57 PM   #24
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I would agree about the Ergo - if you want one get the Sport - it fit me without the extenders and I need it for my regular Ergo.
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I'm plus sized (size 20) and my favorite is the ergo performance (i have and also use a bh oh snap, a mei tai with xl straps, moby, tmd half buckle, and a taylormade mesh ring sling).

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Re: Baby carrier for plus size mamas

I've read on PAX baby that Jillian recommends Olives and Applesauce carriers for fluffy moms. I'm not plus size, but I'm curvy. After looking at many pictures of the O&A carriers, it does appear to be a great carrier for fluffier mamas. And they're gorgeous.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:44 PM   #27
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Re: Baby carrier for plus size mamas

You could also try a woven wrap like a storchenwiege or girasol in a longer length. Granola Babies carries them and the owner is great at helping to determine the length needed.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:38 AM   #28
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Re: Baby carrier for plus size mamas

Take this with a grain of salt, since I haven't actually had my baby yet- but I did have a baby wearing consultation where I tried on all different types and sizes of wraps. I'm about an 18/20 and very pear shaped. My favorites for the newborn were the Boba Wrap (similar to Moby, a little more stretchy) and the Maya Ring Sling in L. The Boba and Moby are completely adjustable since you wrap them so they conform nicely to your body. The Maya sling is great and at 5' 8" and plus size there was still room in a L for me to use the tail as a nursing cover.

I liked the Beco Butterfly- no extension needed, but it's too small for my tall hubby. The Ergo fits him better and I can wear it too- but I need the waist extender. That would not be an around the house carrier for me- more of a "spending the day walking the city or park" carrier. We liked the mei tais too and had no problem with fit, but they didn't feel quite as secure for newborns to a first-time babywearer. That's totally a comfort-level thing though, I know a lot of people love them for newborns.

There's a local babywearing group and a local store that rent their carriers. That might be a good option if it is available in your area. We're getting the Boba and Maya right off the bat for around the house/ breastfeeding/ shopping but as the baby grows we're going to rent and see what work for us and baby before buying any more.
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Just found this: http://plussizebirth.com/2012/04/bab...s-size-mom.htm
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Cool thanks for the link.......... sure wish she would of showed a pic and review of the Boba 3g really looking into getting one of those.
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