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Old 12-12-2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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Using a woven with a newb?

I'm due with a new baby girl this February. I'm thinking about skipping the stretchy wrap and going straight to a woven. I've never used a woven and desperately want to! If I get one it will be a C & C, because I can't throw down a lot of cash on it. I already have a ring sling, Baby K'tan, Toddlerhawk, Boba Air, Scootababy, and Boba 2G in my stash. I'm thinking I'm going to trade the Boba 2G towards my wrap, though. The K'tan is something I bought new for this baby, so I don't have experience with it from my first daughter. The only time I ever used a Moby with my first daughter was when she was around 8 months old, so too big, obviously. Is wrapping a newborn in a woven really that hard? Especially for a beginner wrapper?

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Old 12-12-2012, 02:21 PM   #2
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Never done it, I want to get a woven for #2 as well, focusing a bit on back wraps but I have these saved and ready:




btw whats a C&C?
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:44 PM   #3
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Never done it, I want to get a woven for #2 as well, focusing a bit on back wraps but I have these saved and ready:




btw whats a C&C?
Here's a link to the wrap on Frog Mama's page.
http://www.frogmama.com/colimacon-and-cie-organic-cotton-woven-wraps.html

I'll watch those videos here soon. I'm sure they are helpful. I'm in a crazy rush to get myself and my toddler ready for church this evening, haha. We had to take a break to eat.
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I only use wovens, and I use them with newborns. I actually think it is easier to get a good wrap with a woven than a stretchy wrap, those things get pressure points really easy.

I really think a good woven is a better investment than a stretchy wrap, which can only be used up to about 15 lbs. A woven can be used for years.

I haven't used a C&C, but they have good reviews, so I think it will be fine.
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Stretchy wraps can go beyond 15 lbs. Though I am not sure about 40lbs.
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Re: Using a woven with a newb?

Ehhhhh stretchy starts to sag at around 20lbs and be really nasty on your frame because of the front-carry. It's because humans aren't really meant to carry stuff on our front (the only way stretchy wraps are considered "safe") above 20lbs. But our back? We can load it up! That's why wovens are so great -- lots of versatility!

What do C&Cs run retail? I know Storchenweige is a pretty well-loved newb-to-tot wrap that's right around the $100 mark. Same with Didymos.
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I only use wovens, and I use them with newborns. I actually think it is easier to get a good wrap with a woven than a stretchy wrap, those things get pressure points really easy.

I really think a good woven is a better investment than a stretchy wrap, which can only be used up to about 15 lbs. A woven can be used for years.

I haven't used a C&C, but they have good reviews, so I think it will be fine.
With a woven can you wrap and then pop them in, or do you always have to wrap around them?
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Stretchy wraps can go beyond 15 lbs. Though I am not sure about 40lbs.
I think most say they can handle 20lbs, but they normally start sagging around 15lbs.
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Ehhhhh stretchy starts to sag at around 20lbs and be really nasty on your frame because of the front-carry. It's because humans aren't really meant to carry stuff on our front (the only way stretchy wraps are considered "safe") above 20lbs. But our back? We can load it up! That's why wovens are so great -- lots of versatility!

What do C&Cs run retail? I know Storchenweige is a pretty well-loved newb-to-tot wrap that's right around the $100 mark. Same with Didymos.
Brand new and 5 m (which is what I guess I'd need?) is $97. I plan on trading my Boba 2G for it, though, which will bring it down to like $47.

Would 5 meters of fabric be too much, you think? I'm around 5'6", and my pp weight was 140, but is now like 170 (). Hubby is around 210, but I highly doubt he will ever use the wrap, especially when she's a newb.
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No wonder! I didn't realize that stretchy wraps had a 20 lb weight limit. My back gets sore with my 12 pounder.
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