Using a simple wrap

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Using a simple wrap
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Thu, 07-07-2005 - 2:10pm

I bought a length of material very cheap yesterday, and I didn't know if I wanted to try sewing it into a sling (I'm not much of a sewer) or just tie it as a wrap.

I know I've seen links before on different carries that you can do with just a piece of material and a knot, but I can't seem to find them quickly. Also, how much material do I actually need?

I tried it as a backpack carrier with both my DDs yesterday and just tied it under my arms (Megan hated it!), and it was comfy enough, but a bit bulky.

TIA!
Stephanie w/ Megan (6/6/03) and Annie (11/10/04)

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Registered: 04-13-2004
Fri, 07-08-2005 - 4:18pm

mamatoto.org and thebabywearer.com both have really good information about tying wraps and how much material you need for different wraps. You need to register for thebabywearer.com, but it's free and they don't send you anything.

I just got a wrap (a 4.6 meter Ellaroo) and have really been liking it (and our babies are only a couple of weeks apart in age). I like the front wrap cross carry and the back wrap cross carry with a chest belt. I learned how to tie both from thebabywearer.com or other sites they linked to. Good luck!

Jennifer
mom to Nick 8-18-02 and
Katie 11-30-04