I love my Moby and my Connecta and now want to try woven wraps. I *think* I need a large size as I'm a UK size 22/24 and also want to be able to attempt as many carries as possible over time. Would I be right in thinking I need something about 5.5 metres long, like a size 7?
I've also been reading up on buying Osnaburg fabric or IKEA's Lenda fabric to make a DIY woven. Does anyone have any experience of it? Is it worth my while as an inexpensive way to get into wrapping?
Thanks in advance from an eager but clueless babywearer!
I would go with something in a size 7 since you want to be able to do all the carries - some take quite a bit of fabric! And as far as DIY wraps, as long as the fabric is suitable then you should be able to do it no problem. You can also google SPOC (simple piece of cloth) and get tutorials and ideas for making them yourself.
Can you go somewhere to try it out? It may seem like an idea to get a larger wrap to be able to do all carries with it but in my experience, it is always better to get your first wrap as one that is the easiest size and not have to worry about learning certain carries (like ruck on the back) without a lot of fabric to deal with. Trying to learn with lots of fabric can become overwhelming and a lot of people end up giving up thinking they can't wrap at all. I would also try to go for a pattern you love and is easy to start with. Like a second hand wrap that is already well broken in and very cushy.
Thank you all for your replies I get to try a Didymos 7 on Friday and in a few weeks will have a woven living with me for a while thanks to a very kind friend. I'm looking forward to giving wrapping a try! My next stop may well be German ebay!
I use a length of Osnaburg as a wrap and I really like it, but I've never tried a proper german-style wrap so can't compare. It is really comfortable and easy to snug my big wriggly 8 mo. old it.
I figure as long as I'm happy with the Osnaburg wrap that I paid hardly anything for I don't care to know what I'm missing!
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