I don't buy woven wraps based on my size, but more based on the carries I want to do. Some carries take much more wrap than others - especially the multi-layer carries like Front Wrap Cross Carry - which is similar to the carry you do with the moby. They say that the most common base size is a 6 (equivalent to an Ellaroo medium 4.6m) because you can do any carry with it, but I think at your size you could easily buy a 5 (equivalent to Ellaroo small 4.1m). I can do any carry with a 5 and I'm 5'-7" but quite slim.
Also I find that the better you get at wrapping, the smaller a size you need as you become more efficient at doing it. I used to do a Double Hammock back carry with a 6 only, but now I can do it with a 5 and room to spare. So I would get the small if I were you, but if you want some extra room to play with and like having longer flowy tails (some women love them!) then I would go for the medium! xx
Sun broke it down perfectly! You'll probably do fine with a small. My .02, I started with a size 6 and an finding it to be a little overwhelming with so much fabric. I'm about 5'2" 150lbs so I'm not tall enough to off-set the length of the fabric. I've kept my original wrap but have now bought a couple shorter wraps for quick carries and for in parking lots etc. where I don't want tails dragging while wrapping.
I guess after all the rambling I just wanted to warn you that what might seem like the perfect wrap or length, once you get into it you may find that you like something else. I really thought I would want a wrap that would enable me to do any carry I want but now I'm realizing that I rarely fully utilize the length of my wrap.
Post pictures when you get it! We need to see action shots!
Thank you, that's a great help! What wraps have you got/like? X
I have a few wraps in different sizes:
Didymos Anthracite Hemp Indio 6 (4.7m)
Ellevill Jade Mild 6 (4.7m)
Vatanai Igloolik 5 (4.0m)
Ellevill Jade Fog 4 (3.7m)
Didymos Iris between size 2 and 3 (around 2.9m)
I love all my wraps for different reasons. I love my indio because it's so supportive and cushy. I can carry LO all day in it and never get sore - but it is very long and warm. I like the Jade size 4 for doing quick back carries as it's also very supportive. But I probably use the Vatanai the most because it's thin, cool and very easy to stuff in my bag if I'm going somewhere. I didn't think of easy portability when I was buying, but the thin wraps are definitely easier to transport. It's also super soft, but not as cushy as the others - I have to wrap carefully if I know I'll be wearing for more than an hour or so. The shorty I use for hip carries, but not long term wearing. And I haven't used the Jade Mild at all. I actually got it because it was on sale for so cheap when I bought my Fog, that I just added it in. It's super nice though - just not broken in at all!
^^WSS! Unfortunately they're harder to hide than new cloth diapers!
Didymos Aqua Waves size 6
Didymos Clematis size 3
Storch Louise green 3.6 meter on the way
I think I'm going to stay around 3 wraps if I can. Maybe I'll see if I can do some trading later to experience some other wraps. I'm also considering an Indio or Pfau when its colder out but my wrappee needs to become more cooperative before I invest in any more wraps. She's a leg straightening leaner.
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