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large breasts, small shoulders, bad back - is there a sling for me?

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hairtwiddler Tue 21-Jul-09 09:18:49

Baby due in a few months and think should have another go with a sling this time.
For DD had a tricotti sling which was two rings of fabric worn in a crossover. Didn't like it much as it was huge and I have such narrow shoulders. Eventually sold it on ebay having barely used it.
Also had a baby bjorn and a wilkinet which were handed down to me. Both rubbish due to large norkage - baby totally squashed and unsightly protrusion of boobs out of the sides!
I don't have a very strong back so would need something with a good spread of support.
Suggestions please????

brimfull Tue 21-Jul-09 09:20:17

god I thought you were after a sling for your breasts

hairtwiddler Tue 21-Jul-09 09:24:42

I already have several of those in the shape of maternity bras smile

CMOTdibbler Tue 21-Jul-09 09:27:17

A stretchy wrap sling would be best - the stretch fabric means that you just adjust it to your needs on shoulders, plus spreads weight out.

Alternatively, you could try a mei tai like a Babyhawk. They are suitable from birth, and easy on the back. Nork size doesn't seem to be an issue.

It's worth trying to get along to a Slingmeet if there is one in your area - you get to try on loads of different ones and talk to people who actually use them

omgidbi Tue 21-Jul-09 10:09:37

I's recommend the Moby Wrap which I have used for both my babies and LOVED. Really comfy because it spreads wide across your back and totally adjustable.

omgidbi Tue 21-Jul-09 10:11:14

OOPS Moby link didn't work, try again - Moby Wrap

hairtwiddler Tue 21-Jul-09 10:39:19

Thanks, will look into that one. Maybe see if I can get one on ebay.

cats07 Tue 21-Jul-09 12:51:04

Hi there,

I have a moby for sale if you are interested. Its blue and in EUC.

(and I loved using it! Just with I'd had it for my first two.....)

Habbibu Tue 21-Jul-09 12:52:31

Hello ht - how did I know that would be you? Saw a woman with a Kari-me wrap at gymsters - looked really good.

cornflakegirl Tue 21-Jul-09 13:29:51

cats - if hairtwiddler doesn't take you up on it, I'm after a Moby. What price are you looking for?

hairtwiddler Tue 21-Jul-09 17:04:53

Cats, yes, I am interested! Very much so (sorry cornflakegirl) You can email me at username at if you like.

cats07 Tue 21-Jul-09 18:42:03

Will e-mail you shortly! Is £15 plus postage at cost ok?

hairtwiddler Tue 21-Jul-09 19:39:20

Sounds fair to me. Will check email.

undomesticatedgoddess Sat 25-Jul-09 20:31:21

Definitely a recommend a stretchy wrap sling.

I have the same big norks, narrow shoulders and crap back combo and found these far more comfy than either baba sling or baby bjorn.

If you tie it a certain way it doesn't accentuate the big norks IYSWIM.

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