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Suggestions for petite mum/newborn

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LordTumble Mon 23-Jun-14 19:48:54


I'm expecting baby no2 and would really like to do without a pram as much as I can this time so have been busy researching wraps/carriers etc.

The only thing is all the carriers that are recommended for newborns like the moby and close caboo look as though they would swamp me. I'm 5ft3 and very small framed, my DD was only 5lb7oz when she was born so I'm expecting another small baby too.

Does anyone have any suggestions of what to look at? I've been thinking a mei tai like the hop tye could be ok but I'm new to this and clueless!

Thanks smile

Thatsnotmyfigure Fri 25-Jul-14 17:40:38

Hi! I'm in the same position as you, i.e. second baby and petite! I find a lot of tie slings I have the ends trailing on the ground! I tried a tri cotti today and thought it was great. I was a Medium though and we'd need a Small. Also I've got a Wilkinet which is supposed to be good?

SweetTeaVodka Mon 28-Jul-14 08:32:28

Woven wraps (as opposed to stretchy ones) come in different lengths (size 2 up to size 7), and give more variety in the variations of how to tie. They last well into the toddler years and can he used for back carrying once baby is older.

Mei tais are also a great option. Some (like the Hope Tye and DidyTai) have a toggle to cinch the base down for newborns but those that don't can achieve the same effect by using a ribbon.

The Connecta is a lovely soft buckled carrier that can have the base cinched for very small babies too. Other buckle carriers are generally not suitable until baby is a bit older or require a newborn insert.

Ring slings are another great option for little ones.

Bankholidaybaby Thu 31-Jul-14 09:49:33

I had a Caboo and loved it when my son was tiny. You can tie the excess round your waist, so I don't think you'd have too much of a problem. Otherwise you could get a stretchy or woven wrap, but these take a bit of practice whereas the Caboo and Moby etc. come pre-tied.

5madthings Thu 31-Jul-14 09:50:54

I am 5 2 and used a Moby, my babies were bigger but my sister also used it and her baby was dinky. They just wrap round.

jammiecat Fri 01-Aug-14 00:40:50

I am 5 foot and have a Caboo and like Bankholiday baby says you can tie the excess round your waist so not a problem if you're petite. I've tried a few different slings and this one suits me best. Do you have a sling library near you where you could try a few out?

pootlebug Wed 06-Aug-14 14:46:08

The Hana Baby Wrap is nicer than the Moby (considerably more lightweight, stretchier so easy to get the baby into) and comes in a short length as well as a standard length. I'm 5'5, size 8, and find the short plenty long enough.

Second the suggestion to go to a sling library and try some.

BeautifulMomma Thu 26-Feb-15 17:29:49

I'm 5'3 and petite smile using my fab pirate sling. i find it comfy & secure. but you guys should visit sling library smile) they'll have more slings & carriers for everyone to try out smile

NickiJanes Thu 12-Mar-15 15:49:56

I'm 5"3 and I used Pittari for my newborn girl smile
Completely love this sling , because its easy to put on and for my height it's important that there won't be loads of material smile And it's perfect. Love the belt idea, so I can be hands-free and also feel safe with my LO.

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