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Can anyone recommend a sling for a plus size lady?

(6 Posts)
BexieID Thu 29-Oct-09 21:06:17

I'm size 26/28 and am thinking about getting a sling for DC2 dues xmas day.

CarmenGeddit Thu 29-Oct-09 21:13:23

We had a wilkinet which has just strings rather than clips so would work for anyone of any size. I was, at time of slings, moderately overweight and would highly recommed. Size aside.

Congrats on imminent baby. smile

Tangle Thu 29-Oct-09 22:17:21

I think a lot of slings would work for you. Did you use a sling at all for your DC1? Off the top of my head I'd say a ring sling, a wrap or a mei tai could all work well - although you may need to buy a slightly longer length/longer straps than usual.

You might want to try on NaturalMamas, where there are some very knowledgeable and helpful ladies that could steer you towards brands that are more likely to work well for you (and they also have a 2nd hand board where you may be able to pick up a good sling at a bargain price wink).

Congrats and good luck

BexieID Thu 29-Oct-09 22:25:12

Hiya, thank you both for answering. I didn't use a sling with Tom and am only thinking about it this time as Tom is lazy and won't always walk. Have even just got a 2nd hand P&T but think Tom will be too big for top seat. So have also thought about gettng cabriofix seat for baby but thats just madness really as have Graco one from travel system.

Will go look at that site now.

MoominOnABroomstick Fri 30-Oct-09 01:12:55

Oh there are loads that will work for you, honestly.

I'd second looking at NaturalMamas. It's a very friendly and helpful site full of sling experts.

But, as some of the terminology can be bewildering when you start looking, try this one too.

ravenAK Fri 30-Oct-09 01:56:40

We used a standard one from Mothercare - it fitted dh who had a 54" chest at the time...

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