CafeMom queenamy is a plus-size mom. She had trouble finding slings that fit her frame with her first two kids, so she didn't use them much. Now baby No. 3 is on the way, and she's definitely wearing this child. She wanted to know from other moms in the Newcomer's Club how to find the best sling for plus-size women.
The verdict: There are a few you can buy, or you can make your own. CafeMom TheSinFamily posted the above video on how to wear a baby sling for moms who want to go the DIY route, and she and others added these specific instructions:
- Find a stretchy jersey knit cotton fabric. The ladies at the fabric store can help you find the right material for the sling.
- You need about 5 feet, so just under 2 yards. If you find one for about $5 a yard you'll be spending under $15 with tax.
- If you want to test drive the idea before buying the fabric, get an old bed sheet and cut it in half lengthwise. Sew the two ends together firmly and use as the center, then follow the video above.
If you want to buy a sling, plus-size moms say these worked well for them:
The Moby Wrap; $45
The Sleepy Wrap; $40
Did you have trouble finding a baby sling that fit comfortably? Which one worked best for you?
And find support in the private group Baby Wearing Mamas.