November 22, 2007

Babywearing Tip Of The Week: Babywearing Tips For Plus-Sized Parents:

This week's tip is brought to you by Heather over at Not A DIY Life.

There are a few different considerations that a plus-sized parent must think about when choosing a carrier for babywearing. Because plus-sized parents are more "squishy," carriers that require tying knots may not be as comfortable. Also, store-bought, one-size-fits-most carriers, probably won't work very well. Find someone who can custom make a carrier for you, or learn to make them yourself!

I have found that an unpadded ring sling works best for us. We are able to use a standard size ring sling, but having someone who can make one for you allows for extra fabric and a longer "tail."

Also, keep in mind that you might have to do more adjusting of the sling while wearing your baby. Because of the aforementioned squishiness, the sling will slide or slip positioning as you move. And, you may not be able to be 100% hands free when using a carrier. Always be aware of adjusting the carrier too tightly, for yourself or your baby. Don't let the need for adjusting discourage you from wearing your baby. It's just part of being plus-sized! If the carrier hurts, it's not right. If it's too tight for baby, baby will let you know!

Thanks, Heather! You also might find this page at helpful: Babywearing For Plus-Sized People.

Nest baby slings are wonderful unpadded ring slings with a longer tail- and if you take a peek somewhere around here you just might find a nice discount code... hint, hint!

If you have a Babywearing Tip Of The Week you'd like to share, email me at jsprecourt at


  1. Thanks for letting me contribute! I've got you linked on my blog. Have you checked out my giveaway this week?


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