A size 6, 7, or 8 wrap can be used for longer carries and gives you more options:
Kristen wears a size 20/22 and uses a size 6 Woven Wrap for Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC) tied on the tippy tails.
Mandy is about 220 lbs (size 20/22), using a 5.5 meter wrap (a short size 8 wrap) for a Rucksack Carry TIF (tied in front).
Sarah (size 16) using a size 7 woven wrap (around 5.1 meters) for an Unpoppable Double Hammock Carry.
32 weeks pregnant, Amanda (size 14) has her 20 month old, 25 lb toddler in a Double Hammock Carry with Candy Cane Chestbelt with her size 6 woven wrap (about 4.6 meters) while shopping at Costco.
Heidi (size 16/18) in a Front Wrap Cross Carry with a size 6 wrap (about 4.6 meters) woven wrap when her daughter was 15 months.
Heidi again with a size 6 Anna Storchenwiege wrap (4.6 meters) in a Double Hammock Carry with her 20 month old.
And here is Heidi again with the size 6 Didymos wrap in a Double Hammock Carry, this time with her 50 lb 5 year old son.
And Heidi tandem wraps her 50 lb 5 year old son in a Rucksack Carry on her back, with her 20 lb 22 month old daughter in the Tibetan Cross on the front, with the ends tied behind her daughter’s back, all with the size 6 wrap (4.6 meters).
Sara is 5’3 and 200 lbs with a 38F cup size. She’s using a size 6 woven wrap (about 4.6 meters) with her baby in a Front Wrap Cross Carry.
Sara again with the same size 6 woven wrap (about 4.6 meters) with her baby on her back in a Rucksack Carry.
Sara again, using a size 6 woven wrap (4.6 meters) with her baby in a Double Hammock Back Carry.
Shannon, 230 lbs, uses a size 7 woven wrap (around 5.1 meters) for Front Wrap Cross Carry.
Michelle at about 250 lbs (size 18), looking cute with daughter Emeliah in a Rucksack Carry in a size 6 woven wrap (about 4.6 meters).
Angela wears size 16/18 (about 210 lbs) at 5’2, and she is carrying her little one in a Front Wrap Cross Carry using a size 7 woven wrap (about 5.1 meters). It is a Storchenwiege Leo dyed by the amazing mama at the Pink Willow Tree).
This is a sampling of pictures sent to me after one request on Facebook the other day. There are many more parents of all shapes and sizes wrapping their babies, and you can, too! Hopefully this gave you some ideas.
If you are a wrapping mama and don’t see a body type similar to yours represented, I’d love to have more volunteers to send me pictures!
Autumn Cassady March 6, 2023 at 1:04 pm
I’d like to start wrapping my 3 year old daughter, she weights around 35 pounds. I am 5’7 260 lbs.
Please send me options and examples of wrapping technics that you’d recommend for us.
DianaR March 19, 2023 at 6:12 pm
Autumn, I think you will both love it! I advise you to join my free wrapping facebook group where you can ask questions and get help from a friendly bunch, and where you can also access my Wrap With Confidence Workshop where I go over your sizing options. You can join at facebook.com/groups/wrapclubcommunity