Busting Myths About Plus Size Babywearing & Wrapping

MYTH: Woven wraps aren’t big enough for plus size wrapping.

TRUTH: The versatility of wraps make wrapping a fantastic option for Mamas (and Papas) of ALL sizes:

Most of the photos on this page are clickable and will take you to wrap instructions for the carry pictured, or a similar one.

    Many carries can be done with a shorter wrap, by moms of all sizes:

    Natalie wears size 16/18 and uses a size 4 Woven Wrap for Rucksack TUB

    Natalie (size 16-18) is wearing her baby in a size 4 Woven Wrap (about 3.7 meters) in a Rucksack TUB (Tied Under Bottom).

     

    Oana wears size 20, using a size 4 wrap in Short Cross Carry

    Oana wears size 20 and carries her baby in a size 4 (about 3.6 meters) woven wrap in Short Cross Carry (SCC).

     

    Oana wears size 20 and uses a size 2 woven wrap for SBCC

    Oana again using a size 2 woven wrap (about 2.7 meters) to carry her baby in a Short Back Cross Carry (SBCC).

    See lots more pictures of Oana modeling different wrap sizes.

    Sarah weighs about 200 lbs and uses a size 2 woven wrap to carry baby in a Traditional Sling Carry on her hip.

    Sarah (200 lbs) using a size 2 woven wrap (about 2.7 meters) in a traditional Rebozo Front Carry.

     

    Plus size mom using a size 2 woven wrap for a Rucksack TUB back carry

    Sarah again, using a size 2 woven wrap (2.7 meters) for a Rucksack TUB (tied under bottom) back carry at the beach.

    See lots more pictures of Sarah modeling different wrap sizes.

    Breastfeeding in a Traditional Sling Carry in size 2 wrap on plus size 290 lbs mom

    Armida at 290 lbs nursing her baby in a Traditional Sling Carry (formerly called rebozo carry) with a size 2 woven wrap (about 2.7 meters).

     

    Size 2 wrap back carry on 290 lb mom in Traditional Sling Carry

    Armida at 290 lbs wearing her adorable kiddo on her back in a size 2 wrap (about 2.7 meters) in a Traditional Sling Carry (TSC) on her back (formerly called rebozo carry).

     

    Kangaroo Carry in a size 4 Wrap on plus size mom around 290 lbs

    Armida again (290 lbs) using a size 4 woven wrap (about 3.7 meters) for a Kangaroo Carry.

     

    Plus size mom using a size 2 woven wrap to carry toddler in a back carry

    Dana at around 260 lbs wearing her toddler on her back in a Rucksack TUB (tied under bottom) with a size 2 woven wrap (about 2.7 meters).

     

    Tall, plus size mom using a size 4 woven wrap for FWCC TUB

    Dana at around 260 lbs wearing her baby in a Front Wrap Cross Carry tied under bottom (FWCC TUB) with a size 4 woven wrap (about 3.7 meters).

     

    Plus Size Dad using size 3 Wrap to carry baby in TSC

    This Knoxville dad is 6′ and 270 lbs, wearing his baby on his chest in a Traditional Sling Carry (TSC) with a size 3 woven wrap.

     

    Same dad (270 lbs) using a size 4 wrap (about 3.7 meters) for Kangaroo Carry with his newborn.

    See pictures of lots of dads of all sizes using wraps off all sizes and lengths.

     

    Amanda is pregnant (usually size 14) and using a size 4 Wrap for Toddler Rucksack

    Amanda generally wears size 14 and is 30 weeks pregnant here using a size 4 Woven Wrap (about 3.7) to carry her 20 month old (25 lbs) in a rucksack carry.

    FIND YOUR PERFECT SHORT WRAP FROM THESE BRANDS:

    Storchenwiege Wraps For Plus Size and All Sizes πŸ™‚

    Girasol Wraps for Plus Size and All Sizes πŸ™‚

    A size 6, 7, or 8 wrap can be used for longer carries and gives you more options:

    Kristen wears size 20/22 and is using a Size 6 woven wrap for FWCC tied in the tippy tails.

    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 wears a size 20/22 at about 220 lbs, using a size 8 wrap for a Rucksack Carry

    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 wears size 16 and is using a size 7 woven wrap for unpoppable Double Hammock Carry.

    Sarah (size 16) using a size 7 woven wrap (around 5.1 meters) for an Unpoppable Double Hammock Carry.

     

    Amanda wears size 14 and is using a size 6 wrap for a Double Hammock Carry with CCCB

    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 wears size 16/18 and is using a size 6 wrap in a FWCC with her 15 month old toddler.

    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 wears size 16/18 and uses a size 6 woven wrap for Double Hammock Carry

    Heidi again with a size 6 Anna Storchenwiege wrap (4.6 meters) in a Double Hammock Carry with her 20 month old.

     

    Heidi wears size 16/18 and is using a size 6 Woven Wrap for Double Hammock Carry with 5 year 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.

     

    Heidi wears 16/18 and is using a size 6 wrap to tandemwear her 5 year old and 1 year old

    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 a plus size mom using a size 6 wrap for Front Wrap Cross Carry.

    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.

     

    Size 6 Woven Wrap for Rucksack Carry on a bigger mom

    Sara again with the same size 6 woven wrap (about 4.6 meters) with her baby on her back in a Rucksack Carry.

     

    Plus size mom using size 6 wrap for Double Hammock Carry

    Sara again, using a size 6 woven wrap (4.6 meters) with her baby in a Double Hammock Back Carry.

     

    FWCC with size 7 woven wrap and plus size mom

    Shannon, 230 lbs, uses a size 7 woven wrap (around 5.1 meters) for Front Wrap Cross Carry.

    Michelle wears size 18 and is using a size 6 woven wrap for Rucksack 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 and is using a size 7 woven wrap in a FWCC.

    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!

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