Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Things I Love: Moby Wrap

This week I am sharing my love for my Moby Wrap. I had a baby 4 weeks ago via c-section, so I've really only been using it for about 2 weeks, but I LOVE it! The moby wrap is basically one long piece of fabric you wrap around your body a certain way and then place the baby in the folds created. The same wrap can carry a baby up to 35 pounds (yikes, don't know why I would do that!) and in different positions. My little peanut is only big enough for basically a cradle type carry as seen below.

Now Liliana has not been a fan of swaddling, so I was unsure if she would enjoy this womb like environment (she loves to stretch!). But, given a fussy baby who just doesn't know what to do with herself and she is dry and fed, I place her in this thing and she is out like a light! This allows me to get some typing done, some light cleaning, and simply play two handed with my 3.5 year old. So often I would think of holding and bouncing a fussy baby and be unable to play, but this allows me to be free handed, while at the same time enjoy the cuddly goodness of holding her close. I also used this as the local children's museum so 1) no grimy germs from other people got near her 2)I was free to play 3) I wasn't pushing a stroller around. It worked wonders. I'm hoping my baby will continue to love her moby wrap.

For those perhaps shopping around for a carrier, the main downfall is simply the length of the fabric. The long length makes it somewhat difficult to put on in public (fabric tends to drag on the floor as you are putting it on, either that or I still don't know what I'm doing). It is washable, so I just make sure and wash it if I use it out. It can be a little tricky getting the wrapping just right in the beginning, but there are lots of resources out there to help.

For other things people love, check out The Diaper Diaries!


Lois said...

I'd love to try this with my next baby... I keep seeing how people like it.Wish I'd have known/thought about it with my 2nd, who was colicky til 10mths!!! Thanks for the post!!

Anonymous said...

That looks very similar to my Kangaroo Korner sling. My youngest LOVED it and since we have two older ones, and I spend a considerable amount of time out and about with them, the youngest spent a lot of her infanthood inside that sling!

Beck said...

I LOVE mine, so glad you do to! :) FYI sounds weird but I am WAY weird and I would put mine on at home because I to am weird and drug fabric all around, drive to walmart with it on, then plop Hailey in it at Walmart and do my grocery shopping that way! It was great. Also I never used the hold your using, go with it, but I only used the basic one where her head was in my chest and she loved it. Here is a video!
Just put her in face to your chest and not out :) Hope it helps!

Jacob Michael said...

I didn't know you were a fellow Moby Mom :-) I love mine too although Jake is too big and heavy for me to comfortably carry him in it anymore. Plus I don't think he'd like the confinement anymore. I can't wait to use it again with our next one though.
Keep practicing wrapping at home and you will get to the point where your fabric doesn't drag on the ground when you're putting it on.