|Here I am using the Moby Wrap. Cooper is about 8 months old now. I cleverly avoided the need for using pixels to hide his face (it really was on purpose!)! Yes, I am in my bathroom, I am kind of tacky like that..|
My wonderful friend Melissa gave me a Moby wrap for Christmas last year. Actually I was supposed to buy it from her, but being the lame person that I am, I totally forgot about it, so being the generous person that she is, she gifted it to me.
I don't have any kids, but I knew that I would be watching a baby this year, and thought it would be great to have. My husband and I moved in with my mother-in-law last February as we prepared to buy a house, and although I intentionally left it out of all the boxes, my husband ended up packing it without my knowledge.
I didn't get use it until September, when the baby was 5 months old, so I don't know what I think of it for newborns, but I know that for older babies IT IS A LIFESAVER!
Here are my pros/cons:
- One size fits all.
- SOOOO comfortable! It evenly distributes the weight over your entire back and shoulders so there are no pressure points. I can wear the baby around for an hour or two no problem (he is somewhere around 20-25 lbs).
- It isn't a "crotch dangler". See how the wrap makes a seat for his butt? That keeps pressure off his hips and pelvis and is much safer for babies' development than some other carriers.
- It comes in lots of colors! They come in pretty much every color under the sun, and lots of different patterns.
- Works even with "big kids". Now I don't think anyone really wants to use a Moby wrap with an older kid, but Hadlee was pretending to be a baby and I put her in it and it worked just fine. I didn't carry her around in it or anything, but it held her! She is about 35 lbs, which is the maximum for the wrap (5 lbs is the minimum).
- When the baby falls asleep, you can tuck his head in under one of the shoulder "straps" to keep it from bouncing around. This works better with little babies, but Cooper fell asleep in it the other day and I could tuck his head in still.
- No need to bundle baby, just a hat. You can wear your husband's coat over the top of both of you. Or bundle the baby and then wear your coat over the top of you, zip the bottom so his/her feet stay inside the coat and everyone is warm but you don't look disheveled. :)
- $48-$63. They are kind of expensive, although in the baby-wearing world, this is pretty cheap. The more expensive ones are MLB ones and organic ones.
- Gets kind of stretched out after you wear it around for a while. A quick trip through the washer and dryer fixes this though.
- Kind of awkward to get the baby in and out of. This is true of most baby carriers though.
- When the baby gets older you have to fight him to keep his arms in. Like my other cons, this isn't really a huge concern, since after looking into it a little, you can apparently just let them have their arms out.
|Arms out. Honestly this makes me nervous, even though a huge majority of him is still in the carrier. I only wear him like this around the house when I have both hands available should he attempt an acrobatic escape.|
Overall I would give this product a 5/5!
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Do you like baby-wearing? What is your favorite carrier?
I have no idea why this bullet is here,,, But for some reason I can't get rid of it...