Imagine holding your baby while he falls asleep, putting away laundry and talking on the telephone...all at the same time. It may sound impossible, but it's not when you are wearing your baby in a Moby Wrap!
The Moby Wrap is a hands free infant carrier that doesn't put strain on your back and neck. It is a long piece of tightly-woven 100% cotton fabric that is so soft and comfortable to wear. The special method of wrapping holds your baby close to you while it spreads the weight of baby evenly across your entire back so you can comfortably carry your baby from preemie to 35lbs.
Of our five blogger mommies, only one of us doesn't yet have a Moby Wrap, (but she'll have one by the time her baby is born in January). Several of us own more than one Moby each, so that should tell you how much we Love the Moby Wrap?
Whitney's thoughts on the Moby Wrap:
I work with my mother at the baby store and I'm fortunate that I get to bring my babies to work with me. While at work I need to have my hands and arms free to run the cash register, inventory products, and assist customers. That can be difficult with an 8 month old. It's a must for me to 'wear' my son during the day so I can get my work done.
Working in a baby store gave me the opportunity to try a variety of slings, front carriers, and wraps. Before I began using the Moby Wrap I was always uncomfortable, hurting after less than an hour of wearing other types of front carriers and my son was just not happy down in a sling.
The first time I tried the Moby Wrap I was afraid I wouldn't be able to use it alone. However after about the third time, I had it down. I am so comfortable in the Moby Wrap I feel as if I could carry my son all day. The weight is distributed evenly across my back so no more back and neck pain.
The best part is that my son loves it so much, he gets excited just watching me put it on. His favorite position is the Joey Hold position, where he faces out. He loves to watch everything going on. When it is time for a nap, I just turn him around to the Hug Hold position and he drifts off to sleep while I work. I have found that he also sleeps a lot longer while wrapped in the Moby, next to me as compared to lying in his bed for a nap.
My only complaint is that sometimes while wearing the Moby Wrap I feel warmer than usual, it is usually when my son is asleep, or if I am outside, but in 90 degree weather there is no getting around being hot.
All in all, the Moby Wrap has made life much easier for me. I feel closer to my son, as I am sure he loves riding around with momma all day.
Jennifer had this to say about the Moby Wrap:
This is by far the best "carrier" I have ever come across. When I first took it home and opened it, I was a bit overwhelmed with all of the fabric, I had no idea what to do. But after reading the book that came with it and the easy to follow instructions, and practicing a couple of times in front of the mirror, I felt like a pro.
I prefer the Moby Wrap over other carriers because it is so versatile. I can carry my daughter in so many positions which makes it easy to do different things like shopping, housework or even nursing. I also love the fact that I feel like I am wearing a piece if clothing rather than a a carrier or sling. The fabric is so soft and breathable. It is comfortable and does not hurt my back or shoulders because the weight is distributed evenly across my body.
I also love that it flatters my figure and does not bunch up on my back. Most of all I love how close my daughter is to me when she is in it. I feel it is priced right for the quality of product you are getting. I definitely recommend the Moby Wrap to any new mother, and I have given the Moby Wrap to friends having new babies.
My (Anna D) thoughts on the Moby Wrap:
My grandbabies come to work with us, so my daughter and I take turns 'wearing' my grandson throughout the day. I have Osteoarthritis in my upper back so I can only carry my grandson in my arms for about 10 minutes before my back begins to burn with pain. If it weren't for the Moby Wrap, it would be nearly impossible for me to carry my grandson. Because the Moby Wrap is so soft, flexible and disperses the weight across my entire back instead of just the upper back, I have been able 'wear' him for very long periods of time. The longest has been 1 hour and 45 minutes, and then he needed to get out for a diaper change.
When he is fighting a nap, one of us will just put him in the Moby Wrap in the Hug Hold position and he will quickly fall asleep from our movements as we go about our work. Since discovering the Moby Wrap I have become a strong advocate for 'baby-wearing'. I wish the Moby Wrap was around when my kids were babies. I really enjoy wearing my grandson and I highly recommend it for other grandma's too.
I know many people look at the wrapping and think, "oh, I couldn't figure that out". But it is really easy. I suggest that you tape the instructions to a mirror and just play with it. After you have put the wrap on a few times you wont even the instructions or the mirror.
Want to Win a Moby Wrap of your own?The wonderful folks at Moby Wrap are generously giving an Original Moby Wrap to one of our Lucky Readers! Here is what you need to do to enter to Win a Free Moby Wrap:
(this giveaway is limited to within the US)
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