Monday, October 7, 2013

Moby Wrap (review)

Moby Wrap was one of the wonderful sponsors for the (Un)Babyshower event a few months back. They sent me a lovely Moby Wrap (Moderns) in Pacific for our anticipated little bundle of joy. I absolutely love the colour (who wouldn't love that contrast stitch?!), and it's something I know my husband would wear (if I could convince him to learn how to wrap!).



When I was first told about the Moby Wrap, Bobble was a wee little thing. He was a month or so old, but I was hesitant. Honestly, the steps to go through with this gigantic piece of material bigger than me was intimidating. I saw one in a store a few months later and looked at the back where it showed a few instructions. I set it back down, again, due to intimidation.

It wasn't until Bobble was nearing 12 months old that I tried out a Moby Wrap in person. I was on a parenting page and saw a link to a YouTube video of a dad putting his new little one on in a Moby Wrap.... it shows you HOW to put it on, and I realized it looked really simple when he did it. Yep, all thanks to a video of a babywearing dad. There is a store nearby that sold them, and I had stopped in for something else... but I inquired since they had different carriers out to try. I was assisted in putting on the Moby Wrap and helped to put Bobble in. I was astounded at how easy it was on my back! Unfortunately, I really missed out on wearing him in those early months.

Super easy on the back due to nice distribution of weight!

When my little girl came along, I was excited to wear her in the Moby. Bobble has long since been too heavy to really wear in the Moby (plus he is too wiggly and mobile.... he's best in a soft structured carrier now), so I was very out of practice using the Moby. I opened the instructions up and was quickly putting on the wrap and wearing my little girl.

At first I thought that she simply hated being worn. She started fussing, then crying, then bawling. I asked hubby to take a picture for this review, hoping she would stop crying for the picture... but when I walked away from him (after handing him the camera), I brought my hands in to rest on her to comfort her and noticed I had her foot bent with the material. I felt horrible! I moved the material to free her foot (so it was actually sticking out), and she instantly calmed. A few minutes later, she was asleep. She LOVED the carrier!

This picture was how she was worn when she was very upset... note that you can't see her feet! (Please don't mind the hair clip that I totally forgot was in my hair and my husband conveniently didn't mention!)


She calmed so quickly, actually, that we got Bobble ready for a walk and took a little walk as a family for the first time in a while. (We don't have a stroller because I want either the option for both children to ride in it or not have one... so we don't have one.)

Instant sleep as soon as I let her feet hang out!

I've used the Moby Wrap a lot since first getting it, and she loves it every time. I love that it's actually easy to put on (despite my initial concerns), and I love how secure she feels in it. The only thing I dislike is that it touches the (dirty!) ground when I put it on if I'm out and about.... so sometimes I'll just put it on in the house and wear it (sans baby) to where we are going, and then slip her in when we arrive.

You can see how her face isn't pressed into me, not blocking air passage to her nose or mouth.

For anyone looking for a great way to wear baby in those early days/weeks/months, I highly recommend the Moby Wrap! I now have two wraps so we can keep one in the car and one in the basement (I live in an area where tornadoes are a concern... what better way to keep baby safe than to just have her against me?). If I had another one, I would keep it in hubby's car so I was never potentially without one!

You can purchase a Moby Wrap (classic or modern) on their website for $47.95. You can also get a UV wrap, organic wrap, design wrap, or MLB edition wrap on their site for a bit more. If you would rather buy one in person, you can use their Store Locator to find a retail store near you that sells the Moby Wrap.

Mama's view! :)

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They work great as baby grows, too... below are pictures a couple days shy of 3 months old.




Disclosure: The product mentioned above was sent to me by the company in exchange for a review. This did not influence my opinion of the product in any way. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. 

2 comments:

  1. These look so comfortable for baby and mama! I really want one! We just have an Ergo right now, and though they do have newborn inserts, I think a Moby Wrap would be really nice for the early newborn days.

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  2. I absolutely LOVE our moby wrap. It's getting used for a second baby now. My only regret is that I didn't have one when my oldest was an infant. She is the only child that wasn't worn.

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