Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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Product Focus: Moby Wrap

Moby Wrap Inc. was founded in 2003 by parents with a passion for babywearing who saw the need for a more comfortable, secure and versatile way to carry their infants. Since its inception, Moby Wrap Inc. has expanded its product line to include innovative designs in a gorgeous array of colors, prints and fabrics, including UV protected and organic cotton.

A Moby Wrap is a long piece of ultra soft, breathable cotton that is wrapped around the wearer to create a safe, ergonomic, custom-fitted and versatile baby carrier. Able to comfortably and securely hold babies from preemie to 35lbs, Moby Wraps are the only baby carrier you'll ever need! They are recommended by pediatricians, childbirth educators, NICU nurses, lactation consultants and chiropractors. Moby Wraps are one size so they can be easily shared by all caregivers in the family.

Moby Wrap, Inc. was created by two mothers in search of the perfect baby carrier. After extensive research, including the sampling of countless slings and wraps, their solution was a variation of a time-tested European carrier. Wherever they went, they would be approached by people wanting one, and it wasn't long before the constant demand put the two moms in the supply business.

Using the softest of cotton fabrics, the Moby Wrap (mother and baby) is by far the most comfortable baby carrier available today. It distributes weight evenly from parent's shoulders to hips and aligns baby's center of gravity as close to the parent's body as possible.

MOBY WRAP

* Our original 100% cotton baby carrier.

* 5.5 meters in length

* UV version is treated with the Rayosan Process to increase the sun protection factor of the fabric (available in three colors)

* Affordable for all



MOBY D

* Designed with an off-center fabric panel made of luxurious Asian brocade, hand woven cotton or plush microfleece

* Ties on the hip of the babywearer

* Shorter than the Moby Wrap — 5 meters in length




MOBY SELECT

* Batik print (two colors) or organic (un-dyed)

* Same comfortable material and fit as the original Moby Wrap

* Newest addition to our product line



Be comfortable
The design of the Moby™ Wrap uses your entire back, as well as your shoulders, to carry the weight of your baby. Unlike other carriers, which have narrow straps or go across one shoulder, the Moby™ Wrap is a wide piece of fabric that is wrapped over both shoulders. It is amazingly comfortable and easy to wear. There are no buckles, snaps or other fasteners. It is easy to adjust the fit of your Moby™ Wrap by varying how tightly you wrap yourself and your baby.

Be secure
The Moby Wrap comes with an easy to follow instructional guide and this web site with the latest news, tips and techniques. With the single stretch cotton and the width of the Moby Wrap, your baby is wrapped close and tight, ensuring a secure hold. Your baby’s head can also be secured under the stretchy cotton fabric for added safety. You can finally have both hands free and know your baby is safe and secure.

Be uniquely close to your baby
There is not a lot of extra material or bulky padding between you and your baby. Your baby can hear your heartbeat and finds comfort in the warmth of your body,and sound of your heartbeat within the cuddly confines of the Moby Wrap.

Preemie to 35 lbs.
The Moby Wrap is an optimal baby carrier for premature infants. Preemies are often prescribed to practice "kangaroo care" and this skin-to-skin practice used to increase birth weight can be easily achieved while wearing the Moby Wrap. The Moby Wrap is long enough to adapt to your growing baby. The fabric can hold up to 45 lbs, and most people feel comfortable carrying up to 35 lbs.

Soothes fussy babies
It is amazing how quickly a baby will settle down once wrapped in the Moby Wrap. Experts like Dr. Sears, stress the importance of holding your baby often and close. The Moby Wrap allows you to do this with ease. The style of the wrap insures your baby is uniquely close, while providing ultimate comfort and support. No more aching backs or tired arms! Now your baby can be kept close and happy for as long as he or she desires.

Versatile
There are many ways to wear your Moby Wrap. You can wear your baby facing you, facing the world, sideways or on your back. When not being used as a carrier, the Moby can be used as blanket, pillow or anything else that comes to mind.

Machine washable
The Moby Wrap is easy to clean. You can machine wash your Moby in cold water and tumble dry low. Slight shrinkage after washing may occur. Once you start wearing your Moby again, it will stretch out.

30 comments:

*~*a.l.s*~* said...

I love the idea of the Moby D. So stylish!

Chic Mama said...

The versatility of a wrap style carrier is definitely one of the things that interests me the most. Like you said, it can even be used as a blanket when not in use- lots of options!

Upstatemomof3 said...

If it were at all possible I would like the Moby Wrap even more now.

Angela said...

I made one like this and love love love it. When my baby was little she was in it daily, now that she likes to sit on the floor we use it less, but still about 3 times a week at least.

one day in the life of me said...

Thanks for this post. It's always great to find out more about products.

Sarah said...

I really like the moby select.

Kristin said...

The more I read, the more I think I actually *need* one of these! DH will probably grumble about it, but I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and get one! I LOVE the versatility!

Kelly said...

Okay, I think I am convinced I need one of these now! I am definitely in need of a carrier that doesn't make my back hurt! Since my daughter is one, I didn't want to invest in something, but now that I can see that this would work very well for a toddler as well as a newborn (for future children) and it is also something that could by worn by my husband or myself if we went hiking (although I think he would think it made him look girly!)

Ashley said...

moby's sound so great! i love to hear that they evenly distribute weight to help avoid back pain. that's my biggest problem. thanks for the review!

Kristin said...

I do love the fabrics and patterns that the Moby is offered in.

Katrina said...

I love my Moby! I remember the first time I wore it after washing it - it definitely shrunk up a little. At first I thought I'd gained weight (I was only a few weeks postpardum) but then I realized it had just shrunk a little. It did stretch back out after I used it a few times.

TheOGMamaBear said...

I love moby wraps! I want to get the camo one :)

Lauren said...

You are really tempting me to buy one of these!! :)

mearat said...

I like the sounds of the Moby D. The off center panel and hip tying are quite nice.

Sara in Seattle said...

I definitely want to give this a try! It sounds great for something small and compact to be able to put into my diaper bag.

The Soldatke family said...

I really like my Moby. We use it all the time. Walks, grocery shopping, summer time camping, it's so great. And we use it as a blanket at night when we're out camping.

Abby said...

I have never used a Moby Wrap, but I would love to get one for #2. I have really enjoyed wearing my son and still do wear him from time to time (he is now 20 months old).

hosiewosie said...

sounds great- I use homemade slings (made by my sis-in-law, cuz I don't sew) but if I needed to buy one I think it would be the Moby.

Katie said...

Is it easy to wear the baby in the Moby on your back? It looks like it would be hard to get the baby in and out.

wifeandmom said...

I love how it goes up to 35 lbs but wonder if that is comfortable. I get a sore back so easy. Right now am 25 wks preg. and back is killing me! It's all good though.

Beth said...

I really like all of the different ways that you can wear this wrap. unlike the baby carrier that I have can only be worn on your back. I also like the fact that you can have a newborn baby in it and a toddler also.

Brittany said...

Lol, now I am convinced that I need one of these for my little girl!

DH says these product focuses get me in trouble!

MeghanT said...

What a great carrier! I would really like to try one.

sweetmonkey said...

oooh....I *love*the batik ones. I may have to get another one!

Sara said...

I have the ultimate baby wrap, but it would be fun to have another wrap (esp when one is in the wash!) ~ it is used just about daily around here.

Greg and Monica said...

We LOVE our Moby! :)

Serena said...

Katie: The back carries for any carrier do require a bit of practice... it's awkward the first couple times until you get comfortable with putting baby on your back and wrapping them up.

I recommend practicing while standing over your bed so that in the event that baby goes TIMBER - then there's the bed to catch them! I haven't had this happen, mind you - but at least it's a safety precaution just in case!

Here's a link for the back carry:
http://www.mobywrap.com/t-instructions-Hike.aspx

Hope this helps!
Serena

Amanda said...

I want one SOOOOOO much now! The more I read the more I want one. I want a wrap that does not leave my back & neck aching (I thought all wraps did this until now). I actually saw a video on how to put one on and now it seems much less intimidating.

Unless I win one I just have to wait until we are ready to have baby #2 because my 18 mo. DD dose not go in the sling very often anymore because she would rather get down and walk around and explore.

(Though we don't plan on "trying" until this December, I did happen to have a dream last night that I was prego....hmmmmm....LOL).

Amanda G.

Suzy said...

they all look so cute, I really want one.

God Displayed in my Family said...

I just love the moby, I haven't tried many others but don't know if you can beat a wrap that will fit any one any size (for the most part).