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Wrap Types: Pros and Cons

I have three different types of slings/wraps that I use. I really love all of them; yes I have my go-to one, but all three serve their purpose. The adjustable sling:Worn only in front, over one shoulder. I like using this one if I am running into the store quick because it is super easy to flip over my head and put her in. It does start hurting my shoulder after awhile though, so I keep it in the car for short trips. PROS:* Easy to take on and off* Can be rolled up small* No tying or wrapping involvedCONS:* Baby tends to slide into a ball when sleeping* not very secure to your body* Out grown fast Moby type wrap: As I mentioned on the post from earlier today, I do not have a Moby Wrap, but have one like it, and can be worn many different ways. I love using this wrap while working around the house. Your baby is very tight to you and you can bend over and feel as though your baby is safe. When my baby is really crabby I can put her in this and feel comfortable wearing her all day and she loves it. I use this one mostly in the house. It takes a little while to put on, but once it is on it is comfy for hours, trust me …

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My very own Wrap

I do not have a Moby personally, but made one similar to the Moby and have been able to play with a Moby Wrap. Here is the basics of putting on the wrap and some of the ways you can use it to carry your baby. The wrap in the pictures is used the same way you would use your Moby and is made out of 5 yards of knit fabric with a stretch finish stitch. Newborn/breastfeeding carry:Wrap around the front of your waist. Criss-cross around your back and bring up over your shoulders. Criss-Cross across your chest and pull underneath the part that is on your waist. It can then either be tied in the back or wrapped back around and tied in the front (really depends on amount of material left). Your baby now can slide into the side that is closest to your chest and then wrap the other side over her and the bottom can either by brought up for extra security or left down. This works much better with a newborn, they actually lay in there nicely and makes it easy to feed them all covered up. Kangaroo/sleeping baby carry:This one is for if your baby is sleeping on your chest. You will need help with this one. Take the part that you would wrap around your waist and bring in up, so it is …

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Love at First Wrap!

Four years ago, when my son was a baby, I was definitely not a babywearer. I had seen a Snugli once and someone recommended it to me so I put it on my baby registry. I didn’t think much of it. My mother-in-law bought it for me. So, I used it, occasionally. There were a few grocery store trips that it helped with and one airport stint that it came in handy. But I mostly found it awkward and uncomfortable. So, when I was pregnant with my daughter I did not really intend to wear her. I kind of wanted to get a different baby carrier (I was thinking of a sling) for those first few weeks but I really did not want to spend the money on something I only expected to use for a few weeks. I got the snugli back out. I figured I would make do. Then she came along and she wanted to be held ALL THE TIME. She was not calm and quiet, like her brother. Nope, my daughter takes after her mommy – she is loud and opinionated. She wanted mommy. And I was not available to her as much as I was when her brother was a baby. I run a small daycare in my house and I had four children here besides her and her brother. They were five, one, three …

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Wearing two babies!

There are several ladies asking in the Mobyholic Mom of Twins post about wearing two babies… Serena contacted one of her baby wearing friends (thank you very much), and even though she doesnt have two babies to wear, she called a friend so we could make this post a reality. Both friends wore the babies with their own wraps. This works for twins, or even for a toddler and a baby. Mom One: Mom Two:Two babies can also be wear side to side. If you have a photo to share with us, we would love to see it! Just contact us, and write “Baby Wearing Photo for Blog” on the subject.

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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 …

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