Sunday, September 23, 2007

A Review of my new Moby Wrap from Fox Den Lane Baby Carriers!

Recently I was fortunate enough to acquire a Moss Moby Wrap from Fox Den Lane Baby Carriers! I have had a lot of fun playing around with it and learning to use it but never really got a good chance to fully try it out until yesterday.

Yesterday we went to the new GA Aquarium in Atlanta and I wore Claire in the Moby Wrap nearly the entire time.

It's a very nice wrap and I like it a lot! I think that I will like it even more for a younger baby and for our newborn, but it definitely did the job I needed it to yesterday.

Claire is about 18 months now and is less inclined to like being in the sling OR in a wrap of any kind at this age as she is getting to where she just wants to run around and explore with her big sister. There was no way, however, that we were going to let her wander freely yesterday in that very crowded and huge aquarium so the Moby was very handy and needed to keep her close and safe.

It didn't take me long at all when I first started experimenting with the Moby to memorize the steps to putting it on. It is slightly more complicated than my simple ring slings, but also felt a bit more secure and cozy to me. It also is definitely more comfortable for long-term wear as opposed to my slings.

I think that the coolest thing about the Moby Wraps is their versatility! Here is just a sampling of the versatility of the Moby:This is the Basic Hug Hold. This is how I wore Claire for most of the day yesterday.

This is the Joey front hold. After I got a bit tired at the aquarium, this is how Steven carried Claire for the rest of our time there. She liked it better than how I carried her because she could see more and didn't feel like we were trying to get her to sleep!

You can also back-carry with the Moby. Isn't that amazing!? I cannot wait to try this hold.

This is the Hip Hold. I have used it on Claire a few times and it is perfect for her size. If she would let me wear her more often, I would be using this carrying position a lot!

You can even wear twins with the Moby Wrap!

This is the Cradle Hold. I like it because you can nurse in this position. I am excited to try this out when our new baby comes. I like the idea of hands-free and discreet nursing for when needed/necessary.

This is the Newborn Hug Hold. This is how I plan to wear our newborn a lot soon after he is born! What baby wouldn't love this? It is so similar to how they've been held in the womb for 9 months and I think it'll will make the transition to life outside the womb easier on the little guy.

All in all I think that the Moby will be extremely useful for a newborn because it has been proven to soothe fussy babies. Babies love being held snugly against their mommas and this will allow me to provide that while also being able to get some things done and take care of my two girls!

It can be carried in the diaper bag or stored in the car to be taken anywhere. Or you can just use it around the house when you have a fussy baby and need some peace or a hands-free moment! There are also a variety of ways to use the Moby to carry your baby! I love all the options when it comes to how to wear it.

And without further ado, here are pictures of Claire in the Moss Moby Wrap!
Walking to the GA Aquarium.

I had (extremely false) hopes that Claire would go to sleep because it was smack dab in the middle of her nap time and she was soooo cranky and tired. But there was just too much to see and do for her to allow herself to succumb to sleep. If I had known this from the beginning I would have either put her in the Hip hold, Joey hold, or Back carry. Oh well!

Awwww! My sleepy baby!

I still love my slings for short-term baby wearing because they are easy on and easy off and work well for short little errands. I think the Moby has more benefits, however, for longer outings and is much more comfortable than a sling for wearing a baby for a long time. I never got uncomfortable yesterday, even after hours of wearing Claire in the Moby. I just got tired! (Which I would have anyway after walking around the aquarium for that long- the place is huge!) I was very pleased with how evenly Claire's weight was distributed across my back and shoulders and it stayed extremely comfortable the entire time.

Lastly, I would encourage anyone who is interested in Moby Wraps or other Baby Slings/Carriers to buy them from Fox Den Lane! It is owned and operated by a lovely family who are also fellow believers. They sell these wonderful baby carriers because of how strongly they believe in the benefits of wearing your baby. Please help to support their business if you are interested in baby wearing or any baby carriers!


Beth said...

Love it! Can't wait to get mine soon. :D

Kelley said...

I'm glad you had a good time at the aquarium. What was your favorite exhibit?

Rebecca said...

Thanks! I will definitely post more about the aquarium (including pictures!) soon.

I think my favorite exhibit was the Beluga Whales, but I also loved the huge exhibit with all the ocean creatures and Whale Sharks!

Anonymous said...

Now I am convinced that you should go into advertising. first it was the diapers and then the wrap, I actually went and looked and drooled over them, if I get a used bumbo, then I will buy a wrap, if not, we will see. thanks for your post

Rachel said...

This is the exact wrap I have been contemplating since before Luke was born. Wow!!! Maybe I really should get it! Did you find yourself getting hot in it? I HATE being hot!

Rebecca said...

I did not get hot in it, Rachel, but I'm not a hot-natured person. I have used it to walk outside for a while and yes, I did get hot then- though I would have anyway- it was in the upper 90s that day! Just walking around in the aquarium was very comfortable and I didn't find myself overly warm at all. I don't think I'd wear it outdoors a lot during the summer, but then I'm also the type who generally avoids the outdoors in the summer heat anyway so it's not much of an issue.