A Moby is for Me: The Most Comfortable Baby Carrier
by Gabrielle Miller
I am a proud owner of a
Moby. When our son was born, and we lived in the city, we needed an
ultra-comfortable, versatile and ergonomically-gentle baby carrier. We
borrowed our friendís Mobywrap and were instantly hooked. I loved the
way he snuggled against me, a little tiny bean of a newborn. We would
walk my husband to work and then leisurely stroll home. It was a
brutally hot summer, the fabric was breathable and cool. He was snug
and safe, I would cradle his bottom in the carrier, sing songs and together
we would start our day. Then, in the afternoon, when the sun was not
at its peak, we ventured out again, cozy in our wrap. I was proud at
my new mommy group in our fantastic purple wrap, showing one mom how to wear
it, learning a new, older-baby carry from another.
In the fall, as the weather cooled off, we enjoyed lots of walks
together. Soon he could face out and would dangle safe and secure in
his purple cocoon. We bought a home in the suburbs and our walks
turned into pond-skimming, as our new home has a large pond. He loved
being able to see what we did as we worked on our yard, and I loved the fact
that my back didnít hurt from carrying him around.
The glitch came when we got pregnant again and had to retire our carrier
for a while. You can use the Moby as a back carrier, but we never
really had the occasion. Mostly, I was pregnant and chasing our son
around, now running around our yard.
Our daughter was born and it was wonderful to have had the know-how of
snuggling her with me. We got a Mobywrap of our own in a gorgeous
chocolate brown. Now I could stroll our son and keep our sweet girl
safe and cozy just as he was.
The Moby Wrap is designed to use your entire back and your shoulders to
distribute the weight of your baby and toddler. I was able to use it
comfortably until my son was over 30 pounds! No buckles, straps or
hardware, which meant no losing pieces or wardrobe malfunctions! Also,
it means easy cleaningómachine washable, which was a great big plus to us.
It is so versatile, too.
You can wear your baby in the front, on the side and on your back. And
baby-wearing worked like a charm to calm down our very fussy little boy.
I really love this baby carrier and recommend it to all of my new-mom
friends. It is a strange sight to unravel it for the first time as
itís very, very long. But, once you get the hang of it, and you feel
your baby snuggled close to your body, you will understand what all the rage
is about. They have a fantastic website with detailed instructions and
video wrap demos. The Moby comes in lots of great colors and several
styles, something for everyone who wants to master the art of baby-wearing.
Thatís a wrap!