I love the concept of baby wearing, but with the first two kids I didn’t have a carrier that I loved and just really didn’t feel the need to use one. Now, with a baby who is the happiest in his mama’s arms and a busy toddler, finding a way to keep him close to me while having my arms free became a necessity. There are quite a few different kinds of baby carriers out there and I wanted to give them all a shot and hopefully find one I really love. First up was the Moby Wrap Organics, lauded as super soft and the most comfortable carrier out there.
The Moby Wrap comes in a wide variety of colors and prints in soft stretchy knit cotton as well as non-stretch woven cotton. The wrap carrier distributes your baby’s weight evenly over your shoulders and hips and keeps their center of gravity as close to your body as possible. It’s designed for babies weighing between 8 and 35 pounds. I chose one of the Moby Wrap Organics carriers in the Eggplant color. The Organics line is made of 100% OE certified organic cotton, and has the same softness and support you can expect from the Originals line.
As soon as I knew that the Moby Wrap was on its way to me, I went to their website to learn all I could about babywearing using a wrap. Moby’s website is such a great wealth of information about the different ways you can put the wrap on, ways to carry your baby, and more great tips. I felt prepared about how I should be using the wrap when it arrived. I love the Eggplant color that I chose, it’s a really nice neutral feeling wrap, but it still has great color to it. They were spot on about the fabric being soft, and stretchy but sturdy. It feels thick, like it will hold up well, but not so thick that it’s bulky. The wrap also comes packaged in a matching fabric drawstring bag which is great for storing your wrap in when not in use.
The first few times I tried using the Moby Wrap I used the wrap folded (opposed to gathered) and tried both the newborn hug hold and the hug hold. The fabric is super long and has plenty of length even on my tall plus size frame. If you are smaller you can just wrap the fabric around a few times and then tie it. It is definitely comfortable to wear. But I felt like after some time the fabric would move out of place, and it wasn’t so comfortable anymore, especially with a heavy baby in it. Then it dawned on me after looking at their site again that maybe I should try the gathered method of putting the wrap on so the fabric could spread out more and give me more support. I love the complete flexibility of the wrap and I think it’s great for when your baby is new and small. Liam is only 4 months, but a whopping 22+ pounds already, and personally I feel like after wearing it for a while I could use extra support. (Hint: more support for bigger babies = Moby Go. Review coming soon!) However, he is happy as a clam when he’s in it! He loves being close to me and that warm hugged feeling from being wrapped. He’s happy and both of my hands are free with the Moby Wrap – even if it’s for a short time, that’s a win in my book.
Moby Wrap carriers range from $47.95 to $160. The Organics line is $62.95. You can purchase them at MobyWrap.com.
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Disclosure: I received a Moby Wrap for review purposes. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.