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Old 09-26-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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Hate the Moby, help me pick something else!

I love how secure the moby feels but I hate all the wrapping! I'm a larger girl (size 14 post baby) and hate all the bulk with the knot. My baby is 2 months and 11 1/2 pounds. I'd like something that is easier to get him in and out of and something that I can adjust as I finally lose the baby weight.

ETA: I don't think I'm interested in a ring or pocket sling. More like a Mei Tai or a Ergo style but I'm not sure what the differences, pro/cons or even what those types of slings are called.

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There are so many options. First ones that come to mind are a short woven wrap, (like size 3), ring sling or a mei tai.
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Thanks. If I'm going to look of "short woven wrap" what brands are they? I don't even know what some of these types are called. I've heard some called a 1/2 buckle? Ulg. I'm clueless.
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Thanks. If I'm going to look of "short woven wrap" what brands are they? I don't even know what some of these types are called. I've heard some called a 1/2 buckle? Ulg. I'm clueless.
A short woven wrap would just be any woven wrap (non stretchy like the moby) in a shorter size (2,3 or 4 would probably be good) there are many different brands. The biggest ones being Storchenweige, Didymos, Natibaby, Ellevill.

But since you said you don't like the wrapping. I'd suggest a mei tai (babyhawk, freehand...) It doesn't have buckles like a SSC (ergo, beco... Etc) you tie two straps around your waist and then the other straps over your shoulders.
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I hated the Moby. The Gemini is my perfect newborn/young baby carrier. It fit my 5 pound 15 oz newbie perfectly.
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What is the difference between a Gemini and a butterfly 2?
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:03 PM   #7
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I love love love my mei tais! I would recommend them anyday over the moby, my husband can even get the mei tai on without a problem (:
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Re: Hate the Moby, help me pick something else!

The Gemini was just right for us. Folded up and down like an ergo, no stupid infant insert needed, could cross straps or just do clip like ergo. It was the most comfortable for me. I also borrowed my sister Ergo for awhile and it just didn't work for my body. Everyone is different. Some love it. For me my back hurt in one specific spot.

The BBII...Has more clips and a panel that sits against your chest. Upside of the BBII...you put the baby in and clip it up and that panel hold him in even if you take the whole thing off and hand him/her to another person. They is in their like a sack holding them. Some people love them. But the panel never felt right for me. It wanted to ride up to my chin when I took baby out and then went to do something like drive with it still clicked on. Hard to explain unless you try them. I do like the Gemini more but I wouldn't have know that unless I tried a few. I just rented both from Paxbaby.com and then a part of my rental fee went to buying the one I wanted.
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