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Old 12-20-2012, 10:29 PM   #1
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Moby Wrap

I'm new to baby wearing and looking into wraps for the bean on the way. Please tell me what I need to know about a Moby wrap. I don't even know exactly what to ask... Just assume I know nothing But what it looks like from a picture (lol)
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:42 AM   #2
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It a long stretchy piece of fabric. It was perfect to wear my newborn through winter. It's soft and cozy. I wore my Moby around the house mostly. Because I'm short, I didn't like taking it out of the house where the ends couldn't potentially drag on the ground as I was trying to wrap. It's very warm, so I stopped wearing it in when it started warming up. By then, DD was over 15 pounds and to me, the Moby didn't feel supportive enough for more weight.

Moby's are limited to the front. I've seen pictures of people doing a back carry, but it's highly discouraged because of the stretch.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:33 PM   #3
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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Moby wrap!

I've used ring slings, baby bjorn, Ergo and Moby is my favorite by far.

The newborn hug hold is wonderfully delicious. Let's you smell and kiss their perfect little heads. Baby is close to mommy, right where they want to be.

To keep from getting ends of your wrap dirty, put it on and home. I find that when I'm running errands and moving baby back and forth between Moby and carseat I have to retie each time to ensure a good snug fit.

You tube is a great source for learning how to use your Moby.

I used my Moby with dd2 until she was approximately 25 lbs. They say they are safe up to 35lbs but 25 was the max for me.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:44 PM   #4
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Thanks for your replies.
So a Moby in the spring/summer for a newborn will be too hot??
Does it stretch a lot? Is getting a woven type of wrap rather more secure for later on or it doesn't matter?
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:43 AM   #5
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I use my Moby and living in Florida, it can get warm, but I love it and use it year round! I do agree with wrapping at home, but it gets easier after a bit of practice to wrap on the fly. I don't have a problem with it loosening after I figured out that you have to wrap it pretty tight to begin with. It will relax a little after you wear baby for a bit, but not too loose, just more comfortable, imo. Hubby likes to use the Bjorn, but I prefer Moby.
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I also live in FL and use mine year round and I LOVE it!!!! I agree with pp^^^ that once I realized you have to tie it very tight to start with because after a few minutes it will relax a bit. I can't say enough good things about it. I did recently try wearing DD on my back with it but she is 15mo and very wiggly and because it does have a little stretch to it I couldn't seem to get it tight enough to keep her where I wanted her. It's much easier for me to tighten her up on the front now that she's big.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:20 PM   #7
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Re: Moby Wrap

I used mine through June, the first few weeks with Pixie, but after that I found it too hot, and the stretch to shift position enough to make my back hurt. With Pi, since he was a fall babe, I used it a little longer, but by 15 lbs. he too seemed too heavy for it (or for my back I suppose). I preferred my sling for cooler wear, and it lasted a bit longer on the weight range for me as well.
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