The Moby Wrap is a wonderful way to wear your baby. If you are not familiar with it, it is basically a long piece of fabric that is Houdini’d into a baby carrier.
If you have read my review of the Moby Wrap, then you probably already know that the Moby can be cumbersome to figure out. Click here to read the full review.
I shared these little gems in that review:
They are both real parents who were “figuring out” the Moby Wrap. As you can see, things can go wrong.
So how do you actually tie the Moby and make it stay?
In this post, I will go over all four Moby Wrap holds including when to use each hold and how to achieve it. I will even include visuals for those who prefer picture books. Here we go!
Moby Wrap Holds:
First – Wrap Yourself:
- All the Moby Wrap Holds (with the exception of the Kangaroo Hold), start with this basic setup. So follow these steps first, then proceed to the desired hold.
Moby – Getting Started Wrap Video Demo:
Moby – Getting Started Wrap Steps:
Newborn Hug Hold:
- Made for Babies: Newborns (8lbs+) to 3 Months old
Newborn Hug Hold – Video Demo:
Newborn Hug Hold Steps:
- For Babies: 3-4 Months and older. Introduce once your baby is able to fully stretch legs.
Hug Hold – Video Demo:
Hug Hold Steps:
- For Babies: 5 Months and older. Introduce when your baby has excellent head & upper body control.
I don’t have a fancy video for this hold but it is fairly simple.
Hip Hold Steps:
Kangaroo Wrap & Hold
- For Babies: 8lbs and older. This hold is called a Front Wrap Cross Carry in the woven wrap world and is similar to the Newborn Hug but the fabric is tied with the horizontal pass underneath.
Kangaroo Hold – Video Demo:
Kangaroo Wrap & Hold Steps:
One thing that is very important is to constantly be checking and double checking that your baby is positioned correctly and the wrap is tight enough. You wouldn’t want any accidents to happen. Here are a few simple things that Moby suggests you check often:
- Chin is off chest and baby’s face is visible.
- The logo section (“seat belt”) is securing baby’s entire back and shoulders.
- Baby is in a seated position with knees up above bottom.
- Fabric is spread to the hollows of baby’s knees.
Visit the Moby Wrap site for detailed info.
So, there you have it! All four Moby Wrap holds. It can seem overwhelming and confusing at first, but once you get the hang of it, you will be able to tie it in your sleep!
Love the Moby? Read my full review here!