Moby Baby Wrap Reviews – Why This Wrap is One to Consider

moby-baby-wrap-reviewsBabywearing is a wonderful and glorious thing.  Gone are the days of trying to do things one-handed or with a toddler hanging on your leg.

I have to say I missed the boat on babywearing with my first baby. I didn’t even own a baby carrier. Why? I have no idea. Looking back, I think I was intimidated by the idea of having to learn how to tie or buckle or fasten the contraptions.

The buckles and straps on most carriers look uncomfortable and hurt your back after a short time wearing them. 

But the Moby always looked like it might be a comfortable carrier to me. Baby always seemed snuggled and happy and all the moms I have observed are either great actors or really were comfortable wearing the Moby.

The Moby Wrap is certainly an intimidating baby carrier. You basically are taking 18-feet of fabric (no, it really is 18-feet long) and creating a baby carrier out of it…It can, um, take some practice.

Case in point:

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Nailed it!

If you are doing it correctly, it will look something like this:

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The Moby Wrap is designed to use your entire back, as well as your shoulders, to carry the weight of your baby. Unlike other carriers, which have narrow straps or go across one shoulder, the Moby Wrap is a wide piece of durable fabric that is wrapped over both shoulders.  There are no buckles, snaps or other fasteners.

It is easy (so they say) to adjust the fit of your Moby Wrap by varying how tightly you wrap yourself and baby. Moby Wraps are one size which means all caregivers can easily and comfortably share one wrap.

Click here to read about the Moby vs the Boba wrap and which is best!

Watch How to Tie the Kangaroo Wrap with the Moby:

My Love/Hate with the Moby Wrap

It truly is a love/hate relationship.

I LOVE them because of the variety of options in how you can tie and wear the wrap. Here are a few: Newborn Hug Hold, Hug Hold, Hip Hold, and Kangaroo Wrap (as shown in the video above).

(Related: How to Tie the Moby Wrap!)

I borrowed a friend’s Moby to try with my second baby. He was small so I used the Newborn Hug. He loved it. Fell asleep almost right away. I loved that the wrap was so comfortable to wear. It distributes the weight of your baby really well so your back and shoulders aren’t taking the brunt of the weight.

I had a ring sling with him too and oh my goodness, my back would be killing me about 10 minutes in. The Moby never hurt. I was impressed.

I could see easily carrying a toddler around in it.

My HATE relationship really has to do with how complicated it is to figure out. There are 1,000 videos on You Tube that you can watch to see how to tie the different wrap options but don’t expect to be an expert right away.

The learning curve is steep. I had to start over about 100 times and honestly, my first attempts weren’t too far from the silly pictures posted above.

It takes some getting used to. But with practice, like with most anything, I can see how you could get really good at tying the Moby.

The other thing that stood out to me is that because it can take some time to tie the Moby, it isn’t the best to be worn on a quick outing. You might spend twice as long in the parking lot put the thing on then you will in the store.

Although, a friend of mine shared a genius idea which was to put on the Moby before you leave the house and then simply put your baby in it when you reach your destination. Seems reasonable to me…

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Breastfeeding in the Moby Wrap

One of my favorite things about babywearing is breastfeeding my baby in the carrier. This makes outings much easier since I can nurse while walking, standing, sitting, etc. No need to stop and make a big fuss.

Breastfeeding in the Moby Wrap can be intimidating especially if you just learned to tie it.

Taking the time to learn a few simple maneuvers of the Moby can easily take you from a carrier to hands-free nursing in no time. This is one of the best features of the Moby Wrap. You can get your baby into a great position to nurse. That can be difficult with other carriers.

This video has two great holds for nursing while wearing your Moby Wrap. I have watched a lot of these videos and felt this one has two of the best because of how she secures her baby. A lot fo the holds leave baby dangling to the side. That can be dangerous and really doesn’t offer a hands-free option.

==>Breastfeeding? Click here to read about my recommendation for co-sleeping!<==

Moby Options

Another thing I like about the Moby is that there are so many design options. I mean they really are endless.

They have organic cotton, cotton, bamboo, designer prints, solid prints, specialty prints…the list goes on.

Love Baseball? They make Moby Wraps with your favorite MLB team on it too!

The only issue I have with this is that the options are too vast! I want one of each. My favorite is the Lotta Collection. The Bloomster is gorgeous! But really, there are so many to choose from.

Here are a few of my favorites:


 

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Bloomster

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Victoria

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Almond Blossom

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Mint Dandelion

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Florine

 

 

 

 

 


Moby Overall Rating: 8 out of 10

I like the Moby a lot. It is a fantastic baby carrier with a lot of hold options. The added ability to maneuver it easily to breastfeed in makes this a top wrap in my opinion.

But I think it is a little complicated to figure out for a first time user.

If you can take the time and effort to figure out how to tie it and make it work for you and your baby, then I think you will love the Moby.

It is cheaper than most baby carriers making this a good option on a budget and it has so many styles to choose from! You could spend all day going through the various print patterns.

What do you think of the Moby Wrap? Leave a comment and let us know!


 

Click here to see my favorite Moby Wrap! 

8 comments

  1. Jamie lopez says:

    So beautiful and soft. Such a great carrier. I loved it for my child and I love giving it to new moms. My back never hurt using this carrier/wrap. And this one is so beautiful. Works for boys or girls, and keeps the mom looking like a put-together woman. Love love love this! Thanks

    • Heather Grace says:

      I agree with you that my back never hurt using the Moby. I remember feeling like I was 100 years old trying to carry my baby in a ring sling haha. Oh man, my back hurt so bad! I would have loved to get this as a gift for my shower! Great idea for new moms. Thank you for your comment!

  2. Tammy says:

    i have not laughed that hard in a while, That mans picture with the moby was so funny. When I breastfeed I had something that just went around my shoulder and was good for breastfeeding either standing or sitting but walking got harder as my baby grew. I nursed for a yr and I swear people would just walk up and pull it down to see baby and see a lot more than i wanted. That was 21 yrs ago lol but those babies will be having some of their own soon and my niece uses the Moby and loves it. She breastfeeds or just walks all day if she wants and says her back never hurts and the baby sleeps soon after nursing. She uses it to get her baby to sleep too. Love the site and i will tell her about it.

    • Heather Grace says:

      I know, those pictures are priceless haha! I had a sling with my second baby and hated how sore my back would get. I wore the Moby for hours one day and never felt sore. I really like it! It is great also when you have a clingy or sick baby that you can’t put down!

  3. tatihden says:

    The world is catching up lol. My parents carried me in a wrap a lot as a child. I loved it so much they say I walked around with one looking for anyone to carry me in it. The difference with the Moby wrap and what is done in Cameroon is the position of the baby (in Cameroon the baby is placed behind). I can see why babies love it; they get to share body warmth with you and it also helps with bonding.

    • Heather Grace says:

      Yes, the world is catching up haha

      It is very common all over the world to wear your baby. It really is beneficial to both mom and baby!

  4. James says:

    I remember those days. I’ve not been in those shoes for a long time, but I was shopping for a friend who’s about to become a dad. This piece was really helpful. It’s always so difficult to figure it out the first time so I forwarded this article to him. Hopefully he looks smarter doing it than I do!

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