Combining sling posts:
Originally Posted by holly22
I'm looking into a new sling for a newborn as my DD will be 22 months when the new baby comes. I have a Peanut Shell, which I like but I'm looking for something to hold the baby more securely upright. Right now it looks like Moby Wrap vs. Hug-a-Bub. Does anyone have any experience with either of these? They're both so expensive, I'd like to buy one that I know I'll use.
My DD absolutely lived in her Hug-a-Bub for the first 5 months. We always did an upright carry - though you can do a cradle when they're tiny which we did once or twice, but she had reflux so upright was far better for her. I absolutely loved it. My DH used it as well. It's really versatile. I got an instruction video with mine which was really good to illustrate how to use it. I can certainly recommend it with no reservations. If you have any other specific questions, or if you get one and have any trouble with it, feel free to PM me.
i just bought (and then sold!) my Moby Wrap. i actually really loved the feel of it, but ds (2.5 mo and almost 18lbs!) is just too heavy and sagged after a few minutes no matter how tight i got it! i considered trading it in for a MobyD but decided that for ease of use and portability, a mei tai is more for me! HTH!
happy mommy to:
I wrote this as a response on another board but thought it might be helpful here too!
I did a lot of research on carriers while I was pregnant and decided on a Moby Wrap. When I did my research, I looked specifically at which carriers were a good fit for plus-sized women and this is the one that most plus-sized women recommended. I've LOVED it!!! At first I was a bit intimidated with the whole wrapping concept but it wasn't nearly as complicated as I thought it would be. And once you learn the basic wrap, there are many different front carries you can do in it, according to the age of your baby. There's a back carry, but I think it's only when you have someone else to help wrap - I've never used it. Then there's one more wrap you can do to help carry your toddler on your hip.
1. Very comfy! I could wear Ethan for very long periods of time with the basic carries. The weight is distributed over both your shoulders unlike a sling. Even in a hip carry wrap which in 1 shoulder, I can carry him for a long time without getting the least bit sore.
2. Ethan LOVES it! DH started wearing him when he was only a few days old and he still likes being in it at 19 months
3. One size fits all! It fit me with no problem (I'm a size 26), and even my friend who's bigger than me had no problems with it. The same size fit DH and me, unlike some of the others I was looking at that were "sized."
4. It's easily portable! I keep one in the car and it takes up very little space. I still bring it to Walmart and stick it in the cart. Ethan starts off in the child seat but if he gets fussy he calms down quickly in the Moby.
5. Machine wash and dry! Need I say more
6. It fits preemies through toddlers comfortably.
7. It's available in a LOT of colors!
The only one I can think of is that you have to rewrap it every time you take the baby out. But it only takes about 30 seconds to wrap.
Another carrier that came highly recommended to me is the Ergo. That wasn't an option for me though because my waist is too big. The maximum waist size for it is on their website. It's also more expensive than the Moby Wrap. Someone said there is a waist extension available for it so that's worth checking out if need be. I think I'd still prefer my Moby though!
If you have any questions about the Moby, I'd be happy to help! I'm even willing to do a short video for you on how to wrap it so you can see if you'd be comfortable doing it.