Issues with Moby wrap

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mgowdy's picture
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Issues with Moby wrap

I just got my moby wrap yesterday and I was able to get in on myself fine, but getting DS into it has been a bit of a challenge and I really want it to work! I'm trying to get DS into the newborn hug hold, but it just seems like he's almost too big for it. The third time I tried to get him in it, the fabric wouldn't even move to wrap around him. I am going to try the kangaroo hold next, but would appreciate any tips and pointers other moby wearing moms have.

Thanks so much! I really need a hands free way carry around DS!

alwayssmile's picture
Joined: 08/26/07
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I hate the newborn cradle hold personally. It's hard to keep their chin off their chest which can be dangerous for babies (they take in less air and it can lead to a blocked airway). DS wasn't a fan of it either! The best for DS and I was being tummy to tummy. Make sure both passes support your LO knee to knee so that he's not hanging by his goods (that certainly can't be comfortable! lol). It's easier to keep their chin off their chest with it too. I also hated trying to make the pockets out of the Moby. I just tied it on without making the pockets by folding it in half. There are many youtube videos you can search for and watch that helps! I found the Moby very frustrating till I started watching videos.

mgowdy's picture
Joined: 01/17/09
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Thank you so much for your advice. I wasn't thrilled with the newborn hug hold myself the one time I was able to get DS into it and I don't think he liked it much either. I think he would do better with the tummy to tummy. I'll search you tube like you suggested for other videos on wrapping. Again, thank you!:)

alwayssmile's picture
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I tried finding the one that helped me out the most, but I can't seem to find it again! If I do run across it, I'll post it. Smile

mgowdy's picture
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I watched a few videos last night and this morning was able to get DS into the kangaroo hold (tummy to tummy). He wasn't quite sure what to make of it at first but then settled down and fell asleep!

alwayssmile's picture
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Yay! That's a success! Smile

mgowdy's picture
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I was looking at the mei tai carrier and am thinking about getting one of those too. Seems less complicated than the moby for use outside the house, and will be loads easier for DH to use too.:p

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I love using mei tais. I like that it is easier to use when out of the house, cooler since there's way less material, and that you can do back carries with them (you're not supposed to w the Moby). I use ring slings and padded mei tais the most right now.

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Joined: 10/19/09
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My DD hated the Moby, and all the trouble of getting her in there never seemed worth having to take her out again after five minutes. Some babies just hate being carried in certain ways, and mine was one of them! I know trying lots of kinds can get expensive, but sometimes it's the only way. Look for used, and don't be afraid to get at least some of your money back on Craigslist or something if a certain kind of wrap really isn't working for you. I actually MADE four different carriers, and ended up using...none of them.

Ring sling was the ONLY kind of carrier that worked for us until she was about 6 months old (I found a Maya Wrap at a consignment store that turned out to solve all of our problems)--then she got too heavy, and now the Ergo is our magic--super comfortable for me, and I can get her in and out in two seconds. (I resisted the Ergo for so long, and then one was handed down to me...and I have to admit, it really is the best.)

Good luck--you'll find what's right for you!

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