When youâ€™re an expectant parent, it can be overwhelming trying to decide exactly what you need to have for that little bundle of joy, especially for the first few months. But the truth is, newborns need very little in those first few months in the way of gear.Â They simply need a place to sleep, a full tummy, some things to help keep them warm and cuddles from Mom and Dad.
The Moby Wrap helps accomplish the bulk of those goals. It was one of my favorite items when our twins were home those first few months from the NICU. They could be cuddled, kept warm, fed and provided a napping place all with this one item. It was fantastic. The best part, they could be cuddled and kept warm together because the Moby Wrap works with multiples as well as singletons.
The Moby Wrap is a long, stretchy piece of fabric that wraps around your body in varying ways. It creates a snug and comfortable wrapping around your body, holding the baby to you. It uses your shoulders as well as your back to support the weight of the baby.
As your baby grows older, the wraps change to accommodate weight and hold. The wide, stretching cotton ensures a secure hold and while baby sleeps, you have both hands free to move about and get things done.
Moby at a Glance:
- 5.5 meters in length
- 100% Â natural cotton, one-way stretch
- Choice of 10 different colors for the original MobyÂ Wrap
- Booklet of instructions with wrap options
- Cost: $44.95 Original
- The Moby comes in Modern, Design, Organics and Prints now, so if you head to their site, you can find a ton of options including a UV protection option if you are planning to use the wrap outside on a regular basis.
What I really loved about this wrap was itâ€™s versatility and itâ€™s overall comfort for our children as well as us. We were able to use it to hold both of our twins or one – of course, this was when they were really small. Later, the husband and I would each take a baby in a Moby and walk around.
We could hold them facing towards us when they were younger. As they got older, we could do a side hold. It was very versatile that way. When my oldest daughter was a baby, we had a more traditional carrier with buckles and adjustable straps and as a newborn, I just didnâ€™t feel it was the best choice â€“ so we didnâ€™t use it.
Then she wasnâ€™t used to being held in a carrier, so we ended up not using a carrier at all throughout the course of her baby/toddler years. I like that the Moby is a way to build into the more traditional carrier option.
Have you found a carrier like the Moby? Are you a fan of using a infant carrier at all?Â