Moby Baby Wrap
If you are looking for a versatile and inexpensive way to carry your baby then the Moby baby wrap may be just what you are looking for. Hold and cuddle your baby all day long while still keeping your hands free for other tasks.
- Evenly distributes baby’s weight across your back and shoulders so you do not get pain
- No buckles to deal with
- Easy to put on once you follow instructions and practice
- Great for fussy or colicky babies who always want to be held
- Comfortable to wear
- Can take time to learn how to use
- Hot to wear in warm climates—like having on an extra shirt
Moby Wrap Product Description
(Description Provided by Moby)
The Moby wrap is an original 100% cotton baby carrier 5.5 meters in length to comfortably fit nearly all adults and is available in many styles including Solids, Seasonals, Prints, Designs, UV Protected Fabrics, Batiks, and Organics.
- Be comfortable
The design of the Moby Wrap uses 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 fabric that is wrapped over both shoulders. It is amazingly comfortable and easy to wear. There are no buckles, snaps or other fasteners. It is easy to adjust the fit of your Moby Wrap by varying how tightly you wrap yourself and your baby.
- Be secure
The Moby Wrap comes with an easy to follow instructional guide and online video clips, wrapping tips and safety information. With the single stretch cotton and the width of the Moby Wrap, your baby is wrapped close and tight, ensuring a secure hold. Your baby’s head can also be secured under the stretchy cotton fabric for added safety. You can finally have both hands free and know your baby is safe and secure.
- Be uniquely close to your baby
There is not a lot of extra material or bulky padding between you and your baby. Your baby can hear your heartbeat and finds comfort in the warmth of your body within the cuddly confines of the Moby Wrap.
- Birth to 35 lbs.
The Moby Wrap is an optimal baby carrier for infants. Parents of newborns are often prescribed to practice “kangaroo care,” skin-to-skin contact used to increase birth weight, which can be easily achieved while wearing your Moby Wrap. The Moby Wrap is long enough to adapt to your growing baby. The fabric can hold up to 35 lbs.
- Soothes fussy babies
It is amazing how quickly a baby will settle down once wrapped in the Moby Wrap. Experts like Dr. Sears, stress the importance of holding your baby often and close. The Moby Wrap allows you to do this with ease. The style of the wrap ensures your baby is uniquely close, while providing ultimate comfort and support. Carried babies cry significantly less, develop secure attachments to their caregivers, have improved sleep habits and lower levels of stress.
There are many ways to wear your Moby Wrap. You can wear your baby upright or slightly reclined facing you, facing the world, or on your hip. Secure, developmentally appropriate holds are illustrated in the included instructional guide and online. Moby Wraps are one size which means all caregivers can easily and comfortably share the wrap.
- Machine washable
Prewashing before use is recommended. The Moby Wrap is easy to clean. Machine wash your Moby in cold water and tumble dry low. As with all cotton items, slight shrinkage is expected during the first wash and extra length is built into the design of the Moby to accommodate this.
Moby Wrap Features
- Uses the entire back and shoulders to the distribute weight
- Wide piece of fabric to wrap over both shoulders
- Keeps baby warm while freeing both hands
- Develops a strong and secure attachment to parents
- Can be used for a preemie to 35 pounds child
- One size fits all
Cost: The Moby Wrap retails for $39.99.
Moby Wrap User Reviews
The Moby Wrap has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from hundreds of reviewers on amazon.com, diapers.com and toysrus.com.
Users absolutely love the Moby Wrap! They say it evenly distributes baby’s weight across the shoulder and back and doesn’t cause shoulder or back pain like many other well-known brands of carriers. Reviewers also love that there are no buckles to hassle with, or that can break, and that there are no straps that dig into the shoulders. Although the wrap can be a bit confusing at first to learn how to use, it is extremely simple to put on and take off once the technique is mastered. Users recommend watching the YouTube video instructions for how to apply the wrap.
Reviewers say this wrap is extremely comfortable to wear, is very comfortable for baby, keeps baby secure, is great for people with bad backs, and is the ideal solution for parents with colicky babies or with babies who never want to be put down. The Moby Wrap allows you to carry your baby and keep your baby close while at the same time freeing your hands for work, chores, shopping or tending to other kids. It’s also a great solution for helping put fussy babies to sleep. Just put baby in the wrap, walk around a bit till baby falls asleep, and then go about performing your usual activities. Many parents also like the versatility of this wrap since it allows users to hold the baby in a hug hold, a forward facing position or in a sling position. You can even use it as a back carrier for older babies.
Moby Wrap Negatives
A few users dislike this wrap mostly because they feel it is too hot to wear. Many describe wearing the wrap as having on an extra shirt. This makes some users in hot climates uncomfortable. A few users also feel it is just too complicated to use.
Overall this wrap has received rave reviews and the majority of users absolutely recommend a Moby Wrap.
My Two Cents
I have a very similar wrap that functions in the exact same way as the Moby Wrap and I love it. When the sales clerk initially showed me how to use the wrap I thought “no way, I will never master this.” But, I decided to try it out anyway and brought it home. I watched the YouTube video showing how to use the wrap for securing the baby in different holding positions and I practiced a few times using a stuffed animal while watching the video. After 2-3 tries I had the technique down perfectly.
If you take the time to learn how to use this wrap it really is very simple to put on and take off. I also like that I can put my daughter in the wrap and take her out of it without any outside help. My daughter loves taking walks with me while in this wrap and having her ‘wrapped’ makes shopping trips and other errands extremely easy to do. During the early months, my daughter always wanted to be on the hands and I just wouldn’t have been able to function without the wrap.
I think baby wraps are a great investment for parents with young babies. I was given an Ergo infant carrier at my baby shower which I began using when my daughter was 5 months after I felt that my daughter had ‘graduated’ from the baby wrap. While some parents have no problems carrying older babies and toddlers with the wrap I found that I was more comfortable carrying my heavy daughter with the Ergo Baby Carrier. But the wrap was the perfect solution for my daughter’s first 5 months and I would definitely recommend the purchase of one to all new parents.