Saturday, August 14, 2010

On Baby-Wearing.

It rocks. That's it. It absolutely rocks.


just look at how happy that baby is!
image via product website

I set out on a mission today to learn how to use my Moby wrap. I heard it was a must-have akin to Sophie a La Giraffe (and for all you moms and moms-to-be out there, we know what a hot commodity she is!) So way, way, way before C was even born, circa 15 weeks preggo, I made my first purchase off of Diapers.com and scored my black Moby for a third of the retail price. Thank you first-time promo codes.

I was determined not to let the wrap get the best of me. It's a bit tricky, as in it feels like you need seven hands to make the "X's" and tie the knots, but once Hubs' laughing subsided, we figured it out.

Let me just tell you, Carter loves the "hug hold." LOVES. I mean, luuuuuuuuurves the "hug hold."

The intense desire to master baby-wearing came about when we realized how much Carter loves to be snugged and cuddled against our bodies. Our moving bodies. After he nurses, he'll fall asleep and the minute his little back hits his bassinet, he's all, "Mom, you're such a sucker for thinking you could lay me down to sleep! Now walk me around the house." No joke. You can practically read that sentiment in his little grey-blue eyes.

Enter the Moby. I'm in love. And I promise I am not being compensated for this blurb. This is simply me, telling you how much I love my Moby Wrap. And how much I LOVE having two hands free to do just about anything. Not to mention how comfortable it is to wear. There are no plastic clips rubbing up against either myself or baby C. I've been rockin' the wrap for close to two hours now and am still as comfortable as ever. There's no pull or stress on my lower back and I feel perfectly balanced wearing my nearly 10lb. baby!

Those two free hands attempted to take a picture of said baby-wearing, however, when dressed in black from head to toe (black is supposed to be slimming, remember? Yeah. That rule doesn't apply to post-preggos, but that's a whole other post in itself) there is no delineation between my outfit and my black Moby (or my little nugget snugged safely inside), so the picture pretty much looks like a tired, exhausted mother wearing a giant black fat suit.

Just take my word for it.

Baby-wearing rocks.

15 comments :

  1. damn it! Just as I thought I was done buying things for our little KP you go and post this, thanks. Running to BRU.

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  2. I love reading posts like this so I can start my mental list of "must haves" for when I have a need to shop for all things bebe :)

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  3. I have a Sleepy Wrap, which is the same thing as a Moby, and I LOVE it! Seriously, number ONE best baby item I own, I couldn't live without it. My C hates his carseat, so the wrap is a complete lifesaver when we go shopping!

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  4. It sure does. My husband at first started singing African chant songs to me when I broke it out. Zumba Zumba! haha... anyways I would have never completed my Master's courses this summer without the Moby nestling sweet Connor next to me while doing my homework. Defintiely worth it!

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  5. awesome! thanks for the review. I put one on my registry and have been wondering how it was since I don't personally know anyone who has used one.

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  6. I'm a fairly new follower and I'm not sure if I've posted here saying hello yet. So hi :) I am really enjoying your blog. I love your moby post, I am not due for 7 more weeks but I have a moby just waiting to be used. Reading this makes me all the more excited, I have even practiced with it, you totally do feel like you need 7 hands!! But I am getting better. I just can't wait to have my little boy snuggled up in it, I hope he likes it as much as Carter does!!

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  7. so good to hear this. i registered for one of these, but if i don't get it, i'll check out diapers.com.

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  8. I got one of these at a shower but haven't tried it yet because it looks so complicated. But based on your review, I think I will try it soon!

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  9. Ohmigoodness! I thought that Xander was the only one that hates to be put down after eating (silly first mom mistake I guess). Everyone keeps telling me that he is still hungry, but he wont eat anymore, and calms down after a bit of walking/swaying/gentle bouncing. I dont know why I didn't even think of the Moby!!

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  10. Came across your blog today...super cute!

    Jaimi

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  11. so glad to hear this and so glad to know I'm not the only one who practiced. lol.

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  12. i just wrote "moby wrap" on a sticky note and putting it in my future list of must-haves for sure.

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  13. I have two on my registry - AWESOME, so excited to hear you love it! And MY GOODNESS, could your little peanut be any more precious?!?? SO STINK'N CUTE!!!!

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  14. I love baby wearing...you can get so much done! When I nannied, I'd end up wearing a baby for most of the day, but it was great that I could still move around and interact with the other kids! Definitely high up there on my list for when we have our own kids!

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  15. hey there-

    baby jackson will be here in 6 weeks or less and i hadn't even thought of anything besides the bjorn. are you still a moby fan? at how many months do you think they're too big to "wear" (sounds funny... to wear your baby!).

    thanks, mama!

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