We did a high level review of the Moby Wrap in our Baby Carrier Review but today we are taking a deeper dive. I was sent one a UV coated Moby Wrap for testing and review. I was super excited to try this different type of carrier or baby wearing if you will, since I haven’t been real pleased with the carrier we have. And of course, the best part for you lovely readers is that we are giving away a Moby Wrap of your choice – details below!
Highlights: I have to admit, I was a little intimidated by the Moby Wrap at first. It comes tightly packaged in a cloth cylinder and as I unwound it I thought, “I am never going to figure this out”. While the wrap comes with a very easy to read yet detailed instruction book I headed straight for the instructional videos on Moby’s website. After watching the video once I was able to put it on like a pro. Even Tyler was impressed with how easy I made it look. My biggest fear about the Moby Wrap was squashed. Once on and baby in (more on baby “in” to come) I love, love, loved it.
My second biggest fear about the Moby was that I would feel like Eloise was going to fall out. I was so wrong to feel this way. It feels amazingly secure. So much more secure than the Baby Bjorn we have. So secure I feel like I don’t have to hold Eloise the entire time she in it (like I do with the Baby Bjorn). Eloise seems very comfortable and happy. I think she likes being snug and close but still able to look around and move her arms and head a bit. We’ve used this quite a bit for neighborhood walks both long and short and it feels secure the entire time. Not to mention, it is very comfortable. Eloise is up to 12+ pounds now and I did not have any back, should, etc pain. Did I mention it feels secure the entire time we walk?!? Tyler has also worn it several times and agrees with me that it’s a more snug fit and superior to our other carrier.
I wish I would have had this when Eloise was a newborn because it would have been absolutely wonderful to put her in the “newborn hug hold” and get things done around the house. We’ve been lucky to not have a fussy baby but the Moby Wrap is proven to help soothe fussy babies which is awesome! The fabric of the wrap is soft, washes well and is overall comfortable for me and Eloise. While the wrap I reviewed is tan and neutral they have lots of great colors and patterns – definitely something for everyone. Lastly, from a price point perspective the Moby Wrap is very well priced and I would consider a wise investment as it can be used up to 35 pounds.
Lowlights: While I successfully mastered putting the Moby Wrap on putting Eloise in was a little more difficult. I definitely needed husband help getting Eloise in the wrap the first few times. I think it just takes some getting used to though because it has gotten progressively easier. As mentioned in our earlier review, many parents complain about the leftover fabric and I can see why although, it doesn’t really bother me. Once you find a comfortable place to tie the extra fabric (side or front) you just sort of get used to it. I would call both my lowlights “growing pains” because wearing baby is a different feeling than a typical carrier. I feel like once you adjust to this different mode of baby transporting you may never go back to the old way!
Bottom Line: I wish I would have had this from day one. I really, really love the Moby Wrap. As I mentioned, I also have a Baby Bjorn (which I don’t really like and is an entirely different post) and the Moby Wrap is a gazillion times better. I feel a ton more secure and safer with the Moby Wrap than the BB and I think Eloise feels the same way. She has not gotten fussy once while in this and I can’t say the same for the BB. I highly, highly recommend the Moby Wrap and can’t wait to use it from day one with baby #2 (in a long time ;))!
Now that I have gushed about the Moby Wrap – who wants one?!? We are giving away a Moby Wrap of your choice*. To enter:
The winner will be selected at random (using www.random.org) this Friday, September 28th. Entries accepted until noon central standard time on Friday.
*Excludes the “woven wraps”
**While I was not compensated for this review I was sent a Moby Wrap to try and keep. I assure you this is still my unbiased and picky opinion!