When Kaelyn was little, I didn’t find a wrap or sling to be necessary most of the time. Not only was she very content playing on the floor with her toys, but she was also the only child and she had our undivided attention much of the time. With the birth of our son, I have found myself wishing I had a wrap many times. He’s not only more of a cuddler and likes to be held, but he also has dealt with more gas and acid reflux…making it difficult for him to lie flat on his back at times.
I’ve read about, and seen, many different types of wraps and slings. The only thing we had was a carrier that did not work well with such a small baby. We were in need of something that would allow for me to carry him in an upright position at times, while still being able to keep an eye on Kaelyn and do some simple things around the house. As I searched, I came across the Moby Wrap and was thrilled when I found out I’d have the opportunity to review one!
Moby Wrap Inc. was founded in 2003 by parents with a passion for babywearing. They saw the need for a more comfortable, secure and versatile way to carry their infants. Moby Wrap Inc. has expanded its product line to include great designs offered in a variety of colors, prints and fabrics, including UV protected and organic cotton. It has become the most recognized wrap-style baby carrier on the market today.
We were sent the Moby Wrap in the Moss Color.
The Moby Wrap is a long piece of soft cotton that wraps around you to create a custom fitted baby carrier. Some of the features include:
- machine washable
- one-size versaitility
- for babies preemie to 35lbs (even twins)
- no straps, belts or buckles
- develops a strong and secure attachment
- helps meet baby’s security needs
- enables parents to accomplish day-to-day tasks
- helps prevent colic
- naturally soothing
When I received it, I was very excited to try it out. I knew that keeping Kaden in an upright position, especially after he eats, was very important and more comfortable for him. Before the wrap, it was difficult (and hard on my back) to hold him and get other things done. As I opened the box, I was immediately impressed with the pouch it comes in….made of the same fabric/color as the Moby Wrap inside of it.
As I took the Moby Wrap out of the pouch, I fell in love with the super soft, high quality 100% cotton fabric. I could definitely tell that this was not only something that would last us a very long time, but would be gentle on our son’s sensitive skin. I also found the Moby Wrap to be very easy to put on. Following the simple directions that came with it, I was able to try out many different carrying positions. And, here’s the best part…Kaden absolutely loves it! If he’s fussy and uncomfortable, I put him in the wrap and he almost instantly stops crying and usually falls asleep within minutes. I was a little skeptical as to the comfort of wearing him for extended amounts of time, but to my surprise I hardly notice that I’m even carrying him. It’s been such a lifesaver at times (and a back saver too)!
What I love about the Moby Wrap is that it can be used with children birth-35 lbs. This means that if necessary, we also have a way to carry our daughter (who is not quite 35 lbs yet). I could see this coming in handy for both of the kids in many different situations…walking around the mall, going to the Zoo, etc. I have even taken it to church and it’s come in very handy with Kaden.
Our daughter Kaelyn has seen me use it several times. She’s at the fun age of pretend play and has also enjoyed trying to put it on and use it with her babies. As I searched the Moby website, I realized that they actually carry a Mini Moby Wrap in a child’s size. This is definitely something I’d love to get for her at some point…isn’t it cute?!
Overall, I am very impressed with the Moby Wrap. It is very easy to put on and custom-fits to my body which is greatly appreciated. Having a wrap that can be fitted to whoever is wearing it is pretty amazing. The best part is that our son loves it and it helps him to be more comfortable and happy. I would definitely recommend the Moby Wrap to parents with young children and think it would make a wonderful baby gift too!
Coupon Code: Moby Wrap Inc. has kindly offered A Mom’s Balancing Act readers coupon code, mbamoby, for 15% off your entire purchase from now until February 25th.
Buy It: You can purchase the Moby Wrap for $39.95 on the Moby Wrap Website.
**The product for this review was provided for free from Moby Wrap. This was not a paid post and my honest opinions were given.**