I first put the Moby on when I was around six months pregnant. My sister-in-law bought it for me and I thought it was the most confusing thing in the entire world. Not to mention, how could a piece of fabric keep my most precious possession safe? I was beyond skeptical, but so many people raved about the Moby that I decided to give it a whirl once the baby arrived.
Our first outing was to the market when Julia was around two weeks old. Getting her in the wrap took some effort, followed by a frustrated baby, and then a napping baby. It was so much work getting her in it that I pushed it to the side and vowed to try again later.
|She was so little!|
In the meantime, my husband used his Ergo when we were out and about. (By the way, the first time he wore it he said, and I quote: “This is just like being pregnant.” After I picked my jaw off the floor and laughed so hard I had to catch my breath, I shot him “the look” and he immediately took his statement back. He later complained that his hips hurt. Poor thing…it is just like being pregnant. *HA!*)
|When in Italy…|
Now that Julia can hold her head up, hates being put down, and is up for longer periods of time, I figured I’d give the Moby another shot. I have things to do and I can’t physically hold her all the time now like she wants. (Thanks for reminding me about it, Amanda!)
I was excited to try the new hold with her legs dangling out. Thankfully, putting the wrap on for the hug hold was about a million times easier than the newborn versions. The best part is how much she loved being in it! She was giggling and looking at everything! I was afraid she’d hate it since she wasn’t facing out, but she had no issue turning her head and looking out at the world.
|I mean, seriously, look at that face. She loves the Moby!|
We’ve only used the wrap for about a week, but we really love it. We’ve gone to the market; I’ve been able to cook, go out to dinner, and get things done around the house, all while wearing her. She mostly stays awake in it—too excited to see everything—and only fell asleep once, but I think that may change the more she’s in it.
I only have one gripe: It’s ridiculously hot.
The material is so thick and heavy that we both sweat a lot when using it, which is a problem seeing as how we’re moving during the summer and we’re not exactly going to cool locations. I know any carrier I use will be hot (that’s my husband’s number one gripe about the Ergo), but there must be something similar to the Moby, but a little more breathable. It’ll be fantastic to use in the fall/winter or if I’m inside, but I need something for those moments when I want to be hands free (like in airports, markets, the store, etc.).
A few of you left suggestions for alternatives on Instagram, but I’m looking for more of your favorites so I can research and find the best one for us. So if there’s a cooler, more breathable version of a Moby, please let me know, or share your other favorite baby carrier with me. I’d like to order something soon so it’ll be here in time for our move!