How to Put on a Moby WrapHave I mentioned that a Moby is totally my favorite baby item ever? Here’s how to put it on (pardon the bobbing and weaving = 6-year-old in charge of camera):
If you are unable to view the video, click HERE.Moby Wrap Tips:
- Put it on at home so the ends don’t drag on the ground in parking lots. Wear it all day like clothing.
- Get it just slightly tighter/higher than you think you want it, as baby’s weight will make it stretch, especially over time if you’re having a busy “out and about” day.
- Wear layers – a short-sleeved shirt, the Moby Wrap, and then a cardigan or zippered sweatshirt on top. That way when baby heats you up, you’re not totally stuck in long sleeves and dying to get rid of a layer but you can’t because there’s a sleeping baby tied to your body!
- Get moving. I can’t tell you how many people say, “My baby didn’t like the sling, so I gave up.” I really think they probably could have succeeded; a lot of people just don’t understand that the baby wants you to stand up and get moving. My little ones often liked vertical bouncing and the “butt bump” with a hand bopping their bottom through the Moby Wrap.
- Use it for discreet nursing…
- Shop around and try to find people in real life who have a few brands you can feel and try on. A small change in material or style can make all the difference in success!
How to Nurse a Baby in a Moby WrapA lot of readers have been wondering how this is done after trying and failing themselves. The video ain’t that pretty, and it’s clearly done at midnight (thank you, darling husband, for shooting for me), but it gets the job done. I’ll show the basic infant position that I’ve been wearing Jonathan in daily. He often drifts off this way while shopping or on walks. It’s darling.
If you are unable to view the video, click HERE.And when they fall asleep…here’s my video of putting a sleeping baby down out of a Moby Wrap.Can anyone add advice or experience for larger busted women and babywearing? Is it still possible to breastfeed in a Moby? Some readers have wondered, but I wasn’t sure how to answer.
The Cuddle HoldIn a radical turnaround from video number two, here I am looking a bit more together (it was a church day). John fell asleep first nursing not in the wrap, and I was able to slip him in using the alternative position cuddle hold, chest to chest, for the walk home from Mass. He’s so cozy:
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But It’s Just Not Working for Me…I got your back. Check out my 5 Solutions for Parents who Give up on Babywearing – you can do this, Mama! You can even babywear with a heavy toddler in a ring sling. Plus, who knew there was such controversy about the “right reason” to wear your baby!?! Not me. I just do it for these awesome reasons – some of which are very unpopular.
Bonus: Breastfeeding InfoWhen your babies are so close to mama, they often think about nursing – so why not talk about it? 😉 Breastfeeding is vitally important to me and my life as a mother, and I love nursing my babes, but I haven’t written a ton.
- Here’s my best post on the subject: Increasing Low Milk Supply for Breastfeeding Moms
- And a really good one from my friend Erin: 5 reasons to breastfeed and the best advice ever (make small goals)
Do you wear your baby? How do you think it changes the way you parent?