International Babywearing Week – How to use your Moby-Style Wrap

14 11 2008

*I apologize in advance. I intended there to be pictures with this post, however, the babe (B) fell asleep before I could get those done this evening. When we are able to do step-by-step pictures, I will include those in a new post.

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My moby-Style wrap – This is my favorite “carrier” that I’ve used so far.

As I mentioned before, I have a hotsling, however, I can’t seem to get it “right”…

We have a Mei Tai, we’ve only used it a handful of times (I see it being very useful at outings this coming summer)…

And, I’d love to get my hands on a ring sling. Speaking of, Farrah at Baby Love Slings has oh-so-kindly offered a 15% off a $40 order discount to my readers!!!! (please use code BLOG15) THANK YOU FARRAH!!!

For now, I have my Moby Style wrap! And I LOVE it

When my friend, Becca, lent me hers when Keaton was about 6 weeks old, I was very intimidated. She just wrapped it around herself like she would put her socks and shoes on. But, she showed me step-by-step how to do it…and now, it’s second nature to me as well! 🙂

I only really use one carry – there are quite a few ways you can use the wrap – but this is what works for us right now (remember, Keaton hated it, so I didn’t get to wear him that much).

HOW TO TIE –

Fold the entire length of the fabric in half (length-wise so you have a really, really ridiculously long piece of fabric)

Find the center of your wrap and place it across your belly

Wrap the tails around your back and criss-cross across your back and back over your shoulders (there should be an “X” on your back)

Criss-cross the tails, again, this time, against your belly (“beneath” the center piece of fabric)

Finally, wrap the tails around your waist and tie (think, apron)

You are now wearing your wrap.

HOW TO GET BABY IN PLACE –

Place baby against one shoulder

Slide baby down your chest between your body and the “X” against you (from the side, it should look like, “parent/baby/”X”/center fabric”)

Depending on how your baby likes to “lie”, place their legs (When B was a newbie, he liked to be “squished” up; now, at 3 months, he likes to have his legs dangling while awake)

When he’s ready to sleep, I unfold the center piece of fabric down to cover his legs

I also slide the “shoulder fabric” over his head for more support as he sleeps.

*Again, this would be MUCH easier with pictures. I’ll try to have that posted by the end of the weekend!

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