Moby Wrap Baby WrapsProduct Rating: Product Review (submitted on July 13, 2010):
I looked at these before baby came along, but I thought they were a bit ridiculous. Well I learned my lesson. After baby came I discovered just how much he needs to be held during all hours of the day, and if I was ever going to manage to do anything (including eat or nap myself), I would have to figure something out. I tried a sling, but I found that after an extended period I became uncomfortable with it pulling on only one shoulder (though baby was cozy). I finally gave in and tried a wrap style carrier. I started out by 'making' my own - fortunately I had a long piece of t-shirt material in my sewing bin. It quickly became clear that he loved it, but my home-made attempts wouldn't really cut it. I considered getting better fabric from the shop, but realized by the time I did that I was just as well of buying a proper one.
And I am so glad I did! The fabric is perfect - sturdy but just enough stretch. It is finished nicely on the edges, and tapered to make it easy to tie. It is comfortable for me, hugging my back and shoulders beautifully. And baby loves it, falling asleep tucked in with mommy. It is a little hot for me on the hottest days of summer, but baby doesn't seem to mind. It is also great for keeping him upright after eating because he sometimes has trouble with gas and this gets all the bubbles out as I move around. It is easy to take places, can be rolled up in a bag no problem. And when he's in it I can move around, sit down, even lie down for a nap, and baby is content. This will get a lot of use, and I will certainly recommend it to any new or expecting moms I meet.