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post #21 of 24
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Ok, looks like the general consensus on what Brooke Shields is wearing, comes down to the Moby and the New Native carrier according to babywearer.com and the moms in my playgroup.
I am certainly still learning and haven't tried one on yet, but it looks like she is wearing it very low. Is it suppose to be put on and worn like that?
I am 5'10" tall so I would like a sling that doesn't "sag".
post #22 of 24
I have to disagree with everyone's thumb's down for the moby wrap! I have two (black and a purple/blue/green/maroon dyed one) and I love love LOVE them! SO comfy to sling ds in! I like the stretch in it, I just wrap it around myself snuggly (not super pulled tight snug, but like... comfy tee shirt snug) and then get Orion in there and we're set to go!

I do agree though, if you can sew you can make a wrap sling for MUCH less than they sell for. But for a wrap sling the moby is pretty affordable ($30).

Not the greatest pic but here's me and Orion with him in the moby(outward facing 6 weeks old, boobs give great head support! :LOL): http://www.mattandlisahart.com/slingin6weeks%20001.jpg
And here's a better one with him facing inward:
http://www.mattandlisahart.com/thanksgiving%20031.jpg

So I just wanted to chime in here as a moby wrap lover
post #23 of 24
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Lisa_Lynn....Orion is a cutie....he looks so peaceful sleeping next to mama. Thanks for the great picture.
Ok, I've got a dumb question....when using a sling such as the Moby (or any sling?) , do you prepare it first and then put your baby in, or do you put it on, place the baby in the hold you want, and then finish putting the sling on?
I love the way Orion is "hanging" out and the way you have meticulously wrapped his head so the sling supports it. Looks cool.
It's one thing to see directions for how to wear a sling and I think quite another when you actually have one and are trying to put it on. Was it easy for all of you? What "hold" or carry is the easiest for a newbie to do?
post #24 of 24
Aww thanks! He *loves* that outward facing hold, and unless he wants to nurse that's how I put him in it everytime, he loooooooves looking at new things/people (I think I've got a very inquisitive baby on my hands here ).

With my moby wrap I wrap it around me and then plunk Orion in it, but that's because its really stretchy, like a tee shirt. If I had a wrap sling with stiffer/less stretchy fabric, I'd wrap around him cuz there would be any 'give' to the fabric. I think the moby wrap is really easy to use, myself. The photo where his little head it tucked in is just the same wrap as him facing outwards, just facing him inwards and just tucking his head under the fabric when he konks out. You can also do a wrap where the baby is on your back, but ds doesn't like how much fiddling it requires (and he's a bit young yet for back carries I think) But I had a friend who got a moby wrap the same day I did and she still has trouble with it, so I think that's REALLY an individual thing. I also think the moby is easy because I put it on before baby, not after. I don't have to worry about holding him up in it while I'm flinging fabric around myself.
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