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post #21 of 100

I had the same problem the first few times that I used my Moby. I just make sure that it's really tight and sometimes have to reposition him a couple of times because he does slip down in a little ball if I don't have him positioned just the right way. I have to use the side pocket to keep him upright, even though I don't think that's necessarily how they're "supposed" to be positioned in there. He hasn't been weighed since he was 4 days old but I would guess he's almost 9 pounds now. 

 

I just wrap it on really tight to where it almost feels like I couldn't slip him in. He enjoys being swaddled tight, so he doesn't seem to mind... until he needs to poop. Then he wants to squirm. :) 

post #22 of 100
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Originally Posted by MaineCoastMama View Post

How much does your baby weigh Bambi? I love mine for nursing but baby tends to slip/slink down in non upright positions.

Try positioning your logo piece up higher - well above your belly button.

Nothing is easier than nursing in a maya wrap and while I love the moby (mine is homemade) it still isn't that intuitive or easy to do.

post #23 of 100
I have never been able successfully nurse in any carrier with my babes! (Tried moby/SW/Boba, Ergo/Beco, woven, hotsling, homemade Maya...) I swear my boobs, whether in size or shape or whatever, are just incompatible. LOL. I can sort of "brace" them in place while I hold them but it's kinda pointless because I might as well only be holding them....it's not really nursing in the carrier at all!
post #24 of 100
This is probably not rleven an official wrap style and us more like one hand free but this is my nursing rig: feet braced by one side pocket (or poking through), head in the other and bring up the logo part. This works mainly for dinner time as I'm sitting down. I wouldn't do yard work in this setup as I don't trust it that far. I think I'm still learning how to put it on properly. Pic is of my non- nursing wrap.
post #25 of 100
Lol 1babysmom! I'm not sure if I could make nursing with a wrap work either!
post #26 of 100

I can't nurse in a wrap either. And I can't nurse while sleeping. I have to latch the baby on while sitting up. I think it's because I have big boobs, big areoloa's, and small nipples. 

 

I'm just now able to wear Gemma for a bit during the day. I tried last week but it put too much pressure on my abdomen and it hurt in my lower pelvic area. Might be from the uterine infection. I couldn't bind either.

 

I use a Baby K'Tan, which is similar to a Moby, just a little easier to put on. I like it for small babies, but prefer the Ergo when they get bigger. I love my ergo!

post #27 of 100
He may learn to love the Moby yet!
post #28 of 100

MaineCoast: I totally feel for you. "Colicy" babies are a rough intro to motherhood. Your son sounds similar to my DD1. 

post #29 of 100
I just coughed and he woke and started screaming and trying to propel himself out of the Moby. I popped the pacifier in which rebooted him and he's asleep again.

Does anyone else's baby sound wheezy/ phlegmy at times when mouth breathing?
post #30 of 100
Love that Moby color/print!

My last two babes were very "rattly" and pleghmy. They still are to this day, DD2 in particular! Drives me crazy because it makes me want to clear MY throat all the time!
post #31 of 100
Thanks 1babysmom, found it on amazon. I love woodland animal themed stuff!
post #32 of 100
Crashed in the calin bleu today!!

post #33 of 100
Adorable! Rheiner has been sleeping in the Moby for at least 3.5 hours. Figure I should wake him soon!
post #34 of 100

I wore him for the first time in my Moby wrap at the grocery store yesterday. He slept right through, and didn't even wake up when I went to take him out and put him back in his car seat. The only problem is it's black, so once summer hits, I'm going to probably have to find something lighter material and color.


Edited by bmcneal - 11/30/13 at 2:00am
post #35 of 100
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I wore Oisin for the first time in my Moby wrap at the grocery store yesterday. He slept right through, and didn't even wake up when I went to take him out and put him back in his car seat. The only problem is it's black, so once summer hits, I'm going to probably have to find something lighter material and color.

That is exactly why I got my Calin bleu. I don't think anything beats the comfort of knit wraps like my Boba/SW but the CB is gauze and super lightweight and soft, so better for hot weather. Wovens are just so much harder to get the hang of.
post #36 of 100
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That is exactly why I got my Calin bleu. I don't think anything beats the comfort of knit wraps like my Boba/SW but the CB is gauze and super lightweight and soft, so better for hot weather. Wovens are just so much harder to get the hang of.


I looked at woven wraps, and I might not have found the best deal, because I fail at Google, but all the ones I've found are well over $100. Is that about right? I've found some mesh-like wraps that are similar to jersey material for fairly cheap (comparatively) that are marketed as swim wraps, and thought about getting one of those. Does anyone know anything about those, or have experience? He seems to love being worn, so I would love to take advantage of that. Plus, I just love wearing him. smile.gif
post #37 of 100
1babysm could you compare the CB wrap to the Moby in terms of ease of wear and how the baby is held?
post #38 of 100
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Originally Posted by bmcneal View Post

I looked at woven wraps, and I might not have found the best deal, because I fail at Google, but all the ones I've found are well over $100. Is that about right? I've found some mesh-like wraps that are similar to jersey material for fairly cheap (comparatively) that are marketed as swim wraps, and thought about getting one of those. Does anyone know anything about those, or have experience? He seems to love being worn, so I would love to take advantage of that. Plus, I just love wearing him. smile.gif

Depends on the woven....they definitely get costly. My Calin bleu was about $50US through an Ebay retailer. It isn't as thick as the nicer wovens, it is just gauzey, so thin and breathable, but gets really soft with use/washings/breaking in. It was highly recommended to me in TheBabyWearer. So I got it and dyed it. smile.gif

I have a Hotsling in that meshy stuff and I do use it for swimming. It isn't very comfy, but likely just because it is a pouch sling. I used to have a solarveil wrap which is the same material only with UV protection. It was definitey cooler but not very comfy. Could have been my wrapping skills at the time though. LOL
post #39 of 100
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Originally Posted by MaineCoastMama View Post

1babysm could you compare the CB wrap to the Moby in terms of ease of wear and how the baby is held?

You can basically do all the same holds with the baby, but wovens take more practice getting snug and comfortable because there is less stretch. I am still getting the hang of it...I have only used a woven a few times before this baby. (Had an Ellaroo before, but i will say my Calin Bleu is MUCH easier for me to wrap correctly!) You have to learn to tighten the rails (top and bottom edges of the wrap) individually to get it to fit right otherwise it leaves pressure points which can hurt or give you a back/shoulder ache. However, they don't sag like the knit wraps start to, so they don't usually need adjusted/tightened after a while (baby stays put) and therefore seem to be more comfy for longer periods when you get it just right. But because it has less stretch you can't easily "pop" babe in and out...like with my Boba/SW I usually wrap it on before I leave the house and just pop baby in/out each time we get out of the car...not really a great option with a woven.

I definitely like my knit wraps for the tiny stage (have an older Sleepy Wrap and a new Boba print one...kinda overkill LOL) because I don't think the ease and comfort can be beat. But I really like wrapping so the CB will not only pick up from the "sagging too much in the knit" stage, but it will allow me to keep wrapping confortably in the heat of summer.

I also sold a ton of cloth diapers when DS1 was about a year so I could splurge on a Bamberoo wrap conversion but it is definitely not a warm weater carrier so I will have to wait. And I keep a Beco carrier in the car. (Sold Ergo for Beco....liked it better I think) I figure the two latter carriers could pass as manly enough for DH to wear if needed (he has worn the Beco once) so that is my justification for having those. LOL. But really I don't get enough use out of each individual one and probably need to pass some on. There are definitely BW'ers with stashes far more giant than mine but I still feel like I have far more than what is practical.

There, I got that out....now maybe I will be motivated enough to pare things down.

Bamberoo last night...

Edited by 1babysmom - 5/8/13 at 10:54am
post #40 of 100

I have a baby ktan breeze and can't even figure out how to work it yet. I feel like my brain is literally mush. I even had a hard time putting together the rock n play (which I love by the way). The stroller is still waiting (I wish dh would get to it...) Luckily my baby is still in the newborn sleep a lot stage, but I really want to figure out how to wear him.

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