This time, friends gave me two wraps. I have a moby and a woven wrap from Germany. I am not sure which brand. It is very similar to the Didymos, which is the only woven wrap I have ever used. So I have no experience using either of these yet. IN the past, I used a Didymos on my baby in August and September. It was too hot for it... too hot for any wrap, IMO. And this was Northern CA. I found I much preferred a pocket sling and then a back carrier like the mei tai. Eventually they came out with the Ergo.
This is my first cool weather baby, though, so I may get some use out of these wraps! I like the idea of the Moby but I have heard again and again they stop working after the baby is bigger because they stretch too much, get loose with heavier weights. I don't know how much of this is true and how much of it is 'I don't want to carry my heavy baby anymore', but it makes a bit of sense. This would put an advantage on the side of a woven wrap. My babies tend to get big fast and I need something that will work for them in the long run. I also have an Ergo, which is a carrier I have used with all 4 of mine and will use again this time . Especially good for heavier and older kids. I even carry my 5yo in it, even now while I am pregnant.
It's hard for me to practice with the wraps because my belly is so big. So we'll see when baby comes.