As most newbies, one of the things I bought with Dane was a baby carrier. At the time I had no idea on how important carrying or "wearing" your baby was. I was more interested in the fact that it might help me with my chubs of a baby. My back hurt all the time and of course I wanted a few hand free moments. My parents bought me the jeep brand - big mistake. This wasn't because of its quality as we all know jeep is a brand we can trust (or at least I feel that way). It just didn't work well. I don't know if it was my biggin of a son or just the fact that it was a kid in a backpack. I was very uncomfortable and felt as though it never supported him correctly.
Then, one day in a play group when I was pregnant with Declan, I noticed one of the other mommies using a Moby Wrap. It looked so confusing with all this fabric that never seemed to end. As curious as I was it just seemed to complicated. After several days of watching her though I had to learn what this as all about as her baby looked so comfy and peaceful. She and a few others in the group quickly showed me how to wrap myself up and all the ways it could be worn. I was still confused. But again it worked great for all of them so I had to have one to give it a try.
The most important part of the wrap is the bonding time you get with your baby even when your not trying to. I always told others it was like still being pregnant because of how close you are to your child at all times. You are literally wearing your child. I always found myself rubbing my belly (or really the baby) as if I still were pregnant. Once baby is placed in the Moby, it requires no hands. You can easily move around and complete lots of everyday tasks and chores or just plain give your arms a break. If you are not as big breasted as I am, you can safely and discretely breast feed your child even while doing these tasks. I only did so a few times because I was afraid I would smother Declan.
Available to purchase: Moby Original
Recommendation: Get one! If you don't buy anything else this is the best item I can recommend for a newborn! They are not even expensive for a baby carrier either. If you head over to a store like Babies 'R' Us then you can use a coupon to get one for even cheaper!
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