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    zephyr is offline Silver level (200+ posts)
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    Default How long did you use your Moby Wrap for?

    Just curious. I am not pregnant *yet* but am already researching carriers. I didn't use them for ds but am really hoping I will for future babies. I see this one gets mentioned on the boards a lot. So how long did you use your Moby for? Was it mostly during the infant stage or did you continue through the toddler stage? Also how easy was it to use?
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    It is a lot of fabric to wrap. We used it mostly for the first 4-6 months. Our babe is 9 months now and I am done with it, but he is a large babe. I liked the Moby but I am not super into baby wearing.
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    Still using mine and DS is almost 5 months.
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    I used mine for the first 2 months or so. It is really comfortable, especially right after giving birth. The weight is distributed evenly, and the baby is cocooned up nice and snug. However, it *is* a lot of fabric, and can be intimidating. If I didn't put it on correctly the first time, I'd have to redo the whole thing, and both the baby and I would get really frustrated and start to overheat.

    I have heard good things about the sleepywrap which is a lighter, stretchier fabric. Also, if you can practice before the baby arrives with a teddy bear or something that would probably help a lot

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    About the first 6 mo, then I switch to a mei tai.
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    Thanks all! So I'm guessing the average is around 6 months. BTW, I like the idea of practicing with a teddy bear before baby arrives to get it right.
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    6 months and still going strong. But my 6 month old is only now working on 15 pounds, so not the biggest of babies
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    I could only do it up to 4 months or so. While I loved it, wrapping and undoing was a lot of work. Also, I'm very petite and slim naturally so I had a ton of fabric leftover. I wish there were a petite version... I seriously contemplated cutting some fabric off!

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    I think I really only used my Moby for about the first six weeks when I really wanted my baby snuggled up in a cocoon. I did master the Hug Hold, but my dd would get impatient with me and cry when she had to wait for me to wrap and unwrap it. After that, I switched to the Bjorn Active and have been really happy with it.

    I did try the Moby again a few days ago (my dd is now 5 months) and I had some trouble adjusting it so she could face out. She kept flopping forward. I think I need to practice, since it's a new wrap position. I love the Bjorn, but feel like I should give the Moby another try since it was expensive and I didn't get a ton of use out of it!

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    I used the moby for about 5-6 months, then switched over to a Beco (and a Yamo, and a few others ).

    Check out more carriers at www.thebabywearer.com ...there is tons of info over there!

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