Folk Tales | Moby

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Few things are quite so wonderful as your very own baby nuzzled up against you sleeping peacefully. Few things as lovely, few things as appreciated. The reason I absolutely love my Moby Wrap is that it provides a way for me to enjoy that while also doing life. And I don’t just mean talking on the phone or doing make up. I have hiked, cleaned, traveled {by foot}, been to meetings… I do a lot with it. There are 2 downsides, though: it takes so stinkin’ long to put on. And it has to touch the ground. So when RJ is a mess because she just wants to be held it’s super annoying that I can’t put it on quicker – or even hold her while I put it on. And when I’m out where the ground isn’t clean enough I have to finagle it even more.

But it’s a lifesaver. And once it’s on, it’s on. It is great on my back, soft and comfortable {no straps or clips} and the cotton is very breathable. Basically, I love the thing.

On the subject of “babywearing” it’s another one of those things that we don’t completely subscribe to or completely throw out. I adore wearing her when we’re out instead of putting her in a carrier. I also love wrapping her when she’s tired or sick and just needs to be held. I don’t however think we need to spend every second wrapped together because I want her to learn that she is okay without me. As much as I love the feeling I get when she just.wants.me. I also really appreciate that she can soothe herself at bedtime and I want to foster that independence. She still needs me for a lot, but the things she doesn’t need me for I want to encourage her to do! I hope this will set a precedent for us; especially when we get into academics!

Gabe got a “manly” carrier. hehe

Now, if I could pick any carrier I wanted I think it would be a Mei Tai. It’s like a Moby and an Ergo combined! No straps or buckles, but the whole front part is already constructed {some even with pockets!} so you just have to tie the bits of fabric around you. But they are like $90 and that is just insane to me. :)

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