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5/31/11 6:08 P
Hi i have had/used a moby , i have kind off the big sling obsession so to speak. I havent even introduced my self on here and seen your post and had to reply!! I would say that while the moby is good for the first year at its a strechy fabric as your baby gets heavier it gets less comfortable. from that point you should/ would be more comfortable to use a woven fabric(with no stretch)there are many brands didymos being one off the most well known.I could rattle on all day. If i were you i'd go to the babywear.com to get more information as i dont want to seem like i am trying to sell you something. they have a fsot on there that whatever type of sling you decide to upgrade to you are almost certain to find another mother selling.
So I went to the moby website, checked out some other baby wrapping sites, and I've decided that I don't need to spend $40 on a piece of cloth, since apparantly, it's not THE wrap, but how you wrap.
I practiced with my cat. lol 2 yards of a light, knit fabric do just fine ($10!)
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Fitness Minutes: (4,366)
5/27/11 4:32 P
I love love love the Moby!! It was by far the best baby thing I have. I love that you can use it in different ways and it is comfortable to wear. You can wrap it around anyone and make it comfortable and as loose or tight as you need it. The baby is snuggled right in there for whatever you need to do. When they get older you can change the position on the wrap and kid. Love this product totally suggest it to everyone. My exhusband loved to wear it too!!
Fitness Minutes: (18,724)
42 5/19/11 10:19 P
I used a Sleepy Wrap, which is another stretchy wrap similar to the Moby. I seriously loved that thing. I got it as a gift, but I would've totally bought it if I hadn't, and it would've been worth the money for sure. We used it pretty much daily for 7 months at least. It is tapered on the ends, so I don't know anything about just buying fabric, but you could likely find a pattern online if you preferred. However, it's a really long piece of fabric, so by the time you bought a quality fabric, it might not end up not being all that much cheaper.
Edited by: JENMC14 at: 5/19/2011 (09:55)
I am 5'4". Starting Weight (4.6.11) 164.6 First Goal 130 - Reached September 2011 Currently maintaining under 120 and working on changing my mental image of myself!
I don't have any experience with the Moby but I know people that have used it. You could easily find a fabric that works for you and hem it to keep the ends from fraying and shape it how you want. I'm sure you could find links online for what you would need to do, as well as measurements, to make your own. That's what I did when I made a pouch and Mai Tai for our youngest.
I used a moby wrap with my daughter and I LOVED it. In fact, we ended up buying a second. It isn't cut or reinforced in any weird way except that the ends taper, it's just basically a very long, slightly stretchy, knit material.
I wouldn't say, though, that it is any different from any other baby wrap you could make on your own, but I don't have any experience with others.
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