Friday, January 14, 2011

an evolution in babywearing..

WHO is that YOUNG gal?? Here is where it all started: The baby bjorn, with my firstborn.

I realized very quickly (however, not quick enough) that thing was WAY over rated and very uncomfortable.. for me and (what appeared) my baby..

so then.. I borrowed a sling from my sister:

of course I didn't know that it was WAY too long for my torso.. but it was very much better than the bjorn. On an aside, you can fix the sling or get one that fits you accurately. I love slings!!

Then I moved to the wonderful Moby Wrap:

I love the Moby.. especially for those newborns. And it is so cozy. for both of us..

and then finally.. to what, i think, is the best thing I have EVER purchased: The Ergo Baby.

I will put in a plug.. you can do smaller babies in the Ergo (it comes with an attachment).. but I truly love the moby for new babies.

they are just so yummy snuggly.

what is your favorite carrier??


Joanna said...

Great post! How long did it take you to learn to use the Moby efficiently?

Rachel Garcia, CD(DONA) said...

Joanna- two days tops. as with anything.. you get better and more efficient as you use it. there are detailed instructions that come with it. and tons of youbtube instructional videos too.

Greta said...

I, too, need assistance with the Moby! Guess I could browse around on youtube. When Bo was smaller, he seemed much more on board with it. Now, I can't seem to get in him comfortably. Grrr.

emily said...

I have a simple sling with no adjustment that I LOVE (think it's called a hot sling). I've only had it for Julian, but he fits perfectly inside and I love that I can carry him comfortably while holding hands with the other two (makes the two-block walk to church way easier). The mody wrap, however, comes in close second. The only thing I have against it is the time it takes to get out of it (especially when the baby wants to eat NOW and the shirt I have on isn't top-friendly)...

Rachel said...

How long can you use a Moby? I'm trying to decide what and if I want something different, but I don't want to buy a dozen different babywearing items for different stages...

Abby said...

I had a wrap very similar to a Moby wrap but with lighter fabric.. check them out at

Now that's he's older I'm alll about the Ergo. We both love it!