My Review Of The Moby Wrap Classic: First Impressions Of This Babywearing Wrap + Pros And Cons Of The Moby Baby Wrap

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I love to wear my baby. Or I guess I should say… I would rather wear him vs. carry him. 

Currently he is 24 lbs and wants to be held or carried most times.

At almost 9 months, my baby still fits comfortably in the Moby Wrap Classic

I’ve been fortunate to receive 2 types of baby carriers. One is structured and one is a wrap. I use them both — it just depends on which one I feel like using.

I have an Ergo Baby 360 Baby Carrier — which I use quite a bit for the sake of convenience when I’m on the go.

But today I really want to share my review of the Moby Wrap Classic — what I love about it (…and a few things I don’t).

 

First Impressions Of The Moby Classic Wrap

I’m not going to lie, the Moby baby wrap can be a little daunting at first — especially when you take the long 18-foot piece of fabric out of the bag for the first time!

I am holding the 18-foot long Moby Wrap Classic

But once you practice and learn the few carries/holds, you become quite fast at wrapping your baby.

Moby recommends 4 babywearing positions for the Moby Wrap Classic:

I think those 4 positions are perfect for newborns and babies!

Here’s my video demonstrating the Hug Hold:

 

PROS: Good Things About The Classic Moby Wrap

Here are some of the things I like most about the Moby Wrap Classic:

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  • You get hands free babywearing — which allows for more mobility with your baby securely wrapped.
  • The wrap allows your back and torso to support your baby’s weight — so your shoulders don’t suffer.
  • It securely holds a baby up to 35 lbs.
  • The Moby baby wrap is a long piece of fabric — so it fits nicely in the bottom of your diaper bag without too much bulk for an out-of-town baby carrier option.
  • It’s made of a soft, stretchy 100% cotton fabric — so it’s machine washable and dryable.
  • It’s perfect for breastfeeding while babywearing and enjoying the closeness during your baby’s first few months. (Here’s how to breastfeed in a Moby Wrap.)
  • It’s a great way to keep baby close during those times when your baby is feeling clingy or needy.
  • It’s easy to put your baby in and take your baby out yourself.
  • I enjoy wearing the Moby baby wrap in the yard and around the house if baby is going to be in and out of the wrap in various places.

Our baby as a newborn in the Moby Wrap Classic

 

CONS: Not So Good Things About The Classic Moby Wrap

Here are some of the things I don’t like about the Moby Wrap Classic:

  • Depending where you live, it’s very seasonal. Since it’s fabric and you’re carrying a tiny human so close to your body, it can become really hot to wear your baby. I won’t use it in our East Tennessee summers, because I overheat. I’m excited to start using it again with the cooler temperatures fast approaching — but I will still need to dress lightly if I plan to baby wear for an extended period.
  • There’s a bit of a learning curve before you get the hang of using a Moby baby wrap. But with practice and a willingness to learn, the wrap — and the carry configurations — become faster to achieve. (Keep in mind, there is also the infant/toddler cooperation factor to consider!)
  • It’s inconvenient when you’re on the go — because the excess fabric will inevitably drag on the ground as you attempt a wrap/carry.
  • Since it’s made of a stretchy fabric, back carries (like you can do with a woven wrap) are not recommended with the Moby Wrap Classic.
  • It’s limited to newborns and babies. For example, Moby only endorses 4 babywearing positions on their website for the Classic Moby Wrap — which are all front and hip carry, but no forward-facing or back carries.
  • The Moby Wrap comes beautifully folded in its own little sack, but I haven’t had much luck getting it back into the carrier bag neatly.

The Moby Wrap makes it possible to be hands free while keeping your baby close by

 

The Bottom Line…

The Moby Wrap Classic was a baby shower gift, and I really enjoy the times I use it — especially during those first few months and cluster feeding days when I was feeling trapped in the house with the new baby.

As my baby continues to grow, I’m sure we will start to feel limited with only the rear-facing and front/hip carry options endorsed by Moby (because of the stretchy fabric). So, it’s only a matter of months before we will switch to a woven baby wrap and explore all the different back carries — which look like a fun thing to learn together!

But at this time, he is still a growing baby who has super clingy and needy days. On those days, the Moby Classic Wrap is perfect babywearing wrap to have your baby close and snuggly.

NOTE: In addition to the Moby Classic Wrap, they also make a Moby Carrier Wrap and a Moby Sling Wrap.