The other day I posted about how the Birdie hates baby wearing. She wanted nothing to do with the slings I made her. One of the more experienced ladies that commented on the post suggested I try a different style of carrier. (So simple, yet so ingenious! Thanks
Hwar!) I called up my best friend/labor support/lactation consultant/baby-wearing guru (honestly can this woman get any more awesome? She works two jobs too.) Superlady brought over her selection of carriers. We had a mini fashion show of baby wearing gadgets and we discovered that Birdie hated all of them, except for the Moby.
For those of you who don't know, a Moby wrap is a straight piece of cotton material that is 5.5 meters long, and its awesome. There is a basic wrap from which you can compose a whole slew of different baby-wearing positions. Their website has an instructions page with step-by-step instructions for many of the positions. Other people on the Internet have found other neat ways of utilizing their Mobys. For us, we're liking the hug hold. It keeps her upright and really snug. Today we went all over the neighborhood in our borrowed Moby and Birdie and I both loved it. The wrap feels really snug and secure which makes me wonder if the reason she didn't like the slings because she didn't feel safe. It feels very natural and it distributes the weight really well. I spent most of the time just hugging or caressing Birdie while she slept. Superlady has lent me the Moby for as long as I want it (or until she has a nursling again) but I still plan on buying my own. I was surprised at how affordable they are. Tonite I'm going to teach DH how to operate the Moby and then Birdie and I are going to work on our nursing technique.