Need some help with my Moby wrap

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  1. MrsHedgehog

    MrsHedgehog Well-Known Member

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    I just got a Moby and was so excited to use it but I can't get the hang of wrapping it at all. I can't seem to get it tight enough and then if I do it's so tight that I can't get LO in! I've only tried the newborn hug hold so far but it seems like all of LO's weight is resting on her legs/feet rather than her bum. What am I doing wrong?
     
  2. Cattia

    Cattia Well-Known Member

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    I always wrapped mine pretty tight as it has plenty of stretch. Have you tried looking on YouTube to see someone else wrapping one? Maybe have someone there to help you the first couple of times you put LO in. Their bum should basically be in. The crossover bit and I used to tuck the legs just below that so thatthe crossover bit supports the bum buy doesn't hold the legs if that makes sense? The legs are tucked up in the bottom of the waist bit.
     
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    SparkleBug Well-Known Member

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    Perfect explaination xx :thumbup:
     
  4. Brookey

    Brookey Well-Known Member

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    are you putting the baby in at the right time? make sure the label is at the top of your stomach, under your boobs and when you wrap the two long bits under lo's bum make sure they are flat and not twisted if you know what i mean?

    sorry its really hard to explain on here!x
     
  5. MrsHedgehog

    MrsHedgehog Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your replies. I'm not sure if we're talking about the same hold though. This is the one I've been trying:

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    I just had another go. LO was in for about 10mins and fell asleep so she seemed comfortable. However when I took her out again her little feet were all red because she'd been sitting on them. Maybe I'm just not wrapping tight enough. I've watched so many videos on YouTube but I'm still not getting it. I think I need someone to come and show me but I don't know anyone around here who uses a wrap. I kind of wish I'd bought a carrier now instead of a wrap.
     
  6. MrsHedgehog

    MrsHedgehog Well-Known Member

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    Cattia Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but even when my babies were newborn I would still pull their feet out the bottom so that they were not sitting on them, which this woman didn't do. I didn't have their legs dangling out, they were still tucked up froggy style, but under the waist band rather than in the crossover bit.
     
  8. MrsHedgehog

    MrsHedgehog Well-Known Member

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    That sounds better. It's basically the hug hold but with the 'seatbelt' covering their legs right? I'll give this a go next and see if it works better for us. Thanks :flower:
     
  9. Palestrina

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    I found the moby incredibly difficult to use at your LO's age because he was too young to have his legs out through the X. As soon as he got old enough to stick his legs out the moby has been a godsend for me. He's in it constantly.

    I didn't know what I was doing until I went to a La Leche League meeting and saw a lady there using her moby effortlessly. I went over to her and asked her to help me and I felt like a pro instantly. Since then I've sought out babywearing groups in my area and they've helped me learn how to use all my carriers. You may be able to find a baby wearing group in your area. If you can't, start one :)
     
  10. TeresaG

    TeresaG Mummy to a little girl

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    Have a look at the moby wrap website as there are some good descriptions on there of the different holds and how to put baby in.
     
  11. MummyinJune

    MummyinJune Well-Known Member

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    If you go onto moby wrap on facebook or send a pic 2 [email protected] they will help you xx
     
  12. Tammyz25

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    i dont have the moby, but i use a k'tan which is similar (holds lo the same way, you just dont have to wrap it). we started the legs free hold pretty early on because lo didnt like having feet tucked it. we just use the sash/seat belt part to cover feet a bit. love it.
     

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