When I was pregnant with Henry I was gifted a Moby Wrap and Ergo Baby. Since then I have fallen in love with baby wearing. When Henry was first born I was wearing him everywhere, brushing my teeth, doing dishes, taking walks, you name it. I loved how close he felt to me and it made life so much easier to be hands free. Plus, when you are out shopping it prevents all those germy hands from touching the baby.
Now, it’s no secret that Matilda is a mommy’s girl. I used baby carriers and wraps more than ever when it came to her. I was dealing now with two under two and my hands were full. I had to have a way of getting things done and this did the trick. I used two wraps with Matilda when she was 0-7 months old, the Moby Wrap and the Solly baby. These wraps can seem intimidating at first, you are basically handed a piece of fabric and expected to hold a baby on you using this and that’s it, um are you crazy?! Come to find out whoever came up with this idea was not crazy, but GENIUS! I promise they work. And if you are doubting yourself with this origami looking contraption you can YouTube how to do it. I watched many YouTube videos until I mastered this art form. Once you figure it out you’ll never forget it. When done correctly your little one will be all tight and snug, comfortable resting on you and 85 percent of the time they will be sound asleep. Baby wearing has so many benefits, it helps you to bond with your little one, encourages healthy mental and emotional development, makes parenting so much easier, especially when trying to get things done (hello! free hands) , babies who are carried cry less, and babies that are born premature or sick babies heal and grow quicker that are worn. The list goes on and on with benefits.
Once Matilda got a little older I made the purchase of a Tula Baby carrier and I haven’t looked back! In my personal opinion this is my favorite. I am able to put Matilda on me with ease and she stays supported and snug with zero problems. It makes sure the baby is ergonomically correct while also giving you the comfort of back support and no shoulder pain. In fact, it is so comfortable that I climbed to the top of a pyramid while wearing her and have also hiked a mountain with her snug as a bug in front of me. This is how I run most of my errands. I literarily do not leave the house without my Tula. She enjoys it too, anytime she is fussy I put her in it and typically she is asleep soon after.
To break it down my top 3 baby carriers are as follows
- Tula Baby Carrier
- I want to add the Tula Baby carrier has the option to wear the baby on your back as well. I haven’t tried this with Matilda yet, but I plan too.
- It has a little velcro pouch in the front that is perfect for cash, keys, or phone.
- They have great selection of different prints and patterns that you can have a lot of fun with.
- Moby Wrap
- Nice thick fabric that holds its form and doesn’t stretch out.
- Remember how I said you can YouTube how to master the wrap, here is a video on how to do the newborn hug. Its really helpful! click here
- Solly Baby
- Is very breathable and nice to have on a hot day. Honestly, this is why I made the purchase. This gave myself an option of having a wrap that wasn’t as thick as the Moby Wrap.
- I love the organic look and soft feel of the Solly Baby wraps.
- They have a great selection of soft nuertal colors to choose from.
Overall, I have done my far share of baby wearing and recommend it to any mother out there. I encourage you to give it a try. Take the time to master the wrap and once you do, you’ll be so happy!