By Heather Ledeboer | Category: Mom 4 Life Product Feedback, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Moby Wrap oh Moby Wrap, how I love you. Let me count the ways:
1. Your one size fits all design fits me every time
2. You support my baby so well I can hold him longer
3. You are so soft and comfortable
4. You give my back great support
5. You come in lots of great color options
6. I can wear you in lots of different ways
7. You are machine washable
8. You have matching BabyLegs
Let me begin by saying that I like all of the baby carriers that we offer and find that each one is just perfect for different situations. In fact we have a sling comparison chart on our site to try to help you find the baby carrier that will be just right for you.
The Moby Wrap is my go-to baby carrier for times that I know I will be holding Quinten longer (such as a trip to the mall or theme park). Because it goes over both shoulders and wraps around my lower back, it is super supportive and does a great job at fully distributing the weight. It is also ideal if I am going to be exercising while holding Quinten or if I am going to be doing any activity that fully requires two completely free hands. The one size fits all design allows other family members to easily use it as well.
Here is my little Moby Wrap photo gallery:
Below I am wearing Ashlyn in my first Moby Wrap. Please don’t look too closely at the photo though, just take my word for it. If you look too closely, you will think that I am stuck up with my nose in the air as Hunter tries to make a quick bolt off the dock. Apparently the “hands free” feature of this carrier could be used for rescuing your child from the lake if you don’t bother to hold their hand. . .
This next photo was taken when Quinten was just a little pea pod and our family went off into the woods to get fire wood. I wanted to go along so that my husband wouldn’t be going alone (not really a safe plan when chainsaws and trees are involved). You can guess how helpful I was. I even managed to inadvertently injure him with the truck while I “helped”. In retrospect I realized he would have been safer if he would have gone alone. BUT then we wouldn’t have these super cool back-woods photos so it was all worth it in the end.
When Hunter had a field trip to a local Pumpkin Patch for school, I grabbed my Moby (in my all time favorite color, Slate).
When the kids wanted to go play outside in the spring, I grabbed my Moby.
As you can see, I use my Moby Wrap a lot.
How about you? What is your favorite baby carrier and why?
P.S. The pink colored Moby Wrap in the first photo is actually a Moby D carrier. The Moby D Baby Carrier by Moby Wrap has the same comfort as the original, but with a special central fabric panel (in this case a pink fleece). This specific pink/rose color is no longer available. Because it is pink, I don’t wear it as freely with Quinten as I did with Ashlyn. Do you want it? The original price was about $60 but I would be happy to sell it for $35.00 (with free shipping). It is in great condition. If you want it, leave a comment here and I will contact you for payment details. It has been sold:)!
By Heather Ledeboer | Category: Super Sales | Posted Thursday, January 7, 2010
Only until January 12th!
Mini Moby Wrap: $19.95 $12.99
You can either order one we have in stock, or pre-order another color of your choice.
This would make a great Valentine's Day gift!!
Twelve style choices in stock!
If you order by Sunday, you can get an additional 10% off with our 2010 coupon code!
What a deal!
By Heather Ledeboer | Category: The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Thursday, September 3, 2009
I will begin by saying that I have been doing our “Get Fit, Have Fun: M4L Challenge” for just over a month and working out 4-5 days a week. I can tell that my postnatal body is getting into shape. Apparently this gave me a cocky attitude because when the DVD started and the warm ups began I found myself worrying that this exercise DVD would be too easy. I shouldn’t have worried.
Trent was getting dinner ready (isn’t that awesome) while I worked out with Quinten in my Moby Wrap baby carrier and Ashlyn by my side. I had neglected to read the back of the DVD case to see how long the DVD lasted. Around 20 min into the DVD, I told Trent, “I am sure it is almost done.” 10 min later, I was still working hard. 10 min later I paused the DVD and looked on the back of the case and discovered that it is 70 min long! I then realized that this DVD was created to be creatively customized by the viewer by providing 7 separate quick and effective segments that can be squeezed into an already busy schedule (so just choose a few each day depending on how much time you have or do a section in the morning and one or two at night)–those mom inventors are always thinking! In fact even the exercises are broken in to short bursts (many with a 30 second countdown clock in the lower right hand side of the screen). What I like about this is that it is like taking baby steps, each segment is short so I found myself saying “ok I can do one more”.
The thing that I loved about this workout DVD was how mom focused it is. It was created just for US and it shows. All of the exercises are designed around movements that we do everyday. By taking these movements and effectively focusing on those muscle groups we can strengthen muscle and improve flexibility in the areas we need it most. Secondly, I loved that Fit + Giggles is designed to be done WITH your baby. Some segments had me holding Quinten in my arms (I opted for a baby carrier) while others had me lay him on the ground with me while I did a series of push-ups in a segment called “Kiss Your Baby”. Lastly, I enjoyed knowing that one of the creators of the DVD (Sandra VanGilder) has a doctorate degree in physical therapy. It was good to know that the exercises were so skillfully thought out with a degree to back them up:)!
If you are pregnant or have had a baby in the last 9 or so months, I would highly recommend that you consider the Fit + Giggles postnatal exercise DVD to be a part of your workout routine!