Moby Wrap+Ring Sling=?

Mary - posted on 12/15/2008 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have been using a ring sling since my 3 month old was born and I love it, but I have scoliosis and it has not been so good on my back. Last week I got a Moby Wrap and it has made a world of difference. It is so much better for my back, but way more inconvenient to go out with and for breastfeeding. You have to unwrap and then rewrap and it is a pain. I know that you 'can' nurse with the wrap on but my little one doesn't like it. So is their anything that combines the convenience of the ring sling, but the support of a wrap?

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Merina - posted on 12/21/2008

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I was able to nurse two ways without removing the moby. You first need to have a shirt that is topside accessible. If you want to take baby out of the wrap, leave the wrap on and push the fabric up a little bit and it will cover your exposed breast. I nursed in the wrap in a different way from the booklet's suggestion. I just wore the baby with mouth at breast level and there was enough leeway to tilt baby slightly to access the nipple. The bag that came with moby made a perfect cover for the top side of my breast. Just tuck it into the sides of the moby on either side of your breast.

Another thing I felt helpful was making sure the moby was not put on bunchy. instead when I put it on I would fold it in half, lengthwise starting at the middle. put the open side up and work at keeping that fold as you wrap. I would keep my wrap on for most of the day and just bring baby in and out as needed.

I hope that helps. :-)

Emily - posted on 12/17/2008

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Try a mei tai, or look into different wrap holds. I found that I had a lot of trouble nursing in the wrap, but I could do it when my kids were in the hip hold and sitting up. Also, even if I have to take my baby out to breastfeed, I leave the wrap on and just push it aside, it's much easier than rewrapping it. I actually prefer my wrap for going out in winter because I tie it on under my coat and leave it on all day. I have a stretchy wrap and will sometimes have to adjust it throughout the day if my baby starts to sag, but I never completely unwrap it.

I love mei tais for back carries and toddlers. They're supportive like wraps, but are much simpler to tie.

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