Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mommy Cha and the Kimchi Kid LOVE Moby Wrap!

When we first found out I was pregnant we immediately began to research what we needed to prepare for our new baby. Since we live in South Korea we knew we would be limited in some of our choices.
During the many hours of reading reviews, surfing websites and asking opinions as to what we would need, we decided the must-have baby carrier for us was the Moby Wrap! The wrapping technique seemed to really confuse people, but we found it very simple and easy to do.

A lot of people did not know what a Moby Wrap was when we told them, so I often had to compare it to a sling for people to understand. The reality is that the Moby Wrap is so much more!

via Moby Wrap .com

Be comfortable
The design of the Moby® Wrap uses your entire back, as well as your shoulders, to carry the weight of your baby. Unlike other carriers, which have narrow straps or go across one shoulder, the Moby® Wrap is a wide piece of fabric that is wrapped over both shoulders. It is amazingly comfortable and easy to wear. There are no buckles, snaps or other fasteners. It is easy to adjust the fit of your Moby® Wrap by varying how tightly you wrap yourself and your baby.

Be secure
The Moby® Wrap comes with an easy to follow instructional guide and this web site with the latest news, tips and techniques. With the single stretch cotton and the width of the Moby® Wrap, your baby is wrapped close and tight, ensuring a secure hold. Your baby’s head can also be secured under the stretchy cotton fabric for added safety. You can finally have both hands free and know your baby is safe and secure.

Be uniquely close to your baby
There is not a lot of extra material or bulky padding between you and your baby. Your baby can hear your heartbeat and finds comfort in the warmth of your body,
and sound of your heartbeat within the cuddly confines of the Moby® Wrap.

Preemie to 35 lbs.
The Moby® Wrap is an optimal baby carrier for premature infants. Preemies are often prescribed to practice "kangaroo care" and this skin-to-skin practice used to increase birth weight can be easily achieved while wearing the Moby® Wrap. The Moby® Wrap is long enough to adapt to your growing baby. The fabric can hold up to 45 lbs, and most people feel comfortable carryin
g up to 35 lbs.

Soothes fussy babies
It is amazing how quickly a baby will settle down once wrapped in the Moby® Wrap. Experts like Dr. Sears, stress the importance of holding your baby often and close. The Moby® Wrap allows you to do this with ease. The style of the wrap insures your baby is uniquely close, while providing ultimate comfort and support. No more aching backs or tired arms! Now your baby can be kept close and happy for as long as he or she desires.

There are many ways to wear your Moby® Wrap. You can wear your baby facing you, facing the world, sideways or on your back. When not being used as a carrier, the Moby® can be used as blanket, pillow or anything else that comes to mind.

Machine washable
The Moby® Wrap is easy to clean. You can mac
hine wash your Moby® in cold water and tumble dry low. Slight shrinkage after washing may occur. Once you start wearing your Moby® again, it will stretch out.

Thomas was a heavy baby yet I never understood why so many mothers complained of back or shoulder pain. So often moms would talk of how heavy their child was and how they couldn't carry them for long. With the Moby Wrap I was able to happily wear Thomas for hours on end.

Daddy takes a nap with Thomas sleeping in hug hold.

From the beginning he disliked the cradle hold, preferring to be upright in the hug hold. Thomas has always been eager to sit, crawl and walk earlier than most babies! So being upright in the hug hold made him so content, he would sleep for hours! I remember the first days, he was fussy and loved to be worn in the Moby Wrap. I would walk around the apartment building and he would fall asleep in minutes!

Visiting an amusement park using hug hold.

Sleeping peacefully in hug hold while Mommy enjoys the Summer evening at a cafe!

Breastfeeding in the Moby was just as easy for us. Once I walked around Costco with him happily feeding and no one had a clue!
Everywhere I went I wore the Moby. If I was breastfeeding I used it as a cover, if he was in the stroller it became a blanket. If we visited friends or went to the park, it was there for us to sit or lay on. We even used it as a towel after playing in the water fountains last Summer!

Moby Wrap towel after playing in the water park.

Moby Wrap leg cover in the stroller.

Moby Wrap Stroller liner and blanket!

Moby Wrap picnic blanket in the park!

When it came time to fly, Moby Wrap was with us! The 11 hour flight to Vancouver, Canada when he was 4 months old was a snap thanks to Moby! He slept peacefully and fed easily when he was in the wrap. Even the stressful journey to Texas, USA was made easier thanks to Moby! Several people commented on how happy and QUIET my son was during the flight.

Loving it in hug hold with Auntie Heather at Piper's Lagoon, Nanaimo, BC, Canada.

Happy in hug hold with Halmoni at Salt Lick BBQ in Austin, Texas, USA.

We flew to Bali, Indonesia when Thomas was 9 months old. Once again Moby Wrap made for a peaceful and easy flight! Touring Bali's many beaches and temples full of stairs would be next to impossible with a stroller. Moby Wrap made it a smooth experience and we didn't miss a thing! Thomas loved to be in joey hold, facing the world and watching everything around him. But if the sightseeing got to be too much for him, he could easily turn into hug hold and have a nap while Mommy and Daddy kept exploring!

Sightseeing in Bali, Indonesia in joey hold.

With Mommy and Daddy at a traditional restaurant in Bali, Indonesia, sleeping in hug hold.

Over the first year of using the Moby Wrap we introduced it to many friends and family members. Everyone fell in love with the comfort and security the Moby Wrap provided both parents and child.

Heidi and Thomas in hug hold.

Aaron and Thomas in joey hold.

As we continued to use the Moby we decided to bring Moby Wrap to Korea.
We were so excited to share the Moby Wrap with Korean families who already had a long standing tradition of wearing babies on their backs. It was no where near as comfortable as wearing a Moby Wrap so we knew that once Koreans found how great Moby Wrap was to use it would be a hit!
Moby Wrap is growing in popularity by the day here in South Korea and we still use it even now with Thomas who weighs 13kg/28lbs and is now 21 months old. We plan to use Moby Wrap with the next child we have and have recommended it to everyone we know!
We have never tried any other baby carrier on the market as there was simply no need! Moby Wrap was comfortable to wear, fit all sizes of our family members, was versatile in the different positions Thomas could be in as he grew, was portable, easy to clean and came in enough colors and patterns to keep us happy for years! Even when we would go out for a walk with a stroller, the Moby Wrap came with us just in case.
Thomas has grown up in the Moby Wrap and it means comfort and care to him. When he is sick, he will pull out the Moby Wrap and ask to be carried in it. Recently he even began asking for it by name, although he says "Noby", that is pretty close for a 20 month old! I've now begun carrying Thomas in hike hold on my back, the style Koreans like the most. I can carry him for over an hour with him on my back, despite his 13kg/28lb weight!
It really was the best thing we bought for our baby and it still is even now as a toddler!
What more can I say, WE LOVE MOBY WRAP!!

Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, anywhere and anytime in the World, MOBY WRAP is where your baby wants to be!!

Chejudo Dinosaur park with Daddy, joey hold.

Chejudo Glass Castle with Mommy, sleeping in hug hold.

Walking in the park watching the Fall leaves with Mommy, hug hold.

In Paju Artists' Village with Daddy, joey hold.

At the Paju Book Fair with Mommy, hug hold.

Having ice-cream at Baskin Robbins with Daddy, joey hold.

At Incheon Movie Theme Park with Daddy, lotus hold.

Enjoying the Cherry blossoms with Daddy, joey hold.

Checking out all the animals with Daddy, joey hold.

Watching the fish swim in Vancouver International airport with Mommy, hug hold.

Being just adorable in the elevator with Daddy, hug hold.


  1. I LOVE my moby too! this is a great review and i LOVE all the pictures!! thomas is adorable!!

  2. Thanks! He makes a great Moby model! I have some more pictures to put up, but they are on the other computer. What can I say, we are moby addicts! ^.^