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Moby

So, Dan and I have actually several baby carriers, but at this point, baby Pete is just too small to wear on our back--which is what they're really made for. Wearing him on the front isn't very comfy for him, or me, and we have to readjust all the straps swapping back and forth between Dan and I. We decided to look into a wrap, like the moby wrap. I don't remember what prompted the interest...probably something to do with needing to have Peter with me, uneven terrain and arms needing to be freed up. After some YouTube videos, a mock-up test wrap we whipped up from a bedsheet, and some extensive research, we decided to get a real wrap. (Thank goodness for my smart phone. I can browse the web during my nursing marathons. He's been cluster feeding in the evenings--35-40mins of feeding per 90 minute period....and I've been chained to the couch).

Dan actually was the first to bust it out and actually it was helpful to me to see it on someone else. Peter LOVED it. Fell right to sleep and stayed konked out and perfectly warm. It's a little tricky to get used to on the wrapping but no more time consuming or complicated than a backpack style one. It is instantly adjustable between Dan and I and, since the fabric spreads out the weight all over your back, it more of puts the weight pressing over your back rather than fully pulling down on your shoulders. VERY comfortable and we went for a nice, several mile walk last night without issue. I even had to check out one of our friends at work, and I was able to work freely, do my exam, and Peter just slept away.

The best part? I was able to nurse Peter while UP off the couch and I had at least one arm FREE and could accomplish some things and eat my own dinner and keep us easily covered--and keep baby happy and fed. For the first time in nearly a month, nursing didn't mean I was strapped to the couch until he finished! Love it!

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