I have a baby bjorn, which baby is too small for currently, and I purchased a sling that I don't care for. Before I invest additional $$ I'd like to try out a Moby type sling. Is there a local store that lets you try them out w/ baby?
Buy Buy Baby in Rockville has a rack on their sales floor with many of the carriers and you can try them on right there in the store. I don't recall whether they had the Moby but I know they had the Bjorn, Ergo, and a few other types.
On the moby wrap website you can find out where they are sold and call ahead to see if they have a sample to try on. Most places have one available! Some of the sellers are individuals, but you can tell who those are right away! GL
I posted this on another board about the moby.. might help you as well..
It's REALLY easy to make your own moby wrap.. (and super cheap) if
you just want to try before you buy. You can always buy one with
fancier fabric later. Go to the fabric store and buy 5 yards of fabric
-- Jersey knit fabric is great because it won't fray so you don't have
to sew a hem if you don't want to. You want something that is a bit
stretchy. Once you have the fabric, cut it in half so you have 2, 5
yard lengths. There ya go, 2 moby wraps! Give one to a friend If
the fabric is not see through or white, I'm pretty sure it's sun
proof.. whatever baby parts are sticking out, regardless of the
wrap/sling/carrier are going to be subject to sun.
I would also
suggest looking in the clearance section at the fabric store first.. or
looking for a coupon for Joann's or the fabric store. My friends mom
does this for all the girls when they have babies and it usually comes
out to about $15 of fabric and you get 2 moby's out of it. If you are
handy with sewing you can finish the edges and put a patch or different
piece of fabric on top at the middle panel. We just put a safety pin
in the middle so we can find it easily.
For what it's worth the snuggle wrap looks like it's made with jersey fabric.
are very comfortable and very easy to use.. My baby was a preemie and
she didn't weigh enough to use a baby bjorn, plus I didn't like that
her legs had to be seperated apart to use it and there wasn't a way to
keep her warm.. She was much more used to balling herself up and she
took to the moby right away. Later, when she's bigger she can be worn
the same way a baby bjorn is worn, and on the hip or back.. The baby
bjorn also tops out when they get to 20 something pounds, but you can
use a moby longer.
Here is a link that talks about the different fabric types for baby carriers: