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Which is better, Moby Wrap or Hot Sling?

Can your newborn fall out the bottom of hte moby wrap? Like do you have to support them with your hand, or can you walk around like with the sling. In the moby wrap picture it kind of looked like if i wanted my baby in the cradel position he would fall out. Any opinions, or suggestions.


Asked by Anonymous at 9:26 AM on Mar. 10, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (7)
  • Here is one of a series of videos for using a wrap:

    No they won't fall out of a cradle carry.   I've done it a hundred times!


    Answer by amileegirl at 9:31 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • i have a maya wrap! my son loved it as a newborn and even now, (even tho hed rather crawl around now lol)


    Answer by joycegina at 9:28 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • i got the maya wrap and really didn't like it. it hurt my shoulder after just a short time wearing it. i think i'm going to get the moby wrap this time. i see alot of parents wear them and are able to be "hands free."

    Answer by Michelle451 at 10:27 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • There was a news item last night that warned that "baby wearing" with slings is dangerous and babies have been smothered while in them. I would never use them. I never did use them.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:29 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • You'd have to be some kind of moron or lacking in common sense to smother a baby in a properly worn wrap/sling. Women have been wearing babies for centuries! However, the new fangled modern "pouch slings" are a problem because they do not position newborn babies properly and have their heads at bad angles or have too much fabric/bad design. The old fashioned slings/carriers...tested over hundreds of years...and worn properly don't have that problem.


    Answer by amileegirl at 10:49 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • I have to emphasize, that whatever you buy you must learn to use it properly. Modern westernized women are at a disadvantage being in a culture in which babywearing was nearly a completely lost art. We have no benefitted from growing up seeing babies worn, and never practiced as little girls. Therefore, we have to learn it fresh. Follow the safety guidelines and how each style of carrier workds. Ring slings are different than wraps, and those are different from mei tai styles.

    I have both the mei tai and the moby. I only found the mei tai difficult to NURSE in -- but very easy and quick to use. i have learned a lot using the moby this winter, and its very forgiving, but a really proper wrap doesn't stretch as much as the moby does. I am getting a better wrap from here:


    Answer by amileegirl at 11:04 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • you definitely need to practice

    i had a hoppediz wrap - double woven cotton with NO stretch.

    tried the moby but I didn't like how it was a stretchy material. I had to keep adjusting it and didn't feel secure. the cotton was breathable and didn't stretch - and I could tie it securely enough and unfold it to cover my 'unsightly' bulgy tummy. lol. has excellent information.

    Answer by hypermamaz at 1:47 PM on Mar. 10, 2010