The Moby Wrap
I was a total skeptic of the Moby wrap. I was pretty skeptical of baby wearing in general, but the Moby looked like such a production to get in and out of. My sister-in-law raved about hers and swore that it really wasn't that hard to figure out. In case you've never seen one, it's basically a 20 foot long piece of fabric that you wrap around yourself and stick your baby in. My friend, Sara, let me borrow hers and I'm now convinced. This thing is fantastic. Owen is a real snuggler and loves to be held. The Moby allows by hands to be free and keeps him secure at the same time. I have a Snugli carrier (like a Baby Bjorn, but way cheaper) and I tried a sling but returned it after using the Moby. I did have to watch a You Tube video while watching myself in a full length mirror to get the hang of it, but it was like everyone said - it really isn't that difficult once you've done it a few times. If I wasn't completely convinced before last weekend, now I'm a true believer. Kevin and I flew to a wedding for our friends and took Owen with us. We never check bags if we can avoid it, but I wasn't sure we'd be able to swing it with a 2 month old. We did it, though. I wore Owen in the wrap, had a backpack on, and pulled my carry-on luggage. Kevin also had a backpack with his camera gear and pulled his carry-on with Owen's carseat hooked over the top. I was pretty impressed with us. The top pic is of me at the reception and the one below is at the airport. The original wrap runs about $40 and it's worth every penny.