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10/04/2013 at 13:21
Ok as you've seen from some of my posts, Annie is quite clingy. She's starting to like the connecta more now and I find it easy and comfortable but a few of you have recommended moby wraps. Is it worth getting one now? She's 6 weeks and I'm guessing about 9lbs. A woman near me is selling hers for about £20 equivalent and I could probably try and get it tomorrow.
10/04/2013 at 13:24
For that price I'd go for it. Bargain!
I wouldn't expect it to be comfortable after a few months, but you could probably sell it on for the same.
10/04/2013 at 13:31
Yes definitely. I used mine until Zoe was around 6 mths but I could have probably used it for a little bit longer. I loved it.
10/04/2013 at 13:35
E loved ours but at 13 weeks I've been struggling with it. E would sleep so well in it but I struggled to get her out so we revered to the disliked traditional carrier which I find much easier. I'd recommend it for newborn days but not as a long term option but maybe I'm just weak and silly haha.
10/04/2013 at 13:45
I loved our moby and used it until she was 4/5 months. I could easily have gone on longer with it but lent it to a friend with a velcro newborn and a manic toddler!
10/04/2013 at 13:47
How come you don't want to use the connecta? Just curious!
10/04/2013 at 13:48
LM I think I might be the same haha. If she feels close and tucked right into me then it's fine but if she kind of swings around then I won't like it. Seeing as it's cheap I'll message her and see where she lives.
10/04/2013 at 13:50
Missus - it's mainly because everyone has been raving about them so I feel like I'm missing out She is starting to like the connecta more now but i wonder if she will find a stretchy wrap more comfortable...
10/04/2013 at 13:53
I thought everyone raved about connectas! Or so iv hair been told discussing slings on a fb group today
10/04/2013 at 13:55
Yes they do which is why I bought one, I think the thing with mobys is that they are good for small/young babies. I do like the connecta though and hopefully we can use it until she's quite a bit bigger.
10/04/2013 at 14:00
I'd not bother if you find the connecta is working.
I hated the Moby.
10/04/2013 at 14:02
Why did you hate it hep? Was it the faff of tying it?
10/04/2013 at 14:04
The Moby is very snug fitting as it's literally a bit piece of elastic round you that you pop the baby in, I could bend/move/do whatever I wanted (wheras i'm a bit more cautious in the traditional carrier, but TBH don't use it all that much).
10/04/2013 at 14:22
The snugness I like the sound of, I do have to pull the connecta really tight to stop her head rolling back when she's awake but that may be because she's a nosy madam and likes to keep her head out unless she's asleep!
10/04/2013 at 14:32
Total and utter faff.
But I know I'm in the minority. I found the connecta SO easy and Ned always fell asleep in it.
I sold the Moby after barely using it. Ned never really liked the Moby probably as I was all stressy trying to get him in it!
10/04/2013 at 14:34
Eek the tying is what has always put me off buying one in the first place. Maybe I'll stick to what I know
10/04/2013 at 14:35
If her head needs a bit more support in the Connecta, you can tuck a folded muslin into the pocket for the hood.
10/04/2013 at 14:41
Good tip, I'll try that marmite.
10/04/2013 at 14:44
TBH from what you've said, I wouldn't bother with a Moby. A liked it when he was small (although I didn't use it much, preferring to curl up with him on the sofa!). But he likes to look around now, like you've said your A does too, and the Moby doesn't work for him anymore as he can't do so easily. I also found that if I didn't tie it exactly right it would hurt my back and shoulders, and I wanted some pre-tied/with buckles so I could pop him in as soon as he started to fuss.
I'm trying out a Beco Gemini from our local sling library which I really like as it has the option to face him outwards which he LOVES (although only occasionally for short periods of time as I've read it's not good for their spines) or I can carry him facing me with the head support down so he can see out a bit.
10/04/2013 at 14:50
Yeah I think I (and some of you) have talked myself out of it now as she won't be this small for long and I just know she will be like N and want to see out all the time rather than feeling trapped. This woman selling it can't meet me tomorrow either and that's the day I can do until next week now so never mind.
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