Soon after I found out I was expecting twins I began to wonder how on earth I was going to get them from one place to another. Should I register for a tandem stroller or a side by side? Would it fit through a door? Could I actually turn a corner in it? And what about the evening stroll around our block that my husband and I like to enjoy: Could it make it up these monstrous hills?
We ended up purchasing an old Double Snap and Go off of Craigslist that is quite a bear at almost 8lbs without the car seats and babies added to it! Don’t get me wrong, I love it for things like short shopping trips, but that walk around the block? Impossibly difficult! Well, maybe my husband could muscle his way through that walk, but it wouldn’t qualify as a stroll with all the huffing and puffing he’d be making. And of course, after my c-section I’m not really even allowed to lift one of the car seats let alone the push the stroller with two!
So in short, we are so glad we registered for Moby Wraps! The Moby Wrap isn’t a sling or a carrier, but rather a long stretchy piece of fabric that you wrap around yourself snugly and then insert your baby. And unlike the more traditional (and super expensive!) carriers out there, I can carry BOTH of my babies in one wrap while not disobeying the doctors orders not to lift more than a gallon of milk! The wrap grows with your baby and allows you to carry the child until they are 35lbs which is realistic because the child’s weight is distributed evenly across your back and torso.
Outside of our evening stroll, Derek and I have loved the Moby Wrap in following the Lactation Consultant’s recommendation of Kangaroo Care with our 36 weekers. Kangaroo Care is skin to skin contact with the baby on your chest.
It helps the girls maintain body temperature and feel like they are still in the womb listening to my heartbeat. In short, Kangaroo Care lets the girls use less energy and, therefore, helps them gain weight faster. Without the Moby Wrap, Kangaroo Care would require me to be still during my few waking hours, holding one or both of the girls to my chest. But using the Moby Wrap I can Kangaroo and blog or sew or do the dishes or fold laundry. The Moby helps me maximize my waking hours.
Needless to say, my husband and I love this product and are so thankful to the people who went out on a limb and purchased them from our baby registry. I loved it so much that I contacted Moby Wraps about doing a giveaway on this blog and guess what? They agreed!
One lucky person will receive a Moby Wrap in a random drawing from my comments sections. Here’s how to enter:
- Go to Moby Wrap and pick your favorite color (mine is Moss and my husband chose Indigo).
- Leave me a comment telling me your favorite color and how you would use your Moby if you won.
- Make sure that your email address is either on your Blogger Profile or in your comment so I can contact you for your address if you’re the winner.
- I’ll use a random number generator to select the winner on the girls’ one month birthday: October 11th