My three babies each lived in a Moby Wrap the first six months of their lives. Several friends have asked if a Moby Wrap is worth the money.
Well,since I only spent SIX BUCKS on my Moby Wrap (a wrap that can cost anywhere from $47-$200 retail), I tell them the my Moby Wrap was worth every single penny.
Of course, the next question they ask is how I made my Moby Wrap, and I thought I should share.
Nothing in the world is simpler than making a Moby Wrap. Well, maybe breathing. But not much else.
Here is everything you need to make your Moby:
-5 yards (yes, yards) of 60/40 cotton/polyester fabric (the JoAnn's next to my house only had 50/50 blend and that worked fine. If you have no idea what I am talking about, go to JoAnn's Fabric store and tell them that you need this fabric and they will help you find it). If you are larger than a size 10 when not pregnant, you should get 5 1/2 yards. Choose whatever color you would like- but know that if you are having a summer baby, a lighter color would be better
-Fabric marker or chalk (something to make very small markings on the fabric)
That's it! NO sewing machine needed!
Here's what you do:
1. Fold the fabric in half like a hot dog. Your fabric should be roughly 30 inches wide and five yards long.
2. Next, fold it in half like a hamburger, so it is now 30 inches wide by 2 1/2 yards long.
3. Take your measuring tape and measure 20 inches. Make a small mark with your marker or chalk at 20 inches.
4. Move your measuring tape up a foot or two and mark 20 inches again.
Continue doing this all the way up the fabric.
Using a 40% off JoAnn's coupon, I spent $18 on the five yards of fabric. That's $6 each- I used one for all three of my babies, and gave two away as gifts.
Here is a video to learn how to put on the Moby Wrap:
And there you have it: A way to make your own Moby Wrap simply and super cheap!
A quick couple of notes: I only used this wrap to carry my babies on the front. Friends have told me that this material is too stretchy to carry your baby on your back, so please use common sense- if the baby doesn't feel secure, the baby isn't secure.
Also, always make sure that you have fabric under your baby's bum. A couple of times I almost had my baby fall out of the bottom of the wrap, so make sure the baby is sitting nicely on the fabric and won't fall out.
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