So, last weekend I decided that I liked the idea of baby wearing. I don't know what brought it on, but all of the sudden, I was a fan. The back pack style carriers have never really appealed to me. They look uncomfortable for the baby and the wearer. I'd heard some good things about the Moby wrap, so I looked online for some reviews. Most of the reviews seemed pretty positive. The negative ones were from people who just plain couldn't figure out how to do it. Admittedly, when you look at their how-to-page, it looks like you need a PhD in origami. However, once you familiarize yourself with the steps, its pretty quick and easy. One difficulty I can foresee, is making sure the fabric is wrapped tightly enough. The another problem is I'll be doing this with an infant, who may or may not be willing.
Anyway, the wrap being a new toy, Jeff got to it first. He wasn't so into the idea last week, but he decided he had to be the first to play with it. He got it on fairly quickly and with little trouble. To test it's weight bearing capability, he put his laptop in the wrap. I laughed so hard I nearly fell off the bed. Sadly, there is no photographic evidence of this. So to try it out with a human shaped item, we used a stuffed Yoda. We each took a turn. Other than the fact that Yoda's feet stick out at a 90 degree angle from his body, it was pretty easy. A little disturbing was the fact that we both used Yoda's head to cram him in there. Rest assured that we won't try this with the newborn. Also, I'm pretty sure the baby's ears won't pose a problem.
I've posted some pictures for your general amusement. The wrap is navy blue and unfortunately, so is my shirt. And that Ladies and Gentlemen, is my Saturday night.