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DIY Moby Wrap | Mother Rising

DIY Moby Wrap | Mother Rising

Benefits of a Moby Wrap

  • Moby wraps are my favorite baby carrier for infants.
  • They are excellent for holding babies and toddlers when you need your hands free for other things.
  • In cooler weather it’s a nice way to keep baby and mama warm.
  • They are comfortable to wear and distribute the weight of the baby evenly on mom’s shoulders.

stardustBoba and Moby wrap baby carriers are awesome and I have one of each. They’re basically the same, except the Boba is slightly more stretchy.

If you have the money, I highly recommend buying one of those wraps. You’ll love it! Here is more information on where to buy the best newborn baby carrier under $100.

However, if you don’t have $50 you can easily make one on your own.

DIY Moby Wrap

  • Buy 3 yards of stretchy jersey fabric. Pick a color complements your coloring, not necessarily pink for a girl or blue for a boy. This fabric will be wrapped around your body and will be more like an accessory, so choose your color wisely!
  • At home cut the fabric in half, lengthwise right down the middle. Cut as straight as possible.
  • Put the two ends of the fabric together so that you have a thinner, super long piece of fabric.
  • Sew the two ends together. Reinforce the stitch so that it won’t pull out when you put tension on it.
  • Wrap your baby!diy moby wrap 2

diy moby wrapWhen Gabriel was an itty baby (couldn’t hold his head up), I had the hardest time trying to figure out how to get him in there! He would start fussing while I was adjusting and wrapping, it was hotter than the hinges of hades so I was sweating at this point, and usually I just gave up!

My Advice

Keep trying and ask a friend who uses these wraps for help – that’s what helped me the most.

Also, check out these three videos for help:

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Happy Baby Wearing,

Lindsey

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Kristen

Thursday 17th of September 2015

I found this post on Pinterest, looking for help with wearing my Boba wrap correctly (not even their own instructions explain it very well!) and this was so helpful! Hands down, the BEST tutorials I've found!!

Lindsey Morrow

Thursday 17th of September 2015

I'm so glad!!

Andrea

Monday 14th of September 2015

This is great! 3 yards doubled seems extremely long, but I got my fabric and I'm going to make my wrap!

Lindsey Morrow

Monday 14th of September 2015

Great! Could you come back on here when you finish and let us know how it went? I'd love some feedback. :)

avery

Wednesday 13th of August 2014

so helpful. love your new site. having just given birth abroad, have a new appreciation for the importance of support as we become mothers. many thanks for what you do.

Lindsey Morrow

Wednesday 13th of August 2014

You're welcome! I'm so glad you have found the site helpful. ♥