For our baby shower, we were gifted an Ergo and a Moby wrap. When Odin was three months, we were given a Maya Wrap ring sling. When Odin was a year, we were chosen to be a part of the Sling Diaries and were able to get a few ring slings from Sakura Bloom. At a year and a half we invested in a toddler Tula. Along the way we have played around with a few woven wraps, but most of it has happened recently and I feel with my experience, that we will most definitely use the woven wraps more with the next one. Wrapping a toddler who is more than half my height and a fourth my weight has proven difficult, but still very comfortable once finished! I only wish we had invested in a woven from the beginning so that my experience would be much more thorough. We’ve also recently been able to try a Mei Tai and I feel very much the same about it, although the Mei Tai is a little easier and quicker for wiggly toddlers. I’ll include a photo of Odin in the Mei Tai and one in a woven at the end of this post!
The Moby Wrap was very comfortable, and we used it a lot at home. It’s a lot of fabric and can be very intimidating for a new mom! When we did use it for walks, we would wrap before leaving the house so that we could easily slide Odin into the wrap upon our arrival. The Moby really seemed to hug and snuggle Odin a lot more than the Ergo and in those first few months, nothing is more important. It was also very easy to nurse in and because of the amount of fabric, was very supportive. They say you can use it up to six months, but when Odin hit 15 pounds (which happened around Two months old!) we began to notice that we were constantly re-adjusting the wrap as he would drop lower and lower. Since doing more research, I have found that a lot of moms felt the same way about the 15 pound mark. In the newborn days and those first few months, nothing really compared with the stretchy wrap though. As Odin grew, we transitioned to a Maya Wrap ring sling because of it’s ease and the Ergo for longer walks (or for Zak as he’s never really been the biggest fan of the sling).