Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wrapped Around My Moby Wrap


Mommy Lindsay and baby Piper
I have heard great things from many mothers about the Moby Wrap, and while I was at the Pump Station for an event, I was told that it's a best seller. I was excited from all the hype and had to try it myself. And just the other day I saw a mother with her newborn tucked in the Moby Wrap like a baby Kangaroo. 

I did a little research and found that many of my mommy friends have tried them at one time or another. Unlike other carriers the Moby Wrap holds the baby with one piece of fabric. One mother on our mommy Facebook page said that the fabric discouraged her from trying it. I myself was reluctant to try it for the same reason. The length of the fabric overwhelmed me. Then I was on the phone with my friend, Mercedes, and she told me that she had been getting her house work done and taking care of her toddler with the help of the Moby Wrap. Seriously, I need that help! I also felt at that point (Madeleine was 6 pounds) the other carriers were not quite right for my newborn, yet. I also asked some of my mommy friends on Facebook what they preferred and Kara said, "LOVED the Moby Wrap! Super cumfy and you can wear it a bunch of ways." When I looked through the wrapping options they even had one to help you breast feed, as you could feed your little one while he or she is all wrapped up. How great is that?! I had to try it. I would be a fool not too.

So there I went. Step one-- pulled out the directions. Step two-- take out the crazy long fabric. Step three-- started to wrap. Step four-- put baby in wrap. Step five—totally enjoyed it! What is even more fabulous is the AMAZING fabric. It's super thick, warm, and it's 100% cotton with a feel of Egyptian cotton. It truly feels like a second layer of skin. I just loved it. My little one felt as close as she could feel since I gave birth. While playing outside with my older child, Abbey, I still feel the closeness of me and my newborn (well now she is almost three months!). It also took away some of my guilt from not having the same one-on-one time with her, as I did with my first. Thank you Moby.

My plan for the Moby after baby? I will get myself a hot cup of tea and wrap myself up with the Moby and watch Sense and Sensibility!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Events/ Entertainment: Have A Heart Auction

 Maria Menunos & Mario Lopez will be hosting the "Have A Heart Auction" this Thursday night. All proceeds will go towards paying current and future medical bills for my dear friend's 19 year-old brother who just received a new heart. You can bid on a team signed Lakers ball & memorabilia, a jewelry package, many trips,etc.You may even be standing next to expected guests: Charlie Sheen, Kim Kardashian, Adrian & Kyle from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Luke Perry and more.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Giveaway: Ergo Baby Carrier Winner

Congratulations to Denise Henley on winning the Ergo Baby Carrier. I hope you and your little one enjoy it.

Review: Ergo Baby Carrier in Demand

Moylene with baby Bailey
I am so excited to be back to my mother’s blog. I gave birth to our second daughter, Madeleine, a little over two months ago. I am so ready to get her into an Ergo baby carrier. I didn't have the opportunity to use the Ergo the first time around with Abbey, and I heard great things about it. I heard that it was comfortable, easy to use, and the fabric felt great. I did try using it once, but by that time Abbey was just over a year old and refused to get in. This time I wanted to make sure I tried it early. As some of you mothers know, when you have a second child you are forced to get up and about sooner than later. You need to get that toddler playing with their friends and you need to be comfortable going our with more then one child. 

After being home for a couple of weeks, we all needed to get out. By that I mean my toddler (Abbey), my newborn (Madeleine), my dog (Sushi) and myself. So I decided to try and take us all on a walk and to test the Ergo carrier with the baby insert. I rolled up Madeleine like a burrito with the baby insert and strapped her in. Once that was done, I was ready to go. Abbey jumped into her ladybug tricycle, and I put the leash on Sushi. I was a bit nervous, but after making it down the block I felt comfortable and at ease. We had a great walk. As a new mom again, I am enjoying these walks all over again-- when my newborn is pressed against me and we glide together. With the Ergo I did feel my little one was protected well from the windy and chilly day.

Cassandra loved her Ergo. She said, "I could not live without my Ergo! 3 kids later and a million washes and it's held together like brand new." Although I don't think Ergo condones this, my friend Sabina said she was able to breastfeed her little ones while they were in the carrier. Wow! How helpful will that be as i try to keep up with Abbey! As for how it feels on Cassandra, she said, "it forces you to carry your weight on your shoulders and not on your lower back which most carriers don't tend to do."

I am very excited to continue my journey with the Ergo, but I have to admit the straps are a bit of a problem with me. It just takes me a while to snap the straps behind my shoulders. I don't recall it being an issue when I last tried the Ergo, but I never tried it with the insert. What I do suggest is to look into which one is right for you. I tried the adorable petunia pickle and i am heartbroken that it's just not the right fit for me. It felt bulky and again I had problems with the straps. With that said, I did also try the organic baby carrier and it was great. It was much easier for my body frame (5’3” and small). So when looking into the Ergo, be sure to look into the best option for you. To look into Ergo baby carriers go to http://store.ergobaby.com.