Moby GO – the new carrier created by the makers of the Moby Wrap!
Moby Wrap Inc. was founded in 2003 by parents who are passionate about babywearing. They set out to create a comfortable, secure and versatile way to carry infants and introduced the award winning Moby Wrap. After listening to feedback from parents who wanted to continue babywearing after their babies outgrew their wraps, Moby created the Moby GO to support larger infants and toddlers.
A few weeks ago I told you how much I love my Moby Wrap. When I heard that Moby Wrap Inc. created a soft structured carrier I couldn’t wait to try it!
The Moby GO was created to accommodate babies and toddlers ranging from 15-45 pounds. As with the Moby Wrap that we know and love, the Moby GO offers ergonomically correct positioning for both wearer and baby. You can still keep your growing baby close while being on the GO!
There are wide shoulder straps and the cross-shoulder design evenly distributes your child’s weight. The shoulder straps aren’t padded like many other soft structured carriers so it’s very reminiscent of wearing a wrap.
The baby is in a seated position with their legs spread and supported to the knee to prevent hip dysplasia. There is a high back to this carrier so it will definitely accommodate older, taller babies. In these photos, my 7 month old is 19 pounds and 27.75 inches tall.
The Moby GO has easy to reach, adjustable side buckles to ensure a great fit. There is a dual foam adjustable waist belt that provides support and comfort for the wearer. It adjusts from 26 to 54 inches so most caregivers will not have any problem wearing the Moby GO. There is also a nice padded feature to the leg openings for baby’s comfort.
The adjustable side buckles and waist buckle have an elastic safety catch so that if the buckle were to come undone, your carrier and baby would remain safely in place.
The padded waist belt also has a utility feature so you can hook necessities to it when you’re out and about.
Another wonderful feature of this carrier is the hood. Tucked into a pocket on the front of the carrier is a full hood – not just a piece of fabric that snaps to the carrier. This hood will provide your baby with extra warmth or protection from the elements.
The hood is attached with hook and loop and there are 3 different rows of loop so you can easily adjust the height of the hood. The hood is also completely removable, leaving you with a large roomy pocket for storage.
Even with the hood folded inside the pocket, I still have room for essentials like my phone, keys, credit cards, and cash. Although you wouldn’t want to stuff too much in there as this will be right up against the baby’s back.
This carrier was designed as a front carry carrier, but I was able to accomplish a back carry with the straps crossed in the front. I don’t know how comfortable this would be if you had a larger chest though.
Overall, I think this is a great soft structured carrier at a fantastic price point of $79.95. The Moby GO is fully adjustable so both mom and dad (or any caregiver) will be able to wear it without difficulties, both achieving a perfect fit. My baby seemed very comfortable in an ergonomically correct position and I felt like he was very secure.
Win it: The fabulous people at Moby Wrap have offered to give one lucky person a Moby GO!