Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Moby Wrap review and Giveaway!~Fabulous Fiesta Day #10

When we found out that we were getting NewBaby, I panicked! All of our baby stuff we got rid of three weeks prior in a yard sale, on craigslist and on Ebay. We had decided that if we had another baby we would buy all new things, because it wouldn't be for another couple of years, blah, blah, blah! Thankfully, I have an amazing group of friends, neighbors and family members that helped us out and gave and loaned us everything under the sun a newborn would need. One of my friends offered me her Moby Wrap and I accepted. I had heard such amazing reviews after I had Abbie that I *almost* bought one, but I was afraid that it would be like all the other wraps and carriers I've tried before.

I'm a bigger woman, (height and weight), and my back, since having kids, hasn't been all that great. Most carriers I've used cuts into my shoulders or digs into my love handles, or doesn't redistribute the weight evenly at all! I end up needing a massage from my husband at the end of the day, and barely able to move the next because of the strain on my back. So obviously, you see why I was a little reluctant- but after she showed me how to use it, I became excited!

When I came home, I pulled it out of the box and showed Brian. He was happy that I was so thrilled, but asked if he should buy more massage oil. I wrapped the Moby Wrap around me, and flipped it over my shoulders, finished securing it into place and put the baby in it. Brian looked at me as if I was a kung-fu princess that just did some wild kick-flip-hi-ya thing.. and then looked at the baby and was amazed at how comfy she looked and that she could actually still breathe while in it. He didn't believe me when I told him that I wouldn't be hurting later, in fact I think he said it was "impossible".

At the end of the night, after cooking, putting two kids to bed and sweeping the floor, while wearing NewBaby the whole time, I unwrapped her, laid her in bed and folded my Moby Wrap as I headed into the shower. Bri asked me again how my shoulders and my back felt, and honestly for the first time ever, (after wearing a baby for ANY amount of time), I could say it didn't feel like I wore a baby all night AT ALL.

The weight was evenly distributed, the baby was comfortable and snuggly, I even tried my neighbors 8 month old, just to see if it was different if the baby weighed more than 6 pounds! The Moby Wrap is wide enough that I could comfortably adjust the width of the pieces that laid on my shoulders, and then the little pouch that helps secure the baby is snug enough that you could feel comfortable doing just about anything with the Moby Wrap on!

The next day, I went grocery shopping with Alex and when he walked in the door, he bursted hysterical laughing. "Mommy, you gotta come look at this," he said through giggles. I walked in with all our bags, and my husband was wearing the baby in the Moby Wrap and loading the dishwasher with a big grin on his face. "See, I told you it was awesome!" I told him as I unloaded the groceries. The baby was snuggled and secure, and my husband was actually able to do things without being called away to a coo or goo or "hold me" cry.

We love the Moby Wrap, it really was the best fit for our family! We love it so much that we had to find one to give away to one lucky reader!

Our friends at Worth The Wait Boutique have offered one Sand colored Moby Wrap to give away today! Worth The Wait Boutique offers an amazing selection of items for parents that are on the journey to adoption, and becoming a Forever Family with the child they always dreamed about! From cute onesies and tees to stationary and other products for bonding, and expressing how much your child was "Worth the Wait!" If you haven't adopted or aren't planning to anytime soon, Worth the Wait Boutique has a sister store called Baby Sweet Pea that has more amazing products and eco-friendly gifts for all!

Want it?
Head over to Worth The Wait Boutique and mention that you read about them here @ 4BabyAndMom! Use the Coupon Code FIESTA to save 15% off of your purchase all month long!

Win it!
Here's how:

  • Spend some time getting to know Worth The Wait Boutique. Adoption is such a special thing, that I'm going to make you work a little harder! Tell me one fact or tid-bit about the family behind Worth the Wait Boutique, and/or tell me what was donated last year, and to which charitable organization.
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  • Tweet, Digg or Stumble this giveaway, please include the link! (As much as you want, more than 1x per day is a-ok!Just make another comment and link back!)
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  • Blog about this contest!
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  • You get an extra entry in ALL of our giveaways if you follow the directions in this post!!
Special thanks to Elizabeth from Worth The Wait Boutique for sponsoring day #10 of our Fabulous February Fiesta!

Fine Print: Please include your email or contact information in your comments. YOU MUST post separate comments for each one of the tasks above that you complete. This drawing ends Thursday 02/12/09 at 11:59pm EST. Any comments posted after that time will be deleted. If you post one reply saying you did all methods of entry, you will only receive 1 valid entry. One lucky winner will be selected using Random.org. Winner will be announced on sATURDAY, 2/14. Any questions, please click on the Contact Us button on our sidebar. Thank you for participating!

83 comments:

quitecontrary1977 February 10, 2009  

They donated 10% to adoption related charities. What an awesome boutique!

I would love the Moby for my sister. She's tall and wide shouldered so most wrap don't work for her. I tried to give her mine, and it was squishing her baby!

Great review!

quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

quitecontrary1977 February 10, 2009  

I subscribe

Jennifer February 10, 2009  

They carried a Blessed ring around to remind them that it would happen! And they donate 10% of earnings to adoption organizations!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

Jennifer February 10, 2009  

I follow your blog too! Thanks!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

CVSer in training February 10, 2009  

A fact I learned:
They designed their boutique for two purposes. One is to highlight items that they found helpful while either waiting/when they brought their son home. Second is to promote and highlight products made by other adoptive parents.

CVSer in training February 10, 2009  

I am a follower.

virginia@frugaliciousmommy.com

CVSer in training February 10, 2009  

I have your button on my site: www.frugaliciousmommy.com

CVSer in training February 10, 2009  

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/FrugaliciousMom/status/1197533627

Heather February 11, 2009  

Elizabeth donates 10% of her proceeds to an adoption related organization. Last year they send 30 pairs of maternity jeans to Lifetime Adoption Foundation!

grabbagreviews@live.com

Heather February 11, 2009  

tweet tweet http://twitter.com/GrabBagReviews/status/1199930944

Heather February 11, 2009  

I follow!

Heather February 11, 2009  

I have your button!

Heather February 11, 2009  

Commented on your Mommy Time article!

Laura February 11, 2009  

Worth the Wait is such a cool store. I will have to keep it in mind when we begin our adoption journey one day.

I learned that she's an avid scrapbooker, so that's probably why they also sell adoption-related scrapbooking materials. Sounds like fun!

Laura February 11, 2009  

and I subscribed!

Danielle February 11, 2009  

Adoption as been something that is very close to my heart. I have been a huge supporter and advocate of it for the past 4 1/2 years now. So thankyou so much for introducing me to this site! I love the products and tees that Worth the Wait sales. I think it is great that they creatd a place for other adoptive parents to go and find products to help them through the adoption process. And wonderful that they donated maternity jeans to Lifetime Adoption Foundation. It shows that they are thinking of the birhtmothers also!
thanks for a great review and giveaway!
yellyjohnsen@yahoo.com

Laura February 11, 2009  

and posted at your Making Time for Mommy article

MomE2MathU-BTB,  February 11, 2009  

Prior to the adoption they both kept a blessing ring with them to remind them that it would happen eventually. So sweet!

Danielle February 11, 2009  

I love that they donate 10% of their proceeds to adoption orgs.

mcginnisfamily5(at)gmail(dot)com

Therese February 11, 2009  

They adopted a little boy, who was "worth the wait". Last year, they donated 30 pairs of maternity jeans to Lifetime Adoption Foundation.

Abigail,  February 11, 2009  

Ten percent of their sales go to adoption-related organizations, and last year, they sent over 30 pairs of maternity jeans to Lifetime Adoption Foundation (a non-profit charity that supports building families and futures).

leftymylou at gmail dot com

Abigail,  February 11, 2009  

Emailed some chums and cc'd you...

leftymylou at gmail dot com

Abigail,  February 11, 2009  

I just twittered, too. :)

Abigail,  February 11, 2009  

I follow now.

(picturebarrow2.blogspot.com)

leftymylou at gmail dot com

Abigail,  February 11, 2009  

Blogged here:
picturebarrow2.blogspot.com
Thanks!

leftymylou at gmail dot com

Abigail,  February 11, 2009  

Phew!

And, lastly, I just added your button. I know too many moms with aching shoulders I'd love to share this with; thanks so much for the great giveaway!

leftymylou at gmail dot com

Rebecca February 11, 2009  

They donated 10% to adoption related charities.

What a cute little guy, too!

My friend has one of these and I hav been coveting ever since I saw it...

Rebecca February 11, 2009  

I just emailed my friends....begging that if they win, they give it to ME! hehehe

Rebecca February 11, 2009  

I don't know what tweeting, digging or stumbling IS~I hope that doesn't discount me! If you haven't noticed, I'd REALLY love this wrap! And so would my two month old!

Rebecca February 11, 2009  

TA-DA! I subscribe!

Rebecca February 11, 2009  

I blogged about it here:

www.zeahrenaissance.blogspot.com

Oh-and by the way, my email addy is

sgrbear724@yahoo.com

I think all this work is actually making me want this moby wrap MORE-if that is possible!

Rebecca February 11, 2009  

I just added your badge which is really impressive since I haven't messed with my template it ages. I was actually kind of scared it was going to erase the whole dadblum thing!

Can you tell I REALLY want this wrap NOW?!?!

again~blog is www.zeahrenaissance.blogspot.com
and email is
sgrbear724@yahoo.com

Rebecca February 11, 2009  

PS. Thanks so much for offering this giveaway. Who ever wins will surely be blessed by it!

Brett February 11, 2009  

signed up for updates!

bbm2jwm@yahoo.com

Brett February 11, 2009  

also emailed friends with it

i really want a moby too!!

Rebecca R. February 11, 2009  

Last year they sent over 30 pairs of maternity jeans to Lifetime Adoption Foundation.
elireeves at stny dot rr dot com

CVSer in training February 11, 2009  

Retweet:
http://twitter.com/FrugaliciousMom/status/1201654364

CVSer in training February 11, 2009  

Retweet:
http://twitter.com/FrugaliciousMom/status/1201661141

Rebecca R. February 11, 2009  

I emailed the link to the post to 3 friends.

elireeves at stny dot rr dot com

aBookworm February 12, 2009  

Last year they sent over 30 pairs of maternity jeans to Lifetime Adoption Foundation a non profit 501 (c)(3) charity that supports building families and futures.

Thanks for this great giveaway!
callmeabookworm at gmail dot com

aBookworm February 12, 2009  

Tweeted - http://twitter.com/callmeabookworm/status/1201671660

Thanks again!
callmeabookworm at gmail dot com

Rebecca R. February 12, 2009  

I just twittered . . .
www.twitter.com/southdepot/

Rebecca R. February 12, 2009  

I am now a follower. (Rebecca R.)
elireeves at stny dot rr dot com

Rebecca R. February 12, 2009  

OK, you pushed me into actually putting up my first blog post ever! :-) www.bundlesofblessings.blogspot.com
elireeves at stny dot rr dot com

Rebecca R. February 12, 2009  

OH, my! I think I may have actually managed to add my first button to a sidebar, too! I probably did it the hardest way possible, but it looks like it's there! Thanks for pushing me on to new things! LOL
www.bundlesofblessings.blogspot.comelireeves at stny dot rr dot com

Jennifer,  February 12, 2009  

Last year, Worth the Wait donated over 30 pairs of maternity jeans to Lifetime Adoption Foundation.

Thanks for the contest!
jennifer at heitx dot com

Jennifer,  February 12, 2009  

I'm now subscribed!

jennifer at heitx dot com

Jennifer,  February 12, 2009  

Emailed my mama friends...

jennifer at heitx dot com

Jennifer,  February 12, 2009  

And finally, nice work on the Mommie911 post. I left you some happy words. :)

jennifer at heitx dot com

melissad.williams February 12, 2009  

Last year, Worth the Wait sent over 30 pairs of maternity jeans to Lifetime Adoption Foundation, a non-profit that supports building families and futures.

melissad.williams February 12, 2009  

I subscribed with iGoogle!

CVSer in training February 12, 2009  

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/FrugaliciousMom/status/1202932214

CVSer in training February 12, 2009  

Retweet:
http://twitter.com/FrugaliciousMom/status/1202952324

LN February 12, 2009  

They sent over 30 pairs of maternity jeans to Lifetime Adoption Foundation last year.
I've been wishing for a Moby for a while, as my sling is straining me with my 6 month old now!

Thanks!

Abigail,  February 12, 2009  

Just stumbled you!
(shabbygal)

leftymylou at gmail dot com

CVSer in training February 12, 2009  

Retweet:
http://twitter.com/FrugaliciousMom/status/1203263468

Melanie February 12, 2009  

When I read this
" It was hard sometimes to keep the Faith that we would be parents. So we each kept a Blessing Ring in our wallets as a token to remind us that it WOULD eventually happen" It put a huge smile on my face.
All is possible with GOD!!!
What a wonderful store! I also think it 's wonderful that 10% of proceeds go to adoption charites!

Melanie February 12, 2009  

I'm a follower!

Melanie February 12, 2009  

added your button to my blog

Amanda February 12, 2009  

They donate 10% of their earnings to adoption organizations.

Valerie February 12, 2009  

10% of all sales go to adoption related organizations. I really like their stated purposes: "One is to highlight items that we found helpful while either waiting or when we brought our son home. Second is to promote and highlight products made by other adoptive parents such as ourselves." That's awesome.

Leah February 12, 2009  

I love that last year Worth the Wait donated over 30 pairs of maternity jeans to Lifetime Adoption Foundation, a non profit 501 (c)(3) charity that supports building families and futures. Very commendable! : )))

Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Leah February 12, 2009  

I am following your BLOG! : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Leah February 12, 2009  

I also subscribe! : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Leah February 12, 2009  

I stumbled this give~away! : )))

http://leahita.stumbleupon.com/

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Leah February 12, 2009  

I DUGG this give~away! : )))

http://digg.com/users/leahita

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Leah February 12, 2009  

And, I TWITTERED about this give~away.......user name: leahita.

http://twitter.com/leahita/status/1204620297

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Leah February 12, 2009  

Fact: The owners of Worth the Wait Boutique "know how hard it is to go through infertility treatments and then "waiting for the call"."

Donation: "[W]e sent over 30 pairs of maternity jeans to Lifetime Adoption Foundation a non profit 501 (c)(3) charity that supports building families and futures."

terrytribe AT gmail DOT com

Leah February 12, 2009  

I just sent an email to 3 friends and CC to your email address!

I have an almost 3 month old baby girl and I'd LOVE to win this wrap! :D Thanks so much for having the giveaway!

terrytribe AT gmail DOT com

Leah February 12, 2009  

I follow this blog!

terrytribe AT gmail DOT com

Leah February 12, 2009  

I'm a subscriber using Google Reader!

Thanks again for having this giveaway!

terrytribe AT gmail DOT com

Leah February 12, 2009  

I added your button to my blog's sidebar! You can see it here, www.reformedfarmerswife.christianagrarian.com :)

terrytribe AT gmail DOT com

Xenia February 12, 2009  

I would absolutely love this wrap, my newborn often has to be held and so far nothing else has worked!

This family sounds amazing, they created the site to highlight items that they found helpful while either waiting or when they brought their son home as well as to promote and highlight products made by other adoptive parents.

Thanks for the great giveaway!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

Leah February 12, 2009  

I posted about this giveaway on my blog. You can see the entry here, http://www.reformedfarmerswife.christianagrarian.com/?p=195 .

terrytribe AT gmail DOT com

Leah February 12, 2009  

Tweet: http://twitter.com/blessedNjoyful/status/1204979236

terrytribe AT gmail DOT com

thehuffs February 12, 2009  

They donated 10% to adoption organizations.

thehuffs February 12, 2009  

I subscribe!

Leah February 12, 2009  

Stumbled you! :)

blessedNjoyful

terrytribe AT gmail DOT com

Leah February 12, 2009  

Retweet: http://twitter.com/blessedNjoyful/status/1205171340

terrytribe AT gmail DOT com

Leah February 12, 2009  

I couldn't call it a night without commenting on your guest blog post, Making Time For Mommy, at Mommie 911! :)

http://www.mommie911.com/content/making-time-mommy#comment-160

terrytribe AT gmail DOT com

lace February 12, 2009  

Their boutique was created to highlight products created by other adoptive parents

The moby looks wonderful to help build attachments.

lace February 12, 2009  

I'm signed up for your feed.

Lauren @4BabyAndMom February 13, 2009  

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED. Thank you to all who participated!!

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