Most of us are familiar with Moby as a great brand of affordable stretchy wraps for newborns. However last year they released the Moby Move – an all position, soft structured carrier – and I’m excited about it!
Moby Move Features
At first glance the Moby Move is a pretty typical soft structured carrier in terms of it’s overall shape and function.
But when start to look at it in more detail there are some really interesting and exciting features that it offers. Well, maybe just exciting for me. There are some little details that excite me about this carrier that maybe other people wouldn’t even notice or care about. Like the quality of the shoulder strap buckles and the fact you can adjust the shoulder straps from the front or back depending on your preference or flexibility.
See what I mean? Little details that other people might not see as being super interesting.
So as more of a general overview, the Moby Move is comfortable, easy to use, and very versatile. It’s suitable from birth, to 20kgs, and offers parents the option for inward facing, forward facing, hip and back carrying their baby.
The other exciting thing for me about the Moby Move is it offers excellent value for money. In an industry that more often than not “you get what you pay for” is absolutely true – I think the Moby Move exceeds expectations, at a very competitive price point.
Suitable for newborns
The Moby Move is suitable for newborns (from 3.2kgs) without an infant insert. Simply adjust the Velcro on the waist band as your baby grows.
There is an approximate age and height guide, but the Moby Move allows you to use your own baby as a guide and simply adjust the position of the Velcro to provide your baby knee to knee support as they grow. That way you can get a perfect fit for your baby.
Designed to last
The Moby Move isn’t just a high quality carrier that should last for years of regular use, it is also very well designed to accommodate your baby well through toddlerhood.
There are a lot of carriers on the market that have been weight tested up to 20kgs, however the actual size of the carrier likely wouldn’t accommodate a child that big.
The the expandable panel on the Moby Move incredibly adjusts from a newborn all the way out to being able to hold a large toddler. I would estimate up to 2-3 years. It’s larger than most other soft structured carriers on the market.
Though if you do find yourself still wanting to carry your toddler beyond that age, there are dedicated toddler carriers, such as a Toddler Tula, which will take a toddler through to preschoolers.
Easy to Use
The Moby Move is a very familiar soft structured carrier design, so it’s very simple and easy to use. If you’d like to see exactly how put on the Moby Move for a newborn inward facing, and then older baby forward facing and a hip carry watch this video below.
If you’d like to see how to put your older baby or toddler on your back with a Moby Move please comment below or get in touch with us. Back carrying is very difficult to demonstrate with a doll and as I don’t currently have a toddler in my household, I would need to borrow one.
Moby Move VS Ergobaby Omni 360
Firstly, and I think this is important for context – I LOVE the Ergobaby Omni 360. I’ve reviewed both the Ergobaby Omni 360 Cotton and the Ergobaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh – and have consistently recommended these carriers to friends and readers more than any other carrier.
However, I think the Moby is a competitor that Ergobaby needs to watch out for. It seems like the Moby Move is ticking all the same boxes as the Ergobaby Omni 360. They are both all position carriers, they are both suitable for newborns without an infant insert, they both will carry toddlers up to 20kg and are functionally very similar. They work the same way.
The features that Moby Move offers that the Ergobaby Omni doesn’t are:
- Being able to adjust shoulder straps from the front or back. So you can work out which direction is easier for you to tighten.
- There’s no buttons or sliders to turn the Moby Move from an inward facing to forward facing carrier. So it’s not only quicker and easier on the go, there’s less opportunity for inexperienced parents to make mistakes.
- There is no “Cool Mesh” or “Cotton” version to choose from like with the Ergobaby Omni 360. The Moby Move has a sweat wicking mesh lining and panels on all models. Because if you wear your baby for 12 months they are both a winter and summer baby. Right?
- Incredible value for money. The Ergobaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh RRP is $349 compared to the Moby Move RRP of $239. Although if you shop around you can get either of these great carriers on sale for well under their RRP.
- The clips on the shoulder straps of the Moby Move are sturdier and easier to use than the clips on the Omni 360. Super pedantic details, but I’ve seen people break the clips on the Omni 360 – admittedly because of misuse, however, if a lot of people are using something wrong, it’s a design flaw as much as it is human error. I don’t see this being an issue on the Moby Move.
Overall I’m very impressed with the comfort, versatility, value for money and ease of use offered by the Moby Move. I’m looking forward to seeing how the Moby Move is embraced by parents, as I think it has the potential to become a very popular carrier and competes with carriers well above its price point.
If you have any questions about the Moby Move, or if there are any other parenting products you’d like to see me review, please comment below!
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