And, no, it doesn’t involve fishnet and a lampshade.
I won a My Baby Nest carrier and I tried it out with 1 wk old Grayson today. The design is really interesting. Two stretchy loops intertwined–like a figure eight. The directions are simple and I admit it was easier to spread out the fabric than the Moby. Today was sweet Grayson’s first time being worn in a wrap and he snuggled in contentedly. We only tried a tummy to tummy. I felt very comfortable being hands free with a 1 wk old–even with his mama watching me! The carrier’s stretch was super supportive. I’m certain nursing would be a breeze in this carrier.
I also think I would like this carrier for super snug hip carries. Hopefully, I can try it out at the upcoming Babywearing Group. Norah is too big.
Now for the parts I don’t love: For bigger babies to be carried facing out or tummy to tummy, you have to break out a seperate piece–a stretchy belt. The belt was not as easy to manipulate. There is also no mention of back carries. Now, I’m certain that advanced babywearers could figure out a way (there is always a way, right?) but you can’t beat the versatility of a long wrap. And this could be a positive or negative: the fabric has some serious stretch to it. The stretch really grabs and supports. I really liked that quality but if you don’t like the feel of a sports tank…you might feel smothered by this carrier.
Bottom line–I like the design for newborns and hip carries. I would not use it as my exclusive carrier. If I were stranded on a desert island and could only take one carrier, it would be my Storch. But if I had a newborn right now, I would use it along side my Moby. And it might be the first one I would choose to use with a newborn. You can easily put it on in bed without fabric getting twisted or tucked.
Yay for My Baby Nest!