One of the most important things to me as an expectant mother is prepping to have my baby close at hand. I don’t want to be one of those moms who’s always babying their baby, but I do want my little guy to be able to snuggle comfortably with me when I’m around the house doing dishes and such if he needs to be.
SO… I dicovered the Moby Wrap… along with its outrageous price! I like to keep things thrifty, especially if it’s something I want but don’t necessarily NEED. If you were to look online for Moby Wrap prices, you’d see that they’re about $50-60, unless you get a clearance one, which could be around $40-50 instead. To me, those prices were a bit unreasonable, considering that the Moby wrap is made up of pretty much nothing but a really long, wide strip of flexible fabric. I started looking around, knowing that I’d never be able to get one for that price without hating myself for it.
That’s when I found this awesome DIY tutorial I found on Pinterest (along with many others, but this one is so very simple and saves the most money): http://www.alexamariezurcher.com/2013/01/diy-moby-wrap-in-3-easy-steps.html
I’m a big fan of Jo~Ann Fabrics, so I waited for a good 50% off coupon, found the fabric I needed (it was regular-priced at $12.99), got the 2.5 yards my tutorial friend suggested, and used my 50% off coupon. In the end, I spent a few cents over $17 and used random thread I had lying around the house to sew up the center seam. Seriously the cheapest, easiest infant carrier you could possibly make to wear. PLUS, the Moby Wrap can be used for older babies, too, and my husband doesn’t seem too horribly offended by the idea of possibly having to wear it. 😛
In conclusion, DIY Moby Wrap for super cheap. At most, you’ll spend around $35, but seriously, use coupons. Coupons are meant to be used, otherwise manufacturers and stores wouldn’t print, email, or app them.