I'd previously bought two other baby carriers and promptly returned one and tossed the other in the closet. Then I read about the Moby on a mother's message board and decided to look into it. After looking at the website and readinig reviews I decided to give it a try.
I found the price to be comprable to the other carriers I had bought and decided if it worked half as well as it claimed it would be more than worth the price.
There are twenty-four styles to choose from, some being more expensive than the one I chose because of the different types of fabric. I chose black because it goes with everything and while I liked the patterend fabric I felt it would attract more attention than I want.
With the Moby there are twenty ways to carry the baby although because my son can't hold his head up on his own yet I've only used three. The maximum suggested weight is newborn to 35lbs so it won't be outgrown in a few weeks.
In addition to being versatile it is also machine washable which is always a plus with anything having to do with a baby.
The Moby is basically a very long piece of fabric that you wrap around your body (it looks complicated but I was able to do it right the first time with the illustrated instructions that are sent with it). Once you get it on it is incredibly comfortable. Other carriers I've tried hurt my shoulders or back within the first five minutes of having my son in them. With the Moby I carried my son around for over an hour with no back or shoulder pain. According to the company the lack of pain is because the way you wrap the Moby distributes the weight all over so it doesn't hurt in one place.
I read somewhere that this is an old idea marketed to a new generation and I can see how that is true. I am, however, greatful that someone took the time to market it otherwise I don't think I'd have ever found a way to carry my son comfortably.