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Okay...I've only really used a Baby Bjorn and I'm contemplating getting a carrier for my 13-month old now that he's outgrown the Bjorn. How easy is it to put on a Mei Tai? I've seen diagrams, but I'm still skeptical! And are they really comfortable enough to wear for a few hours?
I was able to wear my 2-year-old for 8 hours a day 2 days in a row when we went to Sea World and although it wore me out faster, I never had any discomfort. I used the back carry with a Sachi mei tai. I prefer the santa toss for getting him on.
Echoing the rest, I have no problem with my girl in a mei tai for few hours. It is her who wants to get out every now and then and play. When you look into one just make sure to get comfortable straps. They should be wide enough and either padded nicely or a fabric you can spread over your shoulders.
Hvor er toalettet? Skal vi danse? Gratulerer med fødselsdagen Luftputefartøyet mitt er fullt av ål Ett språk er aldri nok
I could wear mine for hours. I also wore my daughter in one through most of my last pregnancy with no problems. In my opinion, MT's are very easy to put on. It's the only type of carrier I myself can wear comfortably after my kids hit 20 lbs. (my son is now 24.5 lbs).
Mom of 3 girls and 6 boys
& never forgetting our angel Tristan ~ lost 2/6/03 @ 20 weeks
I am a Moby Wrap girl so far.... I ADORE my Moby's.... but Dave said I could order a BabyHawk Mei Tai for Mother's day! I haven't gotten it yet(placed the order last night) but will be sure to respond once I have worn it for a couple days. I know when learning to wrap my Moby it just took time to learn. After 4-5 days in Disney with a 7 week old.... I was a pro by the time I got home.... hopefully the Mei Tai is as easy to learn
__________________ Bobbie mom to : Jeremy (22) Amanda (19) Matthew ( 4) and Daniel (3).... RYAN DAVID 1/4/14 8lbs 10oz 20 3/4 inches!!! My miracle happened! step-mom to: Stephany (23) and Krista (20) step-grandma to: Wesley (3), Rosemarie (7 months)
On 1/31/12 at exactly 16 weeks pregnant Noah came too soon. He was our 7th loss
If you would like to see pictures of my sweet (but tiny) boy they can be viewed at www.caringbridge.org/visit/noahdarrohn they aren't the easiest pictures to look at but I am willing to share them with anyone who would like to see them <3
Mai Teis are not hard to put on at all!! They do have a little bit of a learning curve... but once you've got it, it's a piece of cake... and quite impressive looking, too. LoL! One time I wasn't even thinking about it, did my normal routine of putting my LO on my back... when all of the sudden I realized I was being watched by a highly fascinated [young man] friend. He's like "whoa!". It was funny.
BTW, I personally have the Babyhawk Mei Tai, and I absolutely LOVE it!! I really loved my Moby was little... but as she got bigger, I needed something a little different - and preferably something I could use, to wear her comfortably on my back. My daughter is almost 21 months old, 25+ lbs.. .and I use it ALL the time!! I chose the Babyhawk due to it's padded, backpack type straps (which I prefer).... however, some people prefer the wider, spreadable straps of Maya's Wrap's Maya Tie. Of course there are other kinds of Mei Tai's out there... but those seem to be the two I most commonly hear about. ;-)