Originally Posted by confustication
Why do you think you have an easier time with the onbu than the mei tai? I am really quite intrigued now that I've lookd a bit more at the onbuhimo- I wonder if that wouldn't be easier for me than even an ssc as it would avoid the bottom strap issue....
Do you cross the straps in front, or do you tie tibetan? How long are the straps on yours?
(Sorry for the great inquisition, but, I am REALLY tempted!)
Its easier precisely because it avoids the bottom strap issue. I do still use my mt for times when i know i'll have help and will be wearing him for a while, since it distributes the weight to my hips (which the onbu doesn't). But fastening the bottom strap and then putting him over my shoulder, i could never get the body between his legs and hed wind up falling to the bed. W the onbu, i wrap him in it, superman him over my shoulder, reach behind and grab a ring between his legs.
I tried crossing it on my chest once. Nearly choked myself. I'll stick w rucksack. I do cross if hes on my front, which is only if hes already asleep.
My straps are XL because dh is 6'4" and I'm fluffy, but i have a ton of excess tied in a goofy bow between my breasts, i easily could have used standard length. If you want actual measurements, you'll have to pm me.