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post #21 of 29
I saw a site the other day that allowed tyou to rent a BabyHawk carrier for 2 weeks. That would help you make up your mind about a MT.


Here it is

http://twofortheroadcarriers.com/default.aspx

I am also sure I have heard of somewhere that allows rental of the Ergo's..

Off to search will edit in later if I find it.
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Originally Posted by PGNPORTLAND View Post
I think it is really important to try each one first. It would be great if you could borrow each for a week and then make your decision. I had a friend who borrowed a mei tai one week, then my ergo the next week and ended up deciding on the ergo which really suprised me cause I totally pegged her for a mei tai girl. I have both and I use them both every day but which one is the best is really depends on you and your lifestyle. pauline
post #22 of 29
One more vote for the Ergo. I love mine. I love the padded waist strap. I find it's really easy to get dd in and out once you practice a few times.
post #23 of 29
I used to like my Mei Tai better. Now that ds is almost 1 and almost 20 lbs, the ergo is more comfortable, especially for the back carry.
post #24 of 29
I hope this qualifies as a reply and not more questions! I wonder if anyone else like the beco? They are much cuter, and look more secure, cocoon-y, maybe.... I love my MT with my 6 month old DS, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to but him back in it after taking him out, if I am out alone... What do I do, put him on the ground? Ask the eighty year old man in the staw fedora with the bag of oranges to hold him a sec? : Others must know these secrets.

Another thing I have not mastered is a MT back carry, I have followed links and still ended up with a chortling baby pinned precariously by one strap, happily dangling... I must try again this weekend. Not only do I prefer the closeness of carrying but for some odd reason I feel like a twit with the stoller- it doesn't feel natural. That being said, does anyone else have my problem. My very active boy is ultra happy and quiet in my MT as long as I'm in motion. Stopping is not allowed. I assume this would happen with the ergo too....

One thing to consider is if the ergo perhaps better around the house as well as long carries.... The MT is not too quick on off at home for fussiness, but feels wonderfully close.
post #25 of 29
I haven't used my Ergo for too long and right now feel like they are both quick to get on, but I think the Ergo might end up being quicker as I figure it out more, since I won't need to adjust the straps.

I also think, I have 1 Ergo and don't plan on ever buying another one, I have a MT and an Unbu and can imagine myself getting tired of the prints and wanting another print along the way and buying another. Where as the Ergo is just boring looking and always will be so whats the point of a second one. KWIM? So maybe if budget is an issue I'd go Ergo.
post #26 of 29
Oh another thing that happens with the MT and not the Ergo...

At home I like to keep the bottom strapped/tied on while DD is down playing, well the MT drags on the ground behind me, which I wouldn't care about, my house is clean, but my dog things he needs to chase those straps!
post #27 of 29
I don't own a Beco but do own a couple Buckle Tie's...the JackPack, Patapum, and the LoveSeat. I love all three for different reasons but you might conider one of these a well as a Beco.

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Originally Posted by Lupena View Post
I hope this qualifies as a reply and not more questions! I wonder if anyone else like the beco? They are much cuter, and look more secure, cocoon-y, maybe.... I love my MT with my 6 month old DS, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to but him back in it after taking him out, if I am out alone... What do I do, put him on the ground? Ask the eighty year old man in the staw fedora with the bag of oranges to hold him a sec? : Others must know these secrets.

Another thing I have not mastered is a MT back carry, I have followed links and still ended up with a chortling baby pinned precariously by one strap, happily dangling... I must try again this weekend. Not only do I prefer the closeness of carrying but for some odd reason I feel like a twit with the stoller- it doesn't feel natural. That being said, does anyone else have my problem. My very active boy is ultra happy and quiet in my MT as long as I'm in motion. Stopping is not allowed. I assume this would happen with the ergo too....

One thing to consider is if the ergo perhaps better around the house as well as long carries.... The MT is not too quick on off at home for fussiness, but feels wonderfully close.
post #28 of 29
Lupena, my boy tolerates standing still in the Ergo a million times more than he ever tolerated standing still in the mei tai. I think he's less confined and more supported in the Ergo than he was in my mei tai.

NOTE: I had a "summer" mei tai with unpadded straps and a mesh body, so it can't be compared easily to a more plush model.


As for the back carry, how old is your babe? My guy is a full-on toddler, so it's easy to just squat down and have him hold on to my neck, and then I pull the Ergo up over his booty.

Oh duh, you said it in the paragraph I only skimmed. OK so he might not yet be ready to cling to you to help you out, LOL.

But for times when his clothes are sticking to it or my arms are protesting that method, I do the hip scoot, and it really seems to work fine, if I can get a good hold of his foot to pull him over and into the ergo. But I had to practice!
post #29 of 29
I think I must get an Ergo....thanks for the advice...
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