Originally Posted by JeanineTheOT
Im confused. What is the difference in support between the mei tai's and the baby bjorns? Dont they both support the baby in sitting? Or am I wrong? I did receive a bjorn from my shower, but havent used it yet, but I have been thinking of getting a mei tei (sp?)
The mei tai has a wider base for the baby to sit in. It's more like a seat. Also, and someone on here probably has more specific knowledge, it is more natural for a baby to sit with their legs spread apart and their hips turned out. Think about how a newborn sleeps (legs in the "butterfly" position with legs turned out and knees almost touching the mattress) or how an older infant sits (again, legs turned out, knees spread).
I have a Babyhawk mei tai and love it. I had a hard time using it when dd was smaller but I got it back out at around 9 months and now she loves it--front, side, and back.