Originally Posted by vanauken
Okay, I've been thinking about making a second meitai so I could do a front-and-back carry; sounds like you think it's worth it to have two? Could you explain a bit more about how you nurse with this carry? I've only managed to nurse with one in a sling . . . haven't done any other babywearing/breastfeeding combinations. And this one sounds really useful! I'd love to hear more about it, if you're willing. Is it hard?
I don't think it is hard. I can still easily wear both of them for a couple of hours they will be one on the 21st of august but have allready grown out of their 9-12m/o clothing.
I put the baby on the back on first just swing him over like i did with ds1 it takes some getting used to just so you are confident enough. once backbaby is on frontbaby goes on straps go around my waist and inside carrier of backbaby between my back and babies tummy. them i pop baby in the carrier and loop the straps trough backbabies straps so they end up between backbaby and me tighten and tie.
To wear them side by side at the front I tie both mts one over the other at the front fan them out so they are next to each other and pop them in tying like normal. I just had to make sure the straps stayed over my shoulders but it wasn't really hard.
I find bfing in a mei tai easier they just pop on and of sometimes I'd have to hold my breast up w/my hand but it was easier than sitting at home wth an energetic 3y/o
I hope this makes sense I can't get to my pics atm otherwise I'd put one on flickr.