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#1 of 7 Old 02-25-2011, 02:27 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi, I wanted to give a MT as a gift to my husband (his birthday is coming up) and I had a few questions about that.

 

 

First do I need to get his measurements or weight or both?

Also if I get him one will I be able to use it too? 

 

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No, you don't really need his measurements or weight to fit a mei tai.  A general size/clothing size should be fine.  Mei tais fit a large variety of people.  Many mei tais offer either standard or extra long straps.  If your husband is bigger then a men's "medium" and/or you are over a women's US size 10/12 then I would suggest a mei tai with extra long straps, as it gives you more variations on how you can tie the shoulder straps.  A mei tai with standard straps will still fit sizes larger then that, but you'll only be able to tie the shoulder straps in the front.

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Thanks Clovergirl it really helped. Just one more question (sorry I'm still so new at this) whether I get the MT with long or short straps, can we do both a front and back carry? I guess I should add my ds is three months old.

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Yes, you will be able to do both a front and back carry.  It's not so much "short" straps as just the regular, standard length.  Usually extra long straps is an additional 6-12" (depending on the brand) tacked on to each shoulder strap.  Again, if you are over a woman's size 10/12 then the extra long straps will allow for a few more options tying the shoulder straps in a back carry then you would have with the standard length.


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Thanks again Clovergirl smile.gif I'm really excited about getting him a MT. 

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That's so cool that you are getting your husband a mei tai!
If you want a used one, check out this link http://www.thebabywearer.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?63-For-Sale-or-Trade There are lots of different kinds and you can get a good deal.

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Thanks for the link Mom2M, I had forgotten about this site. 

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