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Old 05-20-2005, 01:27 PM
 
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Hi Amy,
I'm going to PM you. I'm not an MDC advertiser yet, so I doubt I'm allowed to post that info.
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anglepacks from www.attachedtot.com are really comfy. You can send her your fabric for a custom carrier.
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I just wanted to give you a little testimonial as to the awesomeness of Hera's Mei Tai.
OK, I can't really justify ANOTHER MT but . . .I read the description and Hera said hers is easy to use to get the baby on the back. I only used a MT with DD! when she was older, so getting her on my back was easy (I'd say, "Climb on"). How easy is it for a novice to get a younger child on the back with this particular one? TY!

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OK, I can't really justify ANOTHER MT but . . . How easy is it for a novice to get a younger child on the back with this particular one? TY!
Pretty easy! You lay the carrier out flat, put the baby in, and clip the clips. Think of the way the baby is in the mai tai when it is tied on, the waistband in front of the legs. Then all you do is grab the shoulder straps down close to the top, making sure the baby can't tip forward, and hoick the whole package up over your shoulder the way you would with a wrap.

I'm going to get some illustrated instructions up sometime after I get through with all this sewing...

ETA: I don't recommend using the carrier with a baby younger than about 3 months old. The newbies are better off in a cradle hold.
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Such good info!

How about for a wiggle squirmy 33 lb-er? I love the ellaroo for comfortable backcarries, but getting DS in is hard work when I'm alone. He's not all that cooperative. Hoping he will become more so as the gets older. He also straightens his legs while riding, which pushes the carrier up over his bum. I've had to nearly stop using slings. I'm afraid he'll constantly untuck a traditional MT with his bouncing.

Hera, do you think yours would work for that? A little runner who won't lie down and kicks out of slings? Also, I don't like thinks cutting into his thighs - I've avoided MTs for that reason. I also like a wide spread over my shoulders for my comfort - though I'm kinda flexible about that. I'd love to know if you think your design will solve our problems.

Baby calls, gotta run... TIA!
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Pretty easy! You lay the carrier out flat, put the baby in, and clip the clips.
Ohh . . .you're tempting me!!!!!!

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Hera, do you think yours would work for that? A little runner who won't lie down and kicks out of slings?
I'm going to take this to PM
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Also:

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are the MBD MTs also mentioned

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Silly meco, it's **** the same thread
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Just wanted to make sure the links were here

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And I'm just being silly.
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And I need more sleep

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