Which Mei Tai?? - Page 2 - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
#31 of 42 Old 05-20-2005, 12:27 PM
 
Hera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: boca del infierno
Posts: 3,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Hera is offline  
#32 of 42 Old 05-20-2005, 09:01 PM
 
isulari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: superhappyfunland, tx
Posts: 344
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
anglepacks from www.attachedtot.com are really comfy. You can send her your fabric for a custom carrier.
isulari is offline  
#33 of 42 Old 05-20-2005, 10:31 PM
 
Mizelenius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: In Lalaland
Posts: 7,046
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lovelocks
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!

 2/02, 4/05, 2/07, 11/09, and EDD 12/25/11 wave.gif

 

 

Mizelenius is offline  
#34 of 42 Old 05-21-2005, 03:12 AM
 
Hera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: boca del infierno
Posts: 3,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mizelenius
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.
Hera is offline  
#35 of 42 Old 05-21-2005, 11:02 AM
 
aira's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: missing the Grandmother Lodge
Posts: 3,125
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!
aira is offline  
#36 of 42 Old 05-21-2005, 03:10 PM
 
Mizelenius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: In Lalaland
Posts: 7,046
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hera
Pretty easy! You lay the carrier out flat, put the baby in, and clip the clips.
Ohh . . .you're tempting me!!!!!!

 2/02, 4/05, 2/07, 11/09, and EDD 12/25/11 wave.gif

 

 

Mizelenius is offline  
#37 of 42 Old 05-21-2005, 04:02 PM
 
Hera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: boca del infierno
Posts: 3,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by aira

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
Hera is offline  
#38 of 42 Old 05-23-2005, 01:31 AM - Thread Starter
 
meco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: NYC
Posts: 6,816
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bethwl

Also:

http://www.mamabydesign.com/mama/

are the MBD MTs also mentioned

Teach your children about the global water crisis
Visit Dream Village to learn more | Check out Saved by the Well on Amazon! | SBTW Trailer!
meco is offline  
#39 of 42 Old 05-23-2005, 02:13 AM
 
Hera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: boca del infierno
Posts: 3,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Silly meco, it's **** the same thread
Hera is offline  
#40 of 42 Old 05-23-2005, 02:40 AM - Thread Starter
 
meco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: NYC
Posts: 6,816
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just wanted to make sure the links were here

Teach your children about the global water crisis
Visit Dream Village to learn more | Check out Saved by the Well on Amazon! | SBTW Trailer!
meco is offline  
#41 of 42 Old 05-23-2005, 05:52 AM
 
Hera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: boca del infierno
Posts: 3,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
And I'm just being silly.
Hera is offline  
#42 of 42 Old 05-25-2005, 11:01 PM - Thread Starter
 
meco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: NYC
Posts: 6,816
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
:


And I need more sleep

Teach your children about the global water crisis
Visit Dream Village to learn more | Check out Saved by the Well on Amazon! | SBTW Trailer!
meco is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off