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So...is anyone else into them?

I have a iHosa denim one and seriously LOVE mine..pls, tell me some MDC mamas are getting into them too!!!
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pix / links? this is new to me. but very intrigued!
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I also have a hosa demin and LOVE IT. I still love my normal pod, but having the buckles is such a great option. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT.
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actually here r some pics!

picture 1

and...
picture 2


From http://www.hosausa.com
they are SOOOOOO comfortable, actually more comfy than an Ergo or a Patapum and no thick, annoying waist belt...very little weight is on the shoulders...

also...rocking from newborn to about age 3...lol, i sound like a public service announcement, but they really do rock in my humble opinion and its not like my main back carrier...than and my Psling! hahahhaah all I need for hardcore babywearin. *grin*

I also blogged about them so if your curious about them more...check out my blog.

NEone else have one?

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I want to try one....but.... I HATE the fabrics. : The jean thing is just hummm not ME. I would rather a solid color. And not sure how I feel about the vest style.


I would take UmmIbrahim's opinion tho just about over anyone So.... there you have it- love the reviews hate the fabric...

Oh, question- how is the babies butt secured in the carrier? It looks like there are the buckle straps that hold it in, but I always wonder what about the childs legs? Are they cutting off blood then

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k- checked out their website and they have more than just the jean fabric i have seen- however- still not loving the fabrics.... And I wish they had babies in all the pics- you get just a better idea of how it fits- ya know?

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Okay, lemme try to answer you, Crayon.

first off, awww...my opinion is that highly valued...cool! I appreciate it! :

Regarding more pics...the site owner is in the process of culling more pics offa the mamas who bought them...also, a great site to check out is the main companies Korean website, I cant read Korean but you can look around easily, also they have a ton more pics and a ton more colors!
http://www.ihosa.co.kr
(I believe thats it!)
But, I agree that she needs more pics...and she's workin' on it!

About fabrics, yup...thats most peoples issue w/ them as well...I love the denim, it really looks like a vest and goes w/ like everything...Im into casual stuff myself hence the appeal but alot of people, myself included have asked about solids...
The fabrics appeal to Korean mamas...if youve ever seen real wide blanket podaegis from Korea you'll know what I mean ...they kinda dont ring well w/ most westerners...I know if you email the women who runs the site she can special order the chunei you want from Korea...take a gander at the Korean website. They do have a black velvet one several people are drooling over that shes trying to get in stock over here.

Regarding the childs butt and legs, frankly...that was my and my husbands first concern too..when I saw the chunei I was like...?
But, from using other Asian carriers-like straight outta Asia...ive learned that the child sitting on fabric, strap over leg is kinda the norm...it does help to keep the childs legs splayed esp as they get older-less butt poppin' and butt launchin!
but, the Chunei is rather cleverly constructed, it actually has a seat-think Ergo but its the fabric pleated up, it makes a rather efficient seat, if the child is sitting deeply in the seat-as they should be the strap goes over their thighs...also the strap is sewn in, its not adjustable...and the childs legs are properly splayed...
Like ANY carrier...rs, MT, etc etc...it will leave a small red mark on the childs legs...and this one does so as well, but surprisingly...he gets more of a mark in the Maya than in the chunei. I think if you tweak the straps and get the child in good, there is less pressure on the legs.

overall, i do find it more comfy than the other SSC's ive tried...i really *hate* thick waist belts*...so I mean...if your interested in 1, have the $$ id say, try one...or try to borrow one!

ne way, hope this helps!

oh btw, you can do a excellent front carry w/ them too...dh used it as such in a local museum...after they, rudely enough told me to take ds off my back!!! :

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I think they look really nice. I have seen your review on your blog earlier this week.

I dont think it would be an option for me being plus sized, but I do love how unique looking they are.
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OK now I wish I could see one IRL. These look awesome!
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Umm Ibi,
so I went to the Korean stores this past weekend. the Chunei's they sell are way too small for my amazon body. I'm 5'9" and 190#. So I didn't get one. : Not sure if I would've shelled out $55 for those way too cutesy, Hello-Kitty-ish fabrics anyway. But the ones I saw got snapped into a messenger bag shape, which was really cool. You can carry the straps like a purse. But it was very very lightweight. No more than a very light quilt. Not sure how those differ from the Chuneis you've raved about at IHousa.

Anyway, that's my update.
More sizes and, at least, Amy Butler fabric please!
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I've always been intrigued by them, but I am way too large to fit into one.
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I'm dying to try one, but I am not sure how long my little munchkin will enjoy riding on my back. He's kindof a go-getter, and right now he's happy in my Ergo. I wear him on my back hours a day, but he's only 7 mos. How long did some of you wear your babes on your back? Until how old I mean?
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I just watched this video and I think it looks awesome but alas I am fat. Unless....it were to act as some sort of magical girdle....hmmmmm...
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I love mine! It is such a comfy back carry! And I think it is rather slimming (better than the MT belt).

My DS#3 is 15 months, and is on my back everytime I need to get somthing done (so most of the morning, lol).
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AAArrrghhhhh,

you horrid enablers......i only just went and ordered the black velvet chunei !!!

i really hope i like it......can't wait for it to arrive.

will just have to profess innocence when hubby wonders about lack of money in paypal account....i am BAAAAAD!!

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AAArrrghhhhh,

you horrid enablers......i only just went and ordered the black velvet chunei !!!

i really hope i like it......can't wait for it to arrive.

will just have to profess innocence when hubby wonders about lack of money in paypal account....i am BAAAAAD!!

I always blame PayPal or something...or just play dumb and pretend I have to chase after the kids.
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LOL

I how you went out and bought like the *most* expensive chunei! Rock on mama!
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I figured it was an investment .....i do babywearing demos for most of my clients sooooooo i guess it was a business expense!!

I could always sell it on if i really didn't like it.....i just couldn't find a cheaper fabric that i actually liked, so got the velvet one.

i'm panicking a bit now a i assumed it was black velvet but then after ordering noticed it could be some other dark colour like blue.....anyone know if it is black or not? :
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Ugh!!!

I have two ergos, yamo, hostling... But, after reading UmmIbrahim's blog, I am tempted to buy one.

Grrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I figured it was an investment .....i do babywearing demos for most of my clients sooooooo i guess it was a business expense!!

I could always sell it on if i really didn't like it.....i just couldn't find a cheaper fabric that i actually liked, so got the velvet one.

i'm panicking a bit now a i assumed it was black velvet but then after ordering noticed it could be some other dark colour like blue.....anyone know if it is black or not? :
LOL, trust me, that rocks...the velvet ones look fab!
No need to feel ...they r gorg!

It should be black, I have the black velvet poncho and if you look around on the ihosa.co.kr site there r more pics (you have to really dig) and they r all showing black. So, I assume...its black.
She is getting in more designs in January, from what I heard.

Pls put up some pics when you get yours! Im eager to see!!!!
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Umm Ibi,
so I went to the Korean stores this past weekend. the Chunei's they sell are way too small for my amazon body. I'm 5'9" and 190#. So I didn't get one. : Not sure if I would've shelled out $55 for those way too cutesy, Hello-Kitty-ish fabrics anyway. But the ones I saw got snapped into a messenger bag shape, which was really cool. You can carry the straps like a purse. But it was very very lightweight. No more than a very light quilt. Not sure how those differ from the Chuneis you've raved about at IHousa.

Anyway, that's my update.
More sizes and, at least, Amy Butler fabric please!
Oh wow really! I am going to buy 1 from that women in S. Korea, but the plainer striped variety. Thats a shame they couldnt fit you, did they only have the kitty designs? LOL...yeah, Koreans are big w/ the kitschy fabrics...
I bettcha you could make a chunei w/ said Amy Butler fabric...I know several mamas who have made them, they dont seem *that* hard to make, esp if your good w/ sewing and making DIY stuff.
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Oh wow really! I am going to buy 1 from that women in S. Korea, but the plainer striped variety. Thats a shame they couldnt fit you, did they only have the kitty designs? LOL...yeah, Koreans are big w/ the kitschy fabrics...
I bettcha you could make a chunei w/ said Amy Butler fabric...I know several mamas who have made them, they dont seem *that* hard to make, esp if your good w/ sewing and making DIY stuff.
omg! that's exactly what my mom said! off to p.m. you now!!!
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ummibrahim,

why on earth did they tell you to take your ds off your back in the museum????:

intruiged....
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wow, deb...blast from the past!

Um... becos they are twits!
Whats funny is, I went back w/ Ibi in my Psling in a hip carry and we went into a different part of the museum this time-the anthropology floor- and walked through the various exhibits and I did scoot him to my back for much of the walking around on that floor...and NOONE said anything...AND there were guards around.

Some speculations on my part...
I guess, perhaps the part we were in the first time drew more kids and so the guards like to be dorks...verses the anthro floor gets less kids. Or perhaps they *assume* a mother w/ a baby on her back wont be able to see whats behind her and might bump into stuff OR the baby will grab at stuff. Um...yeah. I know...like please, when you back carry you get a much better sense of whats going on around you...Or maybe they fear your child will drop out and get hurt.
I honestly...dont know...tis only speculations...but now I know, in the future, I wil use a RS and just do the scoot to the back thing.
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Donno if anyone knows this...but there is another mom, based in Korea who is selling other brands of chunei, along w/ other Korean babycarriers like the modern podaegi, traditional podaegi, ring sling and baby poncho.

http://thekoreanbaby.blogspot.com/
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