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I'm really interested in a mei tai of some kind, and I want it NOW! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'm looking here, I'm looking at babywearer.com, and I'm seeing that it seems all of the WAH people out there are making great products with slight manufacturing differences, and the main question seems to be fabric!<br><br>
Does anyone know of any not-so-great mei tais out there? Feel free to PM me... But I'm just not seeing any bad reviews of any of them! How on earth is a Libra like me supposed to make this decision, if they are all in the 4.8 to 5.0 rating scale? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Does anyone have any suggestions? I'd love to get something ordered AND not worry about quality...or if they are going to take my money and never send anything. (I'm not normally worried at *all* about e-commerce, but for some reason this purchase is making me nervous LOL)<br><br>
Thanks for any thoughts anyone might have!
 

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If I were you I would go for any of the MeiTais that are often raved about here: Freehand, Kozy, Sachi, MeiTaiBaby, Baby Fairies, AngelPack... You won't go wrong with any of them. People say they are all WONDERFUL, the customer service is great and the quality is impecable.<br>
As to other MeiTais, I have not heard much about them. Some are more professional looking than others according to reviews, but it depends on how picky you are. I am VERY picky myself and find the Freehand MeiTai absolutely perfect as to workmanship and comfort.<br>
You also need to find out what kind of MeiTai style you want - that will narrow down your choices.
 

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I would also recommend one of the more popular ones. Whatever you order, make sure it has padding. I know there are some out there that are making them without padding.<br><br>
When you look at the reviews, keep in mind that a lot of people feel hesitant to post a bad review. Especially at TBW, where vendors read and post regularly. I think as moms we all want to be "nice", kinda sad but true. So sometimes it helps to look at the number of reviews (or lack of)--although that is not always an indication either, especially if a product is newer.<br><br>
I have not tried all of them listed above, but I think Kozy, Freehand, Sachi, and Ellaroo MT's are all wonderful products, well sewn, great customer service.
 

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Sooo true!!!
 

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ITA with slightly crunchy, too.<br><br>
And yes, there are some BAD Mei Tais that I have tried.<br><br>
Another thing you might look for is padded, angled straps or "wrap like" straps if they are not padded.<br><br>
I am very picky, too. Body size is very important to me.
 
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