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Why would they be? I can only think that maybe the hips and leg might be effected if the baby were in it all day long, but I know that my DD hasn't had any ill effects so far. We use both a moby and Mei Tai.
 

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No. Other types of front/back carriers are where the legs dangle, but mei tais are okay because the baby sits.<br><br>
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I have heard that a carrier like the Baby Bjorn or Snugli is bad for thier spine...but I thought the Mei Tei's were supposed to be better because they took the pressure of the spine.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">No. Other types of front/back carriers are where the legs dangle, but mei tais are okay because the baby sits.<br><br>
-Angela</div>
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Maybe we have different ideas of what dangle means, but I know that my DD's legs dangle from our Mei Tai. <a href="http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b48/MissChicopea/Baby47004.jpg" target="_blank">Here</a><br><br>
Edited to add: Yes that's a pacifier in the picture <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">...she chews on them and I'm not worried about nipple confusion because she's well past that ( had to head that off hehe ).
 

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As long as they are used correctly, they are great. Very young babies can have their legs in "froggy style" while older babies should have their legs out but they should be sitting in the mei tai with their butt lower than their knees.
 

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ah, that's because she's facing out. That CAN be done, but the proper position is when they're facing in- that's the correct position as far as spinal development etc.<br><br>
Legs dangle when sitting in a chair too, but the weight is on the bottom. The weight in a MT is usually on the bottom in a sitting manner as opposed to the crotch in a hanging manner- does that make any sense?<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Your link doesn't work. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"><br><br>
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Fixed.<br><br>
Am I maybe putting her in it wrong?
 

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cross post fest!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">cross post fest!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ahhh okay!<br><br>
Yeah, when she's facing me her legs more wrap around my body.
 

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from the picture, it does look as if she is dangling some. Try reaching in and rotating her hips forward. That should get her in more of a sitting position<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">from the picture, it does look as if she is dangling some. Try reaching in and rotating her hips forward. That should get her in more of a sitting position<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Thanks for the tip!
 

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Snooter that picture is awesome <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Maybe we have different ideas of what dangle means, but I know that my DD's legs dangle from our Mei Tai. <a href="http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b48/MissChicopea/Baby47004.jpg" target="_blank">Here</a><br><br>
Edited to add: Yes that's a pacifier in the picture <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">...she chews on them and I'm not worried about nipple confusion because she's well past that ( had to head that off hehe ).</div>
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the mei tai I have is much wider at the bottom so the baby sits in it - actually you can't really carry facing outward because it is just too wide at the bottom - as wide at bottom as at top
 

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as pp's have mentioned the baby bjorn type carriers place a huge load on the front of the pelvis, which is not supposed to be a weight bearing structure. some research has shown that this kind of position can be a factor in later life, possibly causing lower back issues such as spondylolisthesis.<br><br>
mei tai's are very different. the babies sit in them so that most of their weight is distributed through their ischial spines (the pointy bone under your butt). also, instead of the legs dangling straight down, the hips are usually more in a<br>
'froggy' type position because most mei tais are quite wide on the bottom. this is much better for normal hip bone and muscle development.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">the mei tai I have is much wider at the bottom so the baby sits in it - actually you can't really carry facing outward because it is just too wide at the bottom - as wide at bottom as at top</div>
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I think in the pic the bottom is just scrunched together, I've never seen an MT smaller at the bottom than top.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Someone here said a chiro said they are bad for baby development. Is that true?</div>
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I asked her to ask her chiro WHY he said that. I can't see why MTs would be bad. Some other carriers, sure.
 

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I have a Mei Tai Baby carrier that comes with a snap on the bottom to make it narrower for little babies. I love the mei tai because my baby can sit in it as opposed to hanging in it.<br><br><a href="http://maland.smugmug.com/photos/75134123-M.jpg" target="_blank">http://maland.smugmug.com/photos/75134123-M.jpg</a><br><br>
It's kind of hard to see the snapped bottom because of where the ties are but it is snapped and narrower at the bottom.<br><br>
My little mei tai spy: <a href="http://maland.smugmug.com/photos/75138786-M.jpg" target="_blank">http://maland.smugmug.com/photos/75138786-M.jpg</a><br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">This info is helpful...and I have to mention - Snooter, your picture is adorable!!!!!!</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> thanks!
 
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