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So, i have reached babywearing nirvana. Today my 10 week old was fussy, he would cry every time I put him down. I was trying to get my mei tai set up to put him in it, but every time I put him down to tie it on, he was crying like crazy. Normally I would push through the crying and all that, but this time I held him, grabbed my chunei put one arm in, wrapped it around and put the other arm in, he was very firmly in just like that, then I reached around and buckled it...voila! He was cuddled up to me as comfortably as can be and I soothed him to sleep in no time.<br><br>
I have to say I might like the chunei as much (or more) as my mei tai. The mei tai is adjustable on the fly, but it can be tricky to get it adjusted just right every time. The chunei does not loosen, it is the same every time and very comfy on by back. And I can wear him on my hip or back without taking him out and re-tying the carrier. He seems to like how it cuddles him all over like a hug.
 

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I have been looking at these- wondering--- WHAT THE HECK??? I have heard nothing but wonderful things tho. I wish they had more- ummmm.... american (maybe is the word) print or color fabrics. I heard they are working on this. What color do you have?<br><br>
I like how even without the hip strap the child is planted and safe. It is honestly inovative- and I am all about inovation!
 

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well, the bottom is pleated and so makes a pouchy seat-almost like an ergo but less constructed...so once the childs bottom is in they r snug, even without buckling it/..ofcourse u want to buckle it, but it makes adjustments easier...<br>
imho.<br><br>
Well, on the actual korean site they have some less kitschy ones but she cant get new ones in that frequently as the cost of shipping is so high.<br>
but if you email her, maybe something can be worked out.<br><br>
I recently aw some plainer ones....u just have to look.<br><br><a href="http://www.ihosa.co.kr" target="_blank">http://www.ihosa.co.kr</a><br><br>
They have a khaki colored one thats plain i really like!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
p.s. it rocks having another person who loves their chunei on the board...they really DO rock :)<br>
Try to do a review on them! the more the merrier!<br>
rock on!<br>
which color do u have? I have denim!
 

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I have he washing black color...it's a dark denim<br>
It looks very hip to me, like a favorite pair of jeans
 

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Cool! I have the lighter stone washed denim and people always always always think I have on a denim vest!<br>
Alot of people who have seen it think its just *sooo* hip...like a denim vest w/ a pocket in the back for your child.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Pls post pics when you get a chance!!!
 

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I saw someone post on the BWer that she is a US rep- and they are working on more US style prints and such. It is nice for them that they are trying to work on having a US base- then they can ship in large quanities and not have to be hit so hard with one-off shipping prices.
 

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I just got mine in the mail today and I can't seem to get the hang of it. It just doesn't feel right. I'm sure I just have some more adjusting to do. Hopefully. At the price I paid for it I really do hope I end up likeing it. I got the washing black and I'm happy with the way it looks, but not the way it feels.
 

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Well, try to fiddle around w/ the adjustments for a bit. I know it took me a few wears to get it feeling "right" w/ my son.<br><br>
First off, adjust the shoulder straps, your child needs to be snug against your back w/ their legs straddling your torso, you dont want them to be a high back carry nor a lower carry al'a Patapum/Ergo. They need to be snug against your back. I know for me, at first I assumed id need the straps looser...when I had the straps looser, it was not comfortable and i felt alot of weight on my shoulders and infact he pulled down on my shoulders. So first off, make sure the straps are snug enough...i.e. plastered snugly against ya back <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Once you get the straps good-work on the velcro and waist strap...again, dont assume becos of how its constructed you can or should leave the velcro and buckle loose...make sure u velcro snugly but comfortably. The waist strap is less impt than the velcro but is a "backup"...so again, make sure the buckle is snug but not tight<br><br>
lastly...adjust the top buckle...note that I find if this top buckle is too tight the chunei will ride up al'a...amauti fashion...so for this, you want it not as tight.<br><br>
Also, make suer thre childs behind is fully and completely in the pouchy area w/ the strap completely under their thighs.<br><br>
I hope this helps!<br>
Umm Ibi\
 

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Oh guess what ya'll...Im getting one of the iHosa poncho's she sells!<br>
Hmmm, i cant wait, i bettcha they r yummy warm!
 

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i just ordered mine yesterday, I can't wait to get it!!! I ordered the washing black BUT I really reaaaaally wanted the velvet one, too expensive though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/crap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crap"><br><br>
Oh and I must say, the lady who sells them is SO NICE!
 

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<a href="http://www.hosausa.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.hosausa.com/index.html</a><br><br>
There you go!
 

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I really want to try one of these, but (other than that I'm not actually buying any new carriers at the moment) I'd be worried about the size - I'm definitely plus size, and these look way less forgiving than mei tais or even Ergos. Is it so?
 

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The lady who sells them in North America sent me some photo's of a big burly man wearing one. I was concerned about the size too because I wear a 12 - 14 and have big bf'ing boobs and the models on the site look tiny but she said she was in the same boat as me and they fit her fine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I guess I'll have to wait till mine gets here to say for sure though!
 

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Dude, 12-14 is practically emmaciated in these parts. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I'm more 18-24, also with wonderfully large mammaries. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Two things- the Korean site has a English Site button on the top left corner! (I was just as lost also)<br><br>
The other about the Hosa- they have 2 that are XL in size. There is purple flowers that are on the top of the page on the right of their website and one called Lady, red silky with yellow-gold flowers. Hope that helped.
 
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