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Hey all<br><br>
I wanted to share this.<br><br>
There is an updated version of the traditional wide blanket podaegi thats really popular in Modern Korea called the Chunei, its like a SSC but a bit more "encompassing" and quite snuggly.<br><br>
I stumbled upon, via a TBW discussion a Korean women whos selling a really popular brand of Chunei here in the states called ihosa-her website is Hosa USA.<br><br>
Im in the process of ordering a dark denim chunei from her and as soon as I get it I plan to give a review of it and add pics...Shes also throwing in a matching tote and sleeping baby support. Shes very nice so if you have any Q's dont hesitate to email her. She has more stock than whats listed.<br><br><a href="http://hosausa.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://hosausa.com/index.html</a><br><br>
The original Korean website<br><a href="http://www.ihosa.co.kr/main00.html" target="_blank">http://www.ihosa.co.kr/main00.html</a><br><br>
I am REALLY REALLY excited to be getting one, FINALLY becos ive seen these ALOT on Korean sites but had no way to get one...they look SO comfy and I love wide blanket pods so im sure this will rock.<br><br>
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It looks neat, from what I can tell. LOL But why all the extra fabric in front? I'm looking at the pics... but not getting it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It looks neat, from what I can tell. LOL But why all the extra fabric in front? I'm looking at the pics... but not getting it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"></div>
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Think...Traditional wide blanket podaegi and you'll get it...it'll make sense when you do. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br><br>
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Ok... looked up some pictures of podaegi carriers and it makes more sense now... I think. I'm still not clear on why there is so much fabric. But I'm sure there is a good reason! LOL<br><br>
Do you know who most of the carriers on that page are over $100 and then a couple of them are only $20? Are they a different carrier?
 

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Hi,<br><br>
All of the actual carriers are $100 or over, in Korea the average wide blanket podaegi sells for around $80 so paying $100 for a SSC type podaegi makes sense.<br><br>
The $20 items are extras you can get like a sleeping pad to put inside the carrier...I know im paying a pretty penny for mine and getting a matching bag and sleeping pad to boot. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I frankly think the extra fabric makes sense.<br>
The main issues alot of people have w/ standard SSC's is the waist strap which can accentuate a less than flat stomach or if you need to dress modestly fro religious reasons the waist strap can be a hinderance, while the Chunei looks like a SSC it has the feel, I assume of a wide blanket pod but more structures and becos its shaped a bit diff, no issues w/ fat rolls or issue w/ keeping modest. Also, Koreans are traditionally a very modest people...up until about 100yrs ago the upper class women were veiled when outside (which was like never) and extremely secluded, so im sure the extra fabric and everything is a hold over from those days.<br><br>
I cant wait for mine...shall share how it goes!<br><br>
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hehehehhee....<br><br>
I frankly, always find it neat to see how carriers differ from culture to culture.<br><br>
NE one notice a big diff...how the childs legs are splayed under the carrier w/ a strap supporting them? This is very diff from western SSC's where the supporting strap goes under the childs legs.<br><br>
also...I find it neat becos traditionall japanese onbuhimos and Chinese Mei Tais (diff than the modern, padded, western kind) were worn the same way, lower strap over legs...<br><br>
I actually find this more supportive when I do it w/ the Onbu's...so cant wait for the Chunei to arrive. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My husband is stationed in South Korea and me and my girls got here to join him just over 2 weeks ago. I have seen several of these type of carriers being worn. I haven't had a chance to ask anyone where they got them or what they were called. I agree that it looks like a pod SSC.<br><br>
Thanks for the site.<br><br>
I look foward to getting ahold of one of them.<br><br>
One thing I love about being in this country is that i am not the only babywearer. We still draw lots of attention though because we are frequently the only Americans in public places.
 

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Oooh, im a Bailey too!!!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Cool! Well, ihosa is a popular brand...sooo...just ask where you can geta chunei.<br><br>
also...the <a href="http://www.ihosa.co.kr" target="_blank">http://www.ihosa.co.kr</a><br>
site might help you track down one...<br><br>
Umm Ibrahim aka Bailey
 

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Hi!<br><br>
I just recieved mine yesterday its INCREDIBLE!!!<br><br>
Im going to give it a long errand spin today and shall do a full blown review tonight w/ pics.<br><br>
Its definetly awesome, its like a vest w/ a spot in the back for the baby <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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Hey!<br><br>
I finally did a review and added pics!<br><br>
Tis todays post on my blog (too lazy to re-write it here! hahaha)<br><br><a href="http://ummibrahim.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">http://ummibrahim.blogspot.com/</a><br><br>
Umm Ibi
 
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