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I am trying to choose a carrier to buy, and there are so many! I know it depends on the person, but has anyone tried these two mei tais ? I would love to hear from someone who had tried them both.<br>
I like the high back on the Kozy, but I like the fabrics of Babyhawk. Are all mei tai's alike? Is there any certain kind that has more support or anything?<br>
I have a ring sling which I like, but it hurts my back on long walks.<br>
I know these questions get asked again and again but I would love input!
 

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I've never tried a Babykawk, so can't say. But I can say that all mei tais are not alike (I've tried 4 different types). It really depends on what works for your body. I personally have found Kozy and Sachi to be very comfy.
 

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YOu can always hear me shouting from the roof tops about how much I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> my Babyhawk Mei Tei <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> .
 

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BabyHawks and Freehands have similar body size, but the BabyHawk has a heavier fabric for the body (Freehand has twill). Some people find heavier fabric more supportive, others prefer the lightweight twill.<br>
Sachis are taller than the previous two, but about the same width I believe.<br><br>
Kozys don't have a great variety of fabric, but I *think* they still do customs. You should contact them and ask whether you can still send your own fabric.<br><br>
You should definetely look into finding a NINO group in your area: <a href="http://www.nineinnineout.org/localgroups.htm" target="_blank">http://www.nineinnineout.org/localgroups.htm</a><br>
I got to try a WHOLE bunch of carriers at our last Nino group and it was just GREAT!!
 

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im thinking of selling or trading my babyhawk... frankly because i find myself never using it. it seems the ties around the waist always ride up to my waist... plus its not so hot for nursing in.. this may be a trait of all mei teis but now that ds is 5 mo. i feel like he's too big for it. the back is so low that if he were to fall asleep i would have to hold his head... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
so just my 2 cents
 

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thanks for your input, it helps! I think I am going to go with the Kozy for now, and maybe get another carrier later <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Kat- you'll have to try out my xt bh. It's really nice and supportive. Also you don't have to worry about your sons head flopping to the side. It's not uncomfortable for them. I always get harrased/dirty looks about my dd's head flopping around to the side in my mt's but I asked my ped and he said it's was fine and not harmful and if they were uncomfortable they'd move. Soory a bit OT. I've tried both bh and kozy's and I just love the bh's. It just feels more comfortable on.
 
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