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My mom got me a traditional chinese carrier - Mei Tai (the red ones with a phoenix/dragon embroidery on the back) from HongKong 2 years ago for dd#1. I didn't know anything about those carriers and dd#1 was already 30+lbs, so I just kept it in the baby clothes storage bin. Anyways, I got it out again and tried it on with dd#2 (2 month old). I've read some of the instructions online, but I just can't get the hang of it. I was trying to do a tummy to tummy, but the "rectangular piece/seat" is too short to support dd#2's head. Can someone tell me how long their ABC is? Also the straps are too short to wrap around my body twice (I'm not big). Anyways, just a bit confused about this carrier, but would definitely like some help.
 

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have you tried these instructions: <a href="http://equanimitybaby.com/meitaiinstructions.html" target="_blank">http://equanimitybaby.com/meitaiinstructions.html</a><br><br>
i don't have that exact mei tai... i have one from Kaire at FreeHand Baby Carriers... which doesn't have any padding and is a bit smaller like the more traditional mei tai. those particular directions seemed really easy to me though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yes, I've tried those instructions. But looking at it again, I think my problem might be that I was trying to tug dd#2's feet in instead of spreading them out to the side. That might be why the back only goes up to her neck.
 

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Well, you can keep a small baby's feet inside until they can comfortably have them out and wrapped around you. With a baby that small, just tie right around the middle of baby's back. Later the knot goes under the babe's bum. The Kozy does not have the super long straps like the EBMT either. But yes, modified ABCs like the Kozy and EBMT have a longer body for infant head support. You usually have to roll the waist when the baby gets bigger and doesn't like to be so confined.
 

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we sure do have some smart mamas around here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="grouphug">
 

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i didn't even see your reply!<br><br>
thanks!!! i really am loving it here! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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