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We're interested in one of the Mei Tai carriers for our little one to be (coming April 2009). Has anyone ever used one of these? Any suggestions or recommendations?<br><br>
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I love my Baby Hawk. We started using it w/ dd when she was about a week old. She is almost 6-months-old now & I use it at least once a day.
 

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Yup, love mei tais. They're easy to learn and very pretty!<br><br>
There are lots of great brands. Some are more supportive than others--I have two different brands and one is just more comfortable (I think the fabric used is slightly thicker.)<br><br>
Your best bet is to find some babywearers in your area and try some on! That way, you can know what you like before you go spend the money.
 

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I have knockoff cuddle n carry wahm made and a sachi and I LOVE them both they are so nice I have been using them with my 1 y/0 dd since she was..... i wanna say20-11 months old and plan to use them right away with this baby They are well worth the investment
 

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I have a sachi that I love. I also had a Baby Hawk so any of these would be excellent. There is such a variety available so it all depends on what you are looking for.
 

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Definitely my favourite baby carrier. It's the only soft carrier I am able to get on my back without assistance. I have worn my boys from 6 months to 4 years in ours. Very versatile!
 

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I have a babyhawk (well, toddlerhawk) and ellaroo meit tai. Love both a bit differently. You can read reviews of specific brands over at thebabywearer.com
 

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I have a bunch. But my favourite, hands down, for a newborn is a Mei Tai Baby adjustable zippy. It's adjustable, so you can pull the bottom in if you don't want to froggy their little legs. I didn't use it until dd was about 4-5 months but then you have the option. And with the zippy feature, you can get different fabric panels so can change your look all the time without buying a new carrier. You can also get a lovey liner (really snuggly and soft for a newborn) and a removable headrest. The workmanship and quality is extremely high, as well.
 

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I adore my Babyhawk. We didn't really start using it until DS was about 5 months, but we've been using it non-stop since then. They have this really cool feature on the website where you can play around with all the different color combinations.
 

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I LOVE my MT's!! I would highly recommend a BBO (ball baby overall - <a href="http://www.haveaballbaby.com" target="_blank">www.haveaballbaby.com</a>)...they fold up really small, are one of the most comfortable I've found (even for my 26 lb+ toddler!), and have wider, unpadded straps (which I prefer)...for me, they help distribute the weight better than a MT with padded straps (gives me pressure points)...
 

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I love my Kozy(s) and, if I ever get it back from the person who borrowed it, I also love my babyhawk. I love Sachis too but I haven't seen their new design.<br><br>
I was always more of a mei tai mama and sadly I am all thumbs when it comes to buckle carriers (shhh don't tell, I'm supposed to be an "expert" at babywearing, lol).<br><br>
-Vijay
 

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I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">: my BabyHawk! Mei tais are wonderful, IMO! Definitely I would advise buying one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I love wraps, but mei tai's are definitely my second favourite carrier. They're really easy & comfy. Of the professionally made ones, I've only ever tried a Kozy. I made my own mei tai's & find them much more comfy than the Kozy, actually.
 

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Love them! There are so many great brands now, with so many options -- larger, smaller, padded straps, no padding, padding everywhere, plain, pretty, affordable, luxury... Seriously, I think everyone should have a mei tai, and there's a mei tai out there for everyone!<br><br><br>
And mei tais aren't even my favorite type of carrier. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I had a Happy Carrier mei tai at first (narrower body for a littler guy) and then a Kozy. I prefer the Kozy. I think you could use it right off the bat if you froggy baby's legs (check out the instructions on the kozy website.) You can find some on for-sale-or-trade on babywearer or diaperswappers. I actually bought both of mine on Ebay for about half the full-price.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have a bunch. But my favourite, hands down, for a newborn is a Mei Tai Baby adjustable zippy. It's adjustable, so you can pull the bottom in if you don't want to froggy their little legs. I didn't use it until dd was about 4-5 months but then you have the option. And with the zippy feature, you can get different fabric panels so can change your look all the time without buying a new carrier. You can also get a lovey liner (really snuggly and soft for a newborn) and a removable headrest. The workmanship and quality is extremely high, as well.</div>
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I love my mei tai baby. The quality is great. I've been wearing DD in it since birth and so far I haven't found another carrier she likes. I also have the adjustable zippy, and got DH the flames panel so he can feel manly while wearing her hehehe
 

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Yep! I love mei tais too. So much so that I started sewing them and have a small addiction to that. LOL.<br><br>
I've used wahm made MTs from ebay (not comfortable at all), a kozy, and a BH... and of course my own. I would definitely recommend a mei tai to anyone!
 

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I just bought a Kozy and am very impressed with it. We used it yesterday on a day-long trip and my 3 mo dd spent a LOT of time in it and was happy or sleeping most of the time.<br>
The only thing I wonder is when typically one stops keeping the legs inside? It does seem too wide for her little bum and I have to pinch the bottom in a little bit. She doesn't like having her legs inside.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just bought a Kozy and am very impressed with it. We used it yesterday on a day-long trip and my 3 mo dd spent a LOT of time in it and was happy or sleeping most of the time.<br>
The only thing I wonder is when typically one stops keeping the legs inside? It does seem too wide for her little bum and I have to pinch the bottom in a little bit. She doesn't like having her legs inside.</div>
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I took ds' legs out between 3 and 4 months. But he's big.<br><br>
-Angela
 
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