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My new Sachi mei tai (got tired of waiting for a Kozy) arrived just in a nick of time -- 4.5 mo dd has a bad cold and needs to be carried all the time. I need to carry her on the front and I'm having trouble getting more weight off my shoulder and onto the waist. I've been keeping her up and tight and experimented with carrying her deep vs shallow. Deep seems best shoulder wise, but I'm wondering if there are any other tricks to distribute the weight better. Also working on having better posture when I carry her; I think this has something to do with it. We've been using a stretchy wrap up until now, but DD is over 18 lbs and seems too heavy for it. I'd greatly appreciate any advice.
 

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Sorry the Kozy wait was so long <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/guilty.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="guilty"><br><br>
If you are use to a stretchy wrap then the thinner mei tai straps are just going to feel different.<br>
Have you tried tying the straps over the bum/legs, under the bum/legs, or behind her back? All of these "feel" different ya know.<br>
When you tie it higher on your waist it should also help to get more weight on your waist and off of your shoulders. Regardless of where you tie the waist straps, all the slack should be taken out of the shoulder straps so that she is nice and tight against you. And you have also noticed (I think) that if their arms are in, and the fabric rides higher on their back, it will hold them snugger to your body and is just more comfy.<br><br>
HTH,
 

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I'm still getting one, just not two. My number just came up. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Thanks for the advice; I'll have a chance to futz around some more after DD's feeling better (hopefully tomorrow). She's certainly having no problem sleeping, so she must be comfortable.
 

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Having the bottom strap up quite high did the trick for me... and brining the straps around the bum, then tying in the back instead of the front. Thanks for you help. Surprisingly (given an old shoulder injury... a pinched nerve near the shoulder blade), the high back carry works well for us as well... I think because it pulls from the front and bypasses the shoulder blade muscles/nerves KWIM?
 

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Yea! I always love to hear when the high back carry works for people. When I first got the idea and tested it out it wasn't so comfy for me. But I thought it was cause I was doing it with a larger kid (20+lbs) so I had some people test it with smaller kids (and some of them had larger kids) and it worked for them which I was so excited about!! Now I get almost giddy when I see pictures and hear of others doing it!!<br><br>
I can still only do it for a very short period of time, even with my little guy.<br>
I just need more weight on my waist. But some find it very comfy and I think everyone should try it to see if it works for them.<br><br>
So glad it is all working out for ya!
 
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