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I'm pretty sure that I want to get a mei tai for my 5 month old dd. She's 18 lbs. We've always used the bjorn - and we both liked it- but now she's getting to heavy for me, and her chunky legs are getting to big to fit comfortably. My questions are...<br><br>
I'm use to the structure of a bjorn -will I have trouble liking the mei tai?<br><br>
Is the black hawk a good one to get? It says it can be used on the front, back, or side. DD likes the hip carry in the hotsling, but I don't love the sling itself. Also, I want to try her on the back, but I don't know if she'll like it.<br><br>
And, should I get the one that is shorter so she can have her arms out, or will this be too short for her as she grows?<br><br>
Can anyone recommend a good site to get one at? (I don't know if this is allowed, but if so, I'd appreciate it. If not, I'll google it)<br><br>
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I think you will find the mei tai more comfortable than the Bjorn! It might seem a little more complicated at first because a mei tai doesn't have buckles and you have to tie the straps, but once you get that down it is so simple and comfy!<br><br>
Not sure what you mean by black hawk, babyhawk maybe? That is a great mei tai. Short bodied carriers are great for babes who like their arms out (my dd likes that, too), but you can always roll the bottom of taller carriers to make them fit like a shorter carrier.<br><br>
Check out <a href="http://www.babyhawk.com" target="_blank">www.babyhawk.com</a> and <a href="http://www.freehandbaby.com" target="_blank">www.freehandbaby.com</a> for short bodied carriers and <a href="http://www.kozycarrier.com" target="_blank">www.kozycarrier.com</a> for a taller one.<br><br>
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I think you will love a baby hawk! I've never really seen one used for a hip carry but they are great for front and back.
 

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thanks,<br>
I ended up buying a baby hawk. (I don't know where I got the name black hawk!) I can't wait to get it and try it out.<br>
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There are a lot of mei tais for sale on ebay, new, made by wahms. They are asking much less, but I'm a little nervous that they might not be as comfy as some of the ones recommended here? Since I don't have one yet, I'm not really sure how the quality can vary. Are the baby hawks worth the extra money, quality-wise? Probably, but I guess I'm just wondering how.
 
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