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<span>I have a mei tai, but didnt use it much w/ dd (I preferred to carry her in my arms, so did she). She was about 6 mons old when I got the MT, so I never tried a newborn in it. <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Does anybody have any pics of themselves or others wearing a newborn in a MT?</span> Im trying to figure out how the tiny new baby will be able to:</span><br>
1) spread her legs far enuf to go around my waist & still be comfy<br>
2) nurse in it<br>
3) not get smothered by my breasts if she's tight & secure against my chest (I know she can have her head turned to the side, but still)<br><span><br>
Here is the carrier I have.<br><a href="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/SamRose/InSling6mons.jpg" target="_blank">http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...Sling6mons.jpg</a><br>
I cant picture it working w/ a newborn, who would be way smaller than dd was in the pic. <b>But I know it can be done, so hopefully somebody will have some images for me to see.</b> TIA!</span>
 

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You don't want to try spreading their legs like that, the trick for getting them in there all comfy is to criss cross those legs froggy-style! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You don't want to try spreading their legs like that, the trick for getting them in there all comfy is to criss cross those legs froggy-style! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"></div>
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<span>Ahhh, I gotcha, womb style <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> But that works for mom? Im picturing lil feet jamming into my gut. See, thas Y I need pics, LOL!</span>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><span>Ahhh, I gotcha, womb style <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> But that works for mom? Im picturing lil feet jamming into my gut. See, thas Y I need pics, LOL!</span></div>
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I can see why'd you'd picture that but I really never had that happen. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Re: nursing in a MT, I couldn't ever get the hang of it, hopefully someone else has advice about that. Could be cuz the milk recepticals aren't all that big! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<span>Thanx Marie. I was able to nurse dd in the MT, but she was like 7 or 8 mons @ the time, so she wasnt a floppy newborn, she knew wut she was doing in there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></span>
 

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This is the youngest pic I have, but you really can't see much. DS was 6 weeks old. I froggied his legs, but again, you can't really tell too well.<br><br>
I was lucky and able to nurse in it right away. About 2 minutes after I put DS on he found the boob and went to town. It just takes some practice and a little adjusting. If you can't nurse with baby in an up and down position like that you can always move the baby so that they're in more of a traditional laying position and then tie the MT on for support. Sorry, I don't know how to explain that better.<br><br><a href="http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e50/alysmommy2004/Baby%20Carriers/BHMTxmas.jpg" target="_blank">http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e5...s/BHMTxmas.jpg</a>
 

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Kelley's got good pics and directions on the Kozy site for wearing newborns, front and back (and shortening the length of the carrier if you feel it's too big and baby is getting lost in there): <a href="http://kozycarrier.homestead.com/instructions.html#anchor_285" target="_blank">http://kozycarrier.homestead.com/ins...tml#anchor_285</a><br><br>
she's also got nursing instruction on her site too. though i don't think it's very easy to nurse a newborn in a mei tai, i think they need to have a little more head control, since they're nursing more in an up and down position, vs. in a cradle position.<br><br>
one thing you might want to do is tie the mei tai a little higher on your waist than you would with an older child so the baby comes up higher and can rest its little head on top of your breasts vs. being smothered by them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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