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We are going on vacation to the Bahamas in a month and I need some advice. Mostly we'll be hanging out on the beach but we'll probably go into town a bit.<br><br>
We have a frame backpack carrier that we have used a couple of times. I find it bulky and cumbersome but it's good because of all the pockets to put your stuff. I also find I have to lean forward a bit to compensate because the child is a few inches off your back.<br><br>
I was thinking about getting a Mei Tai and I was wondering about the comfort factor. I like that it's small and folds up and I can stash it in a bag but I'm wondering how comfy it is to wear on your back for long periods. DS is 19 mo and about 25 lbs. TIA.
 

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I love my MT for wearing my toddler on my front or back <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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OK that settles it. I don't think you can have too many baby carriers anyway! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Not to add to the confusion, but you may want to consider an Ergo, too!
 

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I thought about the Ergo but it seems to $$$$$$ <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Definatly use a MT! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> I carry my 4 YO DD in a MT easily! Good luck!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I thought about the Ergo but it seems to $$$$$$ <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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They come up for sale a lot used . . .some of the MTs are just as $ new. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
But if you want to go the MT route, I love my EllaRoo Deluxe! There are sooooooooooo many different kinds, though!
 

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I love my MT for front carries, but we're still working on the back carry -- I don't know if we'll ever be really comfortable that way. I never feel like he's secure, and he has a tendency to try to throw himself backward. But that's probably just us.
 

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Evie is 23 mo and 23# <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> and I can carry her for a long time on my back in our babyhawk mei tai. I just have to remember to take off the dangly earrings!
 

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What kind of frame backpack do you have? I always liked mine, th newest one I have is a Tatonka, I always liked that I could take it off and have the babe sitting in it for a few minutes, eg, to use the wc or sip a coffee.
 

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A MT would be great for you! An Ergo is also an excellent choice because it's quick and easy and would last for a few more years (not that you couldn't wear a MT for a lot longer, too). I recently discovered the bECOpack which is very pretty and comfortable, too. I like the ease and support of buckle carriers for a heavier babe.
 

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Oh, if you're looking for a good price on new or used carriers, check out the FSOT board at thebabywearer.com. You'd probably find a deal on an Ergo compared to buying it new. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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The frame backpack I have is from Mountain Equipment Co-op. I think the problem is that it sits off your back a few inches so it pulls me back. DH likes it though. I ordered a Mei Tai so we'll see how that goes. I do plan on having more children anyway, so I'm sure it will get use out of it.
 
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