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August 29, 2007

Learning to Use a Mei Tai / Asian Baby Carrier Wrap

When my cousin was expecting her first baby, I told her I wanted to get her a sling or baby carrier. Since this was her first, she wasn't sure about which one to choose. Several friends recommended a Mei Tai-style carrier--especially since I was slow to get her this gift and her infant is now an energetic and mobile 9 month old!

So, I'm gathering links to illustrate how to use a Mei Tai / ABC carrier. Any recommendations?

Mama Toto ABCs
Mama Toto Carrying a Toddler
The Baby Wearer Pouch Links
The Baby Wearer Benefits Links
The Baby Wearer ABC Links
Kozy Carrier Instructions
Wrap Your Baby
Nurtured Little One

ABC Front Carry
ABC Back Carry
Pouch Carry
With an Bigger Child

(Link thanks to Devona, Kristen, Kurt, Renata, Suzi and Rachel!)


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Thanks for the link! :) I hope that she loves (!) her slings.

Posted by: Devona at August 29, 2007 10:16 PM

Even if it's not a Kozy Carrier Kelly Mason has some very comprehensive and helpful photo instructions on her site. I've used them quite a few times.


Posted by: Rachel at August 29, 2007 11:42 PM

Thanks, Rachel and Devona!

And she's coming over tomorrow--that's why I needed to get the links together today! *grin* We'll be trying them out.

Posted by: TulipGirl at August 30, 2007 12:13 AM

I don't have a clue, but I have a couple of pregnant girlfriends who will appreciate these that you've gathered. Thanks!

I need advice: http://blogs.knoxnews.com/knx/southern/2007/08/big_girls_dont_wear_diapers.html

Posted by: SouthernBell at August 30, 2007 01:51 PM

We used our Mei Tai a lot with our second child, and regret not having it for the first. Now that he's a bit bigger, we have a similar carrier by a company called Sutemi that works a bit better, because it's got more structure and holds the larger child better. But the Mei Tai is great.

I found this video on Google a while back: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4724232950157367732 And she does it with a bigger kid too. ;)

Posted by: Kurt Nordstrom at August 30, 2007 02:01 PM

I really benefited from the Kozy directions and http://www.wrapyourbaby.com/index.htm

Posted by: Renata at August 31, 2007 04:13 PM

hey tulip girl :-) the children's book resource is called chinaberry.

Posted by: amy at September 1, 2007 08:57 AM

Hey, lady!
Come check out my date night that the hostess tried to sabotage.

Posted by: SouthernBell at September 4, 2007 10:58 AM

Thanks for all the helpful sites! I can't believe how comfortable the slings are.

Posted by: aliza at September 5, 2007 08:21 AM

Love the Mei Tai! I bought mine from Nurtured Little One and it has been a lifesaver. They only make and sell Mei Tais made with organic fabrics.


The Mei Tai was invaluable when my 2nd child was born cuz her brother is only 14 months old than she is and he was into everything so I needed my hands free a lot to take care of him too.

I recently took my kids to an 1800's farmstead by myself with farm, prairie, forest, trails, a good couple miles worth of walking and hiking, and my 15 month old was in the Mei Tai the whole time which was about 2-3 hours. She was happy as a clam and even fell asleep for a bit.

Mei Tais are great. They pack easily and no matter where I go, people always stop me and ask me what it is and where they can get one. :)

Posted by: Suzi at September 6, 2007 03:12 AM

Uh, where did you go?

Posted by: SouthernBell at September 7, 2007 11:46 AM

Thanks for the great links, y'all! I'm so glad you're starting to get the hang of the wraps, Aliza. *grin*

SB, we've been up in PA on a family vacation. Slowly getting settled back into "normal" life, and online stuff has been really set aside lately. . . Thanks for missing me. *grin*

Posted by: TulipGirl at September 8, 2007 10:25 AM

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