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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?


Websites:
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


Videos:
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.

http://www.kozycarrier.homestead.com/instructions.html

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.
http://blogs.knoxnews.com/knx/southern/2007/09/date_night.html

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.

http://www.nurturedlittleone.com/
http://www.nurturedlittleone.com/Carrier_Instructions.htm

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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