Mei tai or baby wearers

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  1. Oliver's mummy

    Oliver's mummy Well-Known Member

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    hi - got my mei tai last week and been testing it, its great doesnt hurt my shoulders at all, apart from the fact that after a bit the waist strap rubs against my hip and gets really irratating, and oliver is really close and snuggled up to me?
    could you post piccys of how you look with yours please if possible
    what am i doing wrong? any advice appreciated!!!
     
  2. paradysso

    paradysso Well-Known Member

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    just wanted to say congrats on baby wearing, but i wear a ring sling so cant help
     
  3. SarahH

    SarahH Well-Known Member

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    PM Melanie - she is the expert on all things that sling ;)
     
  4. Melanie

    Melanie Well-Known Member

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    Can you please take a photo of your wearing your MT with a close up of the waist straps and also of the knot you tie it with.
    What type of straps does it have? Are they padded, angled, straight from the sides? If you know the brand name of it that would help too as different MT's are better tied and worn in different ways.
    :D
     
  5. Oliver's mummy

    Oliver's mummy Well-Known Member

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    it is a baby hawk mei tai and i cant upload a piccy as i dont have a dongle thingy, i tie it in a basic knot. i go around the front first so its above olivers bum cross the straps over and tie around the back with a basic square knot, but the waist knot doesnt feel as if it is tied as tight as it could be, the first tightneing part is fine but the second feels as if it has a gap between the basic and the knot that holds everything!!!

    does that make sense? :D :lol:
     
  6. Oliver's mummy

    Oliver's mummy Well-Known Member

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    thank you for your help melaine, but i sat and thought about it and practiced and all that it was is i got olivers legs uneven at both sides, so one side his knee was well out of my mei tai and the other too far in!!!, got it now and its fantastic.

    i dont really use my loola now, thanks for advice to others on other topics as this helped me choose a carrier.

    :D :hug: :cheer: :moon:
     
  7. Melanie

    Melanie Well-Known Member

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    Thats a fairly a common problem hun, im glad you got it sorted!
    I love my babyhawks!
    Try twisting the straps over each other twice rather than just crossing them, that will hold LO more securely. If you are sure what i mean let me know and ill post a pic for you.
     
  8. Oliver's mummy

    Oliver's mummy Well-Known Member

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    i think i know but could you post a pic to make sure?
     
  9. Melanie

    Melanie Well-Known Member

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    here you go
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