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Old 02-23-2011, 09:06 AM   #1
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A mama on another board I frequent is considering this MT. I'm a novice when it comes to spotting bad carriers, so can you guys help? To me, the material looks really thin, and it seems like a red flag that the seller doesn't list what it's made of. And is that stitching on the top straps sufficient?

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Old 02-23-2011, 09:18 AM   #2
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It is a brand that is notorious for being unsafe

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I hate that anyone can make a carrier and sell it, with little regard to safety - that particular MT isn't safe at all, and I always wonder if the maker would carry her kids in it.
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I have that one (a different print) and it is not so good. Bought it before I knew too much about babywearing. It is now a toy for my son's doll.
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Yikes! You've gotten some good information....doesn't seem like it would be too comfy, either!
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:06 PM   #6
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Looks really flimsy, I definitely wouldn't buy it. Hope you can talk that mama out of buying it
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it said it's made of 100% cotton, um, no thanks - I wouldn't trust that, especially up to 30 lbs!
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Thanks guys! I tried to help, but she wasn't interested in listening.
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Re: This isn't safe, right?

I have a mei tai but mine looks better made. Now I am worried to use mine

The ad says:
It is professionally made, not handmade.
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