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Old 05-06-2013, 06:45 PM   #1
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mei tai baby help

I need help putting on my mei tai baby! I bought a new one because my boba sleepy wrap was getting saggy with my newbie. But I am having a lot of trouble getting this thing on and baby happy. I can try to explain my problems, but its mainly just "this doesn't feel right/safe". So generic tips would be appreciated!

First, I can't get it tied on tight. Its so stiff that the knot doesn't tighten nice. Next, the top straps are supposed to be high on baby's back, not under the arms for a newbie. Besides the fact that this makes no sense to me (the only thing above baby's arms is his head - do I tie it over his head?), it slips all over his back as he moves. He also scrunches way down, but if I tie tighter he screams and feels unnaturally straightened or something.

I am so disappointed in this thing and I don't have the funds to try another carrier. Help!

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Re: mei tai baby help

I've seen people tie under the newbies bum and not their back.
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I tie under her bum..also put your lo up higher than you want and then tie and then she will settle lower .the more you tie it the more it will break in
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:05 PM   #4
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Re: mei tai baby help

Here's a good video on using a mei tai with a newborn:
http://www.becomingmamas.com/mei-tai-101-using-a-mei-tai-with-your-newborn/

Tying will get easier as the carrier gets broken in. And as your baby gets bigger and has better head control, it will also feel more secure. Don't get too discouraged, using any carrier is always tougher with a floppy newborn.
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Thanks ladies. Haven't had a chance to look at the link but plan to tonight
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