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Old 07-31-2013, 09:20 PM   #1
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Favorite Wrap or Mei Tai??

I'm looking for a good wrap or mei tai - maybe even conversion as I'm looking into 'em all. Has anyone tried the Hoppediz Hop-Tye?

What other brands and/or styles do you like?

This would be for a 29-30 lb four year old..and would primarily be worn by me - a plus size mama. Buckles are probably nice, but something with great support (or not gonna kill my back/shoulders) would be handy. I had gotten away from babywearing a while ago...but now that we're in the midst of cancer treatments (her story is in the link in my siggy) with her, I know carrying her will happen more often...and I'm okay with that!

I know I asked a similar question recently, but I'm thinking wider shoulders and/or wraps seem to work well simply because they offer such versatility and comfort. Your experiences?


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Old 07-31-2013, 09:26 PM   #2
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I never liked wraps so I can't be much help there. Even wrap style straps on my mei tais bugged me. I always wound up feeling really hot and it took longer to put them on than my Mei Tais did. I've had quite a few Mei Tais and I always found I preferred my Freehand (mine was one of the old ones from when Kare owned the store). I wore my youngest from 4weeks-4years pretty much daily and he was over 40lbs at 4years. I also like Kozy fairly well, the benefit with Kozy is that it has a larger body which might be good with a taller child who will be sleeping often. I was plus sized when I was wearing him routinely and found both comfortable, and found Freehand most comfortable but each person is going to have a personal preference.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:26 PM   #3
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Re: Favorite Wrap or Mei Tai??

I have a moby wrap and I love it. However, i'm not sure what the weight/age limit is on it as my little one is only 12 1/2 weeks old. I'm slightly on the bigger side and this works well. Hope this helps a bit.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:28 PM   #4
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Re: Favorite Wrap or Mei Tai??

We really liked our Kozy Carrier Mei Tai. My daughter was very heavy and it worked great for her. Just pulled it out of storage for our soon to be new little one
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:29 PM   #5
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Re: Favorite Wrap or Mei Tai??

I love my Girasols!!! Deag Black Weft, Gleam of Sun and Rainbow Springs are my favorite weaves, but I love the length of my size 4 Night Diamonds! I am hoping I love Kokadi as well as I have one on the way.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:41 PM   #6
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Re: Favorite Wrap or Mei Tai??

Hmm, haven't quite found the freehand mei tai love yet, but I am still wearing it and breaking it in. Love my gira wrap and ergo best
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Re: Favorite Wrap or Mei Tai??

I LOVE my Hoppediz OMT wcmt . I've had it for a little over a month now and it is my go-to wrap for sure! I also have 2 giras, one size 3 and one size 6. I prefer the shorty now that my babe is 8 months, but the 6 was perfect for newborn back carries.
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:31 PM   #8
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My favorite Mei tai for my 12lb 4mo DD3 is a didytai (WCMT from didymos). I use it almost every day.
But my 30lb 22mo DD2 is just too big for it and it is not comfy for me. Same with my 30lb 3.5 yo DD1. For them I used a Kozy Mei tai - perfect for them! Technically I could also use it for my 4mo.
The Kozy has straps wide enough to support heavy weight and distribute it at the shoulders.
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