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Old 01-02-2007, 01:08 PM   #1
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Larger baby carry...

My son is 14 mos. old (almost 15) and I still want to be able to use our Mei Tei wrap, but he seems to be too big now. I know there are lots of mommy's who carry their bigger babes still. Can I see some pictures on how to do this comfortably???

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I don't have a mei tie but I have a fleece pouch and I still sometimes carry my 3.5 yr old.. I tried on something simular to a mei tie before and on the back or hip was my favorite way to carry, sorry I don't have any pics but some of the carrier companys should have different pics..

like ellaroo or gosh I can't remember the name kozycarrier???
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I have a BH MT I'm going to be getting rid of soon, my 13month old practically breaks my back in it! I also have a Storch wrap that is nice. Its tricky to learn and takes a lot of practice but VERY comfy!! I can easily where my DS who's about 24lbs and 29" long. I got mine through HoldMeNear.com when they had a big sale and free shipping around October.
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Re: Larger baby carry...

My avy is a pic of me carrying my two boys in Mei Tais. My baby was 8 months at the time and his brother was 5. I still carry my oldest from time to time. I can carry him comfortably on my back in a Mei Tai or podegi for quite a while.

ETA: to carry a bigger child in a Mei tai you need to make sure you have a good sturdy one. I didn't like my babyhawk, my youngest practically broke my back in it. I prefer a nice sturdy Kozy (large body and made of canvas) or a Freehand for carrying a heavy baby. I have a Colibri that is really nice too.
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I have a napsack MT and can carry my 5 yr old cousin in it and my 2 yr old. I do have a smaller toddler though but i can wear her for hours its got a nice sized body and is very sturdy
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Have you tried putting him on your back? I think it's easier to carry older babies/toddlers either on the hip or back. Make sure he's nice and high, "kissing height."
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:14 PM   #7
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Re: Larger baby carry...

Maybe thats where I go wrong... he sits too low. I have a nice black canvas Kozy MT. Heres a couple pictures from October, hes a tad bigger now.



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heft him up higher. Also there is a good chance he just had a growth spurt and you simply aren't used to the new weight yet. In a few weeks it may be easy again.
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Aww, he looks so snuggly! You can try to twist the straps around his back instead of under his bum. That helps to pull him in tighter and higher.
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