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Mei tai vs ssc and back carries

Posted by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 6:33 PM
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I'm so disappointed. I LOOOOVE my mei tai, but Hera is getting big enough that I need to start carrying her on my back, and I can not get a comfy back carry with it. It pulls at my shoulders too much. I even put the ties through the shoulder straps and tie them (to simulate an ssc's clip across the chest) and it still hurts.

So, do you have tips on how to make it more
Comfy?

If not, what is your favorite ssc for a mom and a babe who are thin and have long torsos? I don't like the ergo, thanks to you guys I figured out how to use it easily, but I don't feel like I can get it snug enough.
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tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Jan. 12, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Boba I really like!!

tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Jan. 12, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Have yo tried criss crossing the straps in front?

jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:05 PM
Yup, I've criss crossed (Love the alien boobs look with that one btw), twisted, and the standard shoulder straps, they all hurt. Crappy boob aesthetics I could get over, but I need something comfy enough to go hiking with (like my ergo) but that doesn't make me feel like she's going to fall out (like my ergo).

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Have yo tried criss crossing the straps in front?

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jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:07 PM
Is that good for tall babes? And which one do you like? (that's the brand with different models, right?)

Ugh, I wish I could just try them out before buying them w/o having to join my local bw group.


Quoting tabi_cat1023:

Boba I really like!!

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Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:31 PM
I LOVE my boba!
larissalarie
by Gold Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:33 PM
Good luck! I love the Ergo, so I'm no help :-)
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JMmama
by Silver Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 8:01 PM
I have the same problem with the mei tei and back carries. I love the Boba. My 3.5 year old is a big kid and I can carry him comfortably. I think the one I have is the 3G. I might have a picture...
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JMmama
by Silver Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 8:04 PM
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I don't know if you can tell in this picture but it comes clear up to under his armpits. He likes to slip his arms down under the straps and take a nap, lol.
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JMmama
by Silver Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 8:06 PM
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This is my youngest. He is about 6 months old here. I can't remember his exact stats here but he is skinny and long.
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JMmama
by Silver Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 8:07 PM
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Also, I have an ergo too, which I do like, but I do find that they sit much deeper in the Boba.
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