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Old 06-23-2008, 08:52 AM   #81
 
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Gorgeous Pixie! I see you lexi twist your straps. I like to lexi twist too, and I never use my Kozy now b/c the straps aren't long enough to lexi.
Yeah I love the lexi twist, it makes it feel so much more snug and secure. I also think it would be good for a small baby with his/her legs froggied, so there would be extra strappage on the sides.
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:22 AM   #82
 
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Here's JJ in a wrap:




and in the Ergo (first time I used it and the straps were a little big):

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Look at his little curls!!! Love him!!!
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I love the wrap picture. Look at his chubby dimpled hand! His mama's not looking bad either.
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Gorgeous Pixie! I see you lexi twist your straps. I like to lexi twist too, and I never use my Kozy now b/c the straps aren't long enough to lexi.
Can one of you guys explain lexi twisting?
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Gorgeous Pixie! I see you lexi twist your straps. I like to lexi twist too, and I never use my Kozy now b/c the straps aren't long enough to lexi.
Can one of you guys explain lexi twisting?
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Most mei tai instructions will tell you (for front carries) to cross straps behind your back, then tie in front - either behind baby's back or under baby's bum. With the lexi twist, instead of tying in front, you cross the straps behind the baby's back (so that each strap goes back the way it just came from), bring under the legs, and tie in back. It makes it feel much more snug and secure. It obviously requires longer straps... I'm very small and I have just enough strap to do it with my Sachi.

I also do the lexi twist for back carries, and if you're doing the straps backpack/ruck style (instead of crossing in front) you won't need as much length in the straps to lexi.
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Gorgeous Pixie! I see you lexi twist your straps. I like to lexi twist too, and I never use my Kozy now b/c the straps aren't long enough to lexi.
Can one of you guys explain lexi twisting?
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Most mei tai instructions will tell you (for front carries) to cross straps behind your back, then tie in front - either behind baby's back or under baby's bum. With the lexi twist, instead of tying in front, you cross the straps behind the baby's back (so that each strap goes back the way it just came from), bring under the legs, and tie in back. It makes it feel much more snug and secure. It obviously requires longer straps... I'm very small and I have just enough strap to do it with my Sachi.

I also do the lexi twist for back carries, and if you're doing the straps backpack/ruck style (instead of crossing in front) you won't need as much length in the straps to lexi.
Thanks, Pixie! I just made a mei-tai for DH to use, so maybe the straps will be long enough for me to try the lexi twist when I use it.
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I just love how all these carriers look.

How quickly can you tie? For example, I've got two older kids and already I'm quite rushed when we pull into parking lots. So many times I want to wear Lilly but it's just easier to put her in the Snap-n-Go. Right now it takes me about two minutes to get her into the Hotsling. Would it take me much longer with the carriers that tie?
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Here's Lydia in the Kangaroo Korner Adjustable Pouch that I bought thanks to a rec. Pixie made in another thread. We love it!


BEG I love this!! Are you still enjoying this? Have you been using it? I found the website with them I'm just having a hard time finding this exact one. Could you point me in the right direction. Thanks
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medussa when using the mei tai I'd tie the baby in first, then unleash the mobile ones. Reverse the order for when we're loading the car.
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Here's Lydia in the Kangaroo Korner Adjustable Pouch that I bought thanks to a rec. Pixie made in another thread. We love it!


BEG I love this!! Are you still enjoying this? Have you been using it? I found the website with them I'm just having a hard time finding this exact one. Could you point me in the right direction. Thanks
Here is a link to the page I ordered it from: http://www.kangarookorner.com/c-26-a...ble-pouch.aspx

I've been using the pouch a lot and still love it. I've even worn her out to a couple restaurants and she slept the whole time (I tried to time it so that she was fed and changed and ready to sleep before we went). The shoulder that carries the weight does start to get tired after a while, but that's only been when I've worn her for a couple hours. It's really great for errands because I can pop her in and out at each stop.

I tried her in a mei tai today though and loved how weightless she felt. I think a two shouldered carrier is definitely better when wearing a baby for longer stretches of time, but the pouch was really easy to use to get my feet wet in the babywearing world.
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I just love how all these carriers look.

How quickly can you tie? For example, I've got two older kids and already I'm quite rushed when we pull into parking lots. So many times I want to wear Lilly but it's just easier to put her in the Snap-n-Go. Right now it takes me about two minutes to get her into the Hotsling. Would it take me much longer with the carriers that tie?
It doesn't take me much longer than 2 minutes to put Aidan in the mei tai (and I love that lexi twist, thanks Pixie and Bailey). What I do is release Max (at 7, he can be trusted to stay by me and the car and if I don't give him a job, he is all over the baby "helping"), let him help Maya unbuckle her carseat while I put Aidan in the mei tai, then when he is all tied in, I take Maya out of the car. If Maya protests the help from big brother, I remind her that she can wait for me, but that Max can help her right now.

Did I mention that I love the Babyhawk for going to the store because it has a pocket? Fits my wallet, cellphone, keys, and a diaper .
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medussa it takes me maybe a minute to get Solly in the mei tai or Yamo and get him situated. Maybe even less. Definitely a lot less than two minutes though. If I had older ones to worry about, I'd probably tie the mei tai around my waist before leaving the house, then when you get to your destination just lift baby out of carseat, hold tummy to tummy, lift the body, and tie the straps. Super-quick and easy.

I actually think the Hotsling is becoming more of a pain now. It always takes me some time to get the shoulder flip and get him nice and snug, and it still doesn't feel super-comfortable. Anymore I only use it when I really want a hip carry.
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BEG...thanks for posting the link. I'm glad to hear that you are still liking the pouch. I'll also be new to the babywearing world and this looks like a good one to start with.
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I just love how all these carriers look.

How quickly can you tie? For example, I've got two older kids and already I'm quite rushed when we pull into parking lots. So many times I want to wear Lilly but it's just easier to put her in the Snap-n-Go. Right now it takes me about two minutes to get her into the Hotsling. Would it take me much longer with the carriers that tie?
I find that tying/buckling structured carriers are much easier because you can pre-wear them. J can go in and out of an ergo, beco or mai tei in seconds - certainly way less than 2 mins! It does take a little practise the first few times and then almost no time at all. I think your daughter is probably too big and mobile for slings now, especially pocket slings. I rarely use a sling with JJ now - structured carriers work better at his age and stage.
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:04 AM   #96
 
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Thanks. That's probably my problem, Amneris. With the Hotsling, as Pixie pointed out, it's cumbersome trying to do the shoulder flip. Plus there's a bit of adjusting and readjusting to get the padded part behind Lilly's knees and have her sit down into the sling properly.
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The first few times, it took me a while to tie the MT, but now it's less than a minute. Also if it's raining and I don't want to drag the straps on the ground, I pre-tie and just pop the baby in and tighten. Then I loosen to get him out, and pop him back in and tighten at the next stop.
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Hmm. Now that I see the pic of BEG with that Kangaroo pouch and where it sits on her, I am wondering if my shoulder & back pain with my Hotsling might be partly because my sling isn't the right size. I measured just like the website suggested, but maybe I should have gone for a smaller size still.
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Awwww, thanks for the love, everyone!

Bailey - great picture of the back carry. I love that colour and pattern.

Pixie - beautiful shot also. Your boy looks very secure!

Brown eyed girl, she's so tiny and snug! I'm loving all these pictures. I need to post pics with my mei tais and Beco.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:07 AM   #100
 
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Since it looks like I'll be replacing my Hotsling soon with an Ergo, I figured I should probably take a couple of photos of Vivienne in it before it gets retired. Sorry for the scary-big photo size - I am digitally-challenged.

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