Monday, March 2, 2009

Lucky Me!

Last week my friend Sara shared, on her blog, the link for a mei tai giveaway. I've been drooling over them, but they're a little pricey. I have a Hotsling, a ring sling, and a me-made Moby wrap, so I couldn't really justify buying yet another baby carrier. I've been thinking about making one, but I've been too busy with other things to sit down and do it. Needless to say, I was excited when I read about the giveaway. I immediately visited the Baby Tai site to enter. I only had a few hours! The next morning I had an e-mail from Sara. The subject was "YOU WON, YOU WON!!!"

I was so happy! I couldn't wait to get it and try it out. It arrived in the mail today. First I tried the front carry, then the back carry. The front carry was no big deal since I'm used to carrying Jesse that way in the Moby. The back carry is gonna take some practice. Jesse liked it (he could play with my hair clips), but I don't feel comfortable with it yet. There's also a side carry, but I've got to look at the instructions for that one. This evening I took my Baby Tai to town and wore Jesse around WalMart. He was so nice and cozy!

I like the Baby Tai better than my Moby. It feels more secure. My Moby is pretty stretchy - I could probably just tie it tighter, but I feel like I'm tying it really tight already. The Baby Tai is also a little easier to get on and off.


  1. Congrats again! I may just have to make myself one. I hear they aren't too hard to make. If you have a pattern resource, could you please forward it?
    The only complaint I hear about the mei tai is, people say it pulls on their neck on the sides where the straps are. Hope this is not happening to you.
    I am looking forward to reading what you like about each sling & how they work for you.

  2. Here is the pattern I was planning to use...

  3. It looks terrific! Boy, oh boy, Jesse sure looks like you.
    Thanks for the pattern.