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Catbird Baby Babywearing Essentials Mei Tai Review

16 Oct

Oh, Catbird Baby Mei Tai, where have you been all of my “wearing” life? LOL.  Everyone knows I’m a HUGE fan of the Pikkolo, but while I’ve used the Catbird Baby Babywearing Essentials Mei Tai every now and again, I never really gave it a good “wear”…until the other day.  Wow!  For such an affordable mei tai, this baby is comfy as all heck.  (as you can see by baby who fell asleep in less than 5 minutes of wearing…)

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First of all, though the canvas is sturdy and so supportive, the brushed nature gives the fabric a soft and squishy feel.  The wide straps are lightly padded and form so nicely on your shoulders (and allow you to fold them in a back carry if, like me, you have narrow shoulders and only prefer the wide straps in a front carry).

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The nice wide feeling of the straps and the fact that they are lightly padded but not overly-so means that they lay very comfortably as they cross on your back, as well, spreading generously and distributing baby’s weight with amazing comfort.

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Headrest? No headrest? It’s really a matter of personal opinion, but Catbird Baby Babywearing Essentials mei tais give you the best of both worlds with a small, supportive headrest piece that can be flipped up for down, depending on your and baby’s needs.  I tend to flip it down (as pictured) when baby is awake so that she can see around, and then flip up when she’s asleep ( as in the first picture).

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Another reason I’m loving the CBB mei tais (call me vain) is the wonderfully wide waist belt area that tends to cover up the post-pregnancy fluff/muffin-top without creating bulging areas from digging or rope-like straps.

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I don’t have a picture, but I’ve used it with my petite 4 year old in a back carry, and I’m still in love.  The long body means it can fit itty bitties all the way through the long and tall toddler years.  The wide body is also able to be squished for smaller leg spreads and even has an attached elastic band to help with narrowing the width if general “squishing” is too wide for your babe.

The Catbird Baby Babywearing Essentials Mei Tai was previously only available (and still is…) in 3 solid colors (Spring, Earth, and Sunset).  QuirkyBaby, however, now offers the same great design and structure of the Essentials Mei Tai in select prints, too!  Try one out today!  You won’t be sorry.

Tweak of the Week: Tightening you Mei Tai

14 Oct

Using a Catbird Baby Babywearing Essentials Mei Tai to demonstrate how to pull to tighten and adjust your mei tai properly, so that straps end up comfortably crossed on your back and not on your neck. Enjoy!