Monday, July 13, 2009

Mei Tai Success

Have you been wondering if I finished the new baby carrier I was trying to get done before our trip? I am sure you could hardly go about your day not knowing how it was going...

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It worked very well. The outside fabric is 100% cotton and has dragonflies on it (bugs for the Bug) and the inside fabric is 100% bamboo so it is cool to the touch and moisture wicking to keep the Bug dry. He fussed for a minute every time I put him in it but passed out shortly after or enjoyed staring up at the sky or ceiling while walking.

napping after nursing

I was able to nurse him while sitting or walking which made all the difference and I was able to go pee while on the train alone for 6 hours. It also made walking on the jiggling train easier with his bag in one hand I could still catch myself if I lost my balance and not drop anything.

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edit to add: oh right- this is from the pattern from sew liberated that I bought a few weeks ago. It was super easy to make even if it did take me a long time because of the Bug. Without distraction this is an easy afternoon project. There are a few things I would change in the making phase on the next one but I will save the pattern review for when I actually try the changes so I am not just making guesses.

4 comments:

Cindy said...

Hi! You are home and Emerson just keeps getting cuter! Let's bake cookies and have coffee! I miss you!

Crissy said...

You're so creative. this looks like an awesomely designed and convenient piece of work! Perhaps this could be something you could make and sell to others!?

anilia said...

Cindy- you had me at hello... You tell me when.

Crissy- I wish, but this is someone else's pattern.... hmmm, maybe I didn't mention that in my rush to get this posted...

Stephanie said...

Love the mei tai, I found my way here from sew liberated. I also got this pattern but haven't made it yet. I'd like to use it to carry my 15mth old on my back. I'm just not sure if the fabric she has suggested seems sturdy enough. What do you think? Loved reading your blog and your little bug is adorable. :)