This is the best carrier I have ever used. We have used it comfortably since 3.5 months and are still going strong at 12+ months. I love how customizable it is. I am able to get a perfect fit every time. I purchased it because it looked less intimidating than a woven and I couldn’t be happier.
Not sure this carrier is a good fit for my son. The carrier is more restrictive than my other carriers (boba, happy baby, wild bird and solly). He struggles to turn his head to look at things and get his arms out. I’m sure I have to get better at the wrapping but the restriction will remain as an issue as it’s the carriers design. I was hoping this style would distribute the weight across my upper body which it kind of does. The straps also slip and need to be readjusted regularly. Not thrilled with the tie waistband I think a buckle design is more useful especially when moving baby to a back carry. Overall just disappointed with the amount of money I spent on what I got.
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. As you've seen, this carrier is significantly different from the other carriers you've tried. This wrap strap meh dai is a woven fabric, not a knit, so it does require tightening in a different way. The straps provide additional support and customization, and make the carrier safe to use for much longer than a knit carrier. But, it can take some practice!
Here are a few articles/videos I think may help you:
-How to modify for a small baby:
-How to tie the carrier waist-less (which also shows how to get baby on your back, at least one variation =) ):
-How to get baby on your back in a wrap (not exactly the same, but may give you some ideas):
Regarding slipping, this is a more glidey fabric. Our basic lines have less texture, which makes them lighter and thinner, but also allows for more slipping. With practice it is less of a concern as you get used to how the fabric moves =). But, you may also like adding sling rings to the straps, which will keep them more tightly in place. They are my preferred for thinner fabrics in this carrier style. I would recommend the small or medium size sling rings, available here: https://mama-roo.com/products/sling-rings?variant=32219668316230
Finally, I'd like to invite you to join our group facebook.com/groups/mamaandroos, where you can post for a fit check and get feedback and support from our welcoming community. Or, you are welcome to DM us through the chat on our website (mama-roo.com) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm confident with a little tweaking we can get this carrier working for you! Please don't hestitate to reach out for additional support. We're always happy to help.
Thank you again. We take all feedback seriously and appreciate you reaching out to us.
All the best,