Tandem carry: mei tai and buckle tai

March 22, 2010 at 8:51 am 1 comment

To see how to get the baby on your front with a mei tai, click here.

So, as promised, the continuation of the saga. To set the scene, I was looking after both babies in the evening (hence the slightly grainy quality of the video), and Coconut got fussy. I put her on my front. Next thing you know, Snort kicked off.

Be warned: this video features lots of baby screaming, so have your volume control at the ready!

If you have family or friends that are skeptical about babywearing, please offer them this video as proof that babywearing stops crying! Ha.

Now, a safety note. You know that lovely little baby you’ve got on your front? Well, as its parent or carer, you are responsible for its head. No, really, I’m going somewhere with this.

When you bend over to pick up the second baby, you need to make provisions for your front baby. Now, Coconut has excellent head control and mad crunching skillz. If you bend over while wearing her, she will hold herself in position. (Or perhaps she has learned to do so since she’s been in this position a lot!)

If you have a young baby, or a baby without strong neck muscles, then you have some options. One, put the sleephood up before you bend over. This will keep your baby’s head in line with his/her spine. If your carrier doesn’t have a sleephood, well, consider wearing a wrap on your front? This allows you to easily pull some fabric over to support their head.

And as to what happens to me and The Cutest Babies On The Planet after I get them in this tandem carry? Yes, you guessed it….stay tuned, you’ll find out tomorrow.

Hope you all have a fabulous week!

Entry filed under: Asian/SSC, babywearing, twin babywearing, videos.

Using a mei tai for a front carry. ‘Vlog’ rhymes with ‘blog.’ Catchy, that.

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Christy  |  March 22, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Lily was playing on the other side of the living room when I started watching this and as soon as she heard Snort crying she stopped what she was doing and turned around to face my computer and started talking and waving her hands madly. She was either very concerned by his crying or unhappy about it. Either way it was way too cute and she was very relieved when you put him on and he stopped crying.

    Another wonderful and informative post. I don’t think I would have thought about head support for the front baby too much without this little warning.


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