Sunday, May 4, 2008

I've been looking for something just like this!!!


Is that not just the prettiest Mei Tai you have ever seen? I donno, something about the simple design and those white straps is just stunning. The Picara Baby Mei Tai comes in several color options, but hands down this is my favorite.

Ever since the first time I put one on, Ive been a huge fan of Mei Tai Carriers. There is nothing better for carrying an older baby on your back, and they are a thousand times more comfortable than those mass marketed backpack baby carriers that you see at major stores.

My only complaint to date has been I've never really enjoyed using a Mei Tai in a front hold or with a young baby. Its not that they are not superb its simply a matter of my height verses the carrier. Most Mei Tais have a large padded neck piece, which is great but if your super short like me, it actually becomes a bit of a hindrance when using the carrier in a front position as it interferes with my field of vision and mobility.

With that said the Picara Baby Mei Tai is really unusual in the fact that instead of using padded more rigid areas on the carrier it uses a really fluid one piece design that molds around your baby or toddler making it unnecessary to use extra padding to keep the carrier's shape. That one piece construction makes the carrier one of the most comfortable Mei Tais I have ever worn as it allows the carrier to fit a bit snugger as well as eliminating any extra bulk which in especially a front hold gives a lot more movement without sacrificing function. The back on the Picara Baby Mei Tai comes up high enough that is properly supportive as well on younger babies. For those of you who relish style as much as function, the clean lines give this carrier the most modern look of all the Mei Tai's I have reviewed to date.

If your looking for a Mei Tai especially for a younger baby or to be used a lot as a front carrier I would HIGHLY recommend the Picara Baby Mei Tai. It also tested very well as a back carrier though for super long trips I may still be tempted to use a Mei Tai with a padded neck area encase of sudden naps, but if comfort is a huge priority this one would rank easily in my top 5 most comfortable as well as on my top 5 prettiest carrier list.

Picara Baby
also offers a great line of ring slings and wraps.
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Picara Baby has donated a carrier of your choice from their collection (minus the organics) to one lucky reader!!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Picara Baby and let us know which carrier/color is your favorite, as well as what type of carrier is your favorite if you have a preference.
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    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end May 10th at midnight!

95 Comments:

Danielle said...

My favorite is the klimt mei tai, so pretty. I have been wanting to try a MT.

mcginnisfamily5(at)gmail(dot)com

laura said...

My favorite is the Blue Tan Stripe. As they say, perfect for spring and summer! Plus, I think my husband would like the colors too and be willing to use the carrier. The Mei Tai would be my style of choice. Thanks!! laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

Abigail O. said...

Ditto that on the Klimt mei tai. It would be my choice as well. What a gorgeous fabric!

leftymylou(at)gmail(dot)com

CrazyDaizy said...

I like theMei Tai Carriers in Tan Dot .

julie said...

the blue tan stripe is so pretty....functional with fashion..gotta luv it!
3beez at bellsouth dot net

lace said...

Wow! Gorgeous carriers. I really like the Pink Nekko MT. I also like the blue and tan stripe MT as well.

I like to use both mei tais and ring slings. I didn't see many ring slings on their site. I would love to see a few more.

will be back with a post about the giveaway soon.

dolls123 said...

I like the Red Fans Mei Tai carrier

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dolls123 said...

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brandy w said...

i like the baby wrap carriers in black. actually it doesn't matter i just need a carrier.
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brandy w said...

bwalleshauser AT yahoo DOT com

blogged ya

http://notimemom.wordpress.com/2008/04/30/contests-3/

Andrea said...

My favorite is the Pink Baroque Mei Tai. Very pretty!

Andrea said...

I blogged about you here:

http://mommainflipflops2.blogspot.com/2008/05/picara-baby-carrier.html

And I got your button up.

Heather said...

I have always wanted to try a mei tai! I would love to win the pink nekko mei tai! That is my favorite! thanks! (I am also a subscriber...hope that gets me an extra entry :) )

grams said...

I like the Pink Baroque Mei Tai. Very pretty. I like the Mei Tais.

Robin said...

My favorite is the Blue Tan Stripe. I have not had good luck with other carriers...maybe this one will be the one for me!

gunzie said...

My favorite is the black ring sling carrier! You can adjust this for when the baby gets bigger! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Naomi said...

I like the Asian Floral. So pretty and the cream would be nice for summer. I've never tried a Mei Tai but I think Jasper would like it more than a sling. He's so wiggly.

scayr said...

I like the Pink Moon Organic Mei Tai carrier is cute.

Amira M said...

my favorite is the blue tan stripe...very nice site!

Jan said...

I'm curious to try the mei tei style carrier--tan dot is up my alley. nita_jan at hotmail

lace said...

Here is my blog post for my second entry:

http://me-lace.blogspot.com/2008/05/yet-another-awesome-carrier.html

Mommy Bee said...

I like the Blue Tan Stripe Mei Tai!
luvmybabybee at gmail dot com

windycindy said...

Greetings! The "Mei Tei" style is the one I would choose. The "Red Fans" is my favorite fabric choice. Thanks for another fantastic contest. Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Missy said...

I love the mei tai carriers! My favorite pattern is the black floral. I would love to win one for my 2 month old baby girl.
Thank you so much!

Princess Golden Hair said...

My favorite is the Pink Baroque Mei tai. It is so sweet and practical

Ardy22 said...

I really like the pink baroque mei tai.

Anonymous said...

My personal favorite is (Pink Nekko Mei Tai) Its really cute.
hermanthompson at yahoo dot com

Kara said...

I love the Mei Tai in pink disco, adorable! I like that the website has the instructions on it, I have a sling that I've used for front carrying but now that my little girl is almost one, I need to figure out how to carry her around on my back!

Jessica said...

I like the Tan Dot Mei Tai. Very cute!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I've been wanting to find a carrier that would work for my toddler - I'd love to try a Mei Tai! :)

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Added this one to my Contests page at http://www.momof3girls.net/?page_id=1356

Miss Jocelyn said...

Well, I wouldn't win this for me, but my mom... I think she'd like the Dark Green Stripe Mei Tai.

I linked you here.

Thanks!
MJ

missjocelyn AT kconline DOT com

Jen said...

The Tan Dots Mei Tai carrier is my favorite. I just love the creamy white straps with it. Looks comfy even carrying a larger baby.

Anonymous said...

My favorite is #13126. Pink Disco Mei Tai
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Teri said...

Love the 'Black Floral' Mei Tai. I am such a huge fan of ring slings and I wonder..can any fabric be made into that style? Hmmmmm just curious. Thanks.

jbubolz-miller said...

Dads old shirt mei tai is my fave and daddy's too=)

jbubolz-miller said...

Subscribed to the feed

Kari said...

Blue Tan Stripe Mei tai, I've been wanting to try one of these!! Thank you so much.

Sarah Fischer said...

My fav is the Pink Disco Mei Tai. I love the pattern.

Sarah F
Bloominwild89@yahoo.com

Mary512 said...

I like the 'Klimt' Mei Tei. Great giveaway, thanks!

PATRICIA GILLEY said...

I love the blue tan stripe Mei Tai.

Mary512 said...

Blogged ya:
http://mommyland512.blogspot.com/2008/05/giveaways-over-at-seven-dogs-and-baby_06.html
Thanks again!

mrssmiff said...

I think the blue tan stripe is going to have to be my favorite. It's also the most likely one that my husband would be see wearing.

krisindam at mac dot com

Seeryusfam@msn.com said...

I like the Black Floral Mei Tai. I have a ring sling, and often wear Miss Pea, but would really like to have a Mei Tai. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

seeryusfam at msn dot com

Becca said...

The Mei Tai seems like the right carrier for me. The Let It Grow is my favorite, but since that one is organic, I'd choose the Dark Green Stripe if I won.
beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

sherri419 said...

I really like the Mei tai carrier in the Tan dot pattern. they look so comfy for parent and child!!!

jfg06001 said...

I like the Blue Tan Striped Mai Tait the best. The colors are very neutral.

Sarah S said...

I love the blue tan stripe mei tai. very cool! sarah2405 at hotmail dog com

Heather said...

I love the Black Floral Mei Tai!

Danielle said...

I've been dying to try a Mei Tai! I love my Wrap, but with summer coming and my guy getting heavier, its getting more difficult to enjoy!
I love the Blue and Tan stripe Mei Tai~! This is my fave giveaway ever!!!
fingers crossed

Danielle said...

i am a subscriber too! :-)

Ellinghouse said...

Oh I love the Eyes of the World Organic Mei Tai....that is completely up my alley!

Betty N said...

These are so beautiful! I really like the Tan Dot Mei Tai (but the Pink Nekko Mei Tai is really really pretty too!)

Emilie said...

I like the Blue Hemp and Blue and Tan stripe Mei Tai. Would work great for my newborn son. Thanks!

peekab00 said...

My favorite is the Blue Tan Stripe

123connie said...

My favorite is the klimt mei tai!!!

Anonymous said...

my favorite is the klimt mei tai
Can't wait for our new one in august

jennmalan said...

Pink Disco Mei Tai is my fav

Hélène said...

My favorite is the green fans mei tai. It is so pretty, I would love, love, love to put my baby in it.

Erica G said...

I would choose the Blue Baroque Mei Tai.

egreca (at) hotmail {dot} com

Sarah said...

I love the klimt mei tai. Beautiful! I've only used the more traditional (and way less stylish) carriers. It would be fun to give this one a try!
beezerly (at) yahoo (dot) com

camper223 said...

I would like the blue hemp tencel organic mei tai.
That way both my son and daughter in law can use it and it seems like it would beable to fit a child for a long time.

#13002. Blue Hemp Tencel Organic Mei Tai

Thank you for another great prize.

claire said...

I love the Asian floral print. These slings look wonderful!
claireroach81(at)hotmail(dot)com

littlelatina said...

My fave is the Klimt mei tai!

Anonymous said...

I simply love the klimt mei tai.


stephanie_adkins@yahoo.com

Vickie Couturier said...

I like the Tan Dot Mei Tai.these are so cool,please count me in too,thank you







vlbelk@hotmail.com

Rossana V said...

The mei tais are great, I like the Pink Moon.

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Jen Mc said...

My favorote carrier is the Blue Tan Stripe Mei Tai. I have a ring sling and wrap already, so I'd really like to have a Mei Tai as well.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comment, I love the Dad's Old Shirt Mei Tai.

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Li'l MG said...

It's a toss up for me between the Dad's Old Shirt Mei Tai and the Klimt Mei Tai! So chic!

meg said...

I love the Klimt Mei Tai, so brite and fun! Thanks!
gomeggo@gmail.com

teriannm@gmail.com said...

My fav is the Tan Dot Mei Tai! My current style of choice is the soft structured Ergo but I am dying to try a MT with my newborn.

calgirl said...

Blue Hemp Tencel Organic Mei Tai is very cute

Sarah said...

What a generous giveaway! I would love to win her Black Floral Mei Tai! I don't have a Mei Tai, but I used a friend's once, and I loved it!! I would so, SO love to win this!!

Thanks for the review and giveaway!

sharvey(AT)connections-etc(DOT)net

Traci said...

I prefer the Mai Tai carrier and my favorite print is probably Black Floral or maybe Dad's Old Shirt

carissaad said...

The Black Floral Mei Tai is my favorite.

Molly C. said...

I think the Asian Floral Mei Tai is gorgeous!

Deb said...

The baby wrap carrier looks interesting, but you've sold me on the Mei Tai! I like the Pink Moon Organic.

kristilb19 said...

blue tan stripe Mei Tai is the cutest

blueviolet said...

I absolutely love the eyes of the world organic mei tei. It's beautiful, soothing and perfect.

Anonymous said...

I really like the klimt mei tai.
Nanette
nanoart@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

like the Mei Tai Carriers in Tan Dot
we would love this

NateAndJakesMom said...

The Let it Grow Organic Mei Tei is my favorite. I love green, it just makes me happy!

Leslie said...

My favorite is the Black Floral Mei Tai. :)

Susan W said...

I love the Black Floral Mei Tai.
The Mei Tai would be my style of choice.

Aisling said...

The Blue Tan Strip Mei Tai is my favorite.

Brooke said...

I like the Wrap in Summer Weight Blue

Nicole G said...

Oops! Missed the part about "no organics" in my first comment - REDO!

My second choice is the Blue Fans Mei Tai carrier - too amazing! Thanks!

-Nicole

klp1965 said...

the Pink Baroque Mei Tai

Miniature and Monumental Science said...

I really love the Pink Nekko Mei Tai - it looks comfortable (and safe, which is important!) for both parent and baby!

Storm said...

I like the black floral mei tai. I have a basic black sling, but I have been oogling these mei tai carriers!

Anonymous said...

I like the Asian floral pattern the best. The Mei Tai seems to be the best carrier.

kathleenyohanna@hotmail.com

rosannepm said...

Pink moom mai tai
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lilyk said...

I love the Black Floral Mei Tai carrier!

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