I've made it no secret that the mei tai is probably my most worn carrier. It's a great fit for me and Gray as he gotten older and heavier. I've always preferred nursing him in the mei tai over any other carrier. However, I love how easy it is to "pop" him in and out of ring slings and pouches vs. the strappy, knotty traditional mei tai! I find that some Mamas & Papas, new and old to babywearing, are a bit apprehensive about trying the many-limbed mei tai.
I was very excited to try out the new Pikkolo carrier by Cat Bird Baby, available at Mama Kanga. This is one of the newest in carrier inventions- featuring the structure of a mei tai, but with buckles instead of straps. I love how distributed my child's weight is in the Pikkolo, and how amazingly convenient it is to get him in & out! A busy toddler is up and down all the time as you all know, and the Pikkolo is a great creation to have the best of both worlds. I use mine for quick trips to the mall and nursing on the go (as pictured!) or at the park- where I'll nurse him in the carrier until he wants to run and play... and then back up to nurse, then down to play again.
The Pikkolo has quickly become one of the top baby carriers I recommend as it's so versatile, well made, and in style. Wear it as a front, hip, or back carry with babies and toddlers from 8-40 lbs. The Pikkolo features an adjustable waist that you can cinch to make narrower to better carry smaller babies. Another bonus is how easily adaptable it is without having to undo any straps- just adjust at the buckles to tighten or loosen!
It is in high demand and is selling out fast. The understated designs are appealing to every Mom's (and even Dad's) taste and style- choose from Metro Black, Spa, Square Deal, Appletini, or Somerset (the one I'm wearing.) Mama Kanga expects another shipment of the coveted Somerset design due in stock mid-December. If you are in need of a new carrier or ready to make the move to a mei tai but are intimidated by all the straps, I definitely suggest you put the Pikkolo on your Christmas list!
Enjoy free shipping on all orders over $65 and take a peek at all the other fabulous products Mama Kanga has to offer. Save 10% off anything in the store using code: "Dec07" . In the lovely picture here of Gray & me, you'll see how his pants ride up when in the carrier, but to cover the gap between where his socks stop and his jeans begin, he's wearing BabyLegs- also available at Mama Kanga!
*At Kiki's request, here's some photos of the back and how it folds up nice & compact- fits in most diaper bags nicely... and no straps hanging down anywhere!