Today, Kristen, Dana and I had the privilege of speaking and demonstrating at the Preparing for International Adoption seminar put on by UAB’s International Adoption Clinic. We showed families preparing to adopt babies and toddlers a few carriers from our library and our personal stashes to help them prepare to reap the benefits of babywearing for their chosen children.
It occurred to me after the seminar that if my husband and I were preparing to travel abroad to adopt an older baby or toddler, I’d probably choose a mei tai for the trip. A mei tai distributes the baby’s weight to both shoulders as well as the waist, and it packs down pretty small … certainly smaller than a soft structured carrier. For ease, unisex appeal and a tried-and-true brand, I might choose a “KozyKozy“or maybe a “Kamon Patch on Steely Blue” Toddlerhawk.
Any other ideas for what to take?