Friday, March 12, 2010

Product Review: TogetherBe Mei Tai #babywearing


Yesterday, I shared with you my introduction the Mei Tai through Big Sister Designs. Today, I want to tell you about another great company with a beautiful Mei Tai of their own (plus so much more). *Thanks to Melanie Frenkel of Signature Public Relations and TogetherBe for providing a Theresa Freehand Mei Tai baby carrier for review.* This is the Mei Tai that had the instructions for a hip carry. At first it was pretty confusing to me, but after a few tries I had it down and love it! 

The Freehand Mei Tai comes in six different prints named for women of history (Amelia Earhart, Princess Diana, Harriet Tubman, Mother Theresa, Marie Curie, and Janis Joplin) that are fully reversible to a solid color. The shoulder straps are padded (but not as squishy soft as Big Sister Designs).  A Mei Tai is a way of holding your baby close and truly having your hands free to do whatever you need to do. It is light weight and compact enough to put in a bag and have ready on the go. It also goes on quickly and comfortable enough to use for around the house. They boast that this is the only carrier that you will ever need and it will carry babies from 5 to 35 pounds. They also suggest for short babies to roll the bottom once to make it fit the baby better. *grin*

When you received your Freehand Mei Tai it comes will full color instructions with step by step pictures and on their website they also have videos showing how to do a Front, Back, and Hip Carry. 

I love my Theresa Freehand Mei Tai. On the instruction booklet it informs me that Mother Theresa used her free hands to open 517 missions in more than 100 countries. What will you do with your freehands? Personally I love that. So inspirational and really makes you want to go do something helpful, or at least it does for me. The colors of the Theresa are incredible. I easily see wearing this will a dozen of clothes and having it match just perfectly. Their other designs are nice as well. 

Some other neat products that TogetherBe carries are awesome. Such as the Peekaru Original. This is a fleece vest that zips over your soft baby carrier, keeping your baby warm in cold or cooler weather. (It even fits over other carriers such as the Baby Bjorn, Hotslings, Ergos, Wraps and more). Even if your Mei Tai is not from TogetherBe, their Peekaru Orginal sounds like the perfect accessory! With my Theresa Freehand Mei Tai they also send me a Peekaru Original Baby Hat. It is absolutely adorable! Although we have wore it out and about... for some reason the picture we took was in doors. Either way, it is a bit big now, but with a slight roll makes it perfect, and I know that it is the thing that will keep her little head warm (keep that warmth from escaping!) when ever we need it. *grin* 

Another winter or even cooler weather item is the Peekaru Soft Shell. This is a Baby Carrier Cover Coat. Can you say awesome? It can be worn with your baby on your front or back carry and will fit children up to three years! 

Entering a different type of weather. TogetherBe also has the Peekaru Ozone, which is a UV Protective Cover. Who wants to have to worry about the sun damage or harsh sunscreen on their itty bitty? The Peekaru Ozone can save you that hassel and worry. It fits over any soft baby carrier, standard car seat or stroller and sounds absolutely fabulous to me. 

Another awesome thing. While we're at it, talking about soft structured baby carriers... TogetherBe has just released the FreeHand Baby Carrier. I hope to have more information for you soon! It looks like it would be comparable to the ERGObaby

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Retailing at $72 you can purchase a Freehand Mei Tai from

3 comments and creative thoughts:

Show Me Mama said...

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Lindsey said...

I absolutely love the pattern you chose, and I'm so jealous that you have a Mei Tai! I want one! :-) I'm going to have to go check out this site NOW. Thanks for the awesome review!

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Lindsey also don't forget to check out Big Sister Designs. :)

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