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Mei Tai

The Mei Tai is a square or nearly square piece of cloth with parallel unpadded straps emerging from the sides of each corner.

The word Mei Tai is Chinese for:

Mei: to carry on the shoulders. 
Tai: strap, band 
Mei Tais come with a variety of different features. The straps could be wide across the shoulders to incase the shoulders or thinner and padded to sit on the shoulders like a carrier. The ends are able to be tied. In some brands of mei tais you can sinch the bottom to make the seat a little more narrow for smaller babies. The mei tai is a good cross between a soft structured carrier and a wrap. It has lest structure to it than a Soft Structured carrier and is as comfortable as a woven wrap, but has more structure to it than a woven wrap making it sometimes easier and cooler to use than a wrap.

Suggested Uses:

  •  For very comfortable long carries
  • Could replace the stroller especially when walking over uneven terrain
  • Carry baby on the front or back from 12 months
  • Hiking

Age Range:

Depending on the brand of mei tai, it is possible to wear a newborn to toddler in a me tai. Read the instructions before purchasing to ensure the mei tai of your choice can do this. 

Weight Range:

Birth to 15kg*