Revised on June 2, to give larger straps. Previous directions had 2. See also the mei tai strap bag -- great for using up those little scraps of material, and very handy in lieu of a diaper bag! Make a few, and you won't need to carry anything else at all. Can be used on the top and bottom straps, with no rethreading needed when you switch from front to back carries.
9 Best Meh Tai Baby Carriers(Pros and Cons)
Asian Carriers – Wearing Your Baby
The most frequently adopted position for carrying young babies is upright and facing the parent, with legs slightly spread apart the M position and head well supported, as this will also protect growing hips and spine. The Chinese name for this type of carrier mispronounced as mei tai has become eponymous for the style, but different cultures have their own variants of these cloth carriers, which all consist of fabric panels with long straps that are wound around the parent and baby for a secure carry. These styles of carrier have been made from many different fabrics; from reeds and grasses, to woven cloths covered with beads. Baby sits in the pouch with legs on either side of the panel, and the long straps allow a great degree of adjustability to all shapes and sizes. As the straps are wrapped around and knotted, they can be tightened and adjusted to fit around the body exactly, which can be more of a challenge with some buckle carriers which are limited by the placement of buckles or the length of webbing.
Striving for fur parenting in a wire society. Labels: babywearing , crafts , pants , pattern , sewing. After I found your article I got some 6 dollar sweatpants and some nylon thread and twenty minutes later I have a soft, secure, yet cheap mei tai! Thank you for sharing your pattern!
The Mei Tai baby carrier is comfort and fashion all in one. Because the adjustability is in the long straps, a Mei Tai is a one-size-fits-most baby carrier, easily shared between Mom, Dad and other caregivers. We LOVE this baby carrier in particular for its versatility in the extremely varied weather of Canada. It can easily be adapted to use over light clothing in the summer time, or over a big, bulky coat when you need to keep warm during a blustery winter day.