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What is a Mei Tai?

A mei tai is carrier based on an ancient Asian design for a carrier which was used on the back. It is a simple and easily adjustable carrier. Because it distributes the weight of your baby over not only your shoulders and upper back but also your hips and waist it is more comfortable than many popular carriers on the market whether you decide to use it on the front, back or hip!

Why choose a Mei Tai?

Mei Tais are ergonomically correct!  Because the fabric is spread around baby's entire hips, back and shoulders, baby is fully supported in a seated position, not hanging with legs dangling.  This encourages proper spine and hip development and is more comfortable for you and your baby. Because your baby's weight is distributed evenly over both your shoulders and your hips these carriers allow you to carry even a heavy toddler comfortably for long periods of time.

Mei Tais are designed with mama's and daddy's comfort in mind!  Mei Tai style carriers distribute much of baby's weight to mama's hips and the wide, often padded straps allow you to carry your baby comfortably with even weight distribution on both shoulders.

Mei Tais are quick and easy to use  Mei tais are one of the simplest carriers to learn to use. In a matter of seconds you can learn to comfortably carry your baby against your chest or on your back.

Mei Tais are long-lived!  Use your mei tai from baby's first day of life to pre-school! Even heavy toddlers can be carried comfortably on your back when their little legs get tired on long walks. Mei Tais make great gifts!  They are practical, unique, stylish, and a gift to both mama and baby.  Not only will you be the hit of the party, but you'll give Mama the tool she needs to get on with life in comfort and style while encouraging Baby's mental and emotional growth.