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Asian style carriers (Meh Dai)

There are a lot of different carriers inspired by the traditional carriers from Asia that fasten using tied straps. All have a square or rectangular body panel with two straps at the top, there are many different options for tying them. The most popular is a Meh Dai which has two shorter straps that tie at the waist like an apron and two longer ones that go over the parents shoulders and back and tie off. Although they all do essentially the same thing they do differ from brand to brand in panel width, panel length, shoulder strap length, design, seat darting etc. Hiring or trying out the ones in the library will give you an idea of how they differ. Depending on the carrier size, meh dais can be suitable for newborns, toddlers and pre schoolers, but you will have to upgrade in size as your baby grows. They are great carriers if you want to share between different adults as they can fit everyone without having to adjust anything first. They can be used on the front, hip and back and can be tied in different ways to get a perfect fit for you.

Other Asian Style carriers include half buckles, which have a buckle waist and meh dai shoulder straps.

Lenny Lamb Mei Tai

Sling description

These are a great, affordable wrap conversion mei tai from Polish company Lenny Lamb. They are bought off the peg and are gorgeous and soft with a generous hood and head rest. They are generously sized so will last from around 6 to 18 months. 

Kindly subsidised by Lenny Lamb and bought with slingmeet contributions.

Girasol Mysol

Green and blue

This hugely adjustable wrap conversion mei tai is great for babies and toddlers alike, the width of the panel can be easily adjusted and the height can also be adjusted by threading the waistband through one of two channels. 

Kindly subsidised by www.itsaslingthing.co.uk and bought with slingmeet contributions.

Girasol mysol

Green striped

These are a great, affordable wrap conversion mei tai from Polish company Lenny Lamb. They are bought off the peg and are gorgeous and soft with a generous hood and head rest. They are generously sized so will last from around 6 to 18 months. 

Kindly subsidised by Lenny Lamb and bought with slingmeet contributions.

Didymos Didytai

Blue and purple

Stunning Didymos Labyrinth turquoise/violet wrap-tai, very supportive and adjustable so suitable for newborns and toddlers alike. Suitable for hip, front and back carries from birth to approx 18 months.

Kindly donated by Didymos

Hoppediz Hop-tie

Blue

Gorgeous Stockholm x2 (pale blue with stars) and Pink Pune (hot pink/orange) wrap-tais  which are super supportive! Suitable for hip, front and back carries from birth to approx 18 months.

Pink pune kindly donated by Hoppediz, others bought with slingmeet contributions.

Melkaj Meh Dai

Brown

From WAHM company, Melkaj, in Poland. This has a gorgeous autumnal print one side and a tree embroidered on a black background on the other. The straps are soft corduroy and it is very supportive. Suitable from birth (please ask for advice on cinching down the width) to approx 2 years.

Kindly subsidised by Melkaj and bought with slingmeet contributions.

Baby Hawk Oh Mei

Half buckle carrier

This is a hybrid of the Babyhawk mei tai and the Oh Snap buckle carrier, it combines the ease of a buckle waist with the custom tying options of a mei tai. It can be used on the front, back and hip for babies from around 4-5 months to pre-school. 

Kindly subsidised by Slumber-Roo and bought with slingmeet contributions.

Tag Togs meh Dai

Safari

Lenny Lamb Toddler

Blue brown Meh Dai

These are a great, affordable wrap conversion mei tai from Polish company Lenny Lamb. They are bought off the peg and are gorgeous and soft with a generous hood and head rest. They are generously sized so are suitable from around 10 months to 3 years (maximum weight 20kg).

Kindly subsidised by Lenny Lamb and bought with slingmeet contributions.