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Mei Tai Resources


Front Carry


Newborn Mei Tai

This video by Ncbelle78, Meredith of BWI of New Haven shows both legs in and legs out for a newborn mei tai. It shows how to cinch the seat and roll the waist and includes detailed explanation of where to tie on your body and how to position a newborn.


Front Carry in a Mei Tai with an Older Baby

This video by Rachel of BWI of Southern Maryland shows how to do a front carry in a mei tai and includes some different variations for tying the straps over baby including a lexi twist, cross passes, X on the back, and spread cross passes.


Mei tai Front and Back Carry Photo-Tutorial

This photo-tutorial by BWI of Hampton Roads shows how to do both a front carry and a back carry in a mei tai.  


Newborn Mei Tai Photo-Tutorial

This photo-tutorial from the Nanny Views Blog written by Katie of BWI of Chicagoland shows how to roll the waist on a mei tai to make the body shorter for a newborn. It also shows how to use a string to cinch the seat of the mei tai so that it extends from knee to knee and doesn't overspread baby's legs.  



Hip Carry


Hip Carry with a Mei Tai

This video by Steffany, current president of BWI shows how to do a hip carry in a mei tai.  


Hip Carry in a Mei Tai with a Neat Twist in the Back

This video by Greytmommy, Erin of Wrapstar shows how to do a hip carry with a mei tai and includes a neat twist in the back to hold the straps in place and prevents digging in the wearer’s neck.  



Back Carry


Back Carry with a MT and hip Scoot

This video from BWI of Hampton Roads shows how to do a back carry in a mei tai. She shows how to put baby on the back using a hip scoot, then how to either hold baby's bottom, or pin baby's legs with your arms while bringing the panel up and over baby.  


How to Get a Great "Seat" in a Mei Tai Back Carry

This photo-tutorial by BWI of DC/MD/VA shows how to get a good seat in a mei tai back carry by pulling upward on the shoulder straps. This trick helps to avoid bunching of the carrier under the baby's bottom, makes sure that the panel comes as high as possible on baby's back, and reduces strain on the wearer's shoulders.  


Mei Tai Back Carry Strap Variations

This photo-tutorial by BWI of DC/MD/VA shows several strap tying variations for back carries with a mei tai, including tying tibetan, sternum strap chestbelt, and a half knot chestbelt.  



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