Mei Tai

Front Carry

Newborn Mei Tai
This video by Faith Rayland from BWI of Central New York shows how to do a mei tai front carry with a newborn.
Mei Tai Front Carry
This video by Rachel Boarman from BWI of Southern Maryland shows how to do a front carry in a Mei Tai with an older baby. The video includes two ways to tie off the carry and tips for keeping the X low on your back and keeping the straps away from your neck.
Newborn Mei Tai
This video by Perla from BWI of Chambana shows how to do a front carry with a newborn in a Mei Tai. The method shown on this video is for experienced wearers.
Front Carry in a Mei Tai, Instructions in Spanish
This video by Michelle of Cerca de Mi Bebe shows how to do a front carry in a mei tai. Instructions are in Spanish.

 

Hip Carry

Hip Carry with a Mei Tai
This video by Steffany of BWI of O’ahu shows how to do a hip carry in a mei tai.  
Hip Carry in a Mei Tai
This video by Rachel Boarman from BWI of Southern Maryland shows how to do a hip carry in an Infantino Mei Tai. It includes tips for keeping the shoulder strap away from your neck.

Back Carry

Mei Tai Back Carry with Hip Scoot
This video by Rachel Boarman from BWI of Southern Maryland shows a secure and easy way to put baby into a high back carry with a mei tai.
Mei Tai Back Carry with a Superman Toss, tied Tibetan
This video by Faith Rayland, Babywearing Faith from BWI of Central New York shows how to do a back carry in a mei tai. She shows how to do a superman toss to put baby on the back and includes an alternate tie off method.
Mei Tai Back Carry, in Spanish
This video by Michelle from Cerca Di Me Bebe shows how to do a back carry in a mei tai. Instructions are in spanish.

f15a23_Photos_64pxHow 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.

f15a23_Photos_64pxMei 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.

 

 

photo iconMei Tai Photo-Tutorials. This photo tutorial by BWI of Pheonix shows how to do a front carry, hip carry, and back carry in a mei tai.

Optimal Positioning Guide: Mei Tai