Mei Tai Instructions

Front Carry

  1. Tie shorter straps around your waist with the side you want facing out against your legs. The carrier should look like a apron hanging down to your knees.

  2. Hold the baby so that he can wrap his legs around your waist.

  3. While supporting baby, pull the body of the carrier up and over his back.

  4. Pull the straps straight up and do a little hop to get baby seated fully into the carrier. Then use one hand to support your baby while the other to grab both of the top straps that are now over your shoulders and hanging down your back.

  5. Grab the straps with one hand while supporting the baby with the other, than grab the straps with both hands, pull them down and cross the on your back while making sure you are pulling them tight enough to support baby.

  6. Bring the straps to the front of your body over the baby’s legs and make a double twist under the baby’s bottom. Then wrap the straps under his legs around to your back.

  7. Tie in a secure double knot and you are ready!

Back Carry

  1. Tie the shorter straps around your waist in a secure double knot, with the side you want facing out against the back of your legs. The carrier should look like a apron hanging down on your backside to the back of your knees.

  2. Put your baby on your hip and scoot them around onto your back while leaning forward with your back flat.

  3. While holding on to the baby with one hand, pull the body of the carrier up between his legs and over his back.

  4. Pull the right strap over your shoulder while using the left hand to support the baby.

  5. Pull the left strap over your shoulder while using the right hand to support the baby.

  6. Pull the straps to tighten them for a snag fit and then back under your arms (like a backpack). Bring them over the baby’s legs and do a double twist under the baby’s bottom, and then bring the straps under the baby’s legs to the front.

  7. Tie with a secure double knot.

  8. The finished look :)

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