Since the baby carrier's fabrics and components have been transported and manipulated several times during manufacturing and its straps more slippery when brand new, the baby carrier should be washed before its first use. We recommend washing it by hand,ideally using no rince soap, or washing it in a garment bag using your washing machine's delicate cycle. and hanging it to dry. The baby carrier should not be ironed.
The Mei Tai's front pocket comes in 9 different versions. This means your baby carrier might differ in appearance from the one appearing in this picture. These baby carriers are all artisanally made in Canada. In any case, each of them is beautiful.
Tummy to tummy
Carrying your baby tummy to tummy is a position where the baby is held in a crouched position and is the most adequate method for carrying a newborn at least up to the age of 4 months. Your baby's back is kept well-rounded, as if still in the womb, while his knees are pulled upwards and his feet pointing down. This position is the same as when practicing skin-to-skin with your baby, which becomes possible as soon as he is at least 8 pounds, safely and easily. This crouched position will give him the comfort necessary to his sense of emotional security and is known to be beneficial to the development of his bones and joints. From 0-1 months you can leave baby’s legs folded inside the baby carrier. Before the age of 6 months, applying tension in the middle of the baby's back needs to be avoided. Deploy the shouldres straps like a sling around the baby's bottom.
6 months and up
Starting at 6 months and when your baby can sit by himself, his spine is sturdy enough to no longer need constant back support. When he is tall enough, the newborn seat will
On the hip
4 months and up
You can start carrying your baby on your hip as soon as he can hold up his head. This is an intermediate position which will give both you and your baby greater freedom of movement than on the tummy. Remember that without a baby carrier, we naturally carry a baby by holding him on our hip using one arm.
6 months and up
As soon as your baby can sit by himself. You can also have his arms out and above the shoulder straps.
On the back
6 months and up
As soon as you feel comfortable doing it, your baby can be carried on your back. We nonetheless recommend to wait until he is at least 6 months old or that he can sit by himself so as to avoid all risks of injury or suffocation. With his weight properly distributed on your back, shoulders and hips, this carrying position is more comfortable, especially as he grows and becomes heavier. It will give you more freedom in your activities, allowing you to do more demanding tasks without putting your child at risk.
Facing the world
From 6 months and up
This carrying position needs your baby to be able to hold his head up by himself. It should be said that this position is not ideal, as it is less ergonomical than tummy-to-tummy and can be overly stimulating for your baby. Should you still like to use this position, keep its use to periods of 20 to 30 minutes at most and regularly verify your baby's blood flow to his legs. This is done by observing the colour of his skin, which should be pinkish rather than blueish. Should his feet get cold, this could also be a sign of difficulties with his blood circulation and you should set him in a different position. Make sure that his back is neither too flat nor too round, thus creating a bad inverted lumbar curve. Finally, his legs should not be hangong too low: to correct his position, tilt his pelvis as far forward as possible to move his knees as high up as possible and deepen his seating. There are two ways to position your baby facing out to the world, either with his legs inside the baby carrier or out and visible on either side.
Inspired by asian baby carriers, the Mei Tai MAX is a compromise between a baby wrap and a structured baby carrier. Supple and devoid of plastic components, its shoulder straps end in a wrap to better envelop the baby. Comfortable and lightweight, it's easy to use and compact when stored away. Our Mei Tai sets itself apart from others in its category with its soft even-sided twill and its innovating adjustment system. This baby carrier is perfect for use from birth onward and can be used for as long as is required.
From birth to early childhood (7 to 35 lb - 3 to 15 kg).
Adjustable in height and width to accomodate the baby's growth.
Suitable for carriers of all sizes.
4 carrying positions according to age, level of arousal and activity.
Adjustable seat width to allow a proper crouched position.
Adjustable back height to adapt to the baby's changing size.
Adjustable head support and padding under the thighs, in the shoulder straps and in the belt.