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Asian Based Carriers (ABC)

Mei tai’s are a traditional Asian carrier originating from China made up of a shaped body with waist straps and longer shoulder straps that wrap around the wearer and baby. They are extremely comfortable for even long periods of time and also very versatile being suitable from newborn to toddler, they can be used for front, back and sometimes hip carries depending on the design. It can take a little time to get used to tying them but it soon becomes second nature, they can be put on quite quickly no matter how many people use one carrier. Other Asian carriers include the podaegi from Korea, which is similar to the mei tai but without waist straps and the onbuhimo from Japan, also similar to the mei tai but with rings at the bottom of the body that the shoulder straps thread through rather than separate waist straps.

Mei Tai’s in the Library:

Amazonas – Tree *On loan until 29/08/14*

Instructions

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Babyhawk – Cranberry with pink beads *On loan until 27/08/14*

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ByKay – Dark Denim

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Didymos Didytai – Lilac Labyrinth *On loan until 29/08/14*

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Hoppediz Hop-Tye – Stockholm *On loan until 12/09/14*

Inspired By Elsie – Beige and Blue

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Lenny Lamb – Tangata

Ling Ling D’amour – Prune
Instructions

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Melkaj – Russian Dolls *On loan until 03/09/14*

Instructions

Melkaj Wrap Conversion – Purple *On loan until 26/09/14*

Instructions

Napsack – Brown/Khaki

Instructions

Pouchlings – Infant sized in Purple Haze

Instructions

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Victoria Slinglady Ezium – Olive/Hungry Catapillar

Instructions

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Podaegi’s in the library:

Instructions

Rock Solid Slings – Green Birds *On loan until 03/09/14*

Instructions

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Simply Mei Tai – Emerald diamond weave

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. karenne Brighouse permalink
    March 6, 2014 11:14

    Hi Katrina
    I’ll be coming to the library tomorrow to return the connecta I borrowed last week. If possible I’d like to borrow either the pouchling or didymos mei tai, depending which I like ‘in real life’. I know the website says you can’t always bring the full library so just wanted to see if you will be be able to bring those with you?
    Thanks

    • March 6, 2014 18:45

      Hi Karenne,

      The Didytai will definitely be there tomorrow for you to try but unfortunately it won’t be possible to get the Pouchlings mei tai over in time. We do have other wrap strap mei tais available to try or if you’d particularly like to try the Pouchlings let me know I’ll look at getting it over to Darwen for next Friday.

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