BabyHawk Mei Tai - the cure for the common carrier!
What is a Mei Tai?
A Mei Tai (pronounced "may tie"), is a traditional, Asian-style baby carrier. A mei tai is most easily recognized by the following characteristics: a square or rectangular-shaped piece of fabric (the body), with straps sewn to each of the four corners. One set of straps is tied around your waist, the other set to go over your shoulders backpack-style to tie your baby close to your body. The BabyHawk Mei Tai combines the design of a traditional mei tai with several improvements: padded straps for the comfort of the wearer, a padded headrest for the comfort of your baby, and the availability of a myriad of colour and print combinations to make your BabyHawk truly unique!
BabyHawk mei tais can be worn as a front carrier, hip carrier, or backpack-style for a truly versatile carrier from the day your baby is born until toddlerhood and beyond. Compare that to many "conventional" and "mainstream" carriers that are generally only comfortable or useful for the first few months of baby's life!
The BabyHawk Mei Tai is a perfect carrier year-round. With no straps to adjust, no buckles or clasps, it can easily be tied around your baby no matter how big or how bulkily dressed! The BabyHawk grows with your baby!
Reasons to wear your baby in a BabyHawk Mei Tai:
- BabyHawk Mei Tais are sewn of pre-shrunk fabrics to prevent shrinkage when cleaning is required later on.
- Straps are 70-72 inches long and 3 3/4 inches wide to accommodate most wearers and distribute weight evenly.
- The bottom strap is a continuous piece of fabric to provide durable and safe support for your baby.
- Shoulder straps are padded to ensure comfort of the wearer.
- The body of a BabyHawk is 16 1/2 inches by 18 1/2" and now features an attached, padded, foldable head rest - fold it up while baby is napping, fold it down to allow baby to better see the world around him.
- Beautiful fabrics are available to suit every taste and make each BabyHawk Mei Tai as unique as your baby!
- Folds compactly for travel.
- No buckles or straps requiring adjustment, just tie and go!
- Made by a mom in the USA.
How do I put on a BabyHawk Mei Tai?
Here are some general instructions for wearing your BabyHawk:
- Tie the carrier apron-style around your waist with the pattern you wish to display facing your body.
- Seat a young baby "froggy-style", with legs crossed, tummy to tummy, in the body of the BabyHawk.
- Put one strap over each shoulder and either cross it in back, or bring them around to your front for a "backpack-style" strap.
- Tie the straps behind the back of a younger baby for more support and under the bottom of a larger baby or toddler.
- ALWAYS check your baby's position, especially when baby is on your back by glancing in a mirror, or a car or shop window. Be sure baby's bum is sitting lower than his/her knees and that everything is in order.
- Use a square knot instead of a bow when tying for security.
- In the back carry position you can tie the waist straps above or just under your breasts to get the baby higher on your body.
- It is safe for babies/toddlers to have their arms out over the top if that is what they prefer.
Remember - we generally only order one of each pattern, if you see one you love, get it before it's gone!
"This carrier provided me a reason for living."