A mei tai (pronounced “may tie”) is an Asian style baby carrier that consists of a rectangular fabric panel with two waist and two shoulder straps coming from each corner.
For those on a tight budget, mei tais are available from brands such as Lenny Lamb, Palm & Pond and MNS Designs for under £50 including postage. Dotty Moo Moo and Babyhawk are examples of brands that offer mei tais in the mid-range of around £60 – £80 whilst custom designs come at a little more of premium with brands such as Madame GooGoo, Simply Mei Tai and Monkey Mei Tai prices starting around £70 without factoring in the additional cost of optional extras and, often, providing a woven wrap for conversion.
Palm & Pond Mei Tai – Mary from the Slingmeet team, reviews her budget carrier
Dotty Moo Moo WCMT – Lucy reviews the library’s basic wrap conversion mei tai
NG Slingmeet’s Mei Tais available to hire