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The Catbird Baby Mei Tai Carrier has many innovative features that babies and parents love!
Our Babywearing Essentials Mei Tai is a wonderfully basic babywearing tool! Mei tais are versatile for infants and toddlers, and fit a wide range of sizes of caregivers.
5 carrying positions fits most babies 8 lbs to 35 lbs.
Designed by a mom in Chicago
Features of the Essentials Mei Tai Carrier
• 100% Brushed Cotton Twill Body with Designer Print Panel
• 5 Carrying Positions (Face in legs in, Face in legs out, Face out, Hip, or Back)
• 8 to 35 lbs Recommended Weight
• Softly Padded Headrest (folds down not in use)
• Superior Support in 2 Full Bottom Weight Cotton Body Layers
• Top Strap Length Approx 75"
• Body Panel 15.5" - 16" wide x 22.5" - 23" tall (including headrest)
• Mei Tai Grows as Baby Grows! (for infants or smaller babies, simply fold once or twice at the waist before putting on to shorten body)
Deciding between a Mei Tai and a Pikkolo Carrier
The main differences are the straps and closures. Our mei tai has long fabric straps that are secured by tying them in a knot. Our pikkolo offers the convenience of shorter straps and buckles. Both the mei tai and pikkolo can be used in a front facing in, front facing out, hip, or back carrying position. Both are one size fits most, with the mei tai possibly fitting very petite or very large wearers slightly better.
Which carrier is for you is a matter of personal preference. Some people prefer the feeling of wrapping their baby and others prefer the ease of buckles. Both carriers can be used with newborns and will last well into the toddler stage.
Caring for your Catbird Carrier
Spot cleaning is absolutely PREFERRED when cleaning your carrier. Use a wet cloth and blot - NOT rub - stains or spills. Only machine wash when absolutely necessary! We STRONGLY recommend infrequent machine washing because it accelerates wear on any cloth item.
If you do choose to machine wash your Mei Tai, it is useful to place the carrier into a lingerie bag before placing in the washing machine. Wash on a cold delicate cycle with a very small amount of mild detergent. Line dry. You may iron the mei tai on a cotton setting. Do not use bleach.
About Catbird Baby
Necessity is the mother of invention. Beth Warrell Leistensnider founded Catbird Baby in 2005 when she was planning to fly solo with her daughter and couldn’t figure out how to carry everything on and off the plane and to and from the hotel. She simply needed more hands. Fast forward several years and she is now considered a pioneer in the baby carrier industry and leader in both local and international babywearing circles.
“In the catbird seat” is an idiom that means in an advantageous or enviable position -- just as your baby is when they are in a carrier. Catbird Baby products put all babies and parents in an advantageous and enviable position by combining an ergonomic fit with unparalleled comfort and style.