Note on update name change
In recent years, the babywearing community has changed their language in an effort to be more culturally aware. While we did our best to find tutorials that use the proper name for a Meh Dai, not all tutorial videos will have updated language and some will still say Meh Tai.
A front carry in a meh dai is a great option for younger babies, and can be quite comfy until your child becomes too ungainly to wear in front. These carriers are really nice for sharing between multiple caregivers, and distribute weight well. Depending on your carrier, some will have the ability to adjust for a newborn carry, while others will need to be folded or cinched. There are also several brands that offer a “half-buckle” that has a buckle waist belt and meh dai shoulder straps. Have any questions, please ask us!
Front carry video (subtitled, mutable background music): https://youtu.be/bh25hkkLfyc
Newborn photo tutorial: https://bit.ly/mehdaiphoto
Forward Facing Out Carry
Some babies are incredibly curious about the world around them and thrive on the stimulation of observing it. Forward facing out carries can help them satisfy their desire for adventure. Caregivers can monitor their infant for overstimulation, and change positions to inward facing easily in many available carriers on the market nowadays. Babies who have fallen asleep should be turned inward again to keep from falling chin to chest and compromising their airway.
Forward facing out tutorial (spoken, subtitled): https://youtu.be/gRALdeFE018
A meh dai can be a great carrier for hip carries! It offers the support of a paneled carrier (and waistband), and the view that your curious baby may be hoping for. Below, I link several different ways to do a hip carry in a meh dai. Do you have a favorite? Comment or post your pictures below if you try it!
Robin’s hip carry version in a meh dai: https://youtu.be/KUGsDA4YTQk
A version of hip carry that loads on one shoulder like a ring sling (subtitled, mutable background music): https://youtu.be/VFRdw9Hyvl4
A back carry in a meh dai is a great option for babies who need a little more support than a soft-structured carrier can provide in a back carry. It is also a comfy option for some pregnant babywearers, who like the versatility of tying above or below their bump.
How to get your baby on your back using a hip scoot, with the carrier supporting them (spoken, closed captioned): https://youtu.be/sZGbE4geesg
Hip scoot baby without carrier, for older babies with good trunk control (captioned): https://youtu.be/9DC-BQ_JVek?t=140
Fancy finishes for your wrap strap meh dai! https://youtu.be/5vx3o6yPYrc