Sleeping Hood - our carrier is complete with a sleeping hood for the comfort of your child. The hood is featured in a sweatshirt style for comfort, ease of use and noise blocking benefits. It can be neatly folded into the body of the mei tai creating a convenient pocket while at the same time hiding or tucking away the hood when not in use. Should you choose to leave the hood untucked, it is designed with complimentary colors and patterns so it is still fashionable when not in use. Some of our mei tais include quick snaps, making it easy to secure when in use while your child is asleep.
(Note: Some of our earlier testers include a more traditional square design for the hood. This is indicated in the product pictures as well as the description provided for each individual product.)
Padding - our carrier includes padding in 3 different areas for your comfort as well as your child's. The top straps feature just the right amount of foam padding to provide comfort on your shoulders. The leg holes include enough foam to give comfort to your little one's legs while being worn. And the waist line boasts tough yet soft and supportive padding for your waist yet still supports the weight of your child.
Pocket - our mei tai features a pocket at the end of one of the top straps. This handy addition makes it easy for you to store your keys, cell phone, Kleenex and many other items while you are on the go.
Storage Strap - most of our carriers come complete with a convenient elastic band to help store your mei tai once it is not in use. Simply fold up your carrier and strap it shut with our storage band to keep loose ends tucked away when being stored in your car, closet or stroller.
Darted Seat - the featured darted seat helps your child settle into the carrier quickly and easily. It offers comfort and correct positioning for your child as they are being worn.
On The Go Snaps - one of the best features of our product includes a few extra snaps around the waist and on the top straps. This allows you to secure the long upper straps so they do not drag on the ground. If you are out in public or have a hard to catch child, these convenient snaps help make your job much easier.
Sizing - our carrier will be offered in two convenient sizes. A 16 inch size for infants and smaller children and an 18 inch size for large children and toddlers. The body of our mei tai is approximately 16 inches wide.
Straps - our mei tai includes straps that are 4 - 4.5 inches wide. This sizing proved to be ideal for knot tying and comfort around the body. The top straps are approximately 74 inches long while the bottom straps are approximately 25 inches long.
Fabric - our carrier boasts 100% cotton fabrics throughout unless otherwise advertised. The straps are made with heavier, canvas materials while the body is made with designer weight fabrics that are 7 ounces or more. Our designer works diligently to shop for the most modern and appealing fabrics producing fashionable mei tais'.
Security - the body of our carrier includes an extra layer of heavy weight canvas material inside. The top straps are secured to this inner layer with 3 different reinforcement stitches and extra top stitching provides more security in our signature square design. The bottom straps attach to the inner layer using a long seam across the top for extra security.