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Tip Tuesday- Mei Tai straps

By CS

This next tip is pretty easy but I’ll admit that it took someone sharing it with me before I realized what a good idea it is.  This tip is about mei tai straps.  I am using the library’s Catbird Baby Mei Tai with my 14 month old.  When wearing a mei tai or a SSC it is very important to undo the wrap strap last.  This is so your baby doesn’t fall.  It is easy to know the waist strap on an SSC but it can be trickier with a mei tai.

Here I am tying on the mei tai.
Now, adding my son.
Crossing the straps over his butt and then going under his legs like normal.
Okay, here is the trick.  When you tie the straps, always tie them above the waist strap.
This way, when it is time to remove the carrier, you will know to always untie the top strap first.
This is now something I always do. I hope you find this as simple and helpful as I do.