Please read our disclaimer before trying this carry. For the back carry, please make sure your infant has adequate head control and that your carrier is not too big for your infant.
We’re still seeing more and more new faces at our meetings and we couldn’t be happier! So we thought we’d come back to a basic carrier tutorial for the carry of the month to help out some of our new members. The Bei Dai/Meh Dai is a carrier consisting of a body panel and four straps. It can be used from birth and can be used for big toddlers and preschoolers as well! You can use it for front, back and hip carries. This tutorial just features the front and back carry. Don’t have a Meh Dai? Make sure to come to a meeting and lend one from our library!
Meh Dais have a lot of variations in straps, and shape and size of the body panel. So if you have questions about your meh dai, make sure to comment or email me your questions!
This is a pretty good example of a meh dai waist strap variation! This is a waist with some sling rings attached to it! You’ll see it’s threaded just like a ring sling is. You can check out our ring sling post to see how it’s been threaded. Now Jade is not doing any aproning with this but she is still attaching the carrier at her natural waist. It keeps baby nice and high on her back.
Jade is finishing off very simply. Bringing the straps right back under my arms, crossing them over her baby’s bottom and bringing them under her legs. You can do a twist here as well if you’d like but it’s not necessary.
Again, simply double knot at your waist and you’re finished! If you’re feeling more advanced, you can add a chest belt like a tied tibetan finish.
Check out Babywearing International of Hampton Roads’s YouTube channel for more information and tutorials! Here’s Jade’s tutorial for a back carry in a meh dai!