BabyHawk Mei Tai Baby Carriers ... the cure for the common baby carrier.
Canada's largest and best selection of BabyHawk carriers! Here's another fun fact - Parenting By Nature was the very first retailer of the BabyHawk Mai Tei in Canada. As the retailer that brought the BabyHawk to Canada, we've had a lot of experience and feedback about this Mei Tai. A customer favourite, comfort, ease of use, flexibility and STYLE are all what make the BabyHawk Mai Tei one of mom's (and dad's!) most-loved carriers.
The BabyHawk Mei Tai is comfort and fashion all-in-one. A Mei Tai Baby Carrier (pronounced "may tie" and also referred to as an Asian Baby Carrier) is one of the most comfortable baby carriers available. Two padded shoulder straps (68" long and 3 3/4" wide), waist straps (20" long) and the square body make the BabyHawk Mei Tai an incredibly versatile carrier to use. A mei tai is a one-size fits most baby carrier with the ability for unlimited options of positioning for carrying your baby, all based on how the straps are tied to your body. We LOVE this baby carrier particularly for it's versatility for wearing in Canada. It can easily be adapted to use over light clothing in the summer time, or over a big, bulky coat when you need to keep warm during a blustery winter day.
Why you'll love a BabyHawk Mei Tai Baby Carrier:
- Many different carrying positions including front, back and hip carries!
- Carry your child from birth to toddler hood - suitable to 35 lbs +!
Mei Tai's are incredibly versatile - your comfort & baby positioning can vary considerably, based on how your Mei Tai is tied.
- One-size fits all! Great for mom, dad & caregivers to share.
- Reversible to a solid colour (except Camo)! Suits both mom & dad's sense of style!
- Bond with your baby AND keep your hands free for other tasks!
- Baby is held in an upright position (excellent for reflux or nasal congestion).
- Perform back carries with ease!
- No snaps, buckles, rings or clips to get in yours or baby's way.
- Very compact! Folds up and fits in your purse or diaper bag. Great for traveling!
- Excellent weight distribution with versatility based on tying.
- Easy to use! Just tie on, position baby, wrap, knot and go!
- Completely ergonomic for comfort of wearer.
- Can be used over light clothes, bulky layers or even under a coat - perfect for keeping baby warm during a cold winter in Canada!
- Absolutely the most stylish & modern prints available in a baby carrier today.
- Made in the USA.
Versatile, one-size fits most, back carrying with ease and fabulous prints - with a BabyHawk Mei Tai you really can have it all! Our prints will change every few weeks as they are based on current fabric availably. Strap colours will vary. All of our BabyHawk baby carriers are REVERSIBLE to a coordinating SOLID colour (except camo), the same as the strap colour. This means mom can have a fabulous print, and dad can still carry baby in style.
A Mei Tai Baby Carrier is one of the most versatile baby carriers available. It can be easily shared between mom, dad and other caregivers and YOU have complete control in the positioning of your baby within the carrier, based on how you tie the straps. Baby likes to be tucked in and hidden? No problem! Your toddler wants to be propped up to see the world? A re-tie here and there and viola! His arms are out and he can watch as mom goes about her day. This adaptability means that it is easy to get a comfortable fit on ANY wearer. Easy to use, comfortable for you, fun for baby, and lots of style - what more could you ask for in a baby carrier?
Comparison of Mei Tai Asian Baby Carriers to the common Baby Bjorn
Mei Tai Asian Baby Carriers
Distributes your baby's weigh evenly across your whole upper back and shoulders. So comfortable!
Pressure is concentrated on a single spot at the top of each shoulder. Most parents complain of back pain and shoulder strain at 15 lbs.
One piece of fabric makes up the body with two long ties - easy to use!
Many straps, buckles, and snaps. Can be very confusing.
No buckles or rings to dig into you or baby.
Many buckles that can bother or dig into you or baby.
Folds up neatly to fit in your purse or diaper bag. Great for traveling!
Straps and buckles make it impossible to fold up flat.
At least five different carrying positions, including back carries.
Only 2 carrying positions (forward facing in and forward facing out).
No height limit, and suitable for newborns to toddlers (35+ lbs)!
24" height limit, and carrying a child 15 lbs. or more may be uncomfortable (recommendations are up to 26 lbs).
Express yourself with their fabulous prints! Don't loose your sense of style just because you're parents.
Available in solid colors.
Sizing Guidelines for the BabyHawk Mei Tai Baby Carrier
BabyHawk Mei Tai baby carriers are a one-size fits most carrier. The newest version of the BabyHawk Mei Tai includes a headrest. This is ideal for an infant that requires extra head support, as well as for an older baby that likes to fall asleep inside the baby carrier. This size Mei Tai can do it all! This is an ideal size as you can use this baby carrier with a newborn or toddler. A newborn or young baby without complete neck control will have ample head support, while an older baby can easily see out over the top of the carrier and even has his hands free, if they prefer. Just turn down the headrest for a baby that wants to see out and about.
The newest version of the BabyHawk Mei Tai includes a headrest. This is ideal for an infant that requires extra head support, as well as for an older baby that likes to fall asleep inside the baby carrier. This size Mei Tai can do it all! This is an ideal size as you can use this baby carrier with a newborn or toddler. A newborn or young baby without complete neck control will have ample head support, while an older baby can easily see out over the top of the carrier and even has his hands free, if they prefer. Just turn down the headrest for a baby that wants to see out and about.
How to Use a Mei Tai Baby Carrier
Printed instructions are included with every Mei Tai Baby Carrier so you can quickly and easily become proficient in using your Mei Tai with your little one. View wearing instructions for the BabyHawk Mei Tai here. Viewing this file requires, Adobe Acrobat Reader. We're also happy to help you with your new Mei Tai by phone or by email. As the first distributor of this fabulous Mei Tai in Canada, we've got LOTS of experience with the BabyHawk. You won't be disappointed in this baby carrier.
BabyHawk Headrest, Up
BabyHawk Headrest, Down
The BabyHawk Mei Tei is available in a wide variety of stunning designs with coordinating strap fabric. All BabyHawk Mei Tai baby carriers are sewn with a pattern side and a solid-colored side (with the exception of Camo/Camo) so they are completely reversible. Perfect for sharing between mom and dad as mom can select a stylish print and dad can always reverse for a solid color.
Prints are based on fabric availability and are considered limited editions as they may be discontinued at any time. If you see a print you love, we highly recommend purchasing it while it is listed as available. We typically only have one of each in stock and we may not be able to get any one particular print or pattern again.
|Aqua Falling Leaves / Charcoal|| |
|Camo / Camo||Echino Stripe Turquoise / Black|
Feeling Groovy / Espresso
|Frieda Berry / Charcoal||Orchid Fantasy Chocolate / Espresso||Orchid Fantasy Cream / Espresso||Seafoam Stripe / Charcoal|
|Sophia Black on Tea / Black||Sweet Tweet Vanilla / Espresso||Yuka / Black|
Very good for smaller babies and lighter toddlers Review by Vanessa
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Very good for smaller babies and lighter toddlers. Very adjustable and easy to put baby on back by oneself. Very durable and easy to wash. (Posted on 1/1/11)Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Couldn't live without it! Review by Kalista
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Our babyhawk is our workhorse carrier. It is SO comfortable. I've carried both kids in it at different ages, including my 2 year old daughter on my back while I was 36 weeks pregnant! Its easy to use, comes in great fabrics, is durable and just all around fabulous. Big thumbs up! (Posted on 6/7/10)Would you recommend this product to a friend? Without hesitation!
MY FAVOURITE BABY PURCHASE EVER Review by SISMA
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MY HIGH-NEEDS ATTACHMENT-PARENTED BABY WAS ALWAYS WANTING TO BE CARRIED AND I COULD NEVER GET ANY HOUSEWORK DONE UNTIL I FOUND THIS CARRIER. SHE NEVER LIKED THE SLING CARRIER SO I EXCHANGED IT FOR THIS ONE AND IT WAS THE BEST THING I EVER DID. SHE ALSO HATES THE STROLLER, SO THIS CARRIER ALSO WENT OUT WITH US IN LIEU OF THE STROLLER QUITE OFTEN. SHE OFTEN FALLS ASLEEP IN IT WHEN SHE IS FUSSY AND IT CALMS HER DOWN WHEN SHE IS IN A CROWDED MALL OR OTHER PLACE. IT MACHINE WASHES WELL, BUT THE STRAPS WILL FOLD IN HALF IF MACHINE-DRIED. IT WILL NEED TO BE HANG-DRIED OR IRONED TO KEEP THE STRAPS AS WIDE AS THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE. (Posted on 1/20/12)
Beautiful! Review by Darling Delilah
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I love them so much I have two!!! (Posted on 1/1/11)Would you recommend this product to a friend? Without hesitation!