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My Mei Tai Baby Carrier

Added Apr 22, 2014

by zenica

South West, Unit...






I was considering buying a mei tai baby carrier to carry my boy from the plane to the baggage collection at the airport (where we can collect our buggy), but didn’t want to spend loads as I wasn’t sure how much I would use it apart from that. I found this great and easy tutorial online: http://www.grumblesandgrunts.com/2010/10/how-to-sew-mei-tai-baby-carrier.html and made the thing in an evening. I followed the instructions, but made it an inch or so bigger on all sides as my little one is growing so fast and is already so big at 6 months. It cost me nothing as I have lots of fabric that I bought for projects that never happened…

My boy took to the carrier straight away. He fell asleep in the back while I was doing chores… not sure I like what it is doing to my belly/bust, but it is comfy. It is much easier to put the baby in the carrier in front, which is also comfortable, but less practical for doing things where you should be able to see your hands. Still, I managed to bake a cake :-)

Material Notes

cotton, denim, batting




Garment Type
Cotton, Denim


mei tai carrier

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    Apr 22, 2014, 09.54 PMby zenica

    thank you both for the lovely comments!

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    Apr 22, 2014, 09.36 PMby EliPapi

    Very nice and a very good idea to sew your own. I bought an expensive new one for my baby boy and he didn´t want to be there at all. Enjoy your little son being so happy :)

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    Apr 22, 2014, 09.19 PMby maggieg5

    well done you on both making the carrier and baking the cake, he looks very contented in the baby carrier :0)

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