Mei Tai Tips and Tricks: Avoiding Strap Dig at the Neck

One of the most frequent complaints about a mei tai is that the straps creep in towards the neck and become uncomfortable, if not downright painful. This photo tutorial is designed to demonstrate a trick to keeping those straps positioned over the shoulders, and prevent them from creeping in towards your neck.
This demonstration is of a front carry in a mei tai. This can be used from the newborn to toddler stages, but please note the different options in tie offs that are appropriate for the different ages.

For a good video about how to use a mei tai (MT) with  a newborn, please see here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/406238828860873258/

And a second video demonstrating how to shorten and cinch the MT for a small baby: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/406238828859175461/

Before we start, please keep in mind babywearing safety. Keep your babies high and snug, be able to put two fingers under their chin (keeping the airway open at all times), be aware of your surroundings while wrapping, don’t do anything while wearing a baby that you wouldn’t do while holding a baby in arms – so being the target of a knife throwing show? Right out while babywearing. You can find more info on safety in the first video above and on our Pinterest Page: http://www.pinterest.com/babywearingtaz/babywearing-safety/
Now, on to the Photos:

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Peace, Love, and Babywearing,

Kelly