This week it’s all about mei tai style carriers - padded shoulder, wrap-strap shoulder, combo-style, oh and half buckles too.
Part Four - something fairly new to the Boutique - this mei tai is a combo of a few of the features we’ve seen already.
Today’s post is all about the Fidella FlyTai - a full wrap conversion mei tai.
If you've not read them, here you can find parts One, Two and Three.
SUPER-BRIEF DETAILS ♥
♥ Made from 100% organic cotton - like the Didytai, the FlyTai is a full wrap conversion mei tai made from Fidella woven wrap fabrics.
♥ Cinches down at the ‘seat’ using a drawstringy-type-thing (the two sides are pulled together and knotted). Unlike all the other designs so far, the FlyTai is stated to be suitable from 3 months upwards.
♥ The FlyTai has dual style shoulder straps - yet they're different to the Neobulle dual straps. They are padded from the main panel and over the shoulder, and at the same time, they flare to the outside of the shoulder. The padding stops at the top of the back, and the straps flare out to wrap strap style straps. So you have padded support across the shoulder, then the advantages of wrap-style straps around baby’s bottom and knees.
♥ The FlyTai also has a padded waist - padded along the waist section, and the tie sections are unpadded.
♥ The FlyTai can also be adjusted in the height of the body panel, using drawstrings.
♥ Available in oodles of designs & colour options.
So here is the FlyTai is being used to carry a big boy of 3 years & 5 months. Here’s what’s important:
♥ As we’ve spread the shoulder passes over the bottom and underneath each leg, his ‘seat’ reaches from knee to knee. Although knee to knee is not essential at this age, it may well be vastly more comfortable for many toddlers and children. This can be particularly important if your child only wants carried when they have already reached ultimate tiredness - their legs will feel heavy already.
♥ The carrier stretches all the way up his back, right to the top.
THE STRAIGHT TALK
The FlyTai will allow you to carry your younger baby and your child, without a doubt. It gives a similar ‘snug’ factor as the DidyTai, but it’s a little more fussy in the workings and design. The wrap fabrics are beautiful, and their weight is just lovely.
Are you considering a mei tai as your carrying option? If you are, then yay! Do you have any questions? Ask us! No-one knows our carriers better than we do!
Have you already purchased a mei tai, and have a question about using it, or caring for it? If you do, just ask! Whether you purchased it from us or not, we love to help &hearts
Happy Baby Carrying!