How to Carry a Baby in the Catbird Baby Mei Tai

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Hello my dears.  Well, the holidays are here and I am thrilled to be offering to all you CloudMamas a very special set of giveaways, all of which are brought to you by one of my favorite baby carrier brands, Catbird Baby.  For the next four weeks, we’ll be promoting a new video featuring Catbird Baby’s wonderful carriers.  And with each video there will be a separate giveaway.  Yippee!  I am crossing my fingers for you and hoping you win!

Today, we kick off this special holiday giveaway with my new video review tackling how to front carry your baby in the Catbird Baby Mei Tai.  In the weeks to come, I’ll be publishing videos on carrying a newborn, back-carrying and breastfeeding in the Mei Tai. A warm thanks to our pals at Metro Minis for helping us produce these videos.  For more on their baby wearing services, see below.

How to Carry a Baby in the Catbird Baby Mei Tai + GIVEAWAY

How to Front Carry with the Mei Tai

One thing I love about the Mei Tai is the simplicity of the design. You don’t have to worry about any confusing snaps or buckles. It’s just a large, beautiful piece of fabric. There are a lot of fun designs to match any personality! The wide straps provide really good, comfortable support, too!  If you’re looking for a simple, comfortable carrier that’s available in fun patterns, consider the Catbird! It’s perfect for shopping trips or strolls in the city when you need your baby to stay close to you and out of trouble!

Today’s video shows how to carry a baby in the front-facing position in the Mei Tai! Before doing anything with your baby, make sure that your wrap is securely tied around your waist, similar to an apron. Next, pick up your baby and hold her against you with her legs straddling your middle, centered above the Mei Tai. Now, you can bring your carrier up between the child’s legs and across her back. Take one shoulder strap over her shoulder, then the other strap over the other shoulder, so that they form an X on your back. Pull straight down at first before bringing the strap around to the front. This help keeps the X centered on your back. Lastly, bring the straps around the the front and tie. Tying under the baby’s bottom will provide good support.  It’s really that easy! Watch my video for more in-depth steps and demo!

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Get the Catbird Mei Tai on Metro Minis!

Thanks again to Metro Minis, the NYC Babywearing experts! With more than 10 years of experience, these certified babywearing educators provide NYC mothers with private consultations, babywearing clinics and classes, post partum doula services, and easy rental options for carriers and slings.

Catbird Baby Mei Tai

Catbird Mei Tai Specs

Item Weight: 0.3 ounces

Product Dimensions: Top strap – 75”, Body panel – 15.5-16” x 22.5-23”

Weight Recommendation: 8-35 lbs

100% cotton

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Baby Carrier Cover (For those chilly months!)

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Holiday Giveaway #1

This week we are giving away a Catbird Baby Mei Tai! Below are the giveaway details:

giveaway-prize

  • One (1) Catbird Baby Mei Tai in the Georgia print.
  • A Virtual Baby Wearing Consultation with Metro Minis.

giveaway-rules

  • Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
  • Open to U.S readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter.
  • You have nine different ways you can enter to increase your chances of winning.
  • You can use the “Tweeting a Message” option once each day for additional entries.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time).
  • Full terms and conditions are available in the widget.

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Good luck, everyone!

xo Melissa

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to check back for more! xo


  • Trenda Tillson

    Crossing my fingers!

  • Karen

    Would love to have one of these carriers!!

  • Cassandra Eastman

    This carrier looks so comfortable! I love the print.

  • ILoveEgypt

    I’m going to be a grandma soon, I’d love to own this!

  • Trasina M

    I have my very first grandbaby on the way and I plan to do lots of babysitting so this would be perfect! I might even share it with my daughter lol

  • Kimberly

    I love this print. I am a huge baby wearer, but I have yet to try out a Mei Tei.

  • Kristen Cole Rody

    I love baby wearing! I would love to try this style carrier!

  • Aqua Sweeper

    I love the print

  • Allie Brandt

    i wish i wouls have done more baby wearing with my other 2.

  • Steel Springs

    I love baby wearing and I’ve heard wonderful things about mei tai style carriers. I’d love to win this one! Thanks!

  • Lindsay Jackson

    I’d love to try a different carrier! Thanks for the chance!

  • RJ

    I love how wide the straps on this carry are.

  • Andrea Slagle

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d like to try a few different carriers to see what I like the best!

  • Rachel Holmes

    I would love to win!

  • Brenda Lynn Abbazia-Acosta

    i love my moby but think my husband would use this, hes never used the infantino i bought him

  • Jane Metcalfe

    Best of luck to all those who enter! 🙂

  • Jackie M.

    I like the fact that it is structured but doesn’t have snaps or buckles.

  • Rachel

    Awesome and I love the print!

  • Melissa Bottorff

    i have never tried a mdi tai but i am having a new baby soon so why not!!!! I have always been partial to my kinder pack because i am non skilled in the wrapping department but this is like the best of both worlds!!!

  • jodi armstrong

    this print is really cute. I’ve never tried a mei tei but i bet babies love being in there

  • Rachel H

    Would love to try a Mei Tai!!!!!

  • Vicki Hall

    Thanks for the chance to win !

  • Sarah Hayes

    this looks like a great carrier! Id love to try one like the mei tai

  • Corrie Kolbe

    What a fabulous giveaway! And I enjoy being introduced to new baby wearing brands!

  • Christine Kangas

    I’d love to try this brand!!!

  • Gladys Aguilar

    Baby #2 is coming and I still need to settle on a baby carrier. Would love to win this to try it out

  • Stephanie

    Thanks for the giveaway – I would love to try this brand! And I think babywearing is so important!

  • Kat Kerley

    Would love to try this brand!

  • Jen H

    oh ive been wanting to try a catbird baby mt!!

  • Casey

    i’d love to try a catbird baby! i have a babyhawk and love it.

  • Marthalynn

    Your video was so helpful! It’s definitely good to watch someone else do it first!

  • Jackie

    I love the pattern on this—so cute!

  • Amanda Z

    This is such a cute carrier! Loving the print!

  • BreanneT

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Colleen Boudreau

    Thank you! 🙂

  • Tanna Sutherland

    Thank you for the giveaway I would love to try a mei tai!

  • Carly Tea

    I’ve only tried an Infantino mei tai. I’d love to try a higher quality brand.

  • Laurie Emerson

    I absolutely love this. Thank you for the chance to win!

  • Katy Baird

    What a lovely carrier! Thanks so much for the giveaway!