Bei Dai (Mei Tai)
What is a Bei Dai (Mei Tai)?
Bei Dai’s are a type of soft structured carrier. It has a main panel which the baby is secured in, a waistband and 2 shoulder strap which secure the carrier to the wearer. We use a 100% cotton twill fabric and add a patterned fabric of your choice to the front of the Bei Dai.
Our Bei Dai conforms to BS EN 13209-2:2005
Our Bei Dai is a generous standard size it measures 17.5″ x 17.5″
Main body – height 54cm this includes the waistband and 46cm wide at widest point.
Shoulder straps – 210cm long and padded over shoulder 10cm wide
Waist strap – 200cm long and padded in middle 10cm wide
It is made from 100% black cotton twill, a patterned fabric panel of you choice can be added to the front and/or the back, please see the shop for available fabric panels, you can also provide your own specific fabric if preferred.
Each Bei Dai comes with an instruction booklet, with step by step instructions on how to secure your Tag Togs Bei Dai, instructions can also be found here.
All seams are sewn with an extra strong thread with a 7mm seam allowance
The ends of the shoulder straps protrude by 10cm into the main body of the carrier to ensure there is no seam slippage and 3 rows of extra stitching secure the shoulder straps.
Two X boxes secure the waistband
One row of top stitching in extra strong thread around the edge of the carrier.
What is a Babywearing bag?
Our babywearing bags have been developed to be used when carrying your baby in a sling or carrier. The bag has an adjustable shoulder strap so that it can be worn across the body or on the back as a rucksack. The bag has plenty of room for nappies, wipes, change of clothes, bottles, drinks, snacks, purse, keys etc. and has two internal zip pockets. We add a patterned fabric of your choice to the front which could match the fabric on the Bei Dai.
We currently make two types of bag, a messenger style with a flap to close and one with a zip closure, both bags are the same apart from the way they close
35cm wide x 30cm high x 8cm deep
shoulder strap 145cm long x 8cm
Made from 100% cotton twill (the same as the Mei Tai), and lined with a contrasting cotton lining, they have two internal zip pockets and two external side pockets
Please see the shop for available fabric panels which can be used on both bags and Mei Tai’s, alternatively you can supply your own patterned fabric panel, this could also be a wrap scrap, please get in touch for more details.
Rings to adjust the shoulder strap
A loop at the back of the back to make into a rucksack.
The pouch is a very versatile sling and is worn diagonally across the body similar to a ring sling, but without the rings. The pouch is tightened by flipping one edge over the shoulder. The baby / child sits upright in the pouch, it is suitable for babies from about 6 months or when they have good control of their head to about 3 years. Pouches are fantastic for quick up’s, short walks or when little legs get tired, they fold up really small and can easily be stored in handbags or baby bags. The pouches are made from 100% cotton twill the same as used on the Bei Dai and babywearing bags, and can have an accent panel added to the front or can be fully lined so that they are completely reversible. They are sewn in the same extra strong thread as the Bei Dai’s, and have a curved french seam at the front.
Our pouches come in 6 sizes, to find your size you need to measure diagonally across your back from your shoulder to your diagonally opposite hip, please see chart for your correct sized pouch, if you are larger than a D cup please measure diagonally across the front. Because pouches can’t be adjusted as much as a ring sling you may need different sizes if both you and your partner carry.