There’s a geek for everything.
Anita, one of the leaders of Los Angeles NINO, posted this perfect method for folding a mei tai at TheBabyWearer. It’s long been a favorite post, and the method is worth sharing. I took some new photos, because I’ve been wanting to play with my new photo background, but the method is Anita’s. Hurray for mei tai folding geeks!
Here’s a mei tai. (Pronounced “May Tie” or, if you want to be even more authentic, “May Dye,” but not “My Tie,” which is a cocktail.) The method works for any mei tai, but this, specifically, is an AngelPack mei tai from our lending library:
To make it into a neat, secure bundle for storage or transport, first fold it in half lengthwise … with shoulder strap to shoulder strap and waist strap to waist strap:
Next, fold the shoulder straps into a neat pile on the body of the mei tai:
Starting with the end closest to the shoulder straps, roll the mei tai into a tight bundle:
Fold the waist straps down onto the body, then at a right angle:
Roll the waist straps around the mei tai, then tuck in the ends:
Now, you have a secure bundle!