If you’re a Do-It-Yourselfer, there are plenty of good tutorials, patterns, and instructions for making baby carriers. Many require basic sewing skills and some are more advanced. Making a mei tai with padded straps has generally been considered a bit advanced, or at least a bit “involved,” and one reason is that getting the padding into the sewn mei tai straps requires the assitance of tiny little fairies is tedious.
Well, it doesn’t have to be.
Thank Diana from Bucureşti, România, for giving you the Diana Mei Tai Applicator. (You will need a free membership at TheBabywearer.com to follow the link. If you don’t already have one, you need one anyway. :-) ) The DMTA is made from folded and cut cardboard with a clever little notch in the end. She posted complete photo instructions for your mei tai strap padding pleasure.