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    Babywearing: Didymos Meh-Dai (DidyTai)

    Babywearing makes life easier! I mean, you can actually get shtuf done while carrying your baby, making multi-tasking a breeze. There isn’t a day that I don’t wear one of my kids atleast once, especially around the house. It’s the only way I seem to be able to cook, clean and sometimes even pee in peace. S E R I O U S L Y. Since having Sol, I’ve been wearing a variety of baby carriers from around the world.  My first go with a Meh-Dai was with Didymos; who has been making organic and environmentally responsible baby carriers in Germany since 1972.

    Didymos

    Making baby carriers has been a family affair since 1972 for the Hoffman’s. Didymos stands out to me as a brand not only because of their social work with communities, but because they have been making baby carriers with environmentally friendly fabrics since THE BEGINNING (1972).

    What is a Meh-Dai? 

    A Meh-Dai is like a woven wrap and soft structured carrier hybrid. One of the main differences between a Meh-Dai and a SSC is that one is ties (Meh-Dai) and the other is buckled (SSC). Another difference is that the Meh-Dai is one size fits all and can be used from birth to early childhood.

    The Meh-Dai is inspired by the Asian-based carrier, the Mei-Tai. Mei-Tai is Cantonese and translates Mei : carried on the shoulders and Tai : carrying strap. Like many other baby carriers worldwide, there are many variations of the Meh-Dai/Tai. But, a common element is a waist-belt and shoulder straps attached to a central panel where baby is seated.

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    Didymos DidyTai

    The Didy Meh-Dai (DidyTai) is a one-size baby carrier. The Didymos DidyTai is quick and easy to put on. The shoulder straps cross at the back, and the hip straps tie in the back too. I found that this distributes the weight of your child evenly across your hips and back, making for a more comfortable carrying experience. I really like that the shoulder straps can be adjusted, worn wide or narrow, depending on how the wearer is feeling.

    Fabric

    Made of 100 percent organic cotton, the Didymos Jacquard pattern is WOVEN into the fabric, not printed on. Patterns are the same on both sides, just reversed in colour. The Didy Meh-Dai (DidyTai) is lightweight and soft. The fabric is very strong, essentially tear-proof and has optimal diagonal stretch. This allows for fabric to mold right onto baby.

    One Size

    Didymos DidyTai is a one size fits all; for baby and wearer. You can use this carrier from birth because it has a fully adjustable bottom. Use this carrier for as long as your little one wants to be carried; Luna will be four in a couple months and she LOVES being worn. And don’t worry about adjusting snaps or buckles, since the DidyTai is tied, there is no need to adjust anything. You tie it according to how it fits YOU.

    That’s right, I use this carrier for both Luna and Lucas.

    Versatility

    Wear the Didy Meh-Dai (DidyTai) on the front, hip and back. Ajust the sewn-in head support using the drawstring to ensure your child’s head is protected while they sleep. From baby to toddler.

    Care

    I’ve washed this carrier on gentle cycle, in a pillow case.

    Didymos believes in inclusivity by offering wraps cut to any size and offering a variety of carrier options at many price points. Make sure to check out our other babywearing post about the Woven Wrap here.

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