Disclaimer: I am an individual who does not speak for a group as a whole, whether that be an entire ethnic group, country, volunteer group, etc. The lack of more "traditional" research in the origins of babywearing means that a lot of information is shared through word of mouth, and education is through online groups … Continue reading East Asian and East Asian-Inspired Baby Carriers
Bei Dai/Meh Dai
Formerly referred to a "mei tai" (which is still used by some commercial brands); this spelling and pronunciation, however, is not accurate to the carrier's history and should be avoided. Meh dai (Cantonese) or bei dai (Mandarin) are rectangles of fabric with straps at the top and bottom. Meh dai means “back carrying strap" where “meh/bei” means “carry on your back,” and “dai” means strap.