Onbuhimo (おんぶひも)

Every month we feature a carry or carrier to highlight at our monthly meetings and online (“BWITCCOTM” stands for Babywearing International of the Twin Cities Carry or Carrier of the Month). This month we are featuring the onbuhimo (おんぶひも)! Onbuhimo (OHN-bu-he-mo) carriers originated from Japan and come in a variety of styles utilizing fabric loops, buckles, … Continue reading Onbuhimo (おんぶひも)

Pouches

Every month we feature a carry or carrier to highlight at our monthly meetings and online (“BWTCCOTM” stands for Babywearing Twin Cities Carry or Carrier of the Month). This month we are featuring pouch slings! What is a "pouch sling?" A pouch sling is a baby carrier that is a simple loop or tube of fabric … Continue reading Pouches

What to Expect at a Babywearing International (BWI) Meeting

What is a babywearing international (BWI) meeting like? You’ve probably heard talk of all these meetings, or seen one scheduled on our calendar - but how do they actually work?  What happens at these meetings?  Can I go? Our meetings are free and open to the public.  If you are a caregiver that would like … Continue reading What to Expect at a Babywearing International (BWI) Meeting

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.