#BWITCCOTM: 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 #BWITCCOTM: Onbuhimo (おんぶひも)

#BWITCCOTM: 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.