Soul Meh Dai

Rated 4.80 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

$92.00

The Soul Meh Dai is a versatile and comfortable meh dai carrier, with straps that tie and a natural, minimalist feel.  We love the Soul Meh Dai for its gorgeous fabrics lines and the generous hood.

Soul Meh Dai can be used 15 lbs to toddlerhood to carry your child your front, hip or back.

 
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Warranty: 35 Days

Product Description

Soul Meh Dai ergonomic baby carriers are East Asian-inspired, soft-bodied carriers. These carriers have a contoured cotton or linen body panel, generous waist straps, and hybrid padded shoulder straps that open out into full wrap width. This means you get the even weight distribution of a wrap shoulder with the comfort of a padded shoulder!

These lightweight carriers are made out of natural fibers, making them great for use in all climates, including hot weather.  They can be used in front, hip and back carries.

We love the Soul Meh Dai because:

  • they have a minimalist, natural feel that is great for people who don’t love bulk or buckles
  • the generous hood supports your child’s head but also looks pretty hanging loose
  • they have padded shoulder straps that also spread to mimic the feeling of a wrap on your shoulders
  • do a fantastic high back carry to allow your little one to peek over your shoulder
  • are a great value

Soul Meh Dai Details

  • 100% Cotton or Linen panel with a sturdy 100% cotton or linen base and straps
  • Hybrid straps are padded and also widen to mimic the feel of a wrap.
  • Recommended for wear with babies from 15-40 lbs (7-18 kg)
  • Dimensions:
    • Body of the Soul Meh Dai Carrier is 15″ wide (measured at base) and 16″ tall (at tallest point to top of waistband)
    • Shoulder straps are 80″ long and 12″ wide (adjustable wrap straps)
    • Waist straps are 88″ long (end to end)

Soul Meh Dai Anatomy of a Meh Dai


Soul Meh Dai Sizing

  • Soul Meh Dai are one size fits all.  The straps are quite generous to allow for tie-offs of all kinds.
  • Recommended for plus-size wearing

Care: We recommend spot cleaning your Soul Slings Meh Dai (and any baby carrier) when practical.  When you do wash your meh dai carrier, do so on the cold/gentle cycle and hang dry.  We recommend putting your carrier in a lingerie bag or pillowcase to avoid the straps getting twisted or tangled.

Soul Meh Dais are designed, developed and professionally handmade in Soul Studio, Bangalore, India.

Meh Dai have previously been called Mei Tais in the US. Recently, the US babywearing community has been made aware that this is an inaccurate spelling based on the pronunciation of the words in their original language.  The accurate and culturally appropriate spellings are Meh Dai and Bei Dai.  Go here for more information.

Additional Information

Weight2 lbs
Dimensions11 x 8 x 2.5 in
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Age specifics

Infant 4-6, 6-12, 13-18, 19-23, 2-3.5

Body Type

plus-16, plus-18, Narrow, recommended-for-petite-wearers

Style

Weight

16-25, 26-35

Musts

Good For Hot Weather, Back Carry, No Buckles

5 reviews for Soul Meh Dai

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Maria I M

    We have had the absolute pleasure to have had the Soul Meh Dai in our home for the last few weeks and my gosh has it been awesome! First of all, the colors are to die for! They even seem to have a shimmer to them.Secondly, I am fairly petite and the straps are not bulky nor give you weird bulges when multiple passes are made. And thirdly, having the ability to make multiple passes without the bulkiness has made it possible to create additional support for my back and belly when carrying my toddlers (I am currently 30 weeks pregnant). And lastly, the padding in the shoulders is just enough to not make it super bulky or uncomfortable when the straps are crossed or worn straight like a backpack. Definitely would recommend this carrier for anyone, beginner or advanced. 🙂 <3

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amber Sehr (verified owner)

    I have the Soul Meh Dai in Peace, and the colors are beautiful! I’m only 2 months into my babywearing journey, but this is my favorite carrier so far (I’ve also used a Moby wrap and a ssc). It’s so easy to put on and having the wide shoulder straps helps distribute baby’s weight more evenly. I’m a plus size momma and the length of the tails are perfect for me. I’m so glad I purchased this carrier!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chelsey (verified owner)

    I love this meh dai!!! I have always used wraps and was never a fan on buckle carriers just never found one I liked. I have never been comfortable back carrying until I bought this. My 18 months old loves it just as much as I do. And I love being able to do waistless carries while I’m pregnant. I couldn’t love this more!! I plan on getting another. Wish I would have tried this sooner. The fabric is beautiful the colors are beautiful it is great quality!! Soul slings has become my favorite brand!

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Carrie (verified owner)

    I just got this and I am still learning. I do like it and it feels nice and the colors are nice. I got it because I heard it would be discontinued and this is one that has been highly recommended in the plus size community. I don’t feel like it is that long though. I also have very large breasts so that pushes my baby further out on my chest, in turn making the tails shorter. I wish I had tried this on at a meeting but the bwi meetings are not close to me and it is more difficult to attend. If I had tried it first, maybe I wouldn’t have gotten it. I’m not in love with it. It is well made and it is nice, but I’m just not sure it is the right fit for me. Maybe if I can make it to a meeting someone can help me figure out how to be more comfortable. But I can barely tie a double knot with a front carry.

    • Laurel McCarthy

      Hi Carrie, thank you so much for leaving your honest review! I would love to help you figure out the Meh Dai! It’s hard when you don’t have a local group for getting in-person assistance, but I would encourage you to post pictures in our Facebook Community page – there are a ton of supportive and experienced babyweares in there who can give some assistance. Alternatively, you would be welcome to send me pictures via email hello @ carrymeaway.com (remove spaces) and I can offer some suggestions! And if all else fails, please know that we do take returns within 30 days so you do have time to try and then return if you can’t make it work for you.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rebecca B (verified owner)

    Have had this about 2 weeks now and totally in love. I would buy a second one if we weren’t already on the edge of comfortably fitting it for Long periods of time. Even still, loving every moment in it. The threads just SHIMMER in sunlight and it’s all the best parts about wrapping without the struggle. My daughter clearly loves it too as we have a collection of carriers and she has picked this one a few times! Also been amazing in our warm weather. Linen is awesome. More brands should catch on.

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