This is a wrap conversion podaegi from a Didymos petrol pfau wrap. I am so happy with how it turned out. This is the second version of my pod and has lighter padding for a more moldable strap. The blanket on this one is the same width as my older style but flares out to a wider width (mainly because I wanted to use the whole width of the wrap - so I would have to hem less!). It should be a good width for a big toddler and because the blanket is light it scrunches down for a smaller baby. The blanket is longer too (I just used the left over wrap piece). It is 76cm (30") long not including the point. I thought I had made it a little long but I think it looks fine. The straps are 203cm (80") long. I love the swishy peacock tails!
Here are some tips on how to get a small baby higher on your back in a mei tai.
* Tie the bottom straps of your mei tai above your natural waist - just below or even above your breasts.
* Load your baby onto your back - if your baby is around 5 months you can hip scoot them. For a smaller baby you can roll your baby over your shoulder - keep one hand on baby at all times and always stand over a soft surface.
*Holding your baby with one hand pull the mei tai up, pull the straps up then pull and bounce, then tie the straps as desired - easy!
This is a wrap conversion mei tai made from an Didymos Eisblau (ice blue) Indio. I love the colour of this so much! The whales on the hood are made from Natural Linen Indio. I enjoy experimenting with new ideas so this mei tai has a wide wrap like strap (but not as wide as the flared strap) with some padding in the centre. You can easily tuck the extra fabic under the strap if you don't want the extra width. I've only has this for a few days but I like it so far. It works well for front carries as the wide strap spread out across my back feels really comfortable. It feels quite similar to my usual padded strap in a back carry.
Upadate: Loved this strap in a front carry but found it a bit diggy in a back carry sometimes (maybe because eisblau is quite a thin wrap). I ended up changing the sraps to flared style straps. I need to tweak the design and give it another go - definately has promise though!
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