I love mei tai's but the long straps can make them annoying to carry about with no baby in it. Here's a way to fold up your mei tai in a way which creates a useful handle which makes it easy to sling your mei tai over your shoulder when you are out and about or to hang up for storage. This will work for any mei tai with a hood. The mei tai bellow has a hoodie hood. A flat hood will give you the neatest bundle but other hood styles work fine as long as it has ties. This will work for a half buckle too or any carrier with long straps.
Place your mei tai reverse side up. Fold your straps toward the centre of your mei tai, leaving one shoulder strap free.
Fold the remaining strap into a loop and knot at the base of the shoulder.
Roll up the body of the carrier firmly.
Roll the hood tightly leaving the ties free.
Tie the hood ties to your looped shoulder strap.
Ready to go!
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