Why we love it: We love it because the Koala Ring Meh Dai is a combination of a comfortable meh dai, easy-to-use buckle carrier and the great features of a woven baby wrap. There are no plastic buckles or hard webbings that could feel uncomfortable. The soft wrap-like shoulder straps are fixed to small sling rings. The straps feel incredibly comfortable and they fit for parents of different size and babies of all ages.
The body panel of the Ring Meh Dai is the same style as with the Wompat SSCs and also the cute sleep hood is included. The Ring Meh Dais are made entirely from woven baby wrap fabric. Soft layer of fleece is added to the waist band and shoulder straps. The body panel comes with darts so the baby's bum will settle in a deep pouch. There is also soft padding under the baby's legs.
The waist band is a meh dai type and slightly padded. The shoulder straps are about 110 cm long, 20 cm wide and softly padded on top of the shoulder. The straps are made of double layer baby wrap fabric all the way. You can spread the shoulder strap over your shoulder and back and this makes carrying in front very comfy. When you carry the baby on your back, you can gather the strap on top of your shoulder to make it narrower and use it the rucksack style. Or you can spread it half way open and get a really wide strap that cups nicely over you shoulder. The shoulder straps are attached to small aluminium rings on each side of the body panel and you can adjust the straps smoothly. The idea is the same as with a regular ring sling. Spread the fabric evenly over the rings to make it slide more easily when tightening. It is also good practice to un-fasten the straps from the rings every now and then and string the straps again because they can become twisted over time.
This carrier is based on an East Asian traditional baby carrier which is still in use today. 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. You might also see this type of carrier referred to as a 'mei tai', however that term is now considered out of date because it is an inaccurate translation.
You might also see this brand of carrier referred to as a 'RingTai', however that term is now considered by many to be inappropriate because the abbreviation does not preserve the cultural origins of the carrier.
**Please note the main picture is a WrapTai to show the colour of the Glace wrap used. The second picture shows a RingTai in a different wrap**
Ideal for: older babies, toddlers
Suitable for: all sized people
Carries: ideal for front carries and back carries, also possibly hip carries
Material: cotton body and cotton straps
Width of main panel: TBC (see special features below)
Length of main panel: TBC
Maximum waist setting: TBC
Length of one shoulder strap: TBC
Padding: Waist, shoulders
Hood: pixie hood
Special Features: Adjustable rings, padding.
Reversible: yes, to plain grey or plain blue
Cost New: approx.£135
How to Rent
This carrier is available to rent!
These are the steps needed to rent this carrier:
1) select a rental period - 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks
2) select a method of picking up the carrier
3) select a method of returning it
4) pick a date to start your rental
5) click 'add to shopping basket'
This rental will now be added to your shopping basket and when you have finished shopping and are ready to check out, you will be asked to pay for it.
If you select an option where you collect it from us in person, please check our event diary to double check we are planning to be where you expect us to be.
You will be expected to pay a refundable deposit when you pick up the carrier (unless you are a member of Chester Sling Library). If you have asked for the carrier to be posted out to you, then we will email you to request payment of the deposit on the day it is due to be posted to you.
Please check out our rental frequently asked questions (under the 'rent' menu heading) if you have any questions. If your question is not answered there, please contact us and we'll do our best to help.
Your childs safety is your responsibility. Please check yourself and your baby against the TICKS rules for safe babywearing every time you carry your baby, no matter what you carry them in.
TICKS Babywearing Safety Checklist
You must always read all safety, use and care instructions prior to using this (or any) sling or carrier. Slings and carriers must only be used in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.
Unfortunately MySol instructions are not available online, so please see Didytai instructions instead.
If you are unsure about any aspect of using this sling, please stop using it immediately and contact us.