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Toddlerhawk Meh Dai

By Babyhawk

Please note: it will not arrive on this date


Our View

Why we love it:  The Toddlerhawk is a taller version of the ever popular Babyhawk.  Its the same width as the Babyhawk but an extra 3 inches taller and so good for smaller toddlers.  The library Toddlerhawk is double sided, so a choice of two designs and has pockets on each side and a toy ring. 

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  You might also see this type of carrier referred to as a 'mei tai', however that term is now considered out of date because it is an inaccurate translation.



Ideal for: older babies, toddlers
Suitable for: all sized people, particularly suitable for smaller people
Carries: ideal for front carries and back carries, also possibly hip carries
Material: cotton body and cotton straps
Width of main panel: approx. 42 cm / 16.5 inches
Length of main panel: approx. 60 cm / 23.5 inches
Maximum waist setting: approx. 174 cm / 68 inches
Length of one shoulder strap: approx. 174 cm / 68 inches
Padding: lightly padded headrest and part of shoulder straps
Manufacturer's weight guidelines: 18 month old up to 40lbs
Hood: no hood but padded head rest
Reversible: yes, to a different pattern 
Deposit: £40  (waivered of you are a member)                         


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. 

Babyhawk Instructions

If you are unsure about any aspect of using this sling, please stop using it immediately and contact us. 











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