Modern day Mei Tai baby carriers offer the best of both worlds: traditional tried-and-tested carrying techniques with modern day touches for comfort and support. The traditional Mei Tai (also known as the Asian Style Carrier) consists of a rectangular or square fabric panel with four tying straps. Today's Mei Tais come with additional features such as comfortable padded shoulder straps, contoured headrests, reversible colour options, stylish prints and/or durable long-lasting fabrics. Ideal for front and back carrying from baby to toddler, they're particularly good for back carrying heavier and older babies. Don't be put off by the tying technique: it's easily mastered and very effective!