For those who are looking for a carrier that is going to safely and securely hold your baby, but at a price that will fit most budgets, the Sash Mei Tai is the way to go. I was looking for a new sash because my old one just wasn’t cutting it the way I was expecting, and hoping that it would. I was wanting something that would be more comfortable to wear, giving a soft structure while being simple.
When it comes to the design of the Infantino Sash Mei Tai, it is not only lightweight, but it’s got a simple design that will do most of the work for you, placing the baby’s weight on your hips. The design requires the sash to be tied at the shoulders and waist, rather than using clasps. Once I got used to it, putting it on was easy and quick, without buckles, rings or clips to mess with. Below you’ll find out about my Infantino Sash Mei Tai review.
While it could take a little more practice to get used to a sash carrier, the benefits make it well worth it as it is durable, supportive and soft, oh and it can be tossed in the wash too! The labels provided on the sash help you know which strap goes where. I found this very helpful at first.
When it comes to the safety of your child, nothing is more important. The deep and wide seat offers correct ergonomic support for the baby’s hips, keeping their legs in the ‘frog’ position. After getting it securely tied, maintaining clean airway is easy, while providing adequate support to the baby’s back and head. But, when it come to the back carry position, I wasn’t thrilled at all.
When carrying in the back position, I found the support to be rather insufficient. The sash seemed to be too loose and need to be tighter, but this would cause the baby’s legs to become squeezed with the ties. Also, if the shoulder straps included a chest clip style connection over the sternum, it may have been nice for adding extra security with the back carry position.
When it comes to getting the sash tied, this may be the most difficult part. While some seem to have no issue getting this thing tied, others may struggle. I struggled at first, but was determined to figure it out, but still have times when the world seems against me. When first starting out, I had the feeling I needed to constantly hold my baby with one hand, while trying to tie single handed.
- Soft and comfortable
- Front carry position places weight on hips, secures baby and comfortable for both.
- Can be complicated to tie at first
- Back carry position may feel uncomfortable and/or unsafe
I am glad that I invested in the Infantino Sash carrier because it beats my old carrier in comfortability. Although there are a couple downsides, such as the back carry position and no chest buckle, I would recommend this sash for anyone in the market for one who is on a budget.