A Mei Tai is a traditional Asian baby carrier without a hip belt. The Mei Tai is a rectangular piece of fabric with four straps at each side. Hip and shoulder strings are knotted together to close the Mei Tai.
German Mei Tais are fitted at the waist and adjustable at the strap between the hollow of the knees and the back panel. Often, they also have a hood or something like a sun protection and often the possibility to adjust a neck rest. There are also darts for perfect adjustment at the backpart .
American Mei Tais are rectangular and plain, without any additional options. Variations of the Mei Tai are the Half-Buckle and the Wrap Tai.