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Clearance! Essentials Mei Tai Baby Carrier by CatBird Baby - organic plum

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The Essentials mei tai from CatBird Baby offers versatility with 4 carrying positions: facing in or out, hip, or back, for newborn through toddler between 8 and 40 lbs. This mei tai features a small, softly padded headrest (that can be folded down if desired). Elastic adjustment loop enables you to decrease the width of the carrier as much or as little as you wish to get a perfect fit for your baby's legs each time.

Made with 100% brushed cotton that is sturdy but snuggly. Organic Mei Tai are made with Organic Cotton. Made in USA. Color is Plum.

The Catbird Baby mei tai is based on traditional Chinese baby carriers. You can use our mei tai with newborns and toddlers alike in four carrying positions. The fit is highly customizable through tying methods. View detailed instructions with photos on CatBird Baby website.

Special Instructions for Newborn Carry: To use with a newborn with legs in "froggy" position, tie the carrier in front of you around the waist. Hold your baby against your chest with legs naturally curled up a bit. Hold your baby against your chest with legs naturally curled up a bit.Baby's head should be turned to one side and not buried in against your chest to ensure proper airflow. You may wish to use a folded up burp cloth between baby's cheek and your chest for additional support.

NOTE: The baby's arms may be in or out of the carrier. For smaller babies with less upper body control, inside the carrier (and poking out the sides under the straps) is preferable. For older/bigger babies who want more freedom of movement, having the straps under the armpits is fine. To shorten the carrier body, simply fold at the bottom before tying on.

Care Instructions: 100% cotton exclusive of trim. Padding 87% cotton, 13% polypropylene. Spot clean spills or stains first, wash infrequently to extend life of carrier. Machine wash cold delicate with mild detergent and line dry.

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No returns on Dutailier furniture or glider cushions
No returns on products marked "Clearance" or "Final Sale"
No returns on books.
No returns on personal-use breast pumps.
Once the box is opened or unsealed, we cannot accept returns of bottles or breastpump replacement parts, due to hygiene and sanitation. Certain bulk parts come from Medela without boxes - because there is no sealed packaging in the first place, we cannot take these back.
There is a 20% restocking fee on - strollers, car seats, mattresses and co-sleepers

Dutailier gliders, cushions, and ottomans cannot be returned or exchanged but you are covered by warranty in case of flaws or shipping damages - just contact us and we can order a replacement and send you a prepaid shipping label at the manufacturer's expense.

You may select your shipping service during checkout. The Nurture Center offers Ground and Air services, as well as Priority Mail. Most orders ship within one business day (check the item availability info for exceptions to this rule). Please note that we cannot give credit for shipping costs if packages are delayed by the carrier in transit or by international customs inspection.

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Fedex Express Saver - 3 Day

Express Saver is a good selection if you are ordering from the East Coast. It takes 3 business days when Ground delivery would be 5 business days.

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If you order is placed late on Thursday or on Friday morning, and you need Saturday delivery, please enter "Saturday Delivery" in the Comments section. There is an additional charge for FedEx Saturday delivery, which will be added to your shipping charges after your order is placed.

Priority and First Class US Mail

Priority Mail shipping is appropriate for P.O. Boxes, APO addresses, and packages under 4 pounds. Packages under 13 ounces with the Priority Mail shipping option selected might ship First Class Mail.

Shipping Policies for Dutailier Furniture

All Dutailier Furniture must ship Ground. We cannot ship Dutailier Furniture outside of the Continental US, but we can sometimes ship the replacement cushions.

International Orders

We do ship worldwide. In checkout, the country selection box will show the countries that we are able to ship to at this time. We use Priority Mail International which is 6-10 day airmail service, and Express Mail International, which is 3-5 business day delivery service. Not all products are permitted to ship outside the United States.


California customers will be charged 7.25% sales tax.

Cat Bird Baby

Cat Bird Baby
New Pikkolo Colors in stock are Annika, Apriana, Georgia, Pascal, Zephyr, as well as traditional solid Black and Cafe-au_lait.

The Catbird Baby carrier is based on a traditional Chinese carrier known as a mei tai. This design provides comfort for baby and wearer by bringing the baby's legs up into a seated position (rather than hanging straight down) and employing the wearer's waist and hips to bear some of baby's weight. The padded shoulder straps distribute weight evenly across the back and both shoulders. Discreet breastfeeding is also a breeze in a Catbird Baby carrier. Fabrics are beautiful and eye-catching; we want your baby carrier to be a fashion statement and not just a utilitarian parenting tool.

The Essentials mei tai carrier from CatBird Baby offers versatility with 4 carrying positions: facing in or out, hip, or back, for newborn through toddler between 8 and 40 lbs. This mei tai features a small, softly padded headrest (that can be folded down if desired). Elastic adjustment loop enables you to decrease the width of the carrier as much or as little as you wish to get a perfect fit for your baby's legs each time. New colors in stock.

The Pikkolo carrier is a unique blend of mei tai and buckle carrier that features comfortable but slim memory foam straps, enables you to do an ergonomic front facing out carry, can be used from birth without a separate insert, and still works great for carrying toddlers up to 40 lbs.! Features attached, stowable hood, optional chest strap for use with back carrying, and instructional booklet. 100% brushed cotton (exclusive of trim).

Pikkolo's unstructured waist makes it possible to cinch the carrier narrower to enable small babies to ride legs-out or older infants to face forward comfortably. All buckles adjust both ways for an optimal fit. Use pikkolo:

* front facing in or out
* on your hip
* on your back
* with babies and toddlers 8 lbs. up to 40 lbs.
* with your detachable flat sleeping hood (included with purchase) when your little one's head gets floppy
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