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  • ABOUT The Kokadi Tai Tai Baby Carrier (Half Buckle)

ABOUT The Kokadi Tai Tai Baby Carrier (Half Buckle)

When we started our babywearing journey with our first, we were overwhelmed with the amount of baby carriers available!  It can be hard to decide which baby carrier is for you but I hope to help with our “ABOUT” series that go through the different brands and advantages of each type.  Don’t forget to take advantage of the closed captions of our video!

The Kokadi Tai Tai is one of my most popular family baby carriers due to the fact that you tie off the shoulder straps so there is no adjusting between wearers.  This half buckle baby carrier has a buckle waist strap and long padded shoulder straps that you tie off in a knot; it is super easy to use, provides amazing positioning for your baby and is so comfortable!

Baby Size
You can use the Kokadi Tai Tai from newborn (3.5kg) up until toddler (15kg) so it is a baby carrier that will last for a long time.  With the tie off shoulder straps, you can go under baby’s legs so there is no pressure on their developing spine and better airflow.  Once they are older, you can go over their legs for extra support, security (especially if you have a wiggler) and to add width to the seat!

 Newborn  3 months 6 months 2 years

Toddler and Preschool Size
The Kokadi Tai Tai is also available in toddler and preschool sizes.  The toddler size usually fits from approx 1 year to 18 months and you can use it to 20kg.  The preschool size can be used from 18 months to 2 years and up to 30kg.

 3.5 years     Preschool Size Carrier

Carry Options
You can wear your baby in a front or back carry with the Kokadi Tai Tai (inward facing).  I love that you can get a nice and high back carry with your older baby or toddler so it makes sharing the world so easy!

Easy to use
There are less limitations (eg shoulder strap to long/short) in the Tai Tai as you tie it off yourself.  All you need to do is put on the waist belt, place your baby in, tighten and tie off the shoulder straps (with a cross on your back).

Shoulder Straps
These shoulder straps are just so comfortable!  The cross on your back helps with weight distribution and keeping the straps secure if you have narrow or sloping shoulders.  They have padding so feel even better when you are wearing AND you can go under or over your baby’s legs depending on their needs.

Velcro Seat Adjustment
This allows you to fit YOUR baby now and as they grow.  With a quick and simple adjustment, you can cinch (make smaller) the bottom woven wrap material so it makes the perfect width seat for your baby without over or under extending their hips.

Neck Support
There is also an option to make the upper part of the neck panel smaller in order to provide additional neck/shoulder support for your baby.

Baby’s Fit and Position
Due to all the features mentioned above, the Tai Tai allows for optimal positioning (or the ‘M’ position) for your baby and fit’s them perfectly.  Your baby is going to be happier (and often sleepier) if the baby carrier can be adjusted to THEM and their comfort is just as important as yours.

The hood is also made from their beautiful woven wrap material and can be used as additional head and neck support as well as shade or privacy if you are feeding.  It also has generous straps so you can easily reach it (very useful in back carry).

Strap Extenders
You can also get additional waist or shoulder strap extenders so it fits all body types and sizes.  Additional shoulder straps can also help if you don’t have much flexibility in reaching for them to tighten.

Buckle Types
There are two different waist buckle types in the Kokadi Tai Tai.  The Z is a 3 point buckle that you can tighten left and right whereas the non-Z clips into the side of the waist belt and has a safety strap.

 Z Clip    Non-Z Clip

Made from Kokad’s Woven Wrap Material
The woven wrap material is made from Turkish organic cotton which can also be blended with other fabrics such as bamboo.  Super soft straight out of the box, it is amazing to touch and molds to your baby’s body.

So Many Designs
Kokadi excel at the design component of their woven wraps so there is something for every person, baby  and family.  I can’t tell you how many favourites I currently have as they keep releasing even more!  As many of the designs are limited edition, I would get in quick before it sells out.

If you have any questions about the Kokadi Tai Tai, please PM me or email me at

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Enjoy those babywearing snuggles,

Kylie x

Certified Babywearing Consultant
Kangatraining Instructor