Rather than needing to have the waistband rolled or adding another lace/piece of fabric to cinch the base narrower for infants, it's ALL built into the carrier for you.
The maxi tai doesn't feature toggles for cinching but has a generous base which seats Audrey (2y4mo) knee to knee perfectly.
(Although it's not necessary to seat older children knee to knee, it's much more comfortable for the person doing the carrying to have those legs up and around their centre of gravity.)
Of course Ling Ling has taken care with their choice of materials; certified organic cotton in a twill weave, which will fluff up nicely with time and use. Basically, you're buying the quality and function of a wrap-conversion carrier for the same price as a wrap.
Each carrier has a lightly padded waist that's substantial and won't roll; I found the waist straps long enough to cross behind and knot in front, and the wrap straps are my favorite for tensioning well and spreading weight evenly so there's no dig in your shoulders or back.
I love the design in the mid tai size - it makes this a very versatile carrier for families carrying siblings or wanting a single carrier to remain supportive and ergonomic over several years. The maxi, with it's generous weight limit, is an ideal carrier for toddlers to young children.
Now, the best bit is that you can enter to win whichever you prefer- would you like a mid or a maxi? Just hit up the widget - good luck!
Please note that I have not been paid to write this review. Any and all opinions expressed are my own.