The Baby K'tan Baby Carrier is a multi-functional, ready-to-wear wrap that keeps your infant or toddler safe and cozy, while supporting your back. Made of 100 percent cotton and free of harmful chemicals, formaldehydes, and azo dyes, this doctor-recommended baby carrier provides the positions and benefits of a sling, wrap, and carrier all in one. It's incredibly easy to use, and unlike some carriers, the Baby K'tan features no buckles, snaps, rings, or hardware. The Baby K'tan Baby Carrier is a great way for on-the-go caregivers to take their children with them knowing that they're comfortable and protected. It comes with a carrying bag and instruction booklet.
- 100% breathable cotton
- Over 6 positions from preemie to preschool (35 lbs.)
- 100% natural cotton double Sling design provides extra security for baby and privacy while nursing, with quick adjustability for maximum comfort
- No wrapping, no hardware, rests comfortably on both shoulders, and an adjustable back support band makes this carrier easy to use; Instructional manual included
- Recommended by doctors, and comes in hip gender-neutral colors
- Machine washable and dryer safe
- Meant to fit snugly to allow for stretching
Invented by parents for parents and caregivers, the Baby K'tan Carrier has a unique double-loop design that makes carrying your baby more secure, provides privacy for nursing moms, and simplifies the process of putting it on and taking it off.
The Baby K'tan is lightweight and compact like a sling, yet goes over both shoulders to evenly distribute a child's weight like a structured carrier. Wearing the Baby K'tan is a simple matter of placing the two loops across your body and then around your baby in different ways, depending on which carrying position you use.
This carrier offers six different positions to accommodate growing children. The Kangaroo position is for preemies and newborns up to four months, and holds the baby close to the wearer's heart, facing in for head support. The Hug position is for babies who have started stretching their legs--it keeps them facing the wearer, but provides a space for each leg to extend.
When babies have full head control (around five months old), there are several available positions to try depending on their needs and your comfort level. The Adventure position keeps both legs and arms free while the baby faces forward. Explore position is a forward-facing version of the Kangaroo--the baby is cocooned in the fabric, but has more head control. In both of two different hip positions, you'll spread the fabric wide to create a comfortable and secure seat while giving your child more upper body range of motion.
No matter which position you choose, your baby's mouth and nose are always kept visible and clear of fabric. When adjusting the carrier around young babies, you should be able to fit two fingers between your baby's chin and chest for safety. If your baby doesn't yet have complete head control, simply use one of the loops to provide additional head support.
The Baby K'tan provides plenty of back support. It sits on both shoulders to take stress off the back, and also includes an adjustable back-support band that makes it easy to shift weight distribution.
Designed to be gentle on a baby's sensitive skin, the Baby K'tan is made of soft, 100 percent natural cotton that's free of harmful chemicals, formaldehydes, and azo dyes. It's also machine washable and dryer safe.
- Combines the benefits of a sling, wrap, and carrier
- Easy to put on and take off
- Six different carrying positions
- Back support band makes for comfortable carrying
- Made of 100 percent natural cotton with no harmful chemicals
- Machine washable and dryer safe
Frequently Asked Questions
How do yo wear your K'tan in the cold winter months?
It's best to layer over both of you so you can share body heat and be able to tell if baby is overheating or freezing. At least one baby has died in a carrier when they were layered separately from the wearer. Jolly Jumper, Monkey Pocket, Rain or Shine Kids, Tivoli, and Kowalli are covers that go over the carrier. BabyWAWL and Kokoala are coat extenders to let you zip your coat over baby. Peekaru, M Coat, Suses Kinder, and Lillies of the Valley are special babywearing coats. Amauti Baby makes a carrier made into a coat - called an Amauti, a traditional Inuit baby carrier.
Can this be used with a newborn?
Yes! There are many different "holds" you can place your child in. There is one way specifically for a newborn. That hold is the only acceptable way to place your newborn. As you will read in the instructional booklet, other holds should be for after they are 2 months of age because of the positioning of their hips in that position. It is important not to place a newborns hips apart without support under the thigh because this can lead to hip dysplasia since newborns hips are free floating in the socket until they are older. I really enjoy this wrap! It is worth giving it a shot and if you find something you don't like it is very easy to return an Amazon purchase! Hope this helps and congrats on your new addition!
I'm 5'2" 130 lbs pre pregnancy. It says if you are 5'2" or below you should size down but K'tan told me to order sm. Should I go with sm or x-small?
After pregnancy I was 130 lbs and i am 5'4'' i got Xsmall because I was afraid of my baby feeling so loose. Big mistake, it was so small that I could not even use it! Hope it works for you!
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- Heather Gray
- Sage Green
- Blue/Brown Tie Dye
- Soft Sand
- Warm Cocoa
- Weight Limit 35 lbs / 15.9 kg
- Additional product features Adjustable
- Material Type Cotton
- Target gender Unisex
- Origin Made in USA or Imported
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