Baby-Ktan

In the 2 years since I’ve been a mama, I’ve tried out several different types of baby carriers from wraps and pocket slings to ring slings and structured carriers. When Weston was on the way, I knew I’d be wearing him frequently, both at home as well as to church and for running errands. I was right, I wore Weston more in the first 2 months of his life than I ever wore Paxton!

My favorite carrier for babies from birth to about 6 months is the Baby K’tan. It’s a wrap style carrier without the wrapping. The Baby K’tan is very easy to put on, has several different holds and is very comfortable since the weight of the baby is distributed evenly across both shoulders {unless you’re holding your baby in a hip position.}

I had never heard of Baby K’tan until this past fall when I was browsing a local children’s resale store and found one. It was $9.99 and I figured I’d give it a try and see if I liked it. When Weston was 2 weeks old, after trying to get comfortable wearing the ring sling, I pulled out my secondhand K’tan and found out I loved it. It ended up being a little too large so I purchased a new one and sold my wrap and sling.

Weston at 4 Weeks in the Baby K’tan

From the Baby K’tan website:

“The Baby K’tan Baby Carrier is a uniquely designed soft cotton carrier. It can be worn in all the same positions as a wrap, without the hassle of wrapping! The K’tan is made of two loops of cotton which are connected by a third smaller loop called the Back Support Band. This ergonomic and stylish design allows the carrier to be worn in multiple positions, all without any complicated wrapping or buckling. It is a cross between a sling and a structured front baby carrier, offering the positions and benefits of both!”

I was a bit intimidated by the carrier at first but after reading through the instruction booklet and practicing with one of the boys’ teddy bears, I quickly learned how to use it! It’s the easiest carrier I’ve used in regards to putting it on and getting the baby situated comfortably. 

The only drawback to this carrier, in my opinion, is the fact that it is a sized carrier. My K’tan is too small for my husband to wear. Of course this is not a huge issue for us since I’m the one who wears our babies when they’re tiny!

The Baby K’tan comes in several different colors and starts at $49.95 (worth every single penny in my opinion!) There is also a Baby K’tan Breeze which is 50% cotton and 50% mesh reducing heat and moisture – perfect for babywearing in the hot summer months!

Wearing Weston at 6 months in Baby K’Tan Breeze hip carry

Since I loved our Baby K’tan, I knew having a Breeze would be good for the hot southern summer. I was right, it’s cooler to use the Breeze! It’s so easy to put Weston in the K’tan with a hip carry to go outside and play with Paxton or watch daddy and Paxton swimming.

I’ve been asked frequently what carrier I recommend and for small babies, it’s a Baby K’tan. If you have a fall/winter baby, I suggest a regular one and for spring/summer babies, I’d definitely go with the Breeze. 

Do you wear your babies? What’s your favorite carrier? Do you own a Baby K’tan?

Disclaimer:  I was provided the Baby K’tan Breeze to review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed in this post are my own! This post contains affiliate links. 

 

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