Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Baby K'Tan Baby Carrier Review

Thank you Baby K'Tan for the Carrier to help with this review

Baby K’tan was founded by two couples, the Chesals and Wernicks. Each family was raising a child with special needs, and with a desire to carry their babies as much as possible for parent-child bonding, both couples experimented with different baby slings and carriers. Not finding the ideal carrier, they improved and incorporated different aspects from various slings and created the Baby K’tan!


Being pregnant has made me think of several little things in the upcoming months, one of these being school functions with a newborn. I'm due in early December which means I'll have two functions to go to since our children are in school. I always prefer to keep my newborns as sheltered as possible for the first few weeks of life because of germs, but I will have no choice when it comes to also being there for our older children. I decided to look around at carriers that can work well for small newborns, and I found Baby K'Tan! After looking around on their site, I knew that they would be a perfect carrier to use now with Macyn as a toddler, and then with the new baby once she arrives this Winter. 


The two above pictures are my FIRST time using the Baby K'tan in the Hip Position and Kangaroo Position while 7 1/2 months pregnant. I opted to share these photos because I figured "How hard can this be? Put it on, get your child, and you're off!" I was wrong and quickly learned that practice makes perfect!

I have one other carrier, Boba, which is just snap and go but I didn't like it with Macyn as a tiny baby, so I knew I needed something else to help once I have Mya and will be out and about in public. I quickly discovered that I needed to read up some more, watch more videos, and try to fully understand what I was doing since my 2nd picture looks nothing like the stock photo you saw toward the top of the post. I think being pregnant does have an affect on the fit currently since it gets in the way, but Only have 10 or less weeks left means there isn't a long wait. 

The fit while pregnant is doable and doesn't seem to bother Macyn or myself. I know now if I carry her anywhere, she quickly get heavy and is always sliding down my hip as I waddle to our destination, so this is a quick and easy solution to help with that! Macyn was comfortable being by my side, and I found that my arm didn't quickly get tired of carrying her since the carrier is my main support base. 

I am excited to continue to learn more about Baby K'tan and read up on their directions so I can be secure in knowing everything there is to know when Mya is born in December. This carrier will see a lot of use in the winter months and I'm so happy that I have these months to use with Macyn, and practice to become the pro I want to be when our new bundle arrives. 

One major thing I wanted to be able to do with a newborn and a carrier is breastfeed. I knew it would be possible with the Baby K'Tan but with these great steps and advice, it ensures the best way possible of being successful and I'm really grateful that they'd include a page like this. Breastfeeding for us is normal and I've fed all my children, so I know this will come in very handy in the newborn stages when I have things to do around the home and school functions to attend with the baby. 


I really like that their book has all the holds in step by step directions WITH pictures. I'm such a visual person and pictures help me so much more then just reading directions. I'm glad that as the baby ages, I'll be able to come back to the book, see recommended ages for each style of carry, and refresh my memory on how to do it properly


Being plus size, I've always been wary of ordering online. I however was happy to see that Baby K'Tan tries to give as detailed info as possible to ensure a correct size. When looking at their Sizing Instructions, you'll not only find the above image, but also other little details to take in to consideration when ordering such as height or if you're in-between sizes on the chart. 


You can purchase these carriers in different sizes and colors directly from the Baby K'Tan website. I have the "Breeze" carrier which also has mesh to create more airflow. The basic carriers retail for $50 and the "Breeze" versions as well as Organic carriers retail for $60

You can also connect with Baby K'Tan via Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest


I'll also being posting a follow up in the Spring about my use of Baby K'Tan carrier with Mya from newborn age to 3 months old!



29 comments:

Cop-MonsteR said...

:) I know people who use slips and wraps and make them look so easy. I'm not yet one of them. I absolutely love babywearing though, so I will continue to practice. The Ktan seems to come in many colors which are great for both mom and dad. I think if I bought one I would get the Basic Black.

Brianna Sherman said...

I really love the heather grey color - so nice!

matope said...

I really like the black breeze... i could probably wear it in the shower!! but other than that i love the grey!

ATLmama said...

I like it in Warm Cocoa.

Sarah McKelvy said...

My favorite is eggplant.

Carly T said...

My favorite is Black Organic (or Basic Black).

Katy said...

This looks like the perfect everyday carrier. I think I'd wear it in Basic Black the most.

Thanks or showing how it works!

Devon F said...

I like black breeze

Rebecca Parsons said...

I like the one called Black Breeze

mrselliott731 said...

I like the black breeze.

Debbie Huntzinger said...

My favorite is black breeze.

Kimberly said...

I like the black the best.

Kimberly Bartley said...

I've seen several reviews of these from a local babywearing group and I've been curious to try one. I'd love a carrier I can nurse in.

Uniquely Yours said...

Warm coco

ldoepker said...

I would like ether Eggplant or Sage Green

Nofearpapertiger said...

I would choose the sage green carrier.

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Megan said...

I like the eggplant

Jennifer Robbins said...

I would choose color: "Natural Organics" or "Eggplant"

Laura B said...

The instructions make it seem less intimidating. I like the Black Organic and Warm Cocoa colors!

Jutta Pearce said...

I like the heather gray. I would love to try one of these for my new baby due in april!

Hannah Avery said...

I like the eggplant color or the Black Breeze one, which would be great for the summer!

-Hannah Avery
hannnahavery85@yahoo.com

MissMannah said...

I like the eggplant color.

Katie said...

My favorite is the heather gray

Charlotte said...

I would choose the black breeze. I live in Texas, and carriers can get really hot sometimes.

Randi said...

Love how easy this looks...but I don't know how I'd choose between the heather grey and eggplant!!

amanda whitley said...

i would choose to get it in black breeze.

Caron B said...

I like the eggplant. I just my 2nd baby and really want a baby k'tan.

ash. said...

The Eggplant color is so pretty!

Cassandra Kelton said...

I like the eggplant color the best! Thanks for the review!