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5.0 out of 5 stars Very versatile and comfortable baby carrier, October 14, 2008
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This is my third sling, and I really like it. My other two are both pouch slings: a Hotsling and an adjustable Mayawrap pouch sling. You can't beat a pouch slings for pure simplicity of use. However, I think the Baby Ktan baby carrier is quickly becoming my favorite. It is essentially two pouch slings tied together, plus a sash to use as extra support for some of the positions. Here are the pros and cons:
Pros: Very versatile -- wear your baby like you would in a regular pouch sling, or wear her facing forward or backward like you would in a Baby Bjorn. There are also hip carry and back carry positions -- 8 positions in all. Very comfortable -- the stretch cotton is wonderfully soft and in nearly all the positions, you can have the carrier go over both shoulders. This was a big selling point for me because I find that my back aches after about an hour or so in a regular pouch sling. In the Baby Ktan, with both shoulders carrying the load, it's much easier. Packable -- much less bulk than a Baby Bjorn or other structured/padded carrier; about the size of two pouch slings. Large weight range -- I can also put my 30 lb. toddler in the hip carry position with this thing. Machine wash, tumble dry.
Cons: A little bit of a learning curve and not quite as quick and easy to use as a pouch sling. Takes up about twice as much room as a pouch sling in the diaper bag.
One buying tip: Pay close attention to the sizing recommendations, and if you are at all in between sizes, get the smaller one. The material is quite stretchy. I bought a small to begin with, but returned it for an extra small, which fits me better. I'm 5'4" and average weight.
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Initial post: Jul 13, 2012 11:27:03 PM PDT
Mistypaw says:
I am a 24/26 shirt size, do you think it's strechy enough that the x-large will still fit me?

Posted on Mar 7, 2013 6:21:58 PM PST
S. Taylor says:
I don't mean to offend, but what do you mean by "average weight"? I am 5'4", prepregnancy weight of 150-160 depending on my activity level and if I've been good with eating. I think I will need a medium, does that seem accurate to you?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2013 10:10:25 PM PDT
AKmom says:
If this helps, I'm 5'3", with a prepreggo weight of 149 lbs, and was around 170 lbs shortly after giving birth. I have since lost most of that and am at 151 lbs. The medium size is a perfect fit for me, and has continued to fit well with the changes in my weight since the baby was born.
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