Baby K'tan Baby Carrier, Sage Green, Large (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- 100% natural soft cotton
- If you are in between sizes, size down
- Over 6 positions from preemie to preschool (35 pound )
- 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
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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.
Double-Loop Design for Easy Positioning and Privacy
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.
Six Positions for Support and Development
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.
Safe for Growing Babies
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.
Adjustable Back Support for Wearer
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.
Gentle, 100 Percent Cotton Cloth
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.
What's in the Box
Carrier, convertible sash/carrying bag, and instruction manual.
Top Customer Reviews
- very easy to use (I saw demos online while waiting for delivery and got the hug, cradle and kangaroo positions right away), I can use it much faster than buckle carriers,
- the sizing is correct, right now I'm 5'6'' and around 145 lb, but my pre pregnancy size is between 6 and 8 (130-135 lb), and size Small is perfect. Although after washing and drying it shrunk and it was to small for me, it stretched out. next time I will air dry, because baby cried and it was squished. The sizing seems correct but I keep thinking if will fit when the baby will grow, but K'tan website ensures that will be ok, especially with different positions,
- the material is very soft and keeps my 1 month old snuggle to me. Cradle position seems to cramp the baby but he doesn't mind, so far because of no neck control yet we both love the hug position. He is very curious and loves to see the world, and at the same time when falls asleep can be hold tight,
- carrier feels very comfortable and truly hands free; it feels the most natural from all the carriers I've tried,
- the sash is also a storage tote at the same time so it is easy to carry the whole thing in a diaper bag, matching hat is cute but doesn't fit my 5 weeks old yet even after washing and drying (size 0-3 months; but he will grow to it eventually),
- I can do a lot stuff at home with my son next to me, he sleeps better and longer.
- the description says it can be used on preemies but baby k'tan website and instruction booklet says to use from 8-42 lb (the box says 5-35 lb, so I don't know which one is right).Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I used this with my 3 week old baby, I needed to get out the house. I bundled him in this with his feet in and just enough opening for a peak of his head to be out and walked the... Read morePublished 14 hours ago by K. Edwards
I love this in the 2 hours I have had it on I have been able to get so much done that I couldn't before because my daughter loves to be helpPublished 15 hours ago by kerri st.laurent
I have tried my fair share of carriers and have never even been satisfied, until I used this one. I love love this style, it is easy to figure out and I feel like my baby is... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Mrs N.
Love, love, love my K'Tan. I have 3 kids and it's a life saver! Fits great and most importantly my daughter enjoys being in it! Read morePublished 2 days ago by samantha hardy
It does its job. I find it pretty simple to put on. This was my first carrier, so I can't compare it to anything else. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Savontb82
This worked really well at first and then my baby got fussy due to teething I'm gonna try it again and see though now that he's better. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Cherry
Awesome baby carrier! So much easier than the long peice of fabric ones. And the fabric pattern is super cute and really soft!Published 7 days ago by Meagan B.
I have a baby who wants to be held all the time, which wouldn't be a problem but for her 5-year-old brother who wants me to play and take him out of the house. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Erin S. near Chicago