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Baby Ktan Size Chart
Babywearing - wearing your child in a baby carrier - is in. Pediatricians, psychologists, and your big sister will tell you that a baby carrier can be just the trick to a happier child. Babywearing helps satisfy both your baby's and your own need for closeness and affection. She will feel calm and secure when she is snuggled up against you in her baby carrier and listening to your heartbeat. Can you blame her? It's like getting a nice long hug from the person you love most.
But don't forget that this isn't just a passing trend. Parents all over the world, since the beginning of time, have used different kinds of baby carriers and baby slings to keep baby nearby. History shows that this is a natural and instinctive practice for parents, and our modern studies show that babies cry less when worn in a baby carrier or held. It's both soothing and enlightening for a baby to piggyback on Mom's and Dad's routines, feeling safe and loved while she learns all about her new world. So, find a great baby carrier, give that stroller a little rest and discover how rewarding it is to wear your baby as you go about your day.
Now that the newest member of the family has arrived, you'll want to show her off wherever you go. And between introducing her to the whole neighborhood and running all those daily errands, you could use a great baby carrier. But what if you can't decide between a baby sling and a structured front baby carrier? it's not that hard: combine the benefits of the two with a Baby K'Tan. Baby K'tan baby carriers are incredible hybrid carriers that give you the best of both worlds - and come in several super-stylish designs you'll love wearing.
Baby K'tans have a double loop design that provides the coziness of a soft baby sling with the added security you get from a more structured baby carrier. They are also a total breeze to use. There are no buckles, snaps, or long stretches of fabric that need careful wrapping. Instead, you have the option of quickly and securely holding your child in your baby carrier in eight different positions. You can use your Baby K'tan carrier from birth to three years old (up to 35 pounds), and it's perfect for preemies, twins, and babies with special needs.
Sure, this sounds very good for your baby, but what about your back? The designers of the Baby K'tan baby carrier have thought of it all. Their built-in back support band will keep you as comfortable as the baby. It's no wonder that the Baby K'tan carrier is the popular new kid on the block. These brilliant baby carriers have been featured on The Today Show and in Redbook, The Miami Herald, Urban Baby, iVillage, South Florida Business Journal, Parent & Family, MetroKids, and Fit Pregnancy. Plus, Baby K'Tan has been voted "Best Dad Carrier" by GreatDads.com, and received Creative Child Magazine's 2007 Seal of Excellence.
We love that a percentage of the proceeds from every Baby K'tan baby carrier sold is given to the American Heart Association to help fund education, medical research, advocacy programs, and promote Down syndrome awareness.
Sizing: (according to women's top size and men's suit jacket size)
Extra Small - fits women's 0-4, men's 24-30
Small - fits women's 6-8, men's 32-38
Medium - fits women's 10-12, men's 39-42
Large - fits women's 14-16, men's 43-46
Extra Large - fits women's 18-22, men's 47-50
Double loop design can be used in eight comfortable positions
Durable enough to carry babies and toddlers from preemie to preschool (35 pounds)
No complicated wrapping necessary
100% natural cotton - soft, breathable, machine washable and dryer safe
Sliding lumbar band - offers great support for the back and shoulders
Calms babies - assists and promotes successful breastfeeding, allo
Assists in breastfeeding - calms baby and promotes successful nursing, allows you to discreetly nurse your baby on the go, recommended by lactation specialists
Voted best baby carrier for dads
Chiropractor, physical and occupational therapist recommended
Matching sash included
Lets you carry twins at the same time
Lots of options to carry the baby, easy to use in winter with a large jacket or a poncho on
A bit difficult to understand the correct size you need
Both my husband and I love the carrier. we used outside and inside the house to. also for some skin time while taking care of errands around the house. We have a newborn and I find it the best carrier for little ones. They can snuggle and be safe at the same time.
Comfortable, Stylish, Easy
I Love this carrier. My 7 month old daughter has Down Syndrome and I did lots of research on the right carrier for her since she has lower muscle tone. I'm very happy I did all that work-this carrier is everything I was looking for in comfort for me as well as her, and what would be the best for her development.
Comfortable, Lightweight, Easy Use, Strong Construction, Stylish
I absolutely love the sense of freedom I get from using this carrier. I am able to get tasks done and care for my little one at the same time (nothing that would compromise her safety, of course). I wish I could buy a Baby K'tan for everyone! Love how well it washes also.
Comfortable, Easy Use, Lightweight
Use this carrier while out all the time and while traveling. it is a life savor. the fact that it has very litte material and takes 1 minute to put on becomes a life savor when you have 2 other kids. baby loves is and i think its super comfy and safe. i recommend to all and buy as gift for my friends. k'tan is a great product.
Strong Construction, Lightweight, Easy Use, Comfortable, Stylish
Out of all the slings and carriers that I have tried I have to say that if i had found the Baby K'tan carrier before I had found my ring sling or my Moby Wrap then I would have probably never bought either!
What I love about the K'tan carrier is that it is like a wrap - so you get that awesome swaddled hold for a newborn - except its all put together for you. No need to learn how to tie five thousand different knots, just slide into it for the most part. Another upside there is no dragging it on nasty parking lots while trying to get situated. My hubbie and I call the Baby K'tan a Moby for blondes!
Comfortable, Easy Use, Lightweight, Stylish
so impressed with the ktan! most comfortable (more than my bjorn), and not as complicated (as my moby) and amazingly secure! Love it!! wish i had it with last baby, but better late than never.
Easy Use, Strong Construction, Stylish, Comfortable, Lightweight
This carrier was way easier for me to figure out than my moby, yet it does all the same things! i loved that i can have such closeness with my little one without any hassle. it is sized, so you do need to make sure to get the right size with a snug fit, but it is so worth it! i think i might even buy another one so that i have one while my black one is in the wash! i can't live without my baby k'tan!
Difficult to Setup
I tried several different sizes of this wrap but I wasn't able to get a secure fit. It is essential to be able to adjust the sling so that it is very snug and baby can be secure as possible. I just didn't feel comfortable that he was in properly. It would often stretch too much and my son would slide down. The fixed design of the sling makes getting the correct size essential and also limits it to only same sized people in your household. My husband and I are over 6 inches and 50 lbs apart (him bigger!) so we would have had to buy two!
Although they advertise this as a good sling for forward facing carries, all the baby wearing experts I learned from (Boston Baby wearers group and LLL) recommend against this as it out strain on the pelvis and hip areas of baby and is not good for developing bodies..
Click to watch a short video that explains the sizing options for the Baby K'tan carrier, and shows you some tips for using the carrier effectively.