The Baby K’tan Baby Carrier`s unique two loop design holds infants more securely than traditional slings and is extremely easier to use than a wrap or structured front infant carrier or backpack carrier - NO WRAPPING OR BUCKLING INVOLVED ! It is easy to put on and take off. Appropriate for newborns. * Free matching baby hat matching sash included * Unique double-sling design, a cross between a soft sling and a structured front baby carrier or backpack * Used in hospitals across the U.S. for preemies and infants with developmental delays * Unique double-sling design enables parents to carry twins hands-free * Has a built-in back support band for parents; Second loop acts as nursing cover for moms * Carries infants and toddlers in 9 positions * Made entirely of soft 100% cotton and organic cotton * One of Pregnancy Magazine’s Best of 2008 Baby Products; Voted “Best Dad Carrier” by GreatDads.com * Featured on The Today Show, Redbook Magazine, Urban Baby, iVillage, Parent Family, Pregnancy Newborn
From the Manufacturer
The Baby K'tan Organic Baby Carrier is an innovative GOTS certified soft cotton baby carrier that is an ideal blend of a sling, wrap and carrier, providing the positions and benefits of all three. There is no other carrier available like it (a ready-to-wear wrap!) that enables parents & caregivers to comfortably carry infants and toddlers (from birth to 3 years) in multiple positions. The K'tan carrier is ideal for premature babies and babies with special needs. It is lightweight and compact like a sling, yet goes over both shoulders to evenly distribute baby's weight like a structured carrier. The adjustable back support band offers the wearer extra back support and makes it easy to adjust baby or toddler's weight distribution on both shoulders. The exclusive design offers the wearer a certified 100% organic cotton carrier that is ready-to-wear, with NO buckles, snaps, rings or hardware! Extremely simple to use, the secret behind this parent-invented, ready-to-wear baby carrier is its unique double-loop design, which gives added security for carrying baby and privacy for mom while nursing! It is easy to put on and take off, and comes in a free carry bag! Baby K'tan, LLC uses GOTS certified 100% organic cotton free of harmful chemicals, formaldehydes and azo dyes.
Most helpful customer reviews
Better for smaller babies
I absolutely adored the Baby K'Tan while my son was small. I could carry him around hands-free and he was snug, often just sleeping while I puttered or while we were out and about. I'm so sad that now that he is bigger, I find that my back is starting to hurt when he is in the front-carry positions, and I really just think it's that he is so heavy - 17 pounds at almost 4 months. Now I find that I'm going to my Mei Tai style carrier BabyHawk Mei Tai Organic Baby Carrier Eyes of the World on Avocado Straps and Dainty Baby Reusable Bag Bundle
I have not yet tried the rear carry positions with him, I'm waiting for him to get a little bigger, so I'm hoping to get more use yet.
One note, I'm not a fan of the hip carry position, it just doesn't feel secure to me, even with the extra sash. I think that is typical of the sling style carriers. I've had no issues with the other front carry positions, having the crossed straps and the tie around feels plenty safe.
This carrier washes well and seems to be holding up just fine to wear and tear. I was worried about the light color, but haven't had any issues with staining so far. It's definitely going to be a keeper for Number Two in the future.
Love my Baby K'tan!
By Avidly Perfecting
I purchased my baby k'tan carrier and have used it several times now. I am too impatient for the manual's multi-step instructions but had no trouble following the very helpful and short videos online. The carrier is extremely soft and my seven month old daughter loves being in it when we go out. It's also breathable which has extremely important for me during our record breaking heat waves this summer. I have not noticed any stretching with mine like someone else mentioned. Even though I am busty and usually size up on things like this, I stuck to their sizing chart and ordered a size small. The size chart was very accurate and the fit is comfortably snug, like a hug. It's the only carrier/sling my daughter didn't fight to get out of and we get lots of compliments when we go out. It does distribute weight evenly, stays supportive of both of us for long periods of shopping, is very comfortable and washable. I haven't talked to anyone who doesn't love theirs; you should definitely try it out!
By Fitness Swimmer
All in all good product. Purchased for 6.5 lb newborn who was sliding down in other carriers. Now as he is getting bigger it is really nice to have weight distributed on both shoulders. You don't have to fold it or put it on perfectly for it to be usable which is nice. It seems to stretch out after a few wears and become too big but it is minor because you can machine wash and tumble dry to shrink it back up. So far have only used it with the cradle and kangaroo positions. I prefer my hotsling for short trips but this is but better if baby is going to be inside it for any real length of time.