If there’s one thing that babies love, it is to be held close to their parents. I remember that when Darah was so exhausted around the “witching” hour (5pm) every day, she would calm down the instant Tim put her in a carrier and took her outside. It was like magic.
So we knew that we wanted a carrier for Layah, as well. Our old infant carrier was long gone, passed on to friends. And as a blog reader, I know that there are MANY different carrier options, so we didn’t have to choose the exact same one again this time around. But what to choose???!!! We needed something that would fit both myself and Tim (there’s a 1 foot difference between us!) and that could be used with a newborn but that wouldn’t be outgrown before the baby could also start using our more toddler-friendly carrier that we have. Wraps seemed like the way to go, except that I know myself, and I know that if it is complicated to put on, I’m going to give up quickly.
The Baby K’tan Baby Carrier really stood out for me because it offers the same holding positions as wrap carriers, but without all that wrapping. This soft cotton carrier is basically two loops of fabric, connected by a smaller loop in the back. It can be worn in multiple positions and none of them require you to buckle anything or do any super complicated wrapping. Their website calls it a cross between a sling and a structured front baby carrier.
When we were first ready to try out the Baby K’tan, we simply went to the website and watched video tutorials on how to put it on for the kangaroo position (the ideal position for newborns). Watching someone else put it on made it so easy, and we had it down in no time at all.
Layah is a baby who LOVES to be held during the day, even while she is sleeping. In order for mom and dad to get anything else done, wearing her is an absolute must. And Layah loves it! We put her in her Baby K’tan and go on about our day, and she just snoozes away in there, snug as a bug in a rug and totally content.
There are 5 other different ways to use the Baby K’tan, and as Layah gets a bit older, we’ll be trying them all. So far, we absolutely love this carrier and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to wear their babies!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.