Post # 1
I love the idea of “baby wearing” or whatever you want to call it, so when I registered for baby stuff I looked at all the wraps, slings, hard, and soft baby carriers. I ended up deciding that I liked the baby k’tan best just based on the look of it…I wanted something that was softer, and versatile as far as positioning the baby…but I wanted something with less of a learning curve than just a regular wrap. Well, I was lucky enough to get one in the mail as a gift yesterday…and like a crazy person I went to work trying to figure it out by practicing with a monkey stuffed animal I had lying around.
I think I figured out the basic kangaroo infant position…but the thing that I’m wondering…does it fit right? I had gone on the website and plugged in my pre-pregnancy size info and it came back as a small, so that’s what I registered for…but I feel like in regular clothes I’m normally a medium (pre-pregnancy size 6) and I’m just worried it’s too small. How can you tell? Can anyone share any wisdom or experience with the baby k’tan?
Post # 2
lula0508 : if you can get the baby in its not too small. Snugger the better for a newborn.
Post # 3
carolinabelle : Lol well as long as my baby is roughly the dimensions of my stuffed gorilla then we’re good
Post # 4
Do you have a sling meet/sling library meet near you? Fantastic group for getting lots of baby wearing advice and fitting checks.
Post # 5
This is a good overview of safety measures for baby carriers: http://www.closeenoughtokiss.co.uk/babywearing-t-i-c-k-s/
I have a Baby K’Tan and I really like it for the first 6 months or so. It does need to be snug to properly support the baby. Also the material will stretch some with the weight of the child.
Post # 6
everything ive read about the k’tan is it should fit snug/small as it stretches quite a bit
Post # 7
I am the same size and and thought my ktan might be too small… Nope! It’s definitely the right size and my giant 5 month old fits well comfortably in it. That said … I found it really hard to use when she was a newborn, she didn’t come around to it until about month 4. If you’re having trouble keep trying and I highly recommend finding a BWI (baby wearing international) group if you haven’t already,. The one where I live has a selection of baby carriers that you can check out for a week at a time.
Post # 8
❤️Just posting to say I love that you practiced with a stuffed primate 😩