My Favorite No Fuss Stretchy Wrap For Infants

Next week is International Babywearing week. This time last year, I had written a post briefly explaining the different types of baby carriers. After my disappointing experience with our first baby carrier, I was determined to find a carrier that was better for my body and baby. I decided to try a stretchy wrap after seeing a few of them around. I’m so glad I did.

Little B came home at barely six pounds. He was tiny. I knew that I wanted to wear him right away but all the other carriers I owned had a minimum weight limit that prevented me from wearing him. As soon as he hit a safe weight, I began to wear him. My go-to carrier was Baby K’tan®.

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baby carrier, babywearing

Honestly, I could not have done as much housework or crossed off my to-do list if I could not have worn Little B. It’s not that he wanted to be worn, but it was more protection from Big B. Big B absolutely loves his little brother and always wanted to kiss and hug and cuddle with him. Unfortunately, four year olds don’t always know their strength. So I wore him while doing the dishes, laundry, and getting Big B ready for school. Basically, there were very few things that I could not do while he was in the carrier.

What I like about the Baby K’tan® is that it’s really easy to use. I have never owned a regular wrap, but imagine that the learning curve is pretty steep. The butterfly feature of the Baby K’tan® makes learning to use a wrap (practically) effortless. I must have watched the video tutorial a couple of times before I felt like I was ready to wear Little B. The one mistake I did was to wear him while he was crying. I tried doing the Kangaroo carry and he did not like it at all. I have no doubt that if he were happy and not fussy to begin with, he would have been fine. So, after that traumatic experience, I stuck with the Hug carry.

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The first time I wore Little B, I thought that I must have gotten the wrong size; it was super tight. However, the more I wore him, the better the carrier fit. It is supposed to fit like a snug tee shirt, and it did. I think if I had gone a size larger, Little B would not be secure. Adjusting it is very simple thanks to the design. There are no buckles or straps to fuss with, just tug on the adjustable back support band to ensure a proper fit. I love that the Baby K’tan® is made entirely of 100% cotton fabric since it makes maintenance a breeze. If the baby spit up or somehow soiled it, I just tossed it in the washer. Also, I like that it comes with it’s own pouch. The sash that you wrap to support the baby converts into a pouch to keep the carrier in, brilliant. 

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For newborns, I highly recommend this wrap. It’s super easy to use and really affords you the opportunity to be close to baby while doing work. Fast forward a few months later and I still use the Baby K’tan. As Little B loves facing forward, I will be trying the Hip carry with him soon. For now, I just enjoy having him face me, making occasional eye contact while I’m working.

A little about Baby K’tan
Baby K’tan® is the brainchild of two families raising special needs children. The combined efforts of forging together the best of the wrap and traditional front carrier lead to a product that was comfortable, easy to use, stylish, and most of all, met the needs of their children. In addition to providing a quality product that parents love and trust, Baby K’tan® donates a portion of their sales to the American Heart Association and National Down Syndrom Society. The company also contributes to various other charities and is heavily involved in service to their community.


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Disclosure: I received a free product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions expressed are my own.

19 comments

  1. mommahag says:

    I’ve been debating between this and the Moby, but the K’Tan looks a little easier! Thanks 🙂 Babywearing is essential to getting stuff done in my house too!

  2. Trisha says:

    This actually looks like a great carrier and super easy to use. I wish I had one for when my little one was an infant, I sure do miss using stretchy wraps!

  3. Ninja Wifey says:

    This looks great, I had a very bad experience with a carrier once as well, but I always wonder how easy these would actually be to get on and off. I mean I had one where it really took two people to get on/off w/out dropping baby.

    • Romina says:

      My first carrier gave me backaches and ever since then, I’ve been obsessed with finding carriers that work for me. I love this one. It takes me 30 seconds to put the baby in it and adjust for comfort and even less to take him out. (I timed myself. LOL.)

  4. Sofia says:

    I love the support on your back. Looks quite comfortable. If only I knew about them 4-3 years ago! Thanks for the review! Will keep them in mind if there ever is baby No.3

    Sofia
    From PDX with Love

    • Romina says:

      I’ve never owned or tried a Moby, so I couldn’t tell you. I like this one just because it didn’t involve wrapping. I’m sure they both have their advantages.

    • Romina says:

      Allyson, I had done extensive research of babycarriers after the not-so-great experience with my first one. I am really glad I found Baby K’tan. I would suggest this to expectant moms in a heartbeat.

  5. It looks so much like my Moby wrap only a bit easier for a beginner to figure out! 🙂 I’m now looking for a carrier for a heavier kid, as my 15-month old is getting hard to carry comfortably in a wrap, but I’ll definitely be keeping Baby K’tan in mind when we have another little one!

  6. Kandi says:

    Love these! my aunt (who is korean) made one of these for my sister and was trying to show her how to use it! These are common over there but they carry their kiddos in one of these ON THERE BACKS! the way they would get the child on their back and that sucker rapped tightly with in seconds is amazing! This looks much easier lol

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