Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I love baby wearing. I mean REALLY love it. Especially now that I have 2 kiddos. Andrew is 5 months old..and aside from a couple walks, he's not really been in a stroller. When I need to run errands with the boys, it's so easy to just tuck Andrew into my carrier and put Collin in the cart or stroller. When I'm cleaning or hanging up clothes to dry, if Andrew doesn't want to be put down, I tuck him into the carrier. I would be LOST without my carrier.
So what is my carrier and why do I love it?
It is a Baby K'tan baby carrier! The K'tan baby carrier was unlike any carrier I had tried in the past. It is basically a wrap without all the wrapping! Let me explain:
There are 2 parts:
2. A Sash
It is basically a cross between a sling and a structured front baby carrier--but there is no wrapping or buckling to fuss with.
The fabric is a SUPER soft 100% cotton knit with one-way stretch. I find it to be quite breathable!
The ease of use is unmatched! Although, I'll admit..I had to have my sister's help the first time because my tired brain wasn't understanding the pictures that came with the instructions. My little sister read the instructions and said "oh you do this..then this.." -- so I blame newborn mommy brain. But, just in case, I've added a little video to show you a couple different positions (in case your brain is tired too). Also, you click here to see instructions for all the different ways to carry baby.
I use this carrier EVERYWHERE I take Andrew..And that is not an exaggeration. If I am running to the grocery, I just slip my k'tan carrier on, tuck Andrew in and go. If I'm taking Collin to the park or the mall..I do the same thing. Andrew has been in a stroller twice in 5 months. Not because I have anything against strollers but because using the carrier is SO much easier.
There are a couple drawbacks:
1. It is a sized carrier--so if you and your husband vary greatly in size, you'll need more than one.
2. If you use it as extensively as I do, it'll need to be washed and dried probably once a month. Washing and drying it returns it to its original elasticity. Of course, the fact that it is so stretchy is a nice feature--so I'll take it :)
Nothing beats being able to be hands free while still cuddling your little one.
The K'tan is super easy to use, super comfy to wear, super supportive for mom and baby..and well, it's just SUPER!
Thank you to K'tan for allowing me to purchase the K'tan at a lower cost in order to complete my review. Please know this did not influence my opinions. Your experiences may differ from mine.