Before Simon was born J tried on almost every fancy carrier that they had on display at Buy Buy Baby. We were there for a LONG time. I was too large to comfortably try them on at that point, so J made the decision solo. We chose a carrier that we both really like, but early on it didn’t meet my needs with Simon.
After a few days of carrying Simon everywhere that I went around the house, my arms (like the rest of me) were exhausted and I told J that we had to find a carrier that I could easily put on and use both at home and out and about.
I wanted a multi use carrier with the criteria that it had to be easy to put on and extremely comfortable to wear for long stretches – there could be no complicated straps or fasteners…and it had to look good with pajamas. 🙂
I spent a lot of time holding, snuggling, and carrying Simon and we went through a good few weeks where he did not want to be put down for even a second. As much as I enjoyed the cuddles, I still had things that I needed to get done around the house (silly dishes).
J and I went to the store to get a new carrier and I ended up with one that I used for all of a few minutes before I decided that it needed to be returned. It was uncomfortable on my shoulders and I couldn’t figure out how to make Simon comfortable – he would scream every time that we tried to put him in it. I was convinced that I’d have to wear the carrier that J chose with all of the bells and whistles or carry Simon in my arms at all times. On a whim I decided to purchase the Baby K’tan because it looked easy to use and the reviews that I was reading were positive. I am so glad that I did.
I used the Baby K’tan daily for many weeks and still use it frequently for walks and errands. I find the Baby K’tan to be as comfortable as our carrier with all of the bells and whistles, but much easier to put on once I got the hang of it. It was also significantly less expensive.
We have moved from kangaroo position (used before Simon could hold his head up) to hug position and both have been comfortable. The kangaroo position took some getting used to because I was worried about Simon being able to breathe, but once we got the hang of it, we used it all of the time.
I love that the Baby K’tan easily changes to whatever Simon might need at the time. The many wear positions really allow the carrier to grow with the baby (useful from 8-35 lbs). Simon seems perfectly cozy in each of the positions that we’ve tried and I like that the Baby K’tan feels secure and comfortable for me too.
It is important to pay attention to the size chart because if it’s too big everything will be less comfortable. I initially thought that ours was a bit small for me, but after getting situated I realized that it needs to fit snuggly so that everyone is comfortable.
Unlike other carriers, I feel that the baby’s weight is distributed across my shoulders and even as Simon gets bigger I think that I’ll be able to carry him without hurting my back.
The Baby K’tan is a great solution for errands outside of the house or chores inside the house if you have a baby who likes to be held close.
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I was not compensated in any way for this review. I partnered with Baby K’tan on this giveaway because I truly like their product – all opinions expressed here are my own.
P.S. Pictures taken by J, modeling by Simon, glasses from Warby Parker.
P.P.S. Congrats Candace W. for winning the Toy Nanny and Diaper Wallet!