A great carrier for the first year
February 17, 2015
This carrier holds your baby similar to the popular Moby wrap, but it doesn't require all the wrapping around. It is quick and easy to put on. It provides a lot of support around my back and shoulders, making it comfortable to wear for many hours. I like how it gently cradles my newborn and seems to hold him just right. I also own a Ergobaby 360, which is also a great carrier, but I definitely prefer the K'Tan for the first few months. An important thing to note is that the fabric stretches out. I actually like this feature, because it makes a more custom fit for me and my baby. After a few months when it gets too stretched out, I wash it and put it in the dryer to shrink it up to the original size. However, the stretching means that it doesn't do well going between toddler and newborn-- it becomes too loose after using it with my toddler to snuggly hold my newborn unless I wash/dry it again.
Pros:Gently cradles small babies, compact (can easily fit in a diaper bag or around stroller handle), easy and quick to put on
Cons:Hot during the Summer; is not good to go between toddler and then newborn because it stretches