Baby K’tan Baby Carrier Active
The Baby K’tan Baby Carrier ACTIVE offers the same unique double-loop design as the original carrier but is made from a hi-tech performance fabric (100% polyester) which is moisture wicking. It provides unique temperature control and cooling effect while blocking 90% of UVA and UVB rays. The Baby K’tan ACTIVE is ideal for the warmer Australian climate and active use.
Unlike other baby slings that have clips and fasteners, the Baby K’tan™ Baby Carrier offers the softness and flexibility of cloth while securely embracing the newborn to the chest of the caregiver. Travelling on a bus or in tight spaces can often be a burden for parents who operate push prams. With the Baby K’tan™ there is no need to disassemble and reassemble bulky baby carriers. It is made of two loops of cotton which are connected by a third smaller loop called the Back Support Band. that can be easily worn and taken off.
Baby K’tan™ Baby Carrier also offers much needed ergonomic support for the back, supports breastfeeding without the need to remove the sling and provides convenience when out and about.
Which Baby K’tan should I buy?
Deciding which Baby K’tan is right for you can be a difficult decision. The Baby K’tan Breeze is the most popular style in our range. No one returns it because they don’t like it – they only return it because the have bought a size too big. As we have hot summers, the Breeze if popular because the mesh is cooling in the heat but it can still be used year round.
If you have a baby with eczema like I did, you will probably find the Breeze or the Active keeps your baby cooler. If you find that your baby hates baby carriers, especially structure ones with lots of padding, it could be because they are too hot, and eczema babies are already too hot. However, they might be more comfortable in the Breeze, especially with the cotton and mesh mix of fabrics.
The Active is great for the wearer as it is cooling for them as well as the baby. This model is great for when you are physically active or you live in a hotter climate. The Active blocks 90% of UVA and UVB rays which the other models don’t which is an added bonus for this carrier.
If you prefer to stick with natural fibres only, then the Baby K’tan Original is the one for you being 100% cotton. It still provides the same support and convenience as the other models but lacks the man-made fibres of the Breeze and Active.
Currently available in Ocean Blue and Black.
Use the chart below to determine your Baby K’tan sizing. The Baby K’tan is sized to fit the adult who will be carrying the child. Age or weight of child is not a factor.
|Women’s Size||6 – 8||10 – 12||14 – 16||18 – 20||22+|
|Men’s Suit Jacket Size||Up to 38||39 – 42||43 – 46||47 – 50|
If in-between sizes or if 5’2” or shorter, choose smaller size. If pregnant, base on pre-pregnancy sizes. Sizing generally corresponds to wearer’s fitted t-shirt size. The Baby K’tan is meant to fit snugly to allow for stretching. If the carrier feels a bit snug the first time you put it on, this does not necessarily mean it is too small.
ADDITIONAL SIZING TIPS
Each person is shaped differently, and like clothing, some people may fit into more than one size or fall in-between sizes on the above sizing chart. The following additional sizing tips should be used as a guide to assist you in ordering the optimal size.
CHOOSE SMALLER SIZE IF YOU:
- fall in-between sizes or are unsure of sizing or you are petite – height of 157cm (5’2″) or under
- If you are pregnant, use pre-pregnancy size to determine appropriate carrier size.
- Only go up in size selection if you are 183cm (6 feet) or taller.