Web site: BabyKtan.com
Price: $50 to $60
Weight Range: 8-35 lbs.
Comments: Baby K’tan has been around for a long time in the baby wearing world (over 1100 reviews on Amazon!). Their wrap carrier doesn’t use long ties to get a good fit, rather it comes in extra-small to extra-large sizes and slips on without tying. The company calls it a “ready to wear” wrap. In fact, it slips on over your head like a t-shirt and can be positioned five different ways.
The K’tan wrap comes in four fabrics: 100% cotton (Original; $50), 100% certified organic cotton (Organic; $50), hi-performance fabric with UVA and UVB protection (Active; $60) and a cotton mesh (Breeze; $60). All of them come with a free matching tie-on sash for additional security and back support. This sash can then convert to a storage bag.
K’tan fans love the soft fabric, ease of use and affordable price. The biggest complaint: sizing. Because it doesn’t tie on, but rather must be bought by size, many parents were frustrated at trying to get the right fit with their K’tan. Others thought the carrier was still too tight and restricting for their baby even when it was the right size. We recommend carefully following the sizing recommendations and the handy videos on their web site to make sure you get the right fit and positioning.