By Heather Lopez
Welcome to day #3 of the review-a-thon! Today we are reviewing the Baby K’ Tan sling carrier. Having trouble getting things done since the baby’s been born? Try using a carrier or sling to help keep you hands free. Sometimes leaving the baby in a seat or crib is not enough. They want to be close to you, so wearing a sling helps satisfy their need. If you are lucky, they will even fall asleep, gently lulled into dreamland by your movements.
When I first saw this product in the store, I really wanted to get my hands on it. Many moms were raving about it, so I figured I’d give it a try. Up until this point I had only had one baby carrier that my son had far outgrown. I actually received this sling way back in May, but I wanted to try it out long term as I hear that the material can become stretchy and saggy over time. I wanted to see how well it could hold up to my 1 year old toddler who has a little extra meat on his bones. Surprisingly 4 months later and the sling is in the same condition as when I first opened up the box.
You practically have to take a babywearing class in order to be able to use it. I actually received instruction from the company (since they are based right here in South Florida where I live), as well as a babywearing expert and a store owner. Yup! It took me 3 times to really learn how to put it on myself. I guess third times the charm.
Overall, I really liked using this sling over the past few months and really getting a feel for how it fairs. I greatly preferred it over my previous carrier. My husband really doesn’t like it too much, though. He thinks that it “babies” the kids too much and isn’t really fashionable. I beg to differ.
The basic model can be purchased for $59.99 on their website. It comes with the sling, the sash, and hat. It is available in White Cloud, Basic Black, Warm Cocoa, Soft Sand, Sage Green, Pink, Natural Organic, & Pure Honey Organic. (Organics are $69.99)
I was not compensated for this review other than the product sample I received in order to conduct a proper review. Baby K’Tan sponsored a giveaway for a Happy and Healthy Mom event in May, but this in no way affected my review. We blog with integrity and encourage honest opinions to help develop better products and services for new & expecting moms.