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A wrap without
all the wrapping...
The Baby K’tan® Baby Carrier is a soft natural cotton baby carrier with an innovative hybrid design that
is a cross between a wrap and a more structured front carrier, providing the positions and benefits of
both, plus more! There is no other carrier available like it. It is NOT a wrap. It is NOT a sling. It IS
unstructured, soft and easy to use, allowing you to comfortably carry your child from 8 - 35 lbs in
multiple wearing positions. The Baby K’tan Baby Carrier is like many carriers in one.
COMFORTABLE, SUPPORTIVE AND EASY TO USE
The Baby K’tan Baby Carrier is made entirely of soft, breathable 100% natural cotton fabric (or half
natural cotton, half breathable mesh for Baby K’tan Breeze Carriers) and is azo-dye free. It is strong and
durable enough to carry your baby hands-free from 8 to 35 pounds. The cross-stretch in the fabric creates
a comfortable and secure pouch to hold your baby, and the second loop of fabric provides added
security for your baby and support for your back and shoulders.
It is incredibly easy to use and store!
• No latches, buckles, rings, snaps, zippers or clasps.
• No unflattering bulky fabric.
• No wrapping or complicated instructions.
• Machine washable and dryer safe.
• Comes with a handy storage tote.
The Baby K’tan Baby Carrier is made up of two loops of fabric connected with an adjustable back
support band. Simply place the two loops over your head and around your neck like a necklace, slip
one arm through one loop and the other arm through the second loop...WOW! It’s that easy!
WHY USE A BABY CARRIER?
Studies have shown that using a baby carrier is beneficial for parent-child bonding and your baby’s
development. Very young babies who are carried in a baby carrier are typically more content, less
fussy and less likely to experience colic.
Babies Cry Less
Research has shown that babies who are carried cry LESS (on average). In cultures where babies are
carried almost continuously babies tend to cry less than those in non-carrying cultures.
Good for Baby's Mental Development
Babies spend more time in a "quiet, alert state" when carried - the ideal state for learning. Their senses
are stimulated while being carried (yet there is also a place to retreat). When carried, your baby sees
the world from where you do, instead of the ceiling above his/her crib or people's knees from a
stroller. And the extra stimulation promotes brain development.
Good for Baby's Emotional Development
Babies are quickly able to develop a sense of security and trust when they are carried. They are more
likely to be securely attached to their caregivers and often become independent at an earlier age.
Good for Baby's Physical Development
By being so close to your body's rhythms, your newborn "gets in rhythm" much more quickly. Your
heartbeat, breathing, voice and warmth are all familiar. Research has shown that this helps newborns
to adapt to life outside the womb.
Good for Babies Whose Caregivers Are Overwhelmed
Babies who are not held need more verbal interaction and eye contact, just to be reassured that
you're there. Carrying your baby is a great way to connect with him or her (and provide stimu-
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lation too) without the constant necessity of having to interact. Of course your baby is "right there"
to enjoy whenever you feel like snuggling, kissing or talking.
Dr. William Sears, a renowned pediatrician says:
• Wearing your baby provides a gentle way of transitioning babies from the calm environment of the
womb to that of the outside world.
• Babies in carriers are more receptive to learning, and display enhanced visual and auditory
alertness.
• When babies are held closely, the adult and the baby can see each other’s faces, leading to frequent
verbal and non-verbal interaction, enhancing speech development.
• Babies who are carried in a carrier facing away from the adult get a bird’s eye view of the world and
its wonders.
• Parents find it easier to carry on their normal daily activities when they wear their babies.
NURTURE YOUR BABY AND ENHANCE DEVELOPMENT
Babies love the physical closeness the Baby K’tan Baby Carrier
provides, improving natural parent/child bonding and enhancing
your baby’s development. The Kangaroo Position (Pg. 7) is meant to
mimic the position in which you would hold your baby in your
arms, with baby’s head at or close to your chest. This position
provides infants with a womb-like feeling in which they can
snuggle securely to the sound of your heartbeat and the warmth of
your body. It also helps soothe colicky or cranky infants and
facilitates sleeping or resting. The Carrier is so simple to remove
that you can often do so and transition from the Baby K’tan Baby
Carrier to car seat, crib, cradle or stroller, without waking your
sleeping baby!
As your child grows to a toddler and is able to sit upright in one of the many versatile positions offered
by the Baby K’tan Baby Carrier, your child can observe the world around him or her, thereby enhancing development, while being comfortably and securely carried by his or her parent or caregiver.
HEALTHY INFANT DEVELOPMENT
Babies often enter the world with fragile, easily over-stimulated nervous systems. Parents attempt to
find the proper balance – to provide their baby with the sensory nourishment he or she requires for
optimal development – while simultaneously avoiding over-stimulation. Babies that are carried in the
Baby K’tan Baby Carrier can experience the stimulating sounds, sights and smells that their parent
experiences while conducting his or her daily activities; yet, at the same time, they are resting
comfortably in the soft carrier, finding comfort in the warmth of their parent’s body and sound of
their parent’s heartbeat.
The Baby K’tan Baby Carrier creates the ideal environment for babies with special needs, such as
Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and others, by providing
tight, swaddled, deep pressure input. Studies have also shown that children with hypotonia (low
muscle tone) are adversely affected by carriers that place their legs in excessive abduction (legs
spread too far apart). With the Baby K’tan Baby Carrier, we have created a position where babies can
still face forward and see the world while having their legs in a more developmentally appropriate
posture.
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BACK SUPPORT
The Baby K’tan Baby Carrier’s unique two-loop design and adjustable back support band distributes
your baby’s weight across both of your shoulders and back, providing support for your back and
shoulders. The fabric of each loop can be spread over your shoulders to further distribute your baby’s
weight.
SUPERIOR TO OTHER CARRIERS AND WRAPS
Unlike structured front carriers or wraps, the Baby K’tan Baby Carrier is easy to put on and take off,
with NO buckles, rings, snaps, zippers or clasps, and NO wrapping involved. And unlike most carriers
on the market, the Baby K’tan Baby Carrier offers many versatile positions, allowing you to carry
babies to toddlers from 8 to 35 pounds.
STYLE FOR WOMEN AND MEN
Both women and men love the Baby K’tan Carrier’s comfort and look. Available in gender neutral
colors, the Baby K’tan Carrier’s attractive design, which is stylish yet simple and understated, allows
men to be as comfortable about wearing their children in a baby carrier as women. It is like wearing
your child in your favorite cotton t-shirt!
Carrier
Sash
Sash converts to handy storage tote!
Simply flip the pocket inside-out and put the ends inside.
WASHING INSTRUCTIONS: Machine wash cold with like colors. Only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble
dry low. Wash before first use.
The Baby K’tan® Baby Carrier is made entirely of 100% Natural or Organic Cotton (half natural cotton, half breathable
mesh for Baby K’tan Breeze Carriers) , and therefore may shrink slightly after washing; however, the cross-stretch of
the fabric enables the Carrier to stretch back to original size.
MATERIAL: Original Baby K’tan Baby Carrier - 100% natural cotton (exclusive of external labels). Organic Baby K’tan
Baby Carrier - 100% organic cotton (exclusive of external labels). Breeze Baby K’tan Baby Carrier - 50% polyester,
50% cotton (exclusive of external labels). Designed in the U.S.A.
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WEARING YOUR BABY K’TAN CORRECTLY
YES! CORRECT POSITIONING:
Baby’s face is visible & kissable
Baby is semi-reclined or upright
Baby’s chin is up, not resting
on his/her chest
Baby is high on wearer’s body
Baby’s nose & mouth are free
from obstructions
• Baby’s face should be in view at all times - at or above the rim of the carrier;
• Baby’s face should never be pressed tightly against wearer’s body or into fabric of carrier;
• Place baby in semi-reclined or upright position, rather than horizontal position;
• Keep baby’s chin off his/her chest - able to place two fingers between chin & chest;
• Baby should be high on the wearer’s body - close enough to kiss top of baby’s head;
• Take extra care in using the carrier with infants younger than 4 months of age, premature,
low-birthweight babies, and babies with colds or respiratory problems.
NO! INCORRECT POSITIONING:
Baby’s chin is touching chest
Baby is too low
Baby’s face is covered
Baby’s face is pressed tightly
against the wearer
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SAFETY CHECK-LIST
After placing your baby in the Baby K’tan Baby Carrier, make sure that your baby
is positioned correctly by following these basic safety tips:
Baby has a clear
source of air
Able to place two
fingers between
baby’s chin & chest.
For Hug (p.8), Two-Hip (p.8) & Adventure
Positions (p.9): Fabric is spread wide,
reaching bend in baby’s knees, to create
a comfortable & secure seat.
If baby does not yet have head
control, use one of the loops to
support his/her head.
For positions that require
the sash: Sash is securely
tied around baby.
Look for this symbol at the end
of each position, reminding you
to do your safety checks!
Time for a
Safety Check
Pg. 4-5
WARNING: Positional Asphyxia (suffocation) can occur in young infants. This can happen if baby's chin is pressed
tight against his/her chest, restricting airflow. Check on your baby often to ensure that baby’s airway is not
obstructed and that baby is breathing regularly.
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GETTING STARTED
The Hip Position
does not require the
“Getting Started”
steps below.
Follow these steps to get started with your Baby K’tan Baby Carrier
Helpful Tip
After placing one arm through
each loop, the “X” might fall near
your neck; simply take a moment
to pull it down so that the “X”
falls at the center of your front
and back.
The Baby K’tan is made of two loops of fabric
connected by an adjustable back support band.
1
Put both loops together to
form a circle.
4
Carrier should now cross (“X”)
at your front and your back,
with support band in the
middle of the X at your back.
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2
Put both loops over your
head like a necklace (with
support band at the back of
your neck).
3
Separate the loops . Place
one arm through one loop,
and the other arm through
other loop.
5
6
Take the outer loop (the one
farthest from your body) and
lower it from your shoulder.
The outer loop will now be
hanging at your waist, and
the inner loop will still be
lying diagonally across your
torso.
Introduce at 8 lbs.
Use up to about 3-4
months old.
NEWBORN KANGAROO POSITION
Continue below after following “Getting Started” Instructions (Pg. 6)
Read and follow Instructions and Warnings (Pg. 16-17) before placing child in Baby Carrier.
Use extra caution when wearing a baby under 4 months old.
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1
Take the inner loop and
stretch it open to form a
pocket-like seat for baby.
Place baby upright (or in an
upright fetal position) in the
pocket-like seat of the inner
loop.
5
4
Place your arm through the
outer loop that is hanging at
your waist, and pull it back up
onto your shoulder.
Spread the fabric of the outer
loop over baby’s back and
bottom. Make sure that the
fabric does not cover your
baby’s face.
Time for a
Safety Check
Pg. 4-5
7
Adjust fabric on your shoulders
so that it is comfortable.
3
Make sure baby is centered in
the fabric with an equal
amount of material on front
and back of baby’s body.
6
Reach behind your back to
slide support band down so
that the loops cross at the
center of your back (for
optimal back support).
Helpful Tips
If your baby does not like being in the carrier, calmly
take baby out and try again later.
Your baby can sense your hesitation. Stay calm and
keep practicing.
Your baby will let you know when he/she is ready to
move out of the Kangaroo Position by starting to
stretch his/her legs while in the carrier. At this point
try the Hug Position.
7
Introduce when
baby fully stretching
legs. About 3-4
months.
HUG POSITION
Continue below after following “Getting Started” Instructions (Pg. 6)
Read and follow Instructions and Warnings (Pg. 16-17) before placing child in Baby Carrier. Sash must be used in Hug Position in
order to secure baby properly in carrier. If baby does not yet have head control, adjust either loop to support baby’s head.
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1
Hold your baby securely
against your body facing
inward (towards you).
Place the inner loop between
your baby’s legs and pull it
over baby’s shoulder. Spread it
open to create a comfortable
seat for baby.
4
Reach behind your back and
slide the support band down
so that the loops cross at the
center of your back for
optimal back support.
3
Place your arm through the
outer loop (at your waist). Pull
it up between baby’s legs,
over baby’s shoulder and
onto your shoulder.
6
5
Adjust both layers of fabric
between baby’s legs so that
they form a comfortable seat
for your baby.
Tie sash tightly around your
waist and your baby for extra
security and additional back
support. Sash must be used.
Two-Hip Position
Time for a
Safety Check
Pg. 4-5
7
Adjust fabric on your shoulders
so that it is comfortable.
8
Follow Hug Position instructions,
but before tying sash, shift your
baby to your side so that baby’s
legs are straddling your hip. Then
continue with Hug instructions.
Two-Hip Position may only be
used when baby is able to hold
his/her head upright unassisted.
For toddlers, shoulder may be free
of fabric. Sash must be used.
Introduce when
baby has full head &
neck control. About
5+ months.
ADVENTURE POSITION
Continue below after following “Getting Started” Instructions (Pg. 6)
Read and follow Instructions and Warnings (Pg. 16-17) before placing child in Baby Carrier. Adventure Position may only be used
when baby is able to hold his/her head upright unassisted. Sash must be used in Adventure Position in order to secure baby
properly in carrier.
1
2
Place the inner loop between
your baby’s legs and pull it
over baby’s shoulder. Spread it
open to create a comfortable
seat for baby.
Hold your baby securely
against your body facing
outward.
5
4
Reach behind your back and
slide the support band down
so that the loops cross at the
center of your back for
optimal back support.
3
Place your arm through the
outer loop (at your waist).
Pull it up between baby’s
legs, over baby’s shoulder
and onto your shoulder.
Adjust both layers of fabric
between baby’s legs so that
they form a comfortable seat
for your baby.
6
Tie sash tightly around your
waist and your baby for extra
security and additional back
support. Sash must be used.
Helpful Tips
Time for a
Ensure that the fabric is spread wide to
create a comfortable seat.
Pg. 4-5
The Adventure Position should not be used
for long periods of time in order to avoid
over-stimulation.
Safety Check
7
Adjust fabric on your shoulders
so that it is comfortable.
9
Introduce when
baby has full head &
neck control. About
5+ months.
EXPLORE POSITION
Continue below after following “Getting Started” Instructions (Pg. 6)
Read and follow Instructions and Warnings (Pg. 16-17) before placing child in Baby Carrier.
Explore Position may only be used when baby is able to hold his/her head upright unassisted.
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1
Place baby in an upright
sitting position in the center
of the inner loop.
4
Spread the fabric of the outer
loop over baby’s bottom.
3
Make sure baby is centered in
the fabric (as if sitting up in
the center of a hammock).
Baby’s head, shoulders and
one or both arms can be free
of the fabric.
Place your arm through the
outer loop that is hanging at
your waist, and pull it back
up onto your shoulder.
6
5
Reach behind your back and
slide support band down so
that the loops cross at the
center of your back (for
optimal back support).
Adjust fabric on your shoulders
so that it is comfortable.
Helpful Tips
Some babies may prefer to be seated in a
criss-cross applesauce position.
Toddlers may be more comfortable with their
legs sticking out of the Carrier.
10
Time for a
Safety Check
Pg. 4-5
HIP POSITION
Introduce when
child is able to sit
up unassisted.
Read and follow Instructions and Warnings (Pg. 16-17) before placing child in Baby Carrier.
Hip Position may only be used when child is able to sit up unassisted. When carrying your child in
the Hip Position, keep one arm encircled around your child’s back at all times for support and balance.
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1
Put both loops together to
form a circle.
Put both loops over your
head like a necklace (with
support band at the back of
your neck).
Place one arm through BOTH
loops and then layer one
loop over the other.
5
4
Stretch open the fabric of the
carrier at your side so it forms
a hammock-like seat.
3
Lift child up and place
him/her in the Carrier with
legs straddling your hip.
Tip: child’s shoulders and
arms may be free of the fabric.
Helpful Tips
For a tighter fit, flip fabric over your shoulder.
You may tie sash around you and your baby for
added support if you so desire.
6
Make sure the fabric covers
baby’s bottom up to under
his/her knees and is spread
over his/her back.
Time for a
Safety Check
Pg. 4-5
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BREASTFEEDING & KANGAROO CARE
Unique bonding experiences for Parent and Baby
In order to have the optimal breastfeeding experience, we suggest practicing at home. Keep in mind that body
shape and size may affect your ability to nurse in the K'tan.
Kangaroo Position/Cradle Style Tips - From the Kangaroo Position, shift your baby so
that he/she is reclining, or place your baby in the carrier in a reclined, cradle style,
position putting baby's head at your breast. You may need to shift and reposition your
baby so that he/she is able to reach your breast. For a bigger baby, you may free his/her
feet from the carrier (use extra caution when nursing in this manner and keep one arm
around your baby at all times). Flip the fabric of the inner loop outward so that your
baby can reach your breast and lift your shirt on the nursing side, or wear a nursing
shirt. You may need to support your baby's head or body with your hand or forearm. For
optimal privacy, spread open the material of the outer loop. You can also tie the sash for
further support and coverage. This position may be the easiest for on-the-go nursing and
for smaller babies.
Hug Position Tips - From the Hug Position, shift the whole carrier, including your baby, to your side. You can either
shift your baby to the side you are going to nurse on or shift baby to the opposite side and tilt him/her to your
opposite breast. You may need to shift and reposition your baby so that he/she is able to reach your breast. Lift
your shirt on the nursing side, or wear a nursing shirt. Spread the material across your shoulders for more privacy.
Tie the sash around as you normally would in the Hug Position. You may need to support the baby's head with
your hand or forearm.
Wear One Loop - If you are unable to find a breastfeeding position which works for you, try lowering the outer
loop from your shoulder while seated (essentially wearing half of the carrier). Removing the outer loop will loosen
the carrier and give you more freedom to reposition your baby. Use extra caution when breastfeeding in this
manner and keep one arm around your baby at all times. Do not walk or stand while nursing in this position.
WARNING - Use extra caution and check on your baby often while breastfeeding in the Baby K’tan Baby
Carrier to ensure that baby has a clear source of air. Always move the baby’s face away from the breast as soon as
the baby is done feeding. Be sure to reposition your baby to a more upright position after breastfeeding.
Kangaroo Care - Kangaroo care is defined as the practice of holding or wearing a
newborn, usually preterm infant, skin-to-skin (such as in the Kangaroo Position of the
Baby K’tan Carrier). Kangaroo care has been proven to have crucial health benefits for
preemies. Kangaroo care helps ensure physiological and psychological warmth and
bonding and provides ready access to nourishment; the parent’s body temperature
helps regulate baby’s temperature, the warmth mimics the calming environment of the
womb and the close hold enhances successful breastfeeding. To practice Kangaroo
care in the Baby K’tan, simply remove your shirt and your infant’s shirt, and place your
newborn skin-to-skin in the Kangaroo Position.
WARNING - Never use this carrier for a preterm infant without seeking the advice of a healthcare professional. Use extra caution and check on your baby often when wearing a baby under 4 months of age.
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BABY K’TAN
BABY CARRIER
The Baby K’tan Breeze Baby Carrier has the same great double loop design as the original Baby K’tan Baby
Carrier, but each loop of the Breeze Carrier is comprised of two separate halves - one half is soft natural cotton,
while the other is a breathable mesh fabric. This mesh/cotton construction reduces heat and moisture, making
it more breathable and comfortable for the infant and caregiver during outdoor use, while retaining the same
stability and ease-of-use as the original Baby K’tan Carrier. This unique combination allows for the same
comfort as the original Baby K’tan Baby Carrier while at the same time providing more breathability and
“breeze,” keeping you and baby cool! Like the original Baby K’tan Carrier, the Baby K’tan Breeze is azo dye-free.
In the winter, rotate the loops so that the cotton is at your front, keeping baby warm and cozy.
In the summer, rotate the loops so that the mesh is at your front, keeping baby cool and breezy!
Sash
Sash converts to handy storage tote!
Soft Cotton
Carrier
Breathable Mesh
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is so unique about the Baby K’tan Baby Carrier?
The Baby K’tan Baby Carrier is a cross between a sling and a more
structured front carrier, providing the positions and benefits of both.
Babies can be snuggled, carried upright and can even be carried on
your hip. Unlike traditional slings which concentrate your baby’s
weight load on one shoulder, the Baby K'tan Baby Carrier’s unique
double-loop design distributes your child’s weight across both of
your shoulders and back; no more back or neck pain. The second
loop also helps secure your baby snugly to your body providing an
extra level of safety while on the go.
What is the difference between the Baby K’tan and a wrap?
The Baby K’tan Baby Carrier is a ready to wear carrier, providing all the versatility of a wrap without
any of the complicated wrapping. Both a wrap and the Baby K’tan will give you the same end
result, but the Baby K’tan is simple to put on; the Baby K’tan is pre-wrapped and sized to the
wearer, which allows it to be worn without any wrapping or adjusting. Additionally, the Baby K’tan
is lighter and has less fabric than a wrap.
What are the age/weight limits of the Baby K’tan?
The Baby K’tan Baby Carrier is tested for quality and safety for carrying babies from 8 lb. all the way
up to 35 lb. (consult your pediatrician for information on using the Baby K’tan with a preemie).
Please read all instructions (Pg. 6-12) and safety warnings (Pg. 16-17) before using our carrier.
Can my partner and I wear the same Carrier?
The Baby K’tan Baby Carrier is offered in sizes XS, S, M, L and XL. Please refer to our sizing chart
(online or on the side of the box) to determine if you and your partner can wear the same size
carrier or if it is beneficial for you to order two different size carriers. We strongly recommend that
each wearer uses the correct size carrier.
Is the Baby K’tan Baby Carrier adjustable?
We have designed the Baby K'tan to ensure the safety and comfort of both parent and baby. The
carrier has NO buckles, rings, snaps, metal or plastic hoops that could potentially come undone or
cause discomfort. When the correct size carrier is purchased, our Baby Carrier is structured to fit
the wearer in a secure, comfortable and snug fashion. Therefore, no adjusting is necessary. To get
a tighter fit, simply wash and tumble dry.
Is the Baby K’tan good for my baby?
Yes! Babies enter the world with easily over-stimulated nervous systems. Infants that are carried in
slings, wraps and baby carriers experience the stimulating sounds, sights and smells that their
parent experiences, while at the same time being swaddled in a secure and comfortable position,
providing safety and assurance to the infant. Our baby carrier offers a gentle way of transitioning
your baby from the calm environment of the womb to that of the outside world. Read more about
this on page 1-3, “Why Use a Baby Carrier?”
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can the Baby K’tan Baby Carrier be used for children with special needs?
Yes, it can. It is well known that children with developmental delays and special needs benefit
from being carried close to the wearer. The Baby K’tan creates the ideal environment for development and growth. At the same time, it offers infants a tight swaddled, deep pressure input,
providing security and assurance to infants with sensory integration dysfunction and other developmental disorders such as Autism and Cerebral Palsy. Studies have also shown that infants with
hypotonia (low muscle tone) are adversely affected by baby carriers that place their legs in excessive abduction (legs spread too far apart). With the Baby K’tan Baby Carrier, there is a position
where babies can still face forward and see the world while having their legs in a more developmentally appropriate posture. The Baby K'tan Baby Carrier was developed by two couples trying
to find the best babywearing solution for their children with special needs.
How do I wash and dry my Baby K’tan Baby Carrier?
The Baby K’tan Baby Carrier is both machine washable and dryer safe. Please follow these simple
washing instructions: Machine wash cold, wash with like colors only. Use only non-chlorine
bleach when needed. Tumble dry low. Make sure to wash separately before first use.
Will my Baby K’tan Baby Carrier shrink after washing?
The Baby K’tan Baby Carrier is made of 100% cotton knit (and the Baby K’tan Breeze Carrier is 50%
cotton, 50% mesh). Accordingly, the carrier may shrink slightly after washing. However, you will
also find that the cross stretch of the cotton fabric enables our carrier to stretch with use. If your
carrier feels a bit snug after washing, you can simply stretch it a bit to “wear it in.”
Did we answer all of your questions?
If not, please call us at 866.937.5826 and we would be happy to help!
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WARNINGS
READ WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE PLACING CHILD
IN BABY CARRIER. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS CAN RESULT IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
• THE BABY K’TAN BABY CARRIER (”BABY K’TAN” OR ”CARRIER”) IS NOT A
CAR SEAT OR A BICYCLE SEAT. NEVER WEAR YOUR CHILD IN THE CARRIER
WHILE TRAVELING IN A MOTORIZED VEHICLE OF ANY TYPE OR RIDING A
BICYCLE, SKATEBOARD OR ENGAGING IN ANY SIMILAR ACTIVITY. IN THE
EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT OR FALL, YOUR CHILD WOULD NOT BE
RESTRAINED AND COULD BE SERIOUSLY INJURED OR KILLED.
SUFFOCATION HAZARD - THE BABY K’TAN BABY CARRIER IS NOT TO BE
USED FOR A CHILD WEIGHING LESS THAN 8 POUNDS OR MORE THAN 35
POUNDS. ENSURE INFANT’S FACE IS ABOVE THE FABRIC; VISIBLE AND FREE
FROM OBSTRUCTIONS AT ALL TIMES. USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN WEARING
A BABY THAT IS AT GREATER RISK OF SUFFOCATION. BABIES AT GREATER
RISK OF SUFFOCATION INCLUDE THOSE BORN PREMATURELY, THOSE WITH
RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS AND THOSE UNDER FOUR MONTHS OF AGE.
ENSURE THE BABY DOES NOT CURL INTO A “C” POSITION WITH THE CHIN
RESTING ON OR NEAR THE CHEST. THIS POSITION CAN INTERFERE WITH
BREATHING, EVEN IF BABY’S NOSE AND/OR MOUTH ARE NOT COVERED.
• IF USING THE SLING WHILE BREASTFEEDING, ALWAYS MOVE THE BABY’S
FACE AWAY FROM THE BREAST AFTER THE BABY IS DONE FEEDING.
• CHECK OFTEN TO ENSURE THAT THE FABRIC DOES NOT COVER YOUR
CHILD’S FACE AND THAT THE POSITION OF YOUR BODY DOES NOT
RESTRICT YOUR CHILD’S AIRFLOW. YOUR CHILD’S FACE SHOULD BE IN
VIEW AT ALL TIMES AND AT OR ABOVE THE RIM OF THE CARRIER.
• WHILE WEARING YOUR CHILD IN THE CARRIER, CHECK OFTEN TO MAKE
SURE THAT YOUR CHILD IS NOT TOO HOT, THE FABRIC FITS SNUGLY BUT
NOT TOO TIGHT, AND THAT YOUR CHILD IS POSITIONED AT OR CLOSE TO
YOUR CHEST AND IS SECURE IN THE CARRIER. IF THE CARRIER DOES NOT
FIT SNUGLY OVER YOU AND YOUR CHILD OR FEELS TOO TIGHT, DISCONTINUE USE OF THE CARRIER; YOU MAY NEED A DIFFERENT SIZE.
• DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CHILD IN THE BABY K’TAN AFTER YOU HAVE
REMOVED THE CARRIER. DO NOT PUT YOUR CHILD IN A CRIB, PLAY AREA
OR OTHERWISE LEAVE HIM/HER UNATTENDED WHILE STILL IN THE CARRIER. A CHILD COULD STRANGLE OR SUFFOCATE IN THE FABRIC IF LEFT
UNATTENDED.
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US AT 1-866-937-5826 OR INFO@BABYKTAN.COM
• NEVER PLACE MORE THAN ONE BABY IN THE SLING CARRIER. NEVER
USE/WEAR MORE THAN ONE CARRIER AT A TIME.
FALL HAZARD - LEANING, BENDING OVER, OR TRIPPING CAN CAUSE
BABY TO FALL OUT OF THE CARRIER. KEEP ONE HAND ON BABY WHILE
MOVING AT ALL TIMES. FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURER’S RECOMMENDED
WEIGHT RANGE WHEN USING THIS CARRIER. ONLY USE THIS CARRIER FOR
CHILDREN BETWEEN 8 LB. AND 35 LB. NEVER USE THIS CARRIER FOR A
PRETERM INFANT WITHOUT SEEKING THE ADVICE OF A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL. SMALL CHILDREN CAN FALL THROUGH LEG OPENINGS.
ADJUST LEG OPENINGS TO FIT BABY’S LEGS SNUGGLY. CHILD MUST FACE
TOWARDS YOU UNTIL HE OR SHE CAN HOLD HIS/HER HEAD UPRIGHT.
• WHEN WEARING YOUR CHILD IN THE CARRIER MOVE CAREFULLY
AROUND DOORWAYS, SHARP EDGES, HOT OBJECTS AND ANYTHING ELSE
THAT COULD POTENTIALLY INJURE YOUR CHILD. DO NOT DRINK HOT BEVERAGES OR COOK WHILE WEARING YOU CHILD IN THE CARRIER.
• UNTIL YOUR CHILD HAS SUFFICIENT HEAD AND NECK CONTROL ONLY THE
“KANGAROO” AND “HUG” POSITIONS (INWARD FACING POSITIONS) MAY BE
USED . DO NOT CARRY CHILD IN ANY OF THE OTHER CARRYING POSITIONS
UNTIL YOUR CHILD CAN HOLD HIS/HER HEAD UPRIGHT UNASSISTED. THE
“HIP” POSITION MAY NOT BE USED BEFORE YOUR CHILD IS ABLE TO SIT UP
UNASSISTED. WHEN YOU ARE WEARING YOUR CHILD IN THE “HIP” POSITION, KEEP ONE ARM ENCIRCLING YOUR CHILD’S BACK AT ALL TIMES FOR
SUPPORT AND BALANCE.
• THE BABY K’TAN IS DESIGNED FOR USE BY ADULTS WHEN WALKING OR
SITTING ONLY. THE CARRIER IS NOT TO BE USED WHILE PARTICIPATING IN
STRENUOUS ACTIVITY OR SPORTS. NEVER LIE DOWN WITH YOUR CHILD IN
THE CARRIER. THE CARRIER SHOULD NOT BE WORN BY PERSONS WHO
ARE EXPERIENCING OR ARE PRONE TO BACK PROBLEMS.
• NETHER BABY K’TAN, LLC, NOR ITS AFFILIATES, DISTRIBUTORS, WHOLESALERS OR RETAILERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS OR INJURIES
THAT OCCUR FROM IMPROPER USE OF THE CARRIER OR USE THAT IS NOT
RECOMMENDED BY BABY K’TAN, LLC OR AS A RESULT OF ANY SUBSEQUENT ALTERATION OR MODIFICATION TO THE CARRIER.
• BEFORE EVERY USE, MAKE SURE THAT THE FABRIC AND SEAMS OF THE
CARRIER ARE IN GOOD CONDITION. IF THERE ARE WORN AREAS OF
FABRIC, RIPS, LOOSE SEAMS OR OTHER VISIBLE SIGNS OF DAMAGE OR
DETERIORATION TO THE CARRIER, DISCONTINUE USE OF THE CARRIER.
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If you have any questions, please contact the Baby K’tan® team at
1.866.YES.KTAN (937.5826) or WWW.BABYKTAN.COM
Baby K’tan , LLC
4700 SW 51st ST.
STE 207
Davie FL 33314
READ AND FOLLOW WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.
KEEP THIS OWNER’S MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
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