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I originally bought the Baby K'Tan... and I love it.  But while my daughter seems to love it, I can't help but wonder if it's the right or wrong carrier for a baby her age.  Open to any recommendations.


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I found that pouch/sling carriers worked best until mine were around 3/4 months, then primarily used ergo. I never tried a wrap, though. That might have been the best supplement, but not necessarily as small and convenient as the pouch.
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I used moby wrap in the newborn position till big enough for carrier. Baby had the appropriate body/neck/head support.
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I'm not familiar with the k'tan and age recommendations. I used an Ellaroo with my son when he was a newborn (woven wrap). He is 13 months and we still love it.
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I used moby wrap in the newborn position till big enough for carrier. Baby had the appropriate body/neck/head support.

I'd say the K'Tan is fairly comparable with the Moby--it's kind of a pre-wrapped wrap.  


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I have two 7 week old babies. One child loves the K'tan and sleeps curled up in it. The other is a back archer and wont have anything to do with it. Prefers to be upright in a sling with her head and shoulders out. But since she's still working on head control, I'm not truly hands free. Haven't tried the X carry with the K'tan yet. Which positions are you using? Wish I had the next larger size as mine would be more versatile I think. 


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I have two 7 week old babies. One child loves the K'tan and sleeps curled up in it. The other is a back archer and wont have anything to do with it. Prefers to be upright in a sling with her head and shoulders out. But since she's still working on head control, I'm not truly hands free. Haven't tried the X carry with the K'tan yet. Which positions are you using? Wish I had the next larger size as mine would be more versatile I think. 

She's still little, so we've just been using the Kangaroo cary.  I've tried to put her in a cradled position, but I don't have the talent.  The first K'Tan I bought was too big for me, so I gave it to my sister for when she helps with this one.  She can stick Baby in that in a cradle carry with no problem.


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My little one is almost two months and we use the k'tan breeze almost daily. I also use the Moby for direct skin to skin, but the k'tan all other times. If worked great for us. I'm able to be hands free. I've cooked, cleaned dishes and mopped the floor all while wearing her.
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