Has anyone used the Baby K-Tan sling? I saw it at the PBC expo in Sydney a few weeks back and it looked really good for a sling as it has two shoulder straps rather than the one that I think most slings have. I have a bent spine so extra support would be very helpful for me. They are around $70 so I thought that was very reasonable. We would need to get one each (one for DH) as you buy for your size. TIA
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28-06-2012 08:38 #1
Baby K-Tan Sling
28-06-2012 09:07 #2
I had one for my DS and I wasn't overly happy with it. It stretched really quickly with bub in it and once it stretched the baby would sag down and I'd have to reposition him, or untie it constantly to keep him upright. Having the separate sash to tie in other positions was super annoying as well.
I ended up with and ergo, which I purchased 2nd hand for $80 and that will fit both you and your husband and is great for people who have a back injury as they are 2 straps as well. And they are super comfy to get on.
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28-06-2012 09:26 #3
I have one and I love it and the baby loves it. We have used it from about 3 months in the sling position and now that she is 8 months she prefers to face out. I use it every single day; it enables me to cruise anround and get sh!t done, and she's happy being part of the daily business Ours hasn't stretched at all, I've never had that experience - maybe because I chuck it in the wash frequently and it snaps back like new?
I prefer the k'tan over the manduca and the ergo as there are many more position options, and she much prefers to face out and have her arms and legs free. I attach a dangley toy and she's happy for ages. The k'tan has less bulk than the ergo or manduca which allows me more movement (bed making, doing dishes etc)
The soft structured carriers were much too warm for her in summer, being so closed in and confined, she was very sweaty and uncomfortable. I find the k'tan easier to get on than the ergo when I am by myself; it's super quick to get on and off. The 2 times I tried a wrap it was just so involved and well, wrappish! I know that practice makes perfect, but the k'tan takes about 15 seconds to get on correctly, where a wrap was just a drama.
I ended up buying mine from the USA (sadly, because I prefer to buy local) for less than half the price it sells for here, including shipping.
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