A Better Way to Baby Wrap

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I love baby wraps. After Some Boy came out all colicky, I soon discovered that the best way to soothe a fussy baby is to strap them onto your chest and just go about your business. Nine months in the womb has made them especially partial to being snuggled up against mom, and the natural movement of your body is the greatest comfort to them.

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I used to use a long, one-piece baby wrap that I loved for the first baby. When the second came along, however, it got to be a little tedious trying to loop this big piece of fabric around me and get it in position while simultaneously wrangling a toddler. This time around, I didn't have the luxury of hibernating at home indefinitely until I felt ready to face the world. I had a business to run and a family to feed, and I needed something quick and convenient!

My favorite NEW way to Baby Wrap

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Enter a new sort of baby wrap called the Baby K'tan.

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This thing is the same kind of soft material that I used with my old one-piece baby wrap: 100% natural cotton free of nasty chemicals. The main part of the carrier is pre-formed into a soft double-loop, with different sizing available based on the parents' body type. It includes a separate sash piece with a little pocket on it, convenient for stuffing everything into for storage. I squish the baby wrap in there and toss it in my diaper bag for easy use anytime., anywhere I love that it's so small and convenient to carry around, and it fits me perfectly to hold the baby snug and securely against my body without hurting my back.

The only downside to having a pre-formed, body size-based baby wrap is that I can't adjust it to fit Nate. Honestly, though, he was never big on the baby wrap thing. He prefers structured carriers. Everyone has their baby-wearing preferences and it's totally okay to use whatever is most comfortable for you and your baby! He keeps his own structured carrier sized perfectly for him (I'll share more on that next week).

A better way to baby wrap

I can wear Sidekick in a variety of  ways inward and outward-facing on my chest, hip and stomach. Above, I show my favorite baby wrap position called the “hug.” Sidekick's a cuddly little guy, and he likes to be held up against me for long periods of time. It's easy to just pull the fabric up around his shoulders and then pull the loop down on my back for the proper support, adding the separate sash so he's nice and secure.

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Of course, he does also get a kick out of being faced towards the world so he can see ALL the things! That's my favorite part about a wrap that has this much versatility: It can be used in different ways to accommodate baby's growing body, changing mood and different developmental needs that can vary from day-to-day.

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16 thoughts on “A Better Way to Baby Wrap”

  1. I miss wearing my babies around. :( I was a BIG fan of the Moby Wrap for my 3rd kid. He lived in that thing all summer. I was chasing around a 17 month old so I needed him nice and secure. This thing looks just as good. Enjoy it!

  2. I so wish that I had known about baby wraps when my little ones were born. It would have been incredibly helpful since my youngest 2 were 17 months apart. LOL Sidekick looks so happy to be wrapped with you! :)

  3. I’m expecting baby #2 in November and I know I will be doing more babywearing since I’ll also have a toddler on my hands. I’ve been a little leary of wraps but this looks so easy!

    • Congrats, Mariah! In many ways, two is easier than one. Those first few months are hard when you’re trying to play with the toddler and feed the baby, but now that mine can entertain each other it’s awesome.

  4. That is awesome! I love the idea of this wrap. I tried a few different wraps and could never get my daughter to like them. Which made me sad because she always wanted to be held, but I didn’t want my arms to fall off. lol. But I didn’t have any wraps like this. I love this design.

  5. I’m deep in Mobyland right now and know exactly what you’re talking about…That looks super easy! I have a snuggler so ill be wearing for a while!

  6. Hi Chelsea,

    I am a baby wearing mama too, but I am very, very loyal to my wrap. I have gotten so good at it that I can have it on before all of my bunch even gets out of the car! My only complaint is that is it is hard to keep it off the ground when you are putting it on. I can see how the Baby K’tan would be a great solution for that.

    Where am I wearing my baby this summer…. everywhere! We are traveling through 10+ states this summer so I am wearing her everywhere!

    Thanks for sharing your great find,

    Victoria
    DenSchool

    • Oh my gosh, good luck! We’re leaving soon to drive from San Diego to Seattle and I’m getting a little nervous about it. Wrap to the rescue!

  7. I am actually in the market for a new wrap and truthfully with a 3 & 5 year old with our 3.0 I need something easy! This looks like an awesome solution!

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