“Perfectly Purple” Giveaway!

Ju Ju Be & Baby K'tan Giveaway
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered with Ju-Ju-Be for a “Perfectly Purple” giveaway! Here’s your chance to win a prize pack with goodies from Ju-Ju-Be in Lilac Lace and from Baby K’tan Baby Carrier in Eggplant! Scroll down to enter using the Rafflecopter form. But hurry! The giveaway ends at midnight (est) on Thursday!

To enter, complete the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win a Perfectly Purple prize pack from Ju-Ju-Be and Baby K’tan.

What’s included?

  • Ju-Ju-Be BFF Backpack in Lilac Lace(Valued at $165.00)
  • Ju-Ju-Be Be Neat Bib in Lilac Lace (Valued at $20.00)
  • Baby K’tan Baby Carrier in Eggplant (Valued at $49.95)
  • Baby K’tan Baby Hat in Eggplant (Valued at $5.99)

Giveaway ends on November 21, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. EST and the winner will be announced here on November 21, 2013 in the afternoon. See Terms & Conditions on Rafflecopter form for more information.
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Is Babywearing Right For You?

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This week is international babywearing week, and we are loving every minute of it! Although it is already Friday, and the week is nearing its end, we still have plenty of babywearing talk left in us :) . We wanted to point out a few of the great benefits of babywearing and remind parents (mom and dad alike) why their little babes just love to be cuddled so close!

Check out these awesome babywearing facts:

babywearing promotes healthy mental and physically development
Wearing your child in a wrap, sling or carrier will result in beneficial, permanent brain changes, enhancing baby’s IQ, in addition to long term benefits of good health, psychological security and independence

carried babies cry less
Research shows that babies who are carried (either in parents’ arms or in a wrap or carrier) cry LESS. In cultures where babies are carried almost continuously, babies cry much less than those in non-carrying cultures.

babywearing helps you bond with your baby
Babies who are worn in a baby carrier, sling or wrap are significantly more likely to demonstrate a strong and secure attachment to their mothers, according to a study done at Columbia University. 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 stimulation too). Additionally, your baby is “right there” to enjoy whenever you feel like snuggling or kissing!

babywearing enables caregiver to have hands free
Babywearing enables caregivers to to keep baby close and safe while still having both hands free. Caregivers have the freedom to care for other children and tend to everyday tasks while carrying their baby close to their heart.

babywearing helps prevent “flat-head” syndrome
Studies have shown that nearly 1 in 2 babies in North America will suffer from positional plagiocephaly, or “flat head syndrome” (6). This is believed to be the result of over-using devices such as car seats, swings and bouncy seats, as well as the “Back to Sleep” program which was implemented in the early 90′s. By regularly carrying your baby in a baby carrier, wrap or sling you will avoid the constant pressure that is placed on the back of your baby’s head in these devices, and you will be promoting a healthy and natural head development!

babywearing counts as tummy-time!
Tummy-time is important for your baby’s physical as well as emotional and intellectual development. It helps them learn to hold their head up, grasp at items to help develop motor skills, and observe the world around them (9). But you may have noticed that even though it’s good for your baby, he may not be a huge fan of tummy-time. It’s a serious workout! Wearing your baby in the Baby K’tan or other carriers and wraps will allow your baby to exercise his neck, head and back muscles. You can also hang a small toy from the side of the carrier to help your little one develop his motor skills. But best of all, you’ll find that your baby gets this “babywearing tummy-time” regularly, and you don’t have to schedule it into your day!

In honor of this week, we have donated a whole bunch of Baby K’tan Baby Carriers for giveaways throughout the country! Be sure to take part and don’t miss your chance to win! Here are a few giveaways:
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Baby K’tan was also featured along with a whole bunch of other awesome carriers, wraps and slings in this month’s issue of Green Child Magazine! Read it here.

And to end with something furn for you to do, take this Babywearing Quiz, created by our friends over at Onya Baby and published in this month’s Green Child Magazine:
Babywearing Quiz

Flash Giveaway!

Enter to win a “Keep Calm” infant t-shirt! They’re oh so cute and come in various colors and sizes. To enter, comment on the facebook post below & tell us why you babywearing!

Ends 9/20 at 11:59 PM EST. Complete terms & Conditions at www.babyktan.com/terms.

Awesome Review & Giveaway

We just LOVE this video review of the Baby K’tan Baby Carrier! Kathryn describes the K’tan in awesome detail, from how to put it on to how to easily travel with the carrier neatly stored in your diaper bag or in the bottom of your stroller. We especially like the way that she describes placing baby in the carrier – your little one might fuss a bit, but if you stay cool and collected, you’ll rock it :) . Just keep talking to your little one, and after a few seconds they will sink into the carrier comfortably… and probably fall asleep!

Better yet, she is offering a giveaway as well!

Be sure to subscribe to her YouTube channel and follow the easy steps to enter the giveaway. Hurry! It ends 8/31/2013

Our Fans Are What Make Us…

Let’s be honest, we would be nowhere without our loyal customers and fans. The Baby K’tan team and product have seen amazing growth over the last 7 years, and we are confident that we have a great product and believe in our brand, but we know that we owe our fans so much! Our customers are what keep us motivated.

We love hearing what you have to say, positive or negative, because we know it can only help us grow!

Of course, we always LOVE hearing from customers, like Deanna (below), who make us feel so awesome! We are so glad that our Baby K’tan Carrier can help bring parents and little ones closer and that it can help them grow and develop that natural bond. Thanks, Deanna, for sharing this awesome photo and quote!

 "At 14 1/2 months my daughter only weighs about 19lbs so my wrap still comes in very handy when my lil one doesn't feel well or just needs mommy close. I have a busy household with her and 2 dogs so sitting isn't an option very often and with my Baby K'tan I can give my daughter her cuddle time and still get what I need to get done." - Deanna

“At 14 1/2 months my daughter only weighs about 19lbs so my wrap still comes in very handy when my lil one doesn’t feel well or just needs mommy close. I have a busy household with her and 2 dogs so sitting isn’t an option very often and with my Baby K’tan I can give my daughter her cuddle time and still get what I need to get done.” – Deanna

Choosing a Burp Cloth

KtanCloth Burp Cloth As parents, we know that there many things you just want to have for baby and there are other things that you absolutely need. One undisputed necessity is a burp cloth! There’s no telling how many spit ups we’ll encounter on any given day and we all need a great, durable burp cloth in our corner!

Baby product expert Heather Corley shares all the best tips for choosing a burp cloth is this recent article.

  • Bigger Is Better: The new and improved K’tanCloth is a convenient 10” wide by a helpful 30” long for big messes!
  • Material Matters: The K’tanCloth features a breathable mesh with absorbent micro fiber on one side and soft cotton on the other.
  • Mission: Washable: The K’tanCloth is 100% cotton and machine washable.
  • Extra Features: The K’tanCloth can be used as a nursing cover or blankie with its handy Velcro attachment to secure it to a nursing tank, baby carrier or stroller.
  • Price: With 3 distinct uses, The 3-in-1 K’tan Cloth is very affordable at just $12.95 each.

We think the new and improved K’tanCloth meets all of these criteria and more!
Here is a closer look:

The K’tanCloth will be available for sale this summer on www.babyktan.com and various retailers.

Our Natural Journey, Review

4.5 stars out of 5 for the Baby K’tan Baby Carrier on the blog Our Natural Journey! Eryn found the K’tan easy to use and put on, comfortable in the various wearing positions and great for nursing while on-the-go!
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“Since it’s sized, it doesn’t have any straps or buckles that you have to deal with to adjust it. And unlike a wrap, it doesn’t have several yards of fabric that you have to contend with either. That means getting your baby in and out of the carrier never requires part of the carrier to drop to the floor, which is a critical feature if you ever need to, say, change a diaper when you’re in public somewhere and you don’t want the carrier to touch the floor of a public restroom.

Another benefit: Once it’s on, it’s comfortable to keep it on, so you can easy slip baby in and out of it. Since it isn’t bulky at all, this meant I could easily keep it on while doing housework or during diaper changes without it getting in the way.”

About.com Fave Organic Carriers

About.com chose our Organic Baby K’tan Baby Carrier as one of their 4 favorite Organic carriers!

The Organic Baby K’tan is made of 100% certified GOTS cotton and is a natural un-dyed cotton. The Organic carrier can be worn in all the same ways as our original cotton carrier and helps keep your little one close to your heart. It is available for sale in stores and online at www.babyktan.com

Here’s what they say:
“Made of 100% organic cotton, the Baby K’tan is a mix between a sling, wrap and structured carrier. The innovative double loop design means you can take it on and off without any wrapping, buckling or straps.

It can hold infants and toddlers in 6 positions from 8-35 lbs. and features two shoulder straps and an adjustable back support band to take pressure off your back and distribute baby’s weight. The wide fabric also allows you to carry your baby in an ergonomic position.

The carrier comes in 5 different sizes and can be machine washed and dried. It only comes in a natural color, but it can be personalized with embroidery at an additional fee.”

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