“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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Halloween Flash Giveaway!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL OF OUR LITTLE BABY K’TAN MONSTERS OUT THERE!

In celebration of this spooky day, we’ll be “treating” you with an awesome FLASH GIVEAWAY! This is no “trick!” ;)

Enter below for a chance to win a Baby K’tan Baby Carrier in Basic Black! To enter, comment below & tell us your Halloween costume idea.

Giveaway ends today at 5:00 PM EST, so don’t miss it! Complete terms & Conditions are at http://www.babyktan.com/terms.html

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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www.greenchildmagazine.com
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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

Breeze Carrier Review

We love scanning the internet for stuff… especially stuff about Baby K’tan! We find the most amazing posts and reviews, and we just love seeing what people have to say about our double-loop design carrier.

Just the other day, we stumbled upon this great YouTube video review of the Baby K’tan Breeze Baby Carrier – our half mesh half cotton carrier; designed to be lighter and cooler for outdoor summer and active use. The Breeze offers all the same positions as the original Baby K’tan, and also does not require any wrapping, buckling or tying.

This reviewer did an awesome job of showing the Breeze carrier and how to put it on!

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

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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