Did you catch us on The Daily Buzz?! Check out this really great feature of the Baby K’tan Baby Carrier on The Daily Buzz.
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!
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
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!
Maria Bailey talks with Reina, from Baby K’tan, at the MomSelect Swag Suite in Chicago on July 26, 2013. We had a blast at the event and loved meeting Maria and everyone at BSM Media!
See more videos from Maria at http://www.momtv.com.
|Unique Features of the
Baby K’tan® Breeze Baby Carrier:
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Promotion Terms & Conditions:
Discount does not apply to regular cotton or organic. Enter coupon code “Breeze20″ at checkout to apply 20% discount. Valid at babyktan.com and at select participating retailers. Offer valid July 4-13, 2013.
|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.
As a small business, we absolutely love it when we see someone on the street wearing a Baby K’tan. It may not seem like much, but it always puts a huge smile on our faces to see that we are actually making a difference. Of course, Michal Chesal, President of Baby K’tan, is always thrilled when she hears from a friend or family member that has spotted one as well. Here is a message she received from an old high school friend just today!
My daughter is expecting her first child in September and she and her husband live in Israel. She was telling me about all the baby gear she’s getting and mentioned Baby K’tan! So I asked her if she picked that one because it’s the brainchild and product of one of my friends from school and her reply was “huh?”
So, I told her all about you and she thought that was cool, but picked the Baby K’tan because of the design and materials and for the fact that in the product picture, the dad was wearing it…..which strongly appealed to my son-in-law!
She ordered one made of mesh and cool, breathable cotton fabric and is completely excited to finally get to use it!
Score one more for Baby K’tan!
Aviva Bursten Cohen
|Michal Chesal, President of Baby K’tan, was highlighted in the Miami Herald Business Monday section in their wonderful article about “Mompreneurs.” You know how much we love those business savvy moms! Each of these amazing moms took an idea or concept relating to their own personal lives and situations and they turned their ideas into a successful business model.
The article highlights six moms who created their own businesses from scratch, and we are so proud to have Michal listed among them! All of these stories are wonderful, so we strongly encourage you to click here and read the entire article, but below is the section about Michal Chesal.
After Michal Chesal’s son, Coby, was born with Down syndrome in 1999, she wanted to carry him with a wearable baby carrier. But a physical therapist told her it wouldn’t give Coby, who had poor muscle tone, the right kind of support.
So Chesal, of Hollywood, began playing around with the baby slings on the marketplace, crisscrossing and wearing two of them together. She took the slings to a seamstress to connect them, eventually marketing the wearable baby carriers as Baby K’tan, www.babyktan.com, a play on words that means “little baby” in Hebrew.
The carriers can be used for kids from birth to 35 pounds. They come in adult sizes and a variety of fabrics, and range from $50 to $60.
Chesal partnered with a family friend, Isaac Wernick, to start the business after Wernick tried the product for his own son.
Chesal and Wernick developed the carrier in an all-cotton fabric with no connectors or snaps. They connected the over-the-shoulder loops with an adjustable back support band and a waist sash.
“No one had a design background, but it was a simple idea,” Chesal said.
For more than a year, the partners ordered samples from factories, rejecting fabric that was too thin or straps that were too wide. A prototype was ready in 2007, and the partners placed an initial order of 200. Since then, they have tinkered with different fabrics and sizing.
The product is now manufactured in China and Guatemala and warehoused in Davie, near the company’s offices.
Chesal and Wernick spent about $50,000 initially on setting up the business, patents, samples, testing, trade shows, marketing and initial inventory. Baby K’tan sells about 110,000 items a year and became profitable in 2011. The partners have five full-time and three part-time employees. The product is sold in 900 U.S. retailers and distributed in 10 countries.
To promote, Chesal partners with other mom entrepreneurs in press releases, advertising campaigns and trade shows. A Brand Ambassador System allows moms who demo the product and distribute brochures at parenting events to earn points toward merchandise.
They also have expanded the line with the K’tan Cloth, which attaches to a baby carrier and can be used as a burp cloth, nursing cover or blankie.
“Follow your heart. If you have an idea and keep putting it off, somebody else is going to come up with that idea,” Chesal said. “If I had to do it over again, I would have started so much earlier.”
Thank you, Miami Herald, for recognizing the creativity and perseverance of these six amazing women!
Did you know that today is International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day? Practicing Kangaroo Care in the Baby K’tan Baby Carrier can be an amazing experience for both parent and baby!
Kangaroo Care is the practice of holding or wearing a newborn skin-to-skin.
Benefits to baby:
- helps regulate baby’s body temperature
- more rapid brain development
- close hold enhances successful breastfeeding
- decreased crying
- earlier parent-child bonding
- warmth mimics calming environment of the womb
To practice kangaroo care in the Baby K’tan simply remove your shirt and your
infant’s shirt, and place your newborn skin-to-skin in the kangaroo position