Baby K'tan Original Carriers & Slings
Comfortably carry your baby from birth to toddlerhood with the Baby K’tan Original carrier.
The Baby K’tan Original carrier offers five different baby-wearing positions and features a patented double-loop design that allows you to slip it on like a t-shirt - no wrapping or buckling required. It is made from 100% jersey-knit cotton for a soft and cosy fit for both parent and baby, features a unique one-way stretch and is machine-washable and dryer-safe.
Mini & Me are proud suppliers of Baby K'tan baby carrier products and have been providing Australian families with a variety of baby products since 2019.
If you would like to find out more about our Baby K’tan Original carrier product range, check out our frequently asked questions. For any related Baby K’tan enquiries, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or filling out an enquiry form!
Need help with sizing? View our 'Baby K'tan Sizing Guide'.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Baby K’tan Original Carrier?
Comfortably carry your baby from birth to toddlerhood with the Baby K’tan Original carrier. The Baby K’tan Original baby carriers are made of 100% jersey-knit cotton with a unique one-way stretch. This all-natural cotton fabric offers a soft cozy carrier for parents and babies.
What Are the Benefits of a Baby K'tan Original Carrier?
- Lightweight and ergonomic design.
- Ease of use - simply slip on the carrier like a t-shirt and you're ready to go!
- Lowers the risk for hip dysplasia.
- No buckles, rings, snaps or zippers.
- Helps in the development of newborn head control.
- Soothes colic or fussiness.
- Improves attachment between caregiver and child.
- Made of a soft fabric that is machine washable.
What Size Baby K’tan Original Carrier Should I Buy?
The Baby K'tan is offered in XXS, XS, S, M, L, and XL sizes. The sizing of the baby carrier or sling should be based on your pre-pregnancy fitted dress size (or jacket size for men). When choosing a carrier size, keep in mind that it will stretch slightly to conform to your body shape and may feel tighter after washing. If you're deciding between two sizes or are unsure which to order, we recommend selecting the smaller size. Be sure to view our Baby K'tan 'Size Guide' too!
What is the Difference Between a Baby K’tan and a Baby Wrap?
Traditional baby wraps are made of one long piece of fabric, generally around 0.5m long, which you wrap around yourself and tie. A baby wrap allows you to carry your baby in various positions, but it does require some wrapping and tying which can take more time than the easy slip-on style of the Baby K'tan.
Baby K’tan baby slings don't require any wrapping. It consists of a patented double-loop design - two loops that are connected by a third smaller loop. This innovative design allows you to wear the Baby K’tan without any wrapping, while still providing all of the positions and benefits of a wrap. Simply slip it on like a t-shirt!
How Long Does It Take to Learn How to Use My Baby K'tan Original?
It may take some practice before getting comfortable using the Baby K'tan Original. But don't worry, most parents say it only takes about three tries before they get the hang of it. If you're unsure, view our Baby K'tan 'Carrier Instructions' for more help.
Is the Baby K’tan Original Carrier Safe For My Newborn?
Yes! Babywearing is the safest way for infants to travel because it keeps babies feeling safe and close to their parents. Newborns require constant supervision due to their vulnerability at this age, which is why babywear can be beneficial in providing safety and security for your infant during international travel. To ensure a safe, comfortable and cozy babywearing experience, be sure to read all warnings, instructions and baby carrier safety tips before placing your baby in the Baby K'tan Original.
Will the Baby K’tan Original Be Comfortable For My Back?
The patented double-loop design of the Baby K'tan Original evenly distributes your baby's weight to your shoulders and back, while the waistline band helps adjust and centre the loops across your body. The wide fabric can be spread over your shoulder for comfort during long trips, as well as adding an extra layer of padding.
Are Baby Carriers Good For My Baby?
Absolutely! Infants are born with fragile, easily over-stimulated nervous systems. When carried in baby slings, baby wraps, and baby carriers during their early months of life, infant's experience the stimulating sounds, sights and smells that their parents experience while also being securely swaddled for safety. Baby carriers offer a gentle way of transitioning your baby from the calm environment of the womb to the busy outside world.
Is the Baby K'tan Original Suitable For a Toddler?
The Baby K'tan Original baby carrier is suitable for newborns up to children either two years old or less than 15.8kg. Since the Baby K'tan fabric is so stretchy, it provides plenty of room to grow with your baby into toddlerhood.
How Do I Wash and Dry My Baby K'tan Baby Carrier?
Our Baby K’tan baby carriers are made of soft fabrics (no buckles or snaps) and are machine washable and dryer safe. Machine cold wash (30°C) your Baby K'tan with similar colours only. Non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry low. Wash separately before first use. *For carriers with Spandex, hang dry and do not iron.
Will My Baby K’tan Carrier Shrink After Washing?
The Baby K’tan baby carrier is designed to stretch with use and tighten up in the wash. Accordingly, the carrier may feel a bit snug after washing; however, the cross stretch of the fabric enables the K’tan to stretch back out.
What Kind of Clothes Can I Wear With My Baby K'tan Original Carrier?
With the Baby K'tan Original carrier, you can wear anything from jeans to dresses. However, we recommend wearing something close-fitting so the fabric does not slip off or bunch up under the carrier waistband.
What is the Maximum Weight When Using a Baby Carrier?
The maximum weight that the Baby K'tan Original baby carrier supports is 15.8kg. If your little one weighs more than this, we recommend using one of our toddler slings or backpacks.
What's in the Baby K'tan Box?
Inside the Baby K'tan box, you will find a baby carrier complete with two metal rings, one on each end. We also include a matching sash, product instructions and a positioning guide to help make your babywearing experience easier!
What is Mini & Me’s Return Policy?
Mini & Me adheres to the guidelines set by the Australian Fair Trading Act. The following conditions apply:
- No exchanges or credits will be offered for products that have had tags removed, have been worn or washed, or where the original packaging has been damaged; or clearance items.
- Items must be returned as purchased new, in original sealed and undamaged packaging;
- Goods must be returned within 30 days from the date of purchase.
- Customers must produce original proof of purchase docket/receipt.
- Products offered on sale or clearance specials are not returnable unless faulty.
- Warranty – All product warranties are manufacturer’s warranties. Manufacturers are entitled to attempt to repair a product before offering a refund, credit or exchange. (Product assessments are required to determine the appropriate means of action for each individual item).
- Any costs incurred by the customer to return the product to Mini & Me will be the sole responsibility of the customer.
- Warranty periods do vary for each product and this period commences from the date of sale.
Can I Find Mini & Me Products at a Physical Store?
Mini & Me products are stocked by local baby shop businesses all across Australia. At Mini & Me, we are highly committed to providing our valued customers with an extensive selection of high-quality products available at the very best possible prices.
We stock a comprehensive range of Baby K'tan products including the Baby K'tan Original, Baby K'tan Active, Baby K'tan Breeze, Baby K'tan Organic and the Baby K'tan Print. You will find that our product range also includes a selection of nursery products, feeding products, toys and gifts, baby blankets, interactive playmats and more!
To find the closest Mini & Me stockist to you, view our stockist's page!
Does Mini & Me Ship Australia-Wide?
Yes, Mini & Me does provide Australia-wide shipping! To calculate the shipping rate to your area, add your items to the cart and enter your postcode.
Do You Still Have an Unanswered Question? Contact Mini & Me Today!
Mini & Me’s range of Baby K'tan Original carriers are perfect for both newborn babies and toddlers. If you still have an unanswered question or need help with your order, our customer service team is available to help you with a variety of baby products and brands - get in contact with us today!