April 2013 Moms

Baby K'Tan vs. Maya Wrap Ring Sling

Mobile Users: Baby K'Tan vs. Maya Wrap Ring Sling

Does anybody have experience with either of these? (Or both!) It's our last semi-big purchase we have left to make before the little one gets here and I can't decide which one seems like the best fit. I would like something that I can use around the house but then also for carrying our LO when we're out and about.

 Any rec's are welcome!

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Re: Baby K'Tan vs. Maya Wrap Ring Sling

  • I can't really give you a fair comparison because I haven't used the Maya wrap, but I really love our baby K'tan! I've been practicing with it with my friend's newborn (well she's two months old now) and I love how simple it is. No tying or wrapping or whatever, you just slip it on and stick the baby in. Baby is snug as a bug and I feel like she's so content in there! 
    Mommy to seven-year-old twins who are the joys of my life, and three sweet little ones in Heaven, including Miss Lily Grace who was lost at 20 weeks due to a cord accident.



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  • Like the PP, can't compare as I don't know the Maya at all, but I LOVED my K'Tan!  DD practically lived in it as an infant.  So easy to use, she just slipped right in and is held nice and small & compact against my body.  Was the only place she was content for much of the first month or two.

    The downside is that it fits the adult, so unless you & your SO are the same size, it will only fit you.  It was never a problem for us, I did all the babywearing when DD was an infant.  By the time I went back to work around 3 months, she was over the KTan and preferred to stretch out in the carseat/stroller & look out at the world.

    BFP #1 10/12/10, Emma born 7/27/11 at 40W6D
    BFP #2 8/11/12

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  • image BeautyfromAshes:
    I can't really give you a fair comparison because I haven't used the Maya wrap, but I really love our baby K'tan! I've been practicing with it with my friend's newborn (well she's two months old now) and I love how simple it is. No tying or wrapping or whatever, you just slip it on and stick the baby in. Baby is snug as a bug and I feel like she's so content in there! 

     Have you noticed it stretching out at all? I've read that as a common complaint.

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    image BeautyfromAshes:
    I can't really give you a fair comparison because I haven't used the Maya wrap, but I really love our baby K'tan! I've been practicing with it with my friend's newborn (well she's two months old now) and I love how simple it is. No tying or wrapping or whatever, you just slip it on and stick the baby in. Baby is snug as a bug and I feel like she's so content in there! 

     Have you noticed it stretching out at all? I've read that as a common complaint.

    Hmm, no, but I've only worn it with a real baby twice. I could see how that might be a problem down the road though. I guess we will have to wait and see! 

    Mommy to seven-year-old twins who are the joys of my life, and three sweet little ones in Heaven, including Miss Lily Grace who was lost at 20 weeks due to a cord accident.



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  • image Gracious1014:

    image BeautyfromAshes:
    I can't really give you a fair comparison because I haven't used the Maya wrap, but I really love our baby K'tan! I've been practicing with it with my friend's newborn (well she's two months old now) and I love how simple it is. No tying or wrapping or whatever, you just slip it on and stick the baby in. Baby is snug as a bug and I feel like she's so content in there! 

     Have you noticed it stretching out at all? I've read that as a common complaint.

    I did notice a little stretching, but it works b/c your LO is getting bigger and needs the extra room too.  Plus, the heavier your LO gets, then I think its recommended you use that extra tie piece for additional support.  We pretty much stopped using the KTan around 4 months though, just b/c she was getting heavy in it for me and she preferred the stroller and looking out anyway.

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    BFP #2 8/11/12

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    Like the PP, can't compare as I don't know the Maya at all, but I LOVED my K'Tan!  DD practically lived in it as an infant.  So easy to use, she just slipped right in and is held nice and small & compact against my body.  Was the only place she was content for much of the first month or two.

    The downside is that it fits the adult, so unless you & your SO are the same size, it will only fit you.  It was never a problem for us, I did all the babywearing when DD was an infant.  By the time I went back to work around 3 months, she was over the KTan and preferred to stretch out in the carseat/stroller & look out at the world.

    That is one downside for us for the K'Tan since DH and I have a foot height difference between us, but realistically I'm not sure how much he'll be wearing her.

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  • I had a hard time positioning the baby in the K'Tan -- not sure if I had the wrong size or what.  How do you position them in the "hug" position so that the head is supported but the mouth/nose are clear of your body and fabric?  I'm probably an idiot, but I couldn't get that coordinated.  I plan to get the infant insert for the Ergo this time. 
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  • My maya wrap was probably hands down the best purchase I ever made. I used it forever. I'd still wear DD is she would allow it.

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  • FTM here, I bought the KTan and I am super excited to try it. DH and I are about the same size although my massive boobs might make it a bit tight on me.
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