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Baby K’tan giveaway

It’s been quite a day over here.

Liv hasn’t had a single long nap –I’m scared for what tonight will be like because when she naps well, she sleeps well and vise versa- she’s on outfit change #4 and I’m on #3. We’re still trying to get her to have one long nap in the pack n’ play, and while Tom can get her to fall asleep on her own, I fail miserably. He puts her in the pack n’ play swaddled, stares at her until she starts to close her eyes and walks away. I do the same and when I walk away, she screams bloody murder. I’ll pick her up, pat her and “shhhhh,” put her back down and she wails. After two tries, she ends up in the Moby or Baby K’tan.

Since I didn’t know what types of baby carriers/wraps would work best for us, I researched like crazy and ended up buying the organic versions of the Moby, the Ergo and Baby K’tan. I haven’t used the Ergo with the infant insert yet –Tom loves it- but the Mody and K’Tan are staples.

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I love them both, but think the design of the Baby K’Tan is much more user-friendly. Instead of being a gigantic piece of fabric that you have to tie and twist a certain way (I had to watch a few YouTube video how-tos), it consists of two large loops held together by a small loop + a support wrap.

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I also prefer the Baby K’Tan because it’s easy to put on in public. With the Moby, I’ll have to tie it before I leave the house for wherever we’re going, and if Liv is in the stroller or carseat, I just look like I’m wearing some kind of ninja wrap. I can put the Baby K’Tan in the diaper bag to wear or remove easily. The stroller is more functional, but for quick shopping trips, friends’ houses and parties, the Baby K’Tan or Moby work extremely well.

When a Baby K’tan representative saw this photo of Liv snoozing in her favorite spot,

MY OTHER RECIPES


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he kindly offered to do a giveaway for a lucky reader. The winner can pick any Baby K’tan carrier in a fabric/color of their choice- it also makes an awesome gift for an expectant friend.

Two ways to enter:

1. Leave a comment with a funny story about when you were a baby (or about your kiddos)

2. Tweet “I want to win @babyktan from @fitnessista “

The lucky winner will be chosen tomorrow (Tuesday, 3/13) night at midnight EST.

xoxo

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440 Comments

  1. Jess on March 13, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    What a great giveaway!

    I didn’t really have hair until I was about four years old. The little hair I had was white blond peach fuzz, so I pretty much looked bald. I was a total tom boy, always playing with the little boys in the neighborhood. And, my name works for either gender… so it wasn’t until I was almost five that one of our neighbors realized I was actually a little girl.

  2. Sarah on March 13, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I have lots of pregnant friends! I would LOVE to give such an awesome gift. My story is about my dog (aka my child). Recently, she started her first heat. I have grown up with dogs all my life, but never experienced the HEAT. I went to the store to buy puppy diapers, and they are EXPENSIVE! I am not paying 18 dollars for a booty wrap for my dog. So, i went home, cut up a t-shirt and made my own puppy diapers. After chasing her new “tail” for 20 minutes, she stopped hating it. Now she is sporting some hot pink hot pants. and no mess for me, the mommy 🙂

  3. sarah r. on March 13, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    this is an amazing giveaway. i’m due in less than a month and have a feeling that my baby will be early, so… good timing. 🙂 funny story from when i was a kid:
    my mom walked in on me spreading baby powder all over her bed. she said, “sarah what are you DOING?!” and i said, “making it smell like laundry! i’m making it all fresh and clean!” oh, children…

  4. Sidney on March 13, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    My beautiful younger sister, Samantha, is pregnant with her first child and is due in May. Just a few months ago, we were randomly talking about these cute “ogorgeous” gym bags that we had seen on a blog and realized that we were both following yours without even knowing it. My sister has fondly been given the nickname of “peanut”, because when she was born she literally had a peanut head. I’m serious. Just like the Planters peanut 🙂 (she has since then grown into her dome) I would love for her to have a K’Tan!

  5. Samantha C on March 13, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    The K’tan would be prefect for us, little girl #2 is on her way! Our first carrier (I am not one to diss, so the brand will remain unknown) was not at all intimate and made nursing a huge challenge. I will never be able to tell this as well as my father, but the very first time I learned how to climb out of my crib was the very first time my parents had had people over since I was born. When they woke up the next morning everyone was shocked to find me sleeping in a pizza box 🙂

  6. Amber@SAHM's musings on March 13, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Would love a chance to win especially since I’m due in September with my 3rd. Will definitely need a free hand 😉
    When my son was crawling he found a cricket in the house that our cat had killed. He must’ve thought it would be a good snack. When I found him in the hallway he smiled with a cricket leg hanging out of the side of his mouth. Needless to say I had to fish it out. It was so gross but now it’s laughable.

  7. Kath on March 13, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    I would love one!!

    One time when I was little I crawled onto the kitchen table and took a bite out of a tomato!!

    And then I hated tomatoes for the next 15 years. Related!?

  8. Christie on March 13, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    I would love a k’tan!

    When I was a baby I loved this one pair of red corduroy overalls and I, apparently, refused to wear anything else. My mom said it was the biggest fight to get me to let her wash them.

  9. Mayla on March 13, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    We had a really hard time thinking of a name for our third son. We asked our other two boys if they had any suggestions. My 2 year old said Nemo (you can guess what movie we watched that day) and then my 5 year old with a completely straight face said Smackey! My husband and I laughed so hard!

  10. barb on March 13, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    My male cousin is 6 months younger than me so we spent a lot of time together as babies and toddlers. At one point we were in the bath together. I was a curious little kid, reached out (i think you know where this is headed) and grabbed my cousins penis. Luckily I didn’t hurt him and neither of us have a memory of this.

  11. Christina R on March 13, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    my cousin is expecting and I would love to give her a k’tan as a gift!
    a funny story that happened to me when i was younger was that i got my head stuck in the railing outside of my staircase. hahahahaa – my parents still talk about it to this day

  12. Laura on March 13, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Our baby is on a nap strike too! I think they fall asleep better for daddys because they know we can feed them at any given moment.

  13. Rebecca Meier on March 13, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    What a great giveaway!

    I’m a new mom (to a 5 week old)…and recently had my first experience with a ‘blowout’. Had him laying on my lap making funny faces @ him while talking to my brother on the phone, telling him what a good baby my son was and all of the sudden, BAM, MAJOR blowout. It came oozing out of the sides of the diaper onto my skirt and I started screaming at the top of my lungs (w/my brother still on the phone laughing hysterically – he’s a dad to 2). Needless to say, I was ‘Christened’. LOL!!

  14. Phoebe Tsai on March 13, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Awesome giveaway 🙂

    I’m pregnant now so no kiddos yet (but soon!). A funny story from when I was a baby has to do with my how my parents came up with my name. They wanted an original name so they actually found my name in an encyclopedia as the name of a Queen in Europe. I still can’t believe that’s how they came up with my name!

  15. Melissa on March 13, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Oh, I’m due in 6 weeks and I really want the Baby K’tan after reading your last post about it!!

    When I was two years old (that’s still a baby, right?), I packed my backpack with stuffed animals and left the house. I was headed to my aunt’s house to play with my cousin. Fortunately, my parents noticed right away that I was missing. My dad saw the open front door and ran out to find me in the not-so-far distance in a diaper only with a red bag headed down the street. It wasn’t so funny at the time I suppose, but I think it’s kinda cute now. 🙂

  16. Allison on March 13, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Ahh my sister-in-law is due in August and she would LOVE that!! When I was little my mom said I would pat the top of my head if I wasn’t wearing a bow because I always had one in my hair…and loved them haha! 🙂

  17. Lauryn on March 14, 2012 at 12:57 am

    I would love to win the carrier for my newborn. When I was a baby, I was addicted to “twirl” dresses. I would leave the house without one on so I could spin around all day!

  18. Beth on March 14, 2012 at 2:51 am

    I just saw the picture in your closet of the Ktan box. Just thought I’d send out a reminder that carrying your baby forward facing is very bad for their hips and is not recommended! Love the moby and ergo 😉

  19. Caroline on March 14, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Hm…funny baby story. When I was a toddler I once answered the door stark naked and greeted my aunt’s new boyfriend that way, and when my mom scolded me I said “What? I said hello!”. I could talk, so I wasn’t that little, but I was a very chill infant, so there aren’t a lot of funny stories. My mom used to hold a mirror up to my face to make sure I was breathing because I was so quiet and sleepy.

  20. Ashley on March 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    When I was young my older sister went and got a can of pop from the fridge and took it to my grandma to open. I wanted one too…only I grabbed a beer from the fridge 🙂

  21. Laura on March 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I love, love, love the Loopix!! Carries like the Moby and K’Tan but no extra fabric! 🙂

  22. liz on March 14, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I would love to win the Baby K’tan! I have bought the Sakura Bloom Ring sling..(expensive) and thought I would be wearing it everyday.. sadly it is too much weight on my shoulder and now need a different baby wearing device! After reading your reviews, I was sold on the Moby but now I am in the market for the Baby K’Tan.. LOVE!

  23. Stephanie on March 14, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! I’m due in June and could really use a baby carrier!

    Once, when it was my older sister’s birthday, we had the Ernie & Burt cake in our kitchen the night before her party and I asked my Dad if I could have a piece. He replied, no, that I had to wait until the next day when it was Jennifer’s birthday. Well, I did wait until the next day when I woke up, ran to the kitchen, opened the box and stuck my hand in the cake and ate a big chunk out it of. My dad walked in the kitchen and stared in disbelief but couldn’t be mad because I had followed directions. 🙂

  24. Lyndi on March 14, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    What a great contest! Down to the single digit weeks waiting for our bundle of joy to arrive.

    A funny story eh? Turning one typically is an experience that most babies enjoy, forget and move on. However, when I turned one years old my Dad decided to venture out to by a present all on his own. I can only imagine his 6’4, Tom Selleck like look and persona wandering around a bit out of place a the toy store. There is was, the perfect gift, or so he thought. After being run up to the tune of $125 my Dad arrived home with his proud present in hand. Me, sitting on the table being admired by family, I have been told I was less than amused by my Mom’s attempts at dressing me up like Shirley Temple, an opinion that only grew stronger with every school photo day, and family event. My Dad’s gift was brought into the room, a 5ft tall horror. It was a clown! Tears began to pour down my face at the first sight of the thing. My Dad thinking, oh she will like it better if I put her on the ground. The pictures of this event are quite amusing. There I am, Shirley Temple hair, puffy dress staring up at a 5ft clown. The soul of this scary character was built on an inflatable can’t-knock-it-over punching bag, so if I touched it it would swing back and then forward bopping me on the head, or if I was standing knock me down flat on my cloth diapered bottom. It’s eyes were huge, totally over exaggerated with an angry red and pink adorned face. The thing looked like it had been electrified due to it’s giant frazzled red yard hair giving it a generous few more inches of scariness. It took years for the clown to finally be re-homed out of our house. Until I was 6 I remember mentally recording where the clown lived in the house and superstitiously avoiding that arena after dark, because you never know, it could be lurking!

  25. Becca on March 14, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    I would love love to win one!! I just found out I’m pregnant a week ago and have been in crazy research mode 🙂 I love reading back through all your stories of being pregnant on your blog!

    Lets see…a crazy story about me what I was a kid…I grew up in California, so of course my family had a pool. At the time (lets say 3rd grade age), I was really into Power Rangers. My dad would secretly video tape me from the kitchen window, of me doing “Power Ranger kicks” into the shallow end of the pool. I had the sound affects and all 🙂

  26. Annitra on March 14, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    I have registered for a Baby K’tan…but, would love to have two of them ~ that way I could coordinate with outfits!

    I know my mom wishes she would have had a Baby K’tan when I was a baby. Whenever she would do household “chores” she would put me down in the old school bassinet. It was much less sturdier than the bassinets of today and was easily “tippable.” Well, one day I started crying and she figured that she could finish the dishes, then come and get me to feed and/or change me. Obviously, Nacho (our super-friendly Rottweiler wouldn’t harm a fly) didn’t agree with her plan. Nacho “tipped” my bassinet over (thankfully I didn’t have far to fall and it was cushioned with the ugliest green shag carpet (think 70’s) imaginable!) Nacho then picked me up by my little white t-shirt (not sure if he intentionally avoided “biting” me) and began walking down the hall toward my mom with me! Mom came down the hall and, as you can imagine, had a near heart attack! Needless to say, mom made sure to keep within eyes distance at all times…Nacho continued to sleep at my crib until I grew out of it and then he slept under my bed. If only my mom had had a Baby K’tan, I wouldn’t have the awesome pleasure of being able to say that I was carried in the mouth of a 150 lb dog and lived to tell about it! 🙂

  27. Nicolette Capuano on March 16, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Our sweet baby girl is only 8 weeks old so we don’t have many funny stories about her, but I’m sure that she will give us a bunch 🙂 my favorite funny story of me as a child is … I was drawing flowers on the wall in our house with crayons… my mom walked in and I was about to get in big trouble… When she told me to stop, I said “but mom I made this pretty flower for you”. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

  28. Angie on March 20, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    When my son had just turned 2, he was already VERY verbal. One day we were coming home and had just gotten out of the car. It was raining, and before I closed the garage door, he waved outside and said, “Bye bye rain, see ya soon.” 🙂 I have a friend who is *this close* to having her baby and I know she would love this. Thanks for doing the giveaway.

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