Newborn Kangaroo Position
Get Started | Kangaroo | Hug | Adventure | Explore | Hip | Two-Hip | Safety Check

To practice Kangaroo Care in the Baby KíTan,
simply remove your shirt and your infantís shirt and place your newborn skin-to-skin in the kangaroo position.
The Kangaroo Baby Sling Position is for use with newborns up to about 3 months old


Continue below after following Getting Started Instructions

Take the inner loop and stretch it open to form a pocket-like seat for baby.   Place baby upright (with knees tucked to tummy) in the pocket-like seat of the inner loop.   Make sure baby is centered in the fabric with an equal amount of material on front and back of babyís body.

Place your arm through the outer loop that is hanging at your waist, and pull it back up onto your shoulder.   Spread the fabric of the outer loop over babyís back and bottom. Make sure that the fabric does not cover your babyís face.   Reach behind your back to slide support band down so that the loops cross at the center of your back (for optimal back support).

Adjust fabric on your shoulders so that it is comfortable.

Helpful Tips
If your baby does not like being in the Baby K'tan carrier, calmly take them out and try again later. Babies can sense a wearer's hesitation. If you are stressed, your baby will sense this and will also be stressed. Keep practicing and stay calm. Your baby will let you know when he/she is ready to move out of the newborn Kangaroo Position by starting to stretch his/her legs and "stand up" in the fabric. At this point you can begin to use the Hug Position.
Now that your baby is in the Baby K'tan Baby Carrier, it is time for a Safety Check.

Try Kangaroo care, skin-to-skin with your newborn or preemie in the Baby K'tan! Helps regulate their temperature and many more benefits.