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Kangaroo Position

For use from newborn up to about 3 months old

Follow instruction video below or step by step pictures

This hold is excellent for Kangaroo Care! Learn More.
Kangaroo Positiion
After following the Getting Started Steps, continue below:
kangaroo instruction
Stretch open the inner loop to form a pocket or hammock.
kangaroo instruction
Place baby upright in the pocket - knees to tummy in
a froggy or "M" position.
kangaroo instruction
Make sure baby is centered in the fabric with equal amount of material on both sides.

kangaroo instruction
Place your arm through the loop at your waist and pull it back onto your shoulder.
kangaroo instruction
Spread the loop open, and ensure that fabric does not cover baby’s face.
kangaroo instruction
Pull the back band down
to center the loops.
Done with the Kangaroo Position? Time for a Safety Check.

Helpful Tips: Babywearing in the Kangaroo Position

Try your carrier when baby is fed, rested and in a good mood. If baby is fussing, calmly take him/her out and try again later.
Your baby will let you know when he/she is ready to move out of the Kangaroo Position by stretching his/her legs and trying to "stand up" in the fabric. At this point you can begin to use the Hug Position. Many babies may prefer to skip the Kangaroo Position all-together and begin right away with the Hug Position. For helpful tips on wearing a newborn in the Hug Position, see this user submitted video.
Baby can sense your mood. If you are stressed, baby will sense this & will also be stressed! Keep practicing and stay calm :)

Kangaroo Care in the Baby K'tan Baby Carrier

The practice of holding or wearing a newborn skin-to-skin


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.

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


The International Hip Dysplasia Institute acknowledges the Baby K'tan Baby Carrier as a "hip-healthy" product when used as directed. www.hipdysplasia.org
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