Baby K’tan was founded in 2007 by the Chesal and Wernick families – each raising a child with special needs. Both families began researching best practices for healthy infant development and were quickly introduced to the world of babywearing. Using a carrier is not only practical, but also helps promote a strong parent- child bond, along with many other developmental benefits. The families experimented with various slings, wraps and carriers and combined the best features into their own design, creating their flagship product, the Baby K’tan Baby Carrier! 

The award winning Baby K’tan Baby Carrier is a patented ready-to-wear wrap that allows parent to wear baby in multiple positions without any complicated wrapping or buckling. Baby K'tan, LLC continues to increase their product line with smart, simple and stylish products that are designed to help promote the natural bond between parent and baby. 

The Baby K'tan team also proudly devotes a percentage of its proceeds from the sale of all Baby K'tan products to the American Heart Association and the National Down Syndrome Society.  

We trust that you will adore our brand as much as we do! 


Meet the Baby K'tan Team

Michal Chesal

President & Co-Founder

Michal's oldest son, Coby Joshua, was born with Down syndrome in 1999. Coby's disability presented that need for Michal to create an environment for him that would facilitate his development and provide the extra simulation he needed for optimal growth. Coby was also born with hypotonia (low muscle tone) and was adversely affected by carriers that did not support his natural hip positioning. Michal wanted to hold Coby closely and show him the world in a developmentally appropriate way, but she was not satisfied with the special needs child carriers on the market. She began modifying existing slings and wraps to provide positions where babies can see the world while being held in a developmentally appropriate posture.

Isaac Wernick

CEO & Co-Founder

Isaac's youngest son, Elitan Lev, was born in 2004 with a rare and serious heart defect known as TAPVR. He underwent a successful open-heart surgery at Miami Children's Hospital when he was four weeks old. After his surgery, Eitan was fragile and sensitive to pain. The Wernick family looked for the best baby carrier for carrying Eitan close, but were not satisfied with the carriers available on the market. They then borrowed Michal Chesal's modified carrier, and after a few months of use, both families began to make further improvements to its quality, design, safety, structure, and style.


And thus, the Baby K'tan® Baby Carrier was born!

A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of every Baby K'tan Baby Carrier is allocated to the American Heart Association and to help fund education, medical research, advocacy program, and promotion of awareness and inclusion for individuals and families living with Down syndrome.


Meet the Rest of the Team

Lurline

Warehouse Manager

You buy it, she ships it! Lurline is a warehouse manager with style! Jamming as she packs, she'll box your K'tan with amazing grace, speed, and most importantly, love! She's also lived and breathed Baby K'tan as long as the owners!


Roberto

CFO

Payroll, cost of goods sold, expense reports, commissions... you lost me at payroll! Thankfully, Roberto "gets" this stufff! Phew. Our books would be a mess without him. Roberto can calculate Baby K'tan prices in his sleep and has been doing it for years!


Jamie

Customer Care Managaer

AKA Rockstar. Jamie has taken Baby K'tan customer service under her wings, and is killing it! She's all about making you happy. Chances are, if you've called us you've spoken to Jamie, our K'tan Care Specialist.


Jennifer

K’tan Care Specialist

This mom of 2, wife, and student has now added K’tan Care Specialist to her daily to do list and couldn’t be happier! As a former babywearer herself, she’s committed to helping moms, dads and caregivers get comfortable in their K’tan carriers! Fun Fact: Her water birth was featured on Motherly’s This is Birth series!


Sandra

VP, Product Design & Development

Sandra joins Baby K’tan as the VP of Product Development & Design from some of the biggest names in the industry. Sandra comes to Baby K’tan with over 20 years of experience designing juvenile products & Infant carriers. As the mother to two teenage girls, she’s test-driven all the gear a parent can buy!


Cheryl

Operations Admin

Whoa! You did what? While we ate lunch you built the Empire State Building? How are you so productive?! Never a moment wasted when it comes to processing and shipping your precious orders. Cheryl is on it.


Eda

VP, Operations & Logistics

Something about the words EDI, order processing, logistics and all that other funny jargon somehow makes sense to Eda... and we are thankful for that! Working hard with a smile and stealth she'll get your accounts managed and ready for business!


Eric

Warehouse Assistant

Have you ever seen the video of that guy who broke the record for folding pizza boxes? No? You should. Well we'd like to challenge him to a fold-off.


Christeen

Operations & Logistics Manager

Here to save us from those logisticasl nightmares, Christeen whips up those orders and helps manage those back-end systems (hehe, back-end) with expertise. From webstore to warehouse, she has this process under wraps.



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