About Us | Baby K'tan

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

El Jefe & 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 Team

Lurline

Warehouse Manager

Top Skills: Efficiency,Focus,Reliability, People person
Fun Facts: I never learned to drive because I am scare but I also love to be chauffeur driven.
Favorite Food: Curry Chicken and Stew peas
Favorite City: Ontario -Canada
Cats or Dogs :Dog
If You could Meet anyone in history:
Maya Angelou and John Lewis


Roberto

CEO

Top Skills: Numbers, Numbers, and I also play piano and guitar.
Fun Facts: I don’t eat carbs ...most of the times ;) 
Favorite city: Positano, Italy
Cats or Dogs: Dogs for sure
If you could meet anyone in history:
I would meet like to meet JKF.


Jennifer

Marketing Director

What are the best skills that you bring to your job? Connecting the community with the brand using creative and innovative ideas
Fun Facts: My water birth was featured on Motherly’s This is Birth series!
Favorite Food: Italian food
Favorite City: My hometown, New York City
Cats or Dogs: Dogs!
If you could meet anyone in history:
Helen Keller – her talented ability to write despite being blind and deaf has always fascinated me.


Lia Murrain

Vice President of Global Sales

Top Skills: Business is my true passion. I am a multi-award winning entrepreneur, co-author & business university guest speaker; who loves to grow brands and seal the deal.
Fun facts: Recently named as one of Canada’s most inspirational women
Favorite Food: Greek Lemon Chicken
Favorite City: Hong Kong
Cats or Dogs: BOTH
If you could meet anyone in history: Alexander the Great


Christeen

Operations & Logistics Manager

Top Skills: I am responsible for supervising the distribution processes and overseeing the supply chain management to ensure that the deliveries are done timely and accurately.
Fun Fact:  Was a teen model and in a band, Proud mom of 5
Favorite Food: Don’t really have a favorite food. I enjoy trying many different dishes.
Favorite City: Toronto
Cats vs Dogs: Dogs
If I could meet anyone in history:
My ancestors. 

Cheryl

Operations Admin

Top Skills: It’s all in the details, consistency, willingness to learn new skills
Fun Fact: Love reading, antique and thrift shops, obsessive Outlander fan
Favorite Food: Italian food
Favorite City: London
Cats vs Dogs: Dogs
If I could meet anyone in history:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Dana

K'tan Care Specialist

Top Skills: Fashion Retail Manager for over 15 years. Mother of a two year old boy.
Fun facts: Leave breathe Yankee Baseball
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite City: New York City
Cats or Dogs: Nothing against pets but they aren’t for me J
If you could meet anyone in history who it be? Princess Diana!

Beth

Marketing Manager

Top Skill: I bring organization, collaboration and patience to a very fast pace environmentI
Fun Fact: Scuba-dived “The Wall” off Grand Caymans – 100 + feet.
Favorite Food: I can live on eggs and sushi… sprinkle in a little popcorn for a snack.
Favorite City: Nashville – Music City USA
Dogs or Cats: Dogs

Sarah

K'tan Care Specialist

Top Skill: Patience
Fun Fact: I interviewed N’Sync for the Palm Beach Post Kids section when I was 12
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite City: NYC
Cats vs Dogs: Dogs
If I could meet anyone in history:
Walt Disney


Christine

Operations Team

Top Skill: My best skills are I try to process as many orders as I can when I’m at work. 
Fun Fact: I love Disney. I act and sing with the Exceptional Theatre Company,  I love to spend time and perform with my boyfriend.
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite City: New York
Cats vs Dogs: I love dogs.
If I could meet anyone in history:
Taylor Swift. 


Alyson

Certified Babywearing Educator

Top Skills: I enjoy talking to any and everyone and have the ability to take complex information and explain it in the simplest ways.
Fun Fact: I ride a sport bike motorcycle and have never broken a bone in my life ::knock on wood::
Favorite Food: I’m a foodie. I’ll eat or try anything once and there’s only five things I refuse to eat
Favorite City: My favorite country is Costa Rica
Cats or Dogs: Dogs!
If you could meet anyone in history: Michelle Obama


Noa

Influencer Coordinator

Top Skills: Communication, People Skills, Working Well in a Team.
Fun Fact: My favorite thing to do is sing and dance
Favorite Food: Sushi, Mexican
Favorite City: Tel Aviv
Cats or Dogs: dogs duh
If you could meet anyone in history who would it be- Definitely Golda Meir



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