When Michal Chesal gave birth to her first child in 1999, she thought she was ready for anything. And then Michal’s son, Coby, was born with Down Syndrome. Chesal wanted to wear little Coby as close to her as possible, but the carrier she had wasn’t suitable for Coby’s muscle development and mobility. So Michal made her own carrier, a sort of double-sling/swaddle hybrid that was big enough to completely support Coby. When her longtime friends, Isaac and Aviva Wernick, borrowed the handmade carrier for their own infant son after his open-heart surgery, they told Michal she needed to put it on the market - and Baby K’tan was born. The company’s best-selling line of signature baby wraps, with their unique “double-loop” design, are free of harmful chemicals, formaldehydes and azo dyes.