Mompreneur: Michal Chesal
Company: Baby K’tan
What inspired you to launch your product line?
My oldest son, Coby, who was born with Down Syndrome.
What did you do before becoming a Mompreneur?
Dabbled in other businesses (day trading, marketing, overseas college programs)
Tell us about your products?
The Baby K’tan Baby Carrier is a new and innovative soft baby carrier that is a cross between a sling and a more structured front carrier, providing the positions and benefits of both. There is no other carrier available like it.
Parents or caregivers can comfortably carry infants and toddlers (from birth to 3+ years old) in seven different positions, (normally four different carries are needed to encompass these 7 positions), and create an ideal environment for premature babies and babies with special needs.
The Baby K’tan has added security and back support as compared to the traditional sling, and added comfort and ease of use as compared to the traditional front carrier. Our unique design offers the wearer a 100% cotton carrier with NO buckles, snaps, rings or hardware, that otherwise make baby wearing complicated and uncomfortable. Our patent pending lumbar support band offers the wearer extra back support and makes it easy to adjust baby or toddler’s weight distribution on both shoulders.
LaLa Baby Boutique carries the Baby K’tan collection of baby carriers. Shop for your sling now at LaLaBabyBoutique.com You can even have your baby sling personalized with your love bugs initials. Shop for personalized Baby K’tan slings
How long have you been in business?
Incorporated 2 years ago, but only launched the product 6 months ago.
What is the most difficult part of being a Momprenuer?
Finding time to give my real babies an my business baby substantial amounts of devotion and energy.
Do you have advice for someone that wants to start a new career as a Mompreneur?
Go for it. But be prepared for long hours and hard work. However, it’s worth it in the end.