Bump Club and Beyond Celebrates Mom: Michal Chesal

NAME: Michal Chesal
COMPANY: Baby K’tan, LLC on Instagram @babyktan
KIDS (names/ages): Coby 21, Noa 18, Ally 16
How did you start your business?
Shortly after the birth of my son Coby, born with Down syndrome, I found myself searching for a baby carrier that would provide the sensory nourishment he required for optimal development while also be super easy, comfy and carry him appropriately.  I was unsatisfied with the options available on the market, all were too complicated or cumbersome and didn’t give him a body-hugging swaddled hold for his low tone.

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Baby K'tan Original Carrier Named Easiest Wrap Baby Carrier by What to Expect

Easiest Wrap Baby Carrier

Named Best Baby Carrier for Dads by Fatherly

Named Best Baby Carrier for Dads by Fatherly


Voted Best Carrier for the Summer by Healthline

Best Carrier for the Summer by Healthline


Baby K'tan Flex Convertible Diaper Bag Featured in Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine, Spring/Summer 2020, Registry Guide

Baby K'tan Flex Convertible Diaper Bag Featured in Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine


Baby K'tan baby carrier featured in The New York Times - The Real Talk Version of Your Baby Registry - these are the products you actually need for a newborn.


BK Sighting on Popular TV Show - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season 4, Episode 9 - Jane Krakowski is wearing our denim carrier!

BK sighting on FOX TV show - Gotham Erin Richards - Season 5, Episode 11 - Barbara Kean is wearing our carrier in eggplant! View on Instagram

What To Expect, Weekender Diaper Bag Review

Featured in Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine, Fall 2018 / Winter 2019 Buyer's Guide

Baby K'tan Featured in Parents Magazine, November 2018

The Baby K'tan Original Diaper Bag was featured on WXYZ Detroit, Best Baby Products for Busy Parents segment, with Carly Dorogi.

The Baby K'tan Weekender Diaper Bag was featured on Fox5 News, Baby market boom -- the best of baby gear. Lifestyle blogger Amanda Mushro tells us about the best products for babies (Weekender clip at 3:03)

Michal Chesal, President and Co-founder of Baby K'tan tells the story behind the brand and gives insight into running a business while being a mom of 3.

Baby K'tan spotted on ABC's Blackish (Season 4 Episode 2, October 2017). Episode Recap: Bow is feeling overwhelmed after the birth of DeVante, and learns she is suffering from postpartum depression. Dre urges her to get help and stands by her side while she works through it. Meanwhile, the kids baby-proof the house in an effort to help their parents out.


What To Expect
What To Expect turned to their community of parents to find their top baby carrier picks and why. This video features one of their favorites, the Baby K'tan Original Baby Carrier, and includes a quick tutorial on how to wear the carrier in the Hug Position to keep baby comfortable and secure.


What to Expect Video

Mother & Baby Magazine, UK, May 2017 Issue
The Baby K'tan Nautical Print Baby Carrier featured in the UK's Mother and Baby Magazine's First Look, covering the best new baby gear out this month.


Baby & Kids Magazine, Spring 2017 Issue

Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, Fall 2016 Buyers Guide

FOX News, May 3, 2016 Spring Buyer's Guide

Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, April 2016 Spring Buyer's Guide

Pregnacny & Newborn Magazine, February 2016

Bravo, The Daily Dish 2015

Pregnancy Magazine Fall Buyer's Guide, 2015

Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, November 2015

Baby K'tan Featured in Miami Herald, October 2015

Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, April 2015

Baby K'tan Featured on CBS' The Talk, February 2015

Baby K'tan on How I Met Your Mother, 2013

Huffington Post Spotlight, 2012

Pregnancy Magazine, November 2010

Fit Pregnancy Magazine, 2008

Redbook Magazine, 2007