Martin County Healthy Start Coalition Receives Donation of 100 Baby K'tan ® Carriers
Babywearing refers to all manner of slings and wraps that a parent can wear over their body to comfortably and safely carry their child from infancy through early childhood. .
A kick-off class was held at the newly opened Bell House Birth Services, a business providing education and support for pregnant women and families. Located in downtown Stuart, the center is owned by the mother-daughter team of Dawn Bond and Sonia Bond, who are both certified doulas. Doulas, are also known as birth companions and while they are not medically trained, they assist women before, during and after childbirth to provide emotional support and physical help if needed.
Britt Beason of Stuart, an educator and owner of Tropical Babywearing, is teaching the classes for parents. She contacted Baby K'tan ® to inquire about wholesale pricing for the Healthy Start program. The company enthusiastically embraced the idea and offered to donate 100 units, which should carry the program through its first year.
Baby K'tan ® is a local, small business based in Davie, FL. Founded 10 years ago, the company donates a portion of its proceeds to a variety of charities.
There is a two-step education process for parents, prenatal and postpartum, prior to receiving the Baby K'tan. Parents are taught a variety of ways to use the slings to carry their baby properly. The carriers provide excellent support for a baby's fragile airway and developing spine, hips and legs while leaving their parent's arms unrestricted.
To find out more about this program and how to receive a Baby K'tan ®through Martin County Healthy Start Coalition, contact Britt Beason at tropicalbabywearing@
The mission of Martin County Healthy Start Coalition is to ensure that every Martin County baby is born healthy. For more information, go to www.mchealthystart.org
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