My local crunchy parenting store is clearancing Patapum carriers for $40! The owner said they just don't seem to sell well in the US for whatever reason. She said they are almost identical to the Ergo except perhaps a bit stiffer.
For that price, I don't see how I can go wrong buying one, but because this is my first baby I was just wondering if anyone would weigh in. Before I saw these I was thinking I would go with an Action Baby Carrier once my baby graduates from a Moby. The only hitch with the Patapum seems to be that they are sized--I would get the baby one to start but I'd rather not have to buy another carrier when she outgrows it.