]Product name: Patapum
Brief description of product: Baby Patapum.
Store/Site of purchase: Attached to Baby
How long have you used this product? 4 mos.
Fit/Sizing: Baby size. It fit DS well even as early as 3 months, though the body of it is wide enough that we hesitated to carry him with his legs spread that early. The site recommends this carrier begining at 5 months, but it's comfy for DS at 4 months old.
Workmomship: Feels strong and secure
Customer Service/Communication: Haven't had any problems that required communication beyond purchase
Would you purchase this product again? I just bought my second one because DH doesn't like to have to keep readjusting it after I use his.
Have you made a complaint to the WAHM about the product? If yes, please provide details of any resolution or lack thereof: no
Additional Comments: I have found that this is an outstanding carrier. Cheaper and more comfortable for me than the Ergo, cheaper than the Beco, which I never tried. I've been curious about the Beco's narrower body......The advantage of the Ergo is that you can use it with an infant with the insert, but I find that for a newborn I prefer my Moby anyway. The fabric of the Patapum is that rugged canvas that isn't nearly as pretty as a Becco or onbu-style, but you simply can't beat this carrier for comfort and durability. I also find this carrier to be more attractive than the Ergo, more elegant lines in the design. My only complaint is that the colors are so darn ugly - for my Patapum, I ended up buying black and plan to decorate it. I was torn between the Patapum and Beco, but simply couldn't justify the price tag on the Beco when I knew how much I loved the Patapum. My stash is perfect with the Patapum and the Moby - my BabyHawk is just for fashion
. My sister, who is a fairly mainstream bjorn-wearer, loved my Patapum and just bought one for herself.
mbs up out of five?): 4.5 (I'd give it 5 if the colors were prettier and it were Fair-Trade manufactured).