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    PortaMEe carrier?

    http://www.portamee.com/babycarrier/...836be2d8f8d53e

    Anyone have one, try one, like one???

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    Re: PortaMEe carrier?

    Looks very similar to the Sara's Ride I used to have (or a Hip Hammock).

    LOVED it for my toddler! Less bulky than a sling, but still easier on the back than just carrying them.



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    Re: PortaMEe carrier?

    Its ok. I don't like how the straps twist. The infant insert makes it hard to get the baby in and out. Once it's on tho, it's quite comfy. Replaced an original Baby Bjorn. The Bjorn sucked. The Portamee is infinitely more comfy. Plus, I'm a guy. There aren't that many decent carriers that aren't embarassing to wear.

    I only kept it cuz of the price. It was on sale at PBK for $125 and we had a bunch of store credit we didn't know what to do with.

    It's kinda crazy how luxe the materials are. DS spit up on a small area. I felt bad cuz spit up got on such nice materials.

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    Re: PortaMEe carrier?

    I'd go with a sling like a Hotsling (www.hotslings.com ).

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    Re: PortaMEe carrier?

    I have a slingling but don't find it super comfy. Just thought this might be more comfy. Thanks for the responses.

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    Re: PortaMEe carrier?

    Quote Originally Posted by codex57 View Post
    Its ok. I don't like how the straps twist. The infant insert makes it hard to get the baby in and out. Once it's on tho, it's quite comfy. Replaced an original Baby Bjorn. The Bjorn sucked. The Portamee is infinitely more comfy. Plus, I'm a guy. There aren't that many decent carriers that aren't embarassing to wear.

    I only kept it cuz of the price. It was on sale at PBK for $125 and we had a bunch of store credit we didn't know what to do with.

    It's kinda crazy how luxe the materials are. DS spit up on a small area. I felt bad cuz spit up got on such nice materials.
    Does it bother your neck at all?

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    Re: PortaMEe carrier?

    For that price I'd go with an Ergo Baby!! It can be used on the hip too (http://www.ergobabycarrier.com/gallery/hip). Though this photo shows she's got it riding really low - you can see more proper use in the instructional video! The straps are super padded! I may actually have to start using it on the hip cause my DS has been pulling my hair when on my back! Even when I put it in a pig-tail he still hanks it out by the handful!!!!

    Oh, and Ergo Baby is good for higher than the 35 lbs of this one you mentioned. Their website says 90 lbs now, though obviously that's a little big to be still carrying around!! Think it used to say 40lbs. And the new version has some better features than the last model I had!

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    Re: PortaMEe carrier?

    I found one for 50 which is why I was considering it

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    Re: PortaMEe carrier?

    Quote Originally Posted by melniemi View Post
    Does it bother your neck at all?
    Nope. You have to take the time to adjust it properly for you body, but once you get it on right, it's very comfy.

    Our friend has the Ergo Baby. Since it's cheaper, it's what I might have gone for. I just had the store credit that made it cheap.

    Still, there's something to be said for how luxurious this thing is.

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    Re: PortaMEe carrier?

    codex convinced me

    And I had to have pink and brown so I bit the bullet and spoiled myself. I'm not a back carrier type person - have a back carrier and don't love it, so I figured I'd give it a try.

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    Re: PortaMEe carrier?

    another vote for the ERGO...we love love love ours. when we found out we were expecting #2, the first thing dh said was, gotta get another ergo

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    Re: PortaMEe carrier?

    I vote for the Ergo also!

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