Let's start with a few specs: The Je Porte Mon Bebe Physiocarrier
is suitable from 3.5kgs to 20kgs. I tested it with three demo dolls (3.5kgs, 6 kgs, 9 kgs) and Audrey (15 kgs) and agree that I could keep carrying in it for a little while yet. Based on my newborn doll, I would not be comfortable placing a baby smaller than 3.5 kgs in it.
The design is impressive and smart; the booster is REALLY clever. Why? It only sits UNDER the child. Not around their body, so it doesn't change the fit of the carrier at all. You use the side straps and padded collar as you like to fit the body snugly around the child, and I think this is GREAT, because you can still feel your child's body and get a 'second skin' kind of fit. It's also WAY cooler and that's a a real concern in many climates.
How long do you use the booster? Depends on your child. Based on my dolls, I would say it's necessary until 6 mo, and then you may have a little awkward stage somewhere where your baby is a little too tall for the booster with the body of the carrier relaxed (no cinching of side straps) and a little too short without the booster (cinch those side straps!)... but I think it would be a very short transition.
It is suggested that you may want to keep using the booster so that a child who is sitting independently can have their arms out, and I think this is brilliant, since arms in has certainly been an issue of contention here! What else is good about the booster? Since it is contained and part of the carrier, it can be used to facilitate a high back carry, so your baby who is now able to pull themselves up into a sit and stay there can actually be seated higher and closer to your centre of gravity. This makes the carrier feel much more like a backpack, and while I didn't love it, I hear a lot of dads prefer a bit more weight on their shoulders. This also fixes the problem of carrier on long torso and baby down LOW. Using the side straps to shift baby's seat and the booster to bring their weight up, you can keep baby in a safer position where they can see over your shoulder instead of being splattered on your back.
I'll let my pics tell the rest of the story, but here's my summation: Smart. Not difficult to use, highly adjustable, surprisingly intuitive, very useable. Great consideration of safety and function. I liked it as a front carry and a back carry, didn't find it too fiddly, and the clip on mirror is just what we want to facilitate #checkNowcheckOften. Congratulations JPMBB! (you can find them HERE
So far I've only used ssc's and this looks like another great one. Especially like the features for infants.ReplyDelete
Hi. I am curious at to the carrier's toddler worthiness, still knee to knee? Adjustable? Thanks for another great giveaway!ReplyDelete
Looks amazing :0). How do I enter? (I can't figure it out, I must've missed something)ReplyDelete
Love to win one for neighbor!ReplyDelete