Patapum Baby v3
Age : 3 months approx (when Baby develops head control) to Toddler (around 2 years)
Weight range : up to 40lbs (18kg)
Positions : Upright face in, back.
The Patapum Baby Carrier is a comfortable and very affordable lightweight pack-style carrier.
The Patapum has a wide waistband and rucksack style straps with a chest strap to stop the shoulder straps from slipping.
Ideal for carrying heavy babies, the weight of the child is felt mainly on your hips so you can carry them for long periods in comfort. Your baby is held with their legs wide apart with their back well supported. This is the optimal position for healthy growth of the pelvis and spine.
The manufacturer recommends up to 18 months but it is perfectly possible and safe to use this carrier for longer (2-3 years depending on the size and weight of your child). The fabric is durable 100% cotton, apart from a soft polyester jersey which is used on the inside of the waist and shoulder straps for extra comfort.
There is no padding in the body of the carrier so it is cool for you and your baby and packs up small for travelling.
The Patapum Baby Carrier is machine washable if necessary although generally spot cleaning is recommend rather than regular machine washing. The design is simple and and is very unisex so this carrier often appeals to the fathers!
The latest version of the Patapum Baby Carrier comes with a detachable sleep hood made of soft cotton mesh, which snaps onto the body of the carrier and can be used to support the head of a sleeping child. The sleep hood can be rolled up and tucked through two elastic loops when not in use.
Another handy new feature of the latest version of the Patapum Baby Carrier is that the carrier can be rolled up and secured to the waist band with a row of poppers, so it can be worn around your waist a bit like a bum bag when not in use. This is ideal if you are using it with an independent toddler who likes to do a fair bit of walking.
Height of waist band 4.75"
Height of carrier back (excluding waist band) : Baby size : 13" / Toddler size : 16"
The Patapum Baby Carrier only comes in one size which will fit most people as the waist and shoulder straps are very adjustable.
The waist strap is now fully adjustable to fit a maxium waist of 55 inches, eliminating the need for an extension strap.
If you are small waisted the straps can be rolled up and secured by an elastic loop so you won't have long ends hanging down.
Patapum Fabric Information
The main body of the carrier is 100% cotton, with polyester jersey on the inside of the waist and shoulder straps.
Extremely good value for a very comfortable and workhorse carrier.
Optional : you can add a Waist Pouch, sold separately which attaches onto the carrier body.