I’m a baby wearing mama! I love wearing Roo. She loves it too. For a long time, it was one of the only ways I could get her to nap.
When I was still in the hospital on bed rest, I ordered pretty much everything online from Amazon or Diapers.com. Actually, not just pretty much everything but EVERYTHING! I did my research one day and placed my order the next including my baby carrier. An Er.go.
It arrived and when Roo arrived at 33 weeks, she was too small to wear in it even with the infant insert. But, starting around 4 months old, she was big enough for me to wear so I pulled it out and started using it. This past December, I noticed that one of the seams on the shoulder strats was ripping. I contacted Amazon and the vendor and received NO response. I tried again without response a second time.
Finally, I called Er.go directly and they asked me lots of questions. In the end, they asked me to send photos of my carrier and it turns out that the one that I purchased is a counterfeit product. I was so upset. I couldn’t believe it. I never thought that Amazon would allow vendors to get away with something like that but they do and they did.
So, I called my credit card company. Vi.sa, which I have a long and good relationship with and currently hold a Cha.se Sa.pphire card. They are refunding me all of the money – I hope. It is in process.
I decided that I was going to buy a new carrier and this time directly from the maker. But, I thought it was a chance for me to do more research and see what is out there. I looked at Er.go again. I also looked at the Be.co, Bo.ba and something called the Po.gnae. I liked all of them for various reasons but I decided that I really liked the Po.gnae.
The Po.gnae is very similar to the Er.go and is very popular in Asia and Europe. It has some differences that I like including it has many different design and color options, it has a mesh vent for hot days, it is supposedly good for petite people, and it is only $89. So, I ordered one with an elephant design. I haven’t gotten it yet but I’m excited to try it out. I hope that I like it but if I don’t, they appear to have a good return policy.
Does anyone have a Po.gnae? What carrier do you have and why do you love it?