The Je Porte Mon Bebe (JPMBB) Physiocarrier is one of the cleverest and most underrated baby carriers around for little ones and toddlers up to 20kg.
Plenty of carriers on the market have similar features: buckles so you can just click and go, and lots of padding to keep you comfy. Many of our families come to Wear My Baby to try out well known carriers like the Ergobaby or the Connecta, but very often I get them to try out a Physiocarrier, too.
So what makes the Physiocarrier so special?
It fits both very petite and larger wearers, thanks to generous straps that also cinch down super small. It’s often an ideal option for very petite mums and tall, broad dads, for both front and back carrying.
It will SERIOUSLY help keep your baby cool. (I really mean that.) Many ‘cool’ versions of baby carriers have a mesh body panel that is backed with synthetic fabric, offering little ventilation. You can unzip the whole of the front of the Physiocarrier (and niftily tuck it away with two little elastic loops), revealing ACTUAL mesh that allows air to get to your little ones body. Brilliant!
It’s easy to get your baby’s arms out so they won’t feel restricted. ‘Arms out’ (from 4 months+) is a great alternative to baby ‘facing out,’ giving your baby greater freedom of movement and enabling them to look around. This will put less strain on your back and shoulders. A quick tug on the adjustable webbing on either side of the PhysioCarrier’s body panel will cinch down it’s height by nearly half, allowing your baby to ride with one or both arms out.
The colours are clean, simple and neutral. Grey, blacks, neutral tones…. The JPMBB PhysioCarrier goes with everything!
It’s brilliant for back carrying. The PhysioCarrier has cleverly contoured shoulder straps and smooth waist padding so you won’t get plastic bits digging into your tummy. The Je Porte Mon Bebe booster pack can be used to lift your little one higher up on your back so they can see over your shoulder, making it a great alternative to framed back carriers.
It’s easy to do up, tighten and adjust. Find it tricky to do up that little clip behind your back that holds your current carrier’s shoulder straps in place? Struggle to tighten the straps once it’s on? The PhysioCarrier has dual adjusters, so you can tighten those shoulder straps by pulling forwards or backwards. You can cross the shoulder straps at the back in an X shape or wear it rucksack style.
The PhysioCarrier’s little chest/back clip that holds the straps in place is on a super slidey track, making it easy to slide it into a comfy place in the centre of your back (in a rucksack-style front carry) or across your chest (when back carrying.)
And the downsides? The Physiocarrier really comes into its prime once baby is around 4 months+. The booster pack, which can be purchased separately, will enable you to carry your newborn in a very well supported, safe and comfortable position; it’s just a bit more bulky than I’d prefer.
Want to find out more? Get all the details of the JPMBB PhysioCarrier here.
Try out the JPMBB PhysioCarrier at a Wear My Baby Consultation, Workshop or Pop Up near you
With thanks to Katie and baby Max for the photo.
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