Thursday, March 13, 2008

Baby Patapum Review & Giveaway

Patapum DaddyOne of the latest crazes in the babywearing world is the Patapum Baby Carrier.

Its very similar to the ERGO carrier... which we own as well. My husbands favorite carrier by far is the Ergo. He said its manly :-)

I think it must have something to do with the fact it involves ZERO BOWS or wrapping ;-), the buckles must make it more manly HAHA.

One thing that was a down fall for me regarding the Ergo was how long the body was. I loved the way it held both my boys... it supported them very well and it distributed the weight well on myself... but it was a tad bit long for me.

This is why I really liked the Patapum.

Its very similar to the Ergo design wise... except for the fact its smaller.

I found that its larger waist strap was more comfortable as well..

The body and strap material is made out of a soft canvas material.. it almost feels suede like.

Heres some information about the carrier below (taken off the ATB website)

For infants with good head control/sits alone up to 40 pounds (approx 5-24 months).

Patapum Features at a Glance

  • Easy to wear and adjust
  • Can be worn front or back
  • Clean, stylish design
  • Lightweight & compact
  • Adjustable Waist up to 55 inches
  • Soft removable sleeping hood
  • Strap insides breathable synthetic.
  • Machine washable (Cold water)
  • 100% Cotton Canvas Shell
  • Suitable from 5 to around 24 months

Its a great carrier and its one of those that almost anyone can wear without any fuss.
If you dont like tying.. or wrapping.. these great structured carriers are a wonderful idea for you and your baby.

Just as a side bit of information.
I know a lot of moms own carriers that may look similar to the Patapum... but really arent. One of those is the Baby Bjorn or Snugli. I owned a Snugli with my 1st child.. and didnt really care for it.. mainly because it was hard to adjust.. but also because of the way it held my childs legs. I dont think a lot of people really notice it.. but I did.

When you use a carrier like the Baby Bjorn or Snugli it grips the child right at the crotch area? am I allowed to say that? It basically dangles them by their inner leg... and they have done studies about this and say that it can actually damage a child to wear them this way for to long... because of the pressure it puts on the wrong places.

If you have no concern about this than by all means use whatever you are comfortable with... but It is something I think people should think about. I dont like pointing out flaws in other peoples carriers.. because I dont want to offend... but I do feel the need to share why I believe these structured carriers are better suited for a baby than others...

Patapum

With the Patapum the weight of the baby is fully distributed across their bottoms.. there is not pressure at all onto specific limbs. Its a very natural seat for the baby.

Attached to Baby would like to offer a PATAPUM to one of you!

This is a $69.00 carrier! yours free if you win ;-)

Heres how to enter (please read guidelines.. they help us and you out!)

1. Comment ONCE. In your comment leave us your email if you dont blog.. if you do blog let us know if you BLOG about the giveaway and ATB (in order to be entered twice)

2. If you blog about us in a UNIQUE blog post (please - you can even include us at the end of a regular daily post you do). Add the button below to your post and link back to simple so others can enter.

3. If you dont mention that you blogged about us we wont count your entry twice...

Thanks everyone! Please be honest and dont forget to check out ATB's other great carriers... and feel free to use our coupon code DREAWD for 10% off your order.








Giveaway ends next week March 20th!

157 comments:

  1. What a great carrier. I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.

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  2. this seems like a great carrier, sign me up.

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  4. sorry about the previous comment. It went bad.

    I have been wanting to try a buckle style carrier for awhile now. Thanks simple and Attached to Baby.

    I blogged and posted the button here:
    http://me-lace.blogspot.com/2008/03/simple-giveaway.html

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  5. I think i'm going to need another carrier in a few months... especially one my hubby will wear too. :)

    thanks for the chance!

    I'll blog about it tomorrow.

    Brittany

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  6. OUr friends have this one and I really would like one of my own=). Sign us up!

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  7. Just discovered this blog. I would love a chance to win this carrier!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  8. I would LOVE to win this. It looks great. I blogged about you here:

    http://mommainflipflops2.blogspot.com/2008/03/patapum-carrier.html

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  9. I have a snuggli, but this one looks like it is a lot more comfortable!

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  10. I've never tried a carrier like this before. I'd love a chance at winning this!

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  11. This baby carrier looks like a good one.

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  12. I just got an Ergo and while I like the way it fits me, the body is too long for my son. He sits so far down in that he's always craning his neck to look around. I have to put a blanket under him so he doesn't sit so far down into it. Maybe this one would be better? ;)
    Thanks!

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  13. Maybe Evan would let me carry him in this one!! Sign me up!!

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  15. I have an Ergo that I love but I agree with you that it is a bit too long for me. It is perfect for my husband though. I would love to try this one out! thanks! katebeth45 (at) gmail (dot) com (sorry about the deleted post, I forgot my email)

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  16. I need a new carrier for my boy, he's getting a bit big for the ones I have!
    jojo_59@hotmail.com

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  17. WOW!!! Super Nice carrier!

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have it :)

    PLEASE sign me up :)

    my email:

    mari538@hotmail.com

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  18. I need this. It's time for a new one.

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  19. Looks great! My hubby loves the Ergo the best too...so I'm sure he'd like this one as well! I blogged about it here as well: http://www.jonathanandandrea.blogspot.com/2007/09/countless-contests.html

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  20. I would love to try this carrier. My daughter loves being held and carried around and I need something more comfortable. mnlefty (at) gmail (dot) com

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  21. Looks like a great baby carrier. I like the larger waist strap, seems it would be alot more comfortable.
    iamwedge{at}hotmail.com

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  22. Looks like a great carrier especially for Dad to try!! Count us in!!

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  23. My good friend is having her first child July 15th. This would be a wonderful gift. Please enter my name.

    Thanks!
    Megan

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  24. I really like soft structured carriers. Please sign me up! ldyfarrell@yahoo.com

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  25. This will be perfect for baby number one which is due pretty soon. Thanks!

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  26. very fun... I love all these things I have seen.....

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  27. baby loves to snuggle close during am nap, need my hands free.

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  28. I'd love to winn this carrier. My daughter is expecting her 4th baby in May. A boy! With 3 others (girls) she will need an extra set of hands to keep up with all of them. This is perfect!

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  29. Another wonderful product that I was not aware of! I must live under a rock. This carrier is unlike most of them. I like its' uniqueness and its' features. I appreciate your wonderful giveaway contests. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  30. Alright. This carrier sure seems just wonderful. I would love to win this. It would be fantastic. Please enter me in the contest. thanks.

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  31. What a great looking carrier! I blogged about the giveaway here:
    http://erinfromthecountry.blogspot.com/2008/03/this-is-exciting.html

    and added the button to my sidebar as well! Thanks gals!

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  32. i would love this
    bwalleshauser@yahoo.com

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  33. How cool is that? I would love to win this!!!

    sherri419 at gmail

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  34. This is perfect. My son is walking, but still wants to be carried sometimes, especially if we're in a busy place. I want a carrier that's stylish, but my boyfriend will also be willing to carry our son around in. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  35. perfect for my sister who just ahd a baby

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  36. i have blogged it here:
    http://gseemoore.blogspot.com/2008/03/blog-post_14.html
    thanks!

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  37. Thank you for offering this giveaway. This carrier looks wonderful. Love this idea. Please enter me and thank you.

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  38. I would love to win! My first is due in June and I have been looking at many different carriers. This one looks comfy and manly enough for my husband too!

    lucycontest at gmail.com

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  39. My boss's wife just had a baby. This would be perfect for them.

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  40. hands free baby carrying closeness. besides this blog what could be better

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  41. Thanks for the info...I never realized that other carriers can be harmful to babies if left in them too long. I am due with my first this Sunday and would love to win one.

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  42. This would be fantastic, thanks for offering the contest.

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  43. I need a baby carrier! It's more likely than growing an extra set of arms.
    Thanks,
    Marissa :)
    md-sweeps (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  44. Best carrier I've seen. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  45. I would love to try this out with my son. He's almost 20 lbs at 7 months and wants to be held upright constantly. This could save my back!

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  46. That looks amazing, it might help with this softball size lump in back! Please add me to your draw ;)

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  47. This looks like it would be extremely comfortable for my growing boy and me!

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  48. oh my gosh i really need one of those.

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  49. This looks like a great carrier, sign me up!!!

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  50. Looks fantastic. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  51. this will save old grandpas back

    nat
    misternat1@cox.net

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  52. Nice Prize, thanks for the chance to win this carrier!!

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  53. I'd love to win this carrier!

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  54. I'd love to try this - I have a hard time getting on the ergo with my bad shoulder!

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  55. I LOVE THESE!!!!

    s.is.for.spam@gmail.com

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  56. Looks wonderful - much comfier than our Snuggli!

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  57. Would love to try this carrier! Please sign me up.

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  58. I have a Snugli type carrier and I hate it. Too many snaps and velcro things. It's a pain in the butt to put on and take off.

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  59. This looks very nice.

    carissaad at gmail dot com

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  60. This looks a lot for comfortable than the one my daughter is using, thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. Please sign me up. I blogged about it and posted the button! Thanks- I would LOVE to have this for Jeremy- he thinks my carriers are all too "girly"!
    thank you,
    rebecca

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  62. This is a really great carrier. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  63. ty 4 the great contest! my 7 mos old grandson wants to be carried and up and walking all the time so this would be handy in order to get some littles chores done.

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  64. This looks wonderful!! And Ive tried a few carriers but I'd love to get my hands on this.

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  65. I think even my husband might wear this one. : )

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  66. Thanks for offering this giveaway! We would ALL love to win it :D

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  67. This looks like a great carrier! I think hubby would approve! :) Thanks for hosting a great giveaway

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  68. Gosh what a great prize! I would love to try a patapum. I am also an Ergo gal :-)

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  69. I had the Snugli when mine were little. I'm glad there's something better now. I'd love to gift it to my friend who has a little girl. Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. thanks for the chance to win this!

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  71. This is a really nice chance to win a great carrier!! :)

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  72. This looks like a great carrier to use with my granddaughters. I wish I had one of these when my kids where younger.

    grams-kelley at sbcglobal dot net

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  73. Oh please oh please! I've been lusting after one of these, but its not quite in the budget any time soon! LOL!
    dansan826 at yahoo.com

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  74. This looks like a great carrier - I would love to try it.

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  75. Oh I SO badly want to win this!!!! taradawnrobertson at hotmail dot com

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  76. This is a great review! I would love to win one! It looks so comfortable and easy to use! I love wearing my babies!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  77. I really need this one!
    Thanks.

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  78. I love the benefits this carrier offers. Please include me in the drawing!

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  79. I would love to win the carrier, I am a mom to an 18 month old girl.

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  80. blogged ya:

    http://mommyland512.blogspot.com/2008/03/win-baby-patatum-baby-carrier.html

    thanks for the terrific giveaway!

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  81. I'd love to have this!

    egreca [at] hotmail [dot] com

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  82. i really need this having two tots and a new baby.

    blogged ya
    www.notimemom.wordpress.com

    bwalleshauser at yahoo dot com

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  83. This looks like a great carrier!! I am going to blog about this today!!!

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  84. Wow, this looks like a great carrier! I would love to try it out, as I am too short for the snugli I have to be comfortable. Here is my email: coordinatedchaos@yahoo.com and here is my blog, www.thezerens.blogspot.com

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  85. I would love to be entered to win. Thanks so much!

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  86. Cool carrier. My son has worn ours out. This one look comfortable, too.

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  87. I would sure like to win this for my daughter in law.

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  88. Wow, carriers are really getting nicer! What a great prize!

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  89. I definitely need this carrier...check out my UNIQUE blog post on WHY I need it!!
    www.mylifeasamom-kate.blogspot.com
    Thanks!

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  90. Can be worn front or back-that's nice

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  91. I'd love to have this carrier!thevissa@hotmail.com

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  92. My baby has outgrown her first carrier so I have been toting her around in my arms. Would love to have a patapum to carry her around in to all the summer festivals and fairs this summer.

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  93. Sounds great I would love to win!

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  94. I really really really really need this! My son hates every carrier we have tried! I think it is because of the crotch thing you mentioned! dcpurplehippie@yahoo.com

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  95. Wow, enter me please! I'd love it for our upcoming arrival!

    mountainrailway at gmail dot com

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  96. This looks like it would really support the baby without hurting mommy!

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  97. Looks like a unique baby carrier. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  98. The carrier looks really comfortable!! I would love a chance to win! katieskimmer@yahoo.com
    Thanks!

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  99. I hated the baby bjourn carrier... and I would love to retry another buckle type carrier that actually is comfortable for both of us!!

    I added you on prizeatron too!
    http://www.prizeatron.com

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  100. I love that your husband calls this "manly". Too Cute!

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  101. This is a great carrier for my future grandchild

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  102. thank you for the great contest

    enter me please

    pethof (at) gmail (dot) com

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  103. What a great baby carrier! Would love to win - thanks for the opportunity.

    guysrose (at) aol (dot) com

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  104. Thanks Drea! I blogged about you guys and the contest.

    Fingers crossed for this one.

    Thanks!

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  105. what a great and useful prize! hope i get it

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  106. Wow, can be worn front or back. Thats great.

    dolls123(at)gmail(dot)com

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  107. This is so cool :) Hope I win!

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  108. I too have an ergo, but with 10 children, 11 and under and another one due in 3 weeks, another carrier would sure be great!
    ~Jaynee

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  109. Looks like a GREAT carrier. Hope I win!

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  110. This would be the perfect gift for my secretary (due in June)!

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  111. Great giveaway!!! I love to go camping and hiking, and this would be perfect to bring baby!!!

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  112. This would be awesome she is getting too heavy to carry everywhere!

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  113. what a great prize, I would love to win one. I especially like that it can be worn front or back and they come in colors that my husband would not be embarrased to wear.

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  114. This item looks wonderful. I would love to see my Godson's Father using this when they come to visit. Count me in!

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  115. This looks awesome!! I would love to win this, it would most definitly come in handy
    Please enter me... Thanks

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  116. This carrier would be wonderful to have - Thanks!

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  117. This carrier sounds like a winner - so versatile and really useful! Thanks for giving me a chance to be a winner, too.

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  118. I would love to win this!!

    chazvgo@gmail.com

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  119. This is so cute, I would love to win!

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  120. What a great carrier. Thanks

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  121. would love this! i tried one out and i love it!

    kshate@yahoo.com

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  122. Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

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  123. I love wearing my babies and this carrier looks great!

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  124. I have 4 children and used a Baby Bjorn for 2 of them. We are taking a trip to Africa and need a carrier like this for our 2 1/2 year old. I'm hoping to get the toddler version of this so that I can use it for either of our two youngest.

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