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Mirta Zlošilo, Croatia
Tried it as a leader of the tour and a consultant for LPN in Croatia to know what to expect from other members tryouts. Personally I think that this is amazing eith smaller children (babies in precise) as a replacement for elastic wrap due to easier setting time. One small problem could be for parents that didn’t meet with any kind of wraps before. Carrier a lot remindes me of another simmilar brand but that is only bonus cause I felt that I already know how to handle it. My child is a bit big for it now with almost 4yrs so demo doll is not perfect measurment but I am thrilled to try it out when I give birth in spring. Fabric is great, shouldn’t be hot in it although it goes in 3 layers. To sum up – carrier is great but not suitable for non experienced parents that only used SSC.
Corrina Bacač, Croatia
I was really looking forward to try something new and I’m glad I did. That being said, I have some mixed reviews.
First, some informations. I’m 168cm and 74kg. My baby was 6 months, 69cm and 8.5kg.
So first time I tried it I was a bit confused just by looking at the carrier, but the guide that comes with it was very clear and I was able to put it on in few minutes. Keep in mind I have a lot of experience with both ssc and wraps, it would probably be a lot harder for someone who is inexperienced.
The panel on the back is really comfortable, but I did find it a bit harder to tighten the straps. It functions as a ring sling, but with the ring being down, I always had a bit of a slack that I just didn’t get to tighten. But still, I found it very comfortable, we enjoyed it.
I think with a smaller baby it would be even better.
What I didn’t like was the fact that the guide showed as an option to carry without the third layer (which is completely removable). I think it’s very unsafe, because babies lean back, and with the first two layers forming a “V” shape behind baby’s back I had the feeling that was a falling hazard. I’m already familiar with similiar type of carry so I knew what to expect when I started wrapping it and I kept the hand behind my baby’s back and good thing I did. I think it’s something that should be clearly stated. Even with the third layer I felt a bit of discomfort regarding the leaning, the panel just wasn’t big enough for my little one, or at least that was the feeling I got.
To summarize- it’s an interesting concept that could be an alternative for smaller babies. I would use it as an elastic wrap, although elastic wrap is still easier to pop in a little baby.
I really wanted to like it more because my back never felt so good and I did enjoyed carrying my little big one in it.
Monika Barišić, Croatia
This beautiful carrier amazed me how light it is comfortable and easy to set up. Baby is safe inside and ready for sleep for literally a minute, of course it’s a little harder for someone who hasn’t encountered a ring sling so far. My baby is 11 months and 10 kg, I see that it would not be so comfortable for us for a long time, so I would recommend it for children up to about a year and a half. Material is comfortable, the pattern is wonderful that fits everything and for me personally the best carrier I have tried so far!
Darija Maho, Serbia
I had the opportunity to test Porto wrap/carrier. It is great combination of a wrap and with rings and the part on the back looks like a shirt. It is easy to use, however, I believe it is more suitable for smaller babies or a thicker wrap should be used. My baby is one year old and has around 11kg and it was comfortable for us at first, but I stared feeling his weight as time passed. Also, the third layer did not cover completely his bum and back.
Jelena Jekić, Serbia
We absolutely fell in love with this hybrid wrap. It has the best of all worlds, and for a klutz like myself who never got around to learning how to wrap or do ring slings, but adored the elastic wrap, this was a spot on hit! We were able to comfortably wrap in seconds, and I fell in love instantly! So much so, that even as tester is 10kgs+, I want to use it for so much more! (rec weight limit is 15kgs)
For children who want to walk but still be carried 300+ times while you are on a walk, it is perfect – you can get the baby in and out easily and most importantly, quickly. Our faces can tell you everything!! ♥️♥️
Snežana Simić, Serbia
Thanks to Lena’s traveling carriers and Porto I had opportunity to try out this interesting Porto wrap/carrier. This carrier doesn’t have classic waist belt I was surprised that is was still comfortable on shorter distance with my 13kg son. Rails of wrap that goes through rings didn’t glide and make a slack after 30min walk. Crossing straps over babies body you are limiting a kids arm movement wich is ok if you have smaller baby or if it is a sleepy time, but not so much with older kids who prefer more freedom of movement. With carrier you get seperate 3 layer wich makes safety layer and imitates the one in stretchy wrap. Panel over the large back surface of person who carries make is it more comfortable. The whole carrier is made of woven wrap and make it soft and breathable. When carrier is folded it takes little space so it is practical. I am sorry I don’t have smaller baby to try this carrier but it was still nice expirience. Thank you Lena’s traveling carriers for opportunity.
Aleksandra Joksimovic, Serbia
This hybrid wrap turned out to be quite a surprise to me. Once you take a look at the photo guide, it’s very easy to set everything up.
At the moment of testing, my baby was 9 mo and weighed cca.9kg. I kinda liked this idea a lot. The material it’s made of is nice and breathable. The wrap itself is really cool because it is so easy to to put your baby in and out of it. I can say it was comfortable wearing my baby in it, but I believe it would be even more comfortable with a newborn/smaller baby. I’d recommend this type of carrier to the parents with tiny wee ones, that’s for sure. Thank you Lenine putujuce nosiljke (Lena’s traveling carriers) for a chance to try this wrap.
Natalija Nenadic, Serbia
Thanks to #lenineputujucenosiljke I had the opportunity to test #elobaby #Portoltc
Incredible tenderness overwhelmed me when I opened the package. The softness of the cotton cloth pleased my two-month-old baby right away on the first wear. Both the baby and I fell in love with the carrier on the first carrying. The carrier is designed so that the wearer is very comfortable, but the baby also enjoys long walks. The baby carrier Porto is very easy and quick to install, so you will be ready for a new adventure very quickly. The baby and I tested the litter on summer temperatures in the morning and evening long walks and we enjoyed it.
Leja Stojiljković Mitrović, Serbia
I tried this Porto hybrid wrap-carrier thanks to Lenine putujuce nosiljke (Lena’s traveling carriers).
My baby is a little bit older for this tipe of carrier (almost 2 years old) , but she is lightweight (approximately 9 kilos). I am petite parent, too.
The fabric is realy soft and thin, very comfortable for the summer. It wasn’t hard for set up, but it needs a little bit of practice. The tightening through the rings is a little bit harder, because of the position of the rings, especially when baby is bigger. I think that the third layer should be wider, so it could be used both for the weight support and as from protection for little leaners.
I suppose that this wrap is very suitable for smaller and newborn babies. #LTCtester #portoltc
Milica Mihić, Serbia
Thanks to LTC and Elobaby I’ve had opportunity to test Elobaby Porto wrap. I’ve never tried wrap like this before, and first impression is great. It’s very thin and light on shoulders even with my 14m 10kg baby. It’s easy to put it on, and despite the three layers over baby I think it’s not hot like under SSC. I would say it’s perfect for smaller babies, but you can use it for big babies, but for long walks i preffer regular woven wrap or SSC.