I finally got the Patapum toddler carrier and have been putting it to good use. It is a really nice carrier. It is lightweight and comfortable to wear. It has lots of padding on the shoulders and the hip belt distributes the weight really well. It also has extra side straps that I can adjust to pull in him in pretty close so he has good back support. He fits really well in the carrier and seems to like it also. He has actually fallen asleep in twice now so a good sign. We walked last week on the Monticello Trail and we both got some fresh air. I also got a really good workout since the trail goes straight up right from the start. If you are looking for a carrier for a larger baby or toddler then I definitely recommend this carrier.