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post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by scruffy too View Post

AGREE!!  Despite my desire to be a minimalist, I'd love a reason/excuse to get a new bag - especially since a family friend is insisting on buying us something and wouldn't be happy with something less expensive.  If that wasn't the case, I wouldn't even be looking - I'd just re-purpose an existing bag.

Me too. I've had my eye on one in particular, with the above "innovation," and lots of organization-y slots. The travel is coming.. so I feel like it's justified because I can't just cram everything in the bag I already have. Well, I could, but it's already like a blackhole so I don't think that would be a positive experience for me or anyone around me. "six hours for the woman in front of me to pay for her coffee. #quellehorreur"

post #22 of 25

LOL I have never been a "bag" person, but I have to admit that it is fun to get something that I really want for "the baby."

post #23 of 25
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babytoes, thanks for the minimalist list!

 
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Originally Posted by LightForest View Post


Hey scruffy - i totally know what you mean about preferring messenger bags. I'm generally the same way. BUT, just keep in mind the sort of logistical issue of carrying a baby on your front (if you plan to babywear) and carrying the bag on your single shoulder or slung over your back. That's the big stumbling point with messenger bags and babywearing for me - you wear the bag on your shoulder and it slips off (slips even more easily because of the baby carrier, too), or you wear the bag slung onto your back and the strap has to ride up so high in the front (to keep out of the way of the baby) that you're being strangled.

 

This was one main reason I was thinking about the backpack style (aside from having a body that prefers things to be more balanced these days :)). I was recently visiting my cousin, and we went out to the baby consignment store, where she was wearing her son in a front carrier and also hauling around her diaper bag (which she uses as her bag, also). The consignment store woman was talking to me about diaper bags and what I'd been thinking about, and suggested that the backpack was really nice if I was going to be baby-wearing, because otherwise you run into the shoulder slippage problem, and which point she commented on my cousin's activities trying to deal with the baby and the bag that kept slipping off her shoulder while she also tried to shop. smile.gif Though I would also imagine having a baby on the front and a backpack on the back could lead to some difficult maneuvering as well!

 

My husband also prefers backpacks, and he will be carrying the bag when we go out and about altogether. smile.gif

post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by chocolatechip View Post

 

smile.gif Though I would also imagine having a baby on the front and a backpack on the back could lead to some difficult maneuvering as well!

 

It DOES make for a wide (deep?) load! Especially awkward when shopping, on crowded subways, stuff like that. I like having a backpack that can "cinch" down, so that when the bag's not very full I can make it more compact to lie flat(tish) against my back.

 

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My husband also prefers backpacks, and he will be carrying the bag when we go out and about altogether. smile.gif

 

Good call. But I must admit that I loved having DH carry DD when we went out together. It was nice because the backpack was less heavy than the baby (so I didn't get tired as quickly). But my real reason for it was that i LOVED watching women fawn over that sexy papa with a precious babe in a wrap. He was a total babe magnet when he wore the wrap with dd from 0-3 months...

post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by LightForest View Post

Good call. But I must admit that I loved having DH carry DD when we went out together. It was nice because the backpack was less heavy than the baby (so I didn't get tired as quickly). But my real reason for it was that i LOVED watching women fawn over that sexy papa with a precious babe in a wrap. He was a total babe magnet when he wore the wrap with dd from 0-3 months...

 Oh, good point! And I expect him to do baby carrying too. We just found a used Ergo (plus infant insert) at the consignment store last week, because I'm sure he would get really frustrated dealing with a wrap. But he said the Ergo was comfortable, so yay! The consignment store even had a 12 pound baby doll to stick in so he could feel what it was like. smile.gif So I guess what I should have said is that *if* I'm the one wearing the baby, he will be the one with the backpack, and vice versa! I can't wait to see him actually carrying our baby around. love.gif

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