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Hi!<br><br>
Sorry if this is a really silly question, but here it goes. I plan on carrying my baby, not really considering a stroller for everyday use (maybe for longer trips, older baby) and I think I have my options straightened out, by now. My only problem is: how on earth do you carry a diaper bag along too?<br>
I mean, is it easier to use a backpack or any shape of bag goes?<br><br>
How do you do it when you're out and about on your one?<br><br><br>
Thanks a bunch!!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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There are carriers, wraps, and slings w/pockets. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> The bag I use depends on what carrier/carry I plan on using. Can you be more specific?
 

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Hmmmm... how to be more specific? I mean, I plan on having only one diaper bag, is that an illusion? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br>
What do you have/use? I want to buy a Dydimos, a Pouche sling and maybe a OTSBH for the initial almost continual breastfeeding... But I don't know wheter to buy a backpack or a bag to carry diapers and all that stuff.<br><br>
Thanks for your reply! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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OK, my experience fwiw. With a ring-sling, I used backpacks but found them awkward. Preferred a deep roomy bag I designed after seeing the Mom about Town bag; long shoulder strap; slung it over the opposite shoulder of the one wearing the sling. Baby in a wrap in front; a backpack is great for this. However, my baby's onlly in front carries to nurse. Baby on the back in a wrap (or abc, podegi, etc.) -- haven't foudn a great solution for this. I tend to use a strip of fabric if I have to carry a bag, to tie the shoulder strap to my wrap. I can't be bothered to do it with my had because I have 3 littles to deal with. More often I leave the bag in the car and tuck a diaper, plastic bag, and cover into the wrap or a pocket, knot the keys into a corner of the wrap, and tuck my wallet, cash, and card into my back pocket.
 

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We have a "real" diaper bag that we use for outings (eg. to someone's house for dinner) but when I am out and about I just use a very simple light-weight backpack. It's the kind that is completely unpadded, including the straps, so they just mold around the carrier/sling/whatever. I found backpacks with padded straps interfered too much with the sling or carrier straps. Since you are really only using it for lightweight items such as diaper, change pad, etc. it's not a problem to have unpadded shoulder straps. I got the backpack at a travel store for $12. It's one of those that's supposed to be good for travelling b/c you can scrunch it up into a little ball and carry it in your suitcase, until you need it for day trips.<br><br>
As for back carries, no helpful advice - sorry! I'm still carrying ds in the front - he loves to face out and see everything. I have heard that a shoulder tote bag (like a large purse) works OK with babe on your back, but haven't tried it myself.<br><br>
HTH
 

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i have several diaper bags but generally carry the same one all of the time. it's a large bag with a longish strap. i find that i really don't actually *carry* my diaper bag that much and that it mostly stays in the car. like morgainesmama, i just tuck most things in the wrap or sling and go. i do have 2 slings that have built in pockets and i totally love those. that's really a great feature. you can actually get pockets on several carriers and they do come in handy.
 

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Wow, thank you all for your kind answers. I guess it's exactly what I had pictured, just wasn't very sure it would work. Diaper bag stays in the car and those pockets are really helpful, I imagine!<br>
My biggest concern has to do with the fact that almost no-one carries their babies in arms, here in Portugal. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> It's a bit silly and sad, but the rate of strollers you see, man, I'd be rich if I had such a company! Tsk tsk...<br>
So I'm only used to seeing moms and dads with strollers and diaper bags underneath... makes you wonder how you'd carry one without the stroller.<br>
But I have a pretty good idea, now, thanks to your suggestions!<br><br>
Thanks all! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/oops.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="oops">T There is a story of a man who had two sons, and he sent them to some remote country to investigate the market for shoes. One wrote back and said, "No market here; nobody wears shoes," and the other wrote back and said, "Wow! Great opportunity. So many without shoes." Substitute "baby carrier" for "shoes ... "
 

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Right you are, morgainesmama!<br>
I am actually thinking of starting my own small company to sell slings, wraps and cloth diapers (another big shoe!)... I guess I needed the encouragement! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br>
Thanks!! You're great!
 
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