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"As long as it makes me look like a DILF, I don't care what kind of backpack we get."

November 9, 2007 10:16 AM

The NBSes emailing, about essential baby supplies.


We have one of these - bought it used and in great condition. Lightweight, sturdy, and a fantastic piece of equipment once you figure out the myriad straps and complex re-adjustment that may be required per parent. We'd looked at other models - this one stood out.

And it's helpful when you take the brat-monkey to things like festivals or Octoberfest - where they would otherwise be at cigarette/beer-cup level in the crowd in the stroller. Also good for walks with the pets, if you have any, or medium length hikes - the weight settles evenly, and you won't feel like you are paralyzed after an hour or two of walking.

Brendan   ·  November 9, 2007 11:53 AM

Backpack style carriers often require 2 adults to load the baby thus are rather frustrating if someone is just trying to slip out for a brisk walk and the other parent is at work.

been there   ·  November 9, 2007 02:14 PM

Can't you just hang the baby on a hook and then shimmy up under it?

NBS   ·  November 9, 2007 04:49 PM

By all means register for the $240 Kelty, but unless you've become quite the hiker in recent years, I would suggest that a smaller and cheaper Kelty might actually be more suitable. Also, no backpack carrier is useful until the kidlet is 6 months old. Until then you need a BabyBjorn carrier and/or a sling.

Having lots of the little rodents, I'm full of wisdom on what you need to keep them and you healthy and happy.

Jordana   ·  November 9, 2007 05:21 PM

My sister had one of those sling things, and when she wore it while doing yard work it looked like she belonged in a eighteenth century rice paddy. So we're not getting one of those.

You all are forgetting the most important rule of child rearing: Looking good!

NBS   ·  November 10, 2007 10:23 AM

Cardinal rule is looking good, huh? Lemme check you out at 2 am, then 3am and when you just stay up at 4

ollie   ·  November 10, 2007 05:19 PM

Justin wouldn't use a sling either. He uses the BabyBjorn when the kidlets are teeny. Strollers are, of course, good things. You can't use a backpack for the first six months. So it won't aid you in looking good for a long while.

Jordana   ·  November 14, 2007 01:03 PM