In which I buy another baby carrier
June 5th, 2011
I* bought a baby carrier this weekend. Yes, another one. Don’t judge me. I have a problem, but at least I know it. The new carrier isn’t a replacement for my Ergo, though. I still love the Ergo. No, the kokopax is a frame backpack and was intended to replace the big honking Kelty Kids hiking pack that I bought at a garage sale several years ago.
|Honking big pack, left. Sexy svelt pack, right.|
The kokopax is small, lightweight (3 pounds!), and folds down compactly enough to fit into the overhead bin of an airplane. It was that last point that sold me, as I am flying with my children — sans husband — to Chicago next weekend to visit my parents.
Thus, the kokopax joined my life. Buggie and I have made two shopping runs with it so far, as well as a two mile hike, and I’m a big fan. It’s comfortable and easy to put on, and he seems pretty content in it too…
This afternoon, I was just about to list the Kelty pack on Craiglist, when Josh mused — “I wonder if Miss Mouse would fit in that thing?” Turns out, she would!
|Amazingly, they’re both still smiling after the 2 mile hike.|
And so the five of us (including the dog) went on a nice walk/hike this afternoon. Even though we didn’t leave our neighborhood, I believe that the presence of the hills coupled with the fact that Josh and I were both toting a minimum of 22 pounds on our backs (more like 36 for Josh!) qualifies our walk as a “hike.”
*When I say “I,” what I really mean — of course — is “my mother” as it is she who patiently funds my baby carrier habit…