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baby back pack - thoughts please

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mrsflux Tue 29-Sep-09 09:07:46

does anyone have a baby back pack carrier thing?

we're thinking of getting one for the walk to nursery. hubby takes LO to nursery in the morning as he walks past on the way to work. thing is our LO is kind of a big one! he's almost 6 months but has almost grown out of his 6-9 month clothes!!! hubby is getting a bit pooped carrying him.

we can't take the buggy as there isn't anywhere secure to leave it and i don't want to buy a cheap one as there isn't space in the house! (ours has to live in the car boot!)

any advice/ recommendations!


Bramshott Tue 29-Sep-09 09:11:33

We have a Vango Imp, which was much cheaper than some options out there. I guess if you were hiking all day you might want something more comfortable, but for an hour or so at a time, we've found it great, and still use it for DD2 at 2.5

Does your DS sit unaided? I seem to remember that they have to be pretty sturdy in their upper body, or they risk slumping over in a backpack (but then I can't really remember what 6 month old babies can and can't do!)

midnightexpress Tue 29-Sep-09 09:12:53

We had a MacPac and it was great - it's framed so not the lightest, but MacPac are rucksack specialists so they know a thing or two about carrying stuff on your back. It's very well made, adjustable, and comes with a little mirror in a wee pocket so you can see what the LO is up to as you stagger trot along. You could probably use it until the child is at least 2, if you have the strength.

BikeRunSki Tue 29-Sep-09 09:20:30

DH used to work in an (actually several) outdoor shops and always used to recommend the MacPac. It was teh one they had the least comlaints about in terms of complainst about in terms of parent comfort, baby comfort and quality - and lots of compliments!

They are not cheap but v well made. MacPac do a coupel fo models I think - essentailly teh same but one with more storage space.

We have a MacPac Possum- have been using it with DS since he was 5 montsh old (now nearly 13 months) and we all love it.

You can get them on line at Little Trekkers - try googling them, DS screaming, no time to find them for you now.

mrsflux Tue 29-Sep-09 09:23:06

thanks ladies!!

DS can sit with support eg the tray on his high chair/ back support but is still a bit foldy upy if he tries to sit on the floor with nothing to support him. we're getting there though so won't be too long.

weegiemum Tue 29-Sep-09 09:27:18

We had a BushBaby. It was brilliant and I carried dd2 until 2 years old in it. It supports the upper body when they are little so was suitable from about 4 months when head control was firm.

When dd2 was 16 months (others were aged 3 and 5) we backpacked (literally!!) round central america for a month with her in it!

midnightexpress Tue 29-Sep-09 12:02:32

Oh forgot to say, you can get a neck support thingy for the MacPac - a sort of u-shaped cushion that attaches to the back and supports the baby's neck until they are big enough to not need it. I think it was an added extra rather than coming as standard iirc.

<mind boggles at thought of trekking round C America with 3 under 6s. Yikes. Local park is bad enough. Hats off to weegiemum>

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