I've got the baby ... where do I put everything else?
April 13, 2012 10:07 AM Subscribe
When babywearing, how do you carry the rest of your stuff? Do you lug your diaper bag? Backpack? Is this a special fanny-pack-okay situation?
posted by purpleclover to Travel & Transportation (38 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I love carrying my kid around in my Beco (like a Bjorn or an Ergo) but it's super-awkward to carry any other stuff. I've taken to wearing the baby on the front and a backpack on the back, but that means my wallet is behind me, so I have to do a lot of futzing to buy anything. I've also tried a purse with a long shoulder strap, but it doesn't hold much and it gets all in the way.
I feel like this is the sort of thing I should be able to figure out on my own, but I'd like to hear others' best practices. Also, what's the minimum amount of stuff you're comfortable being out with for a few-months-old baby?
- Baby is not old enough to be carried in back yet.
- I'm talking about 2-3 mile round trips with errands, so I can't throw caution to the wind and go extra-diaper free. (Can I?)
- Child hates the stroller, hence the babywearing.