babywearing bag?

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  1. tokyo

    tokyo Mummy to a gorgeous girl

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    My lo is nearly 8 months now and is HEAVY, so it's time to start thinking about back carries. While she's been on the front I've used a backpack as my change bag/handbag but I don't know what to use when she's on my back. I have seen specialist babywearing bags like onbag but they are way out of my price range :( Anyone have any cheaper solutions? Also any tips for traveling light? Try as I might not bag always seems full and cloth nappies take up so much room!
     
  2. Guppy051708

    Guppy051708 2 by Sea 2 by Land

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    I love love love my Ergo. In fact i can still wear DS1 and he is almost 3!
    It is a little pricey, but not as much as some of the ones i have seen.
    If you need to purchase it at a lower cost, check out babysteals.com frequently. They run 2 deals per day and usually its about half off. Also i would check secondhand at yard sales, kijiji, craigslist, amazon, ebay, etc.
    I have SPD and Sciatica plus bad prolapse and diastis recti and wearing the ergo is still comfortable.

    EDIT***forgot to mention, the Ergo baby carriers has backpacks that attach (purchased seperatly). We have used that before and love it. The baby can go right on your back and then the backpack attaches to the carrier.
     
  3. Rachel_C

    Rachel_C Well-Known Member

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    The onbag pattern is free to use I think, so if you're okay at sewing you could give it a go! https://onbag.co.uk/diy-pattern That way you'd only have the materials to buy.

    I normally just take a big-ish handbag that I either have over my shoulder and it sits slightly forward of where it would normally because the baby pushes it forwards or I carry it in my hand like a shopping bag. Or I just take a shopping bag, or if it's a shorter journey I use small wetbags, the ones with the poppered strap and just clip them onto the carrier somewhere. One of mine matches the R&R so I use that most. I can just fit my purse, phone, lipbalm, tissues in one and if I take another, I'll put a nappy in there too. That would only really work for short trips though!

    You could also look at those granny trolleys, I think Ikea sells them.

    I have learned to pack light now, sort of. Analyse everything you normally take e.g. do you really need a full purse? Why not take a debit card and a tenner instead of everything? Clubcards can stay at home! How many nappies do you really need? Maybe take a couple of flat nappies and a wrap or two instead of three full pockets. I don't take drinks or snacks out now when I need to travel light - they can be bought if needed. Toys can be improvised or take something very small but fun.
     
  4. Faythe

    Faythe Slightly Crunchy

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    Purple Gazelle on Facebook makes them and she's very well priced.
     
  5. katerdid

    katerdid Momma

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