Mamas, you know those hiking backpacks? The big ones?
Yeah. They are heavy. I bought this one (after trying on, like 10 others), simply because it was the only backpack I found that didn't make me feel like I was going to fall backwards, turtle-like (It's MEC, btw. WOOT WOOT Canada).
Notice, however, the date. Raines is juuuust over one. And he was in the 7th percentile for weight. 7th, Mamas. THE SEVENTH.
How much use do you think I've gotten out of that pack since? Yup - you guessed it: Nada. And certainly not with Pax. Not. Even. Once.
I could eat my brother for breakfast. 75%, baby. 75%.
I had pretty much abandoned back-pack use. The Ergo I love, and used it quite a bit with Pax...but in the last several months, the kid is just too big. Even with the Ergo on my back, I can only wear him for 20-30 minutes. And my beloved Belle baby carrier in leopard? Running errands (in and out of the car) only.
Which is too bad, because Pax loves to be carried. Like the big, 'ol baby he is. Sorry buddy - your Mum is just too small.
Enter the Kokopax carrier: