Friday, September 26, 2008

Backpacks :: Questions Answered

Well, my boys are really lovely cute creatures, but it seems that the backpacks that carry them are of great interest to many out there.
backpacks s.b.
I wanted to post it here because so many have asked (so many, like, 5 people, which is a lot for this little blog). I did a little research and you may not like what I have found.
backpack mission

The label on the reads Gerry, not a familiar brand in today's baby product world. I picked our pair up at the resale shop when the boys were about 5 months old and we have been using them heavily ever since. They totaled 24 bucks for the two, a far cry from the 200 it would have cost at REI.
backpack lake

I went back to find a few photos and got sucked into "when our babies were small' land so please excuse the plethora of pictures in what should be a fairly short post.
bakpack sleep
Anyways, when Googled I found out Gerry is gone (bought by Evenflo in 97), that these backpacks must be pretty old and that there is a recall on them due to large leg holes from which baby can slip out (whoops). Having noted that, um, these are the best darn things we have ever bought for babies.
backpack cabin
They have seen the world in them, but also watched as I cooked dinner or my Mama watered the backyard, and they were key in the three to two nap switch when Owen still needed a short nap pre-dinner just to make it through. You out there in the 5-7 month range know what I am talking about.

They are getting too big for them and we only use them in a pinch. No long sunset hikes anticipated this Fall, not that I could carry them very long at their current weight. And they refuse to stay in anything as they are big boys now and can walk.
backpack tahoe
I would pass them along but one is deeded to my sister for her little one and one is going to my brother. But there is a Ebay can find anything on the Internet, even dangerously recalled back packs.
backpack past
Our first hike with them in the backpacks, heads bobbing and all, were they ever really that small?


sweetpea16 said...

I have pictures of myself in a baby backpack... anno 1971 hehehe. It was mounted differently though, I was facing backwards.

Cheers Eva

Bea said...

OMG, you guys are the cutest family in the world! I especially love the picture of Owen with his dad, he has the cutest expression! I am so amazed at how fast they have grown! I'm hoping tonight I can get a video of Robby dancing on his blog, it will make your weekend!

pinkurocks said...

Awww, thanks for sharing anyway! I'm happy that you got a free trip down memory lane in return. I'm finding I do that pretty often since J is turning one in less than a month. I can't believe how small your boys look in the photos! Just gorgeous!

gleek said...

aw, this was a nice trip down memory lane regardless :)

ashidome said...

Your family is so incredibly cute. I swear you take the best pictures ever!

Preeti said...

Awww!!! What a gorgeous family:)

Threeundertwo said...

Oh my gosh, what cute pictures! The one in the snow is particularly darling.

I was sad to see our backpack go, but there comes a time when the kids are just too darn heavy.

Nonnahs said...

Aww, so cute! The backpacks sound (and look) very handy indeed!

kaitlyn said...

whoa dude... i got LOOKS when I used my circa 76 Gerri backpack around here with Maia. It was sort of decrepit so I think I might have thrown it out. I am sorry to see that they aren't around anymore. I looked and looked and looked when maia was small. Thanks for the confirmation. The boys looks so tough and grown up!