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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 offering...you can find anything on the Internet, even dangerously recalled back packs.
Our first hike with them in the backpacks, heads bobbing and all, were they ever really that small?