She Ain’t Heavy…She’s My Baby
Just to get your Thursday off to a smooth start…
On Tuesday night, the Amazon fairies delivered a much-anticipated package to our doorstep:
A Kelty backpack!
Baxter is always happy to do a little quality control testing. You know—I actually think he kind of liked it!
We’ve been talking about wanting to get a heavy-duty baby hiking backpack for quite some time now.
The weather is getting nicer and nicer, and the trails and mountains around us are just begging to be hiked on—so I finally ordered us a pack!
The Kelty backpack came highly recommended from a few other mamas that I’d talked to— it also had great reviews on Amazon. We ordered the Kelty Journey 2.0, which is their middle-of-the-road pack. It has a detachable daypack, a place to store water bottles, a sunshade for Lila—all sorts of bells and whistles! On Wednesday morning, we headed out to a trail about five minutes from our new house.
None of the bells and whistles would have mattered if she hadn’t liked it. So I got a little nervous when we put her in the backpack and she began to scream bloody murder. Luckily, after we got moving, she settled right down—soon she was sporting a big smile. I think being on my back must have freaked her out a little—usually, she’s strapped into the Ergo, which I always wear facing towards me.
As for the backpack? Two thumbs up from me! It was a bit heavier than I expected, but I got used to the weight pretty quickly. Lila seemed comfortable in it, and my shoulders and back didn’t really start to hurt at all until the very end of the hike. Hey, she ain’t heavy—she’s my baby!
This summer, we’re taking a trip to Michigan, and I’m really looking forward to doing a lot of hiking while we’re there. This pack is going to be perfect for hiking as a family! It wasn’t cheap, but it should last us…well, hopefully through this kid and any others that come along! We like to get outside as much as possible, so I really think this investment will pay off.
Hope you have a great Thursday!