I’ve been looking for a comfy babywearing bag for a while.
Rucksacks kindof work but not really all the time. I do have a cross body style bag but it’s a bit small for everyday wearing (need to fit a lot in) and it can only be worn on one way and can get a bit uncomfortable after a while.
It’s been bugging me for a while now so I’m really happy to be able to say that I think I’ve found something.
And it’s been lusted over at sling meet, and I know of at least two more people who have already purchased the bag having seen mine in person!
Normal kit I need to take around with me from spring to Autumn (winter is a whole other story of layers) for him:
- spare nappy (sometimes cloth which are bulky), wipes and bags
- snack and water
- sling (if he’s not in it or I’m not wearing it as a scarf)
- maybe a toy or two
On top of that I’ll have my classic wallet/phone/keys and if we’re out for longer maybe a few other bits too.
A lot of proper “babywearing” bags are beautiful but a)expensive as they’re usually made from woven wrap fabric and b)pretty small which is no good for the above. So I’ve been searching and this one really fell into my lap.
One of my old slings (mei tai) was made by a brand called Bebe Sachi. They are owned by a Malaysian Social Enterprise whose aims are :
…. to provide an alternative to the forced mass migration of artisan weavers into the cities looking for employment. Buying from us helps us to provide what we are hoping to be sustainable employment for our weavers thus preserving their ancient tradition of hand weaving.
A very worthy company who make beautiful hand-loomed wraps.
Bebe Sachi are currently selling this “Hobo Bag” on their Etsy store for just £18.58 (plus shipping). It’s not made from woven fabric- just simple cotton but it really is great. Not only is it huge at 18.5 inches wide and 14.5inches high but it has a tie up strap which ties in a number of ways to make it very versatile.
It has a small loop near the bottom on the outside which you can thread the strap through and tie off as you like to make it into a backpack. You can also tie to adjust the height to make it comfortable if you’re wearing it across your body. Not much to say other than it fits everything in, is really versatile and looks great. I will admit that I’m thinking of dying it, but only because cream & me & a toddler is not a great mix!
AND EVEN BETTER:
£3 of each purchase is going towards the Nepal Earthquake Appeal!