So we stopped by Target and test-fit an ERGObaby Baby Carrier in Galaxy Grey. The first thing that strikes you about the design is that it's really, really compact. While it seems like it's just backpack straps and a hip belt, it really is well made and comfortable. Three great things about it:
- You can actually feel the baby breathing
- It can be worn in front or behind the adult, and
- It's not too difficult to get on or off once you figure it out (it took me about 5 donnings & doffings).
Now that we are finally properly provisioned, we headed in to the park. And guess what met us there: a tree that had just fallen across the road during a wind storm (it had also been snowing at one point during the drive down).
We did some hiking, and some not-hiking, and here are the photos: