DH and I were talking last night about our up coming weekend, we are going to do a few things & one includes a huge town yard sale that is pretty much all walkable but a PITA with kids & strollers......& he asked if I was going to bring the "backpacK" and I said sure, but I really can't stand all the straps(I hate that it enhances the belly bulge
), so I went Googling and I saw a couple of Mei Tai types that didn't have all those straps. So I thought about what I wanted and started sketching.
Fastfoward to today, I had my design pretty much decided & had to go to walmart so I picked up some camo canvas for $1 yd. And using the original Mei Tai I made as a measuring guideline, off to work I went....
I came up with this, the NO-Tie Mei-Tai, it folds up under the butt and has 2 rings on each side that you put the top straps through like belt loopy things. I like it but I am going to play with the pattern a bit.
OK so here are pics, its not all colorful and beautiful but it is for DS so...this is what it looks like lying flat
Side view with DS in it, he's 1.5 about 30lbs. So you can see how the straps go
Ok the not so great back view
And another side view with DD who's 3 & 32lbs.
I walked out to DHs computer shop to try it out, same feeling as the Mei Tai but I like it better without all the straps all over the place.
To get it on I just stood DS on the kitchen table and put the straps through the rings, then adjusted to where I wanted him.It can cross over the front if you like that. I also put a large pocket in it too
& It only took about a yd to make too
Sorry the pics are so far away looking, I used the new feature on photobucket, next time I'll do my editing/resizing first