In search of a way to carry his kid Bubba without straining his back too much, Chicago area at-home dad Howard Ludwig decided to check out a babywearing seminar at the local library. But unless you count a bunch of strangers breastfeeding, things weren't looking good. Too many "girlie fabrics."
Then the workshop organizer broke out the camo print back carrier known as a mei tai:
Bubba sat in a pouch on my lower back looking like Yoda as he trained Luke Skywalker in the Dagobah system.Also, it made his gut stand out.
It felt comfortable. But, I had to know how it looked.
I wandered into the men's room. My first thought was, "Wow, this is great. I can take a whiz while I'm carrying Bubba on my back."
Then, I looked in the mirror.
The shoulder straps smashed my man-boobs together, making me look like Phil Mickelson at Augusta.
As you can see, Luke's mei tai didn't lift and separate. If only the bottom strap could provide a little controltop support across the belly, in business we'd be. Any tips for babywearing with a manrack?
Necessary Accessory [dailysouthtown.com via dt reader mpt]