Gabe's Podaegi

I think my handsome husband is on to something. This weekend, our Sister-in-Law gave us her Podaegi (pronounced Poe-Day-Gee) to use until the one ordered for me arrives. A Podaegi is a Korean baby carrier. My Sister-in-Law is Korean and we watched her strap our nephew onto her back with this thing. It was amazing. He was crying and it calmed him down instantly. He loved it.

Well, we understand why now, since the only thing that calms Gabe when he’s fussy is to walk around with him. We’ll even spend time on the treadmill just to calm him down. Now, we purchased a front loading baby carrier from a local department store. Gabe doesn’t mind it, but it is so hard to get him in and out of it. Plus, you can only use it in the front, which gets to be pretty hard on the back. So, we asked our Sister-in-Law to get us a Podaegi.

It is the simplest thing…basically just a long blanket with long belt-like straps. Yet with just that one device there are 4-5 different ways to tie a baby onto your body. It is so much easier than the fancy backback with all these straps and clips. I even think Gabe might like the Podaegi better. It will grow with him, where as he will soon be too big for the front pack. So simple yet so much better.

While discusssing the simplicity, Mike brought up the incident where we spent money and time designing a pen that could write in zero-gravity. Do you know how the Russians solved this problem? They used a pencil. You know, we have some amazing technology in this day and age, but perhaps we have a tendancy to overthink things.

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6 Comments

  1. Firebrand said,

    June 1, 2005 at 10:11 am

    Actually, I’ve seen people using a sling (similar to this one) to carry their children and they LOVE it. Barb has something similar and her Gabriel seems sooooo comfortable in it!

    Hope you enjoy your new sling! 🙂

  2. Scott said,

    June 1, 2005 at 12:07 pm

    “Hope you enjoy your new sling!”

    Now that’s something you don’t hear everyday.

  3. Jenifer said,

    June 1, 2005 at 12:53 pm

    😆 Especially coming from Firebrand. 😉

  4. Michele said,

    June 2, 2005 at 9:22 am

    😆

  5. Cris said,

    June 2, 2005 at 11:40 am

    Avert your eyes children!!

  6. otto said,

    June 3, 2005 at 10:10 am

    Sounds like you and Gabriel will both enjoy that. Have a wonderful weekend! =)


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