Intro: Parent and Baby Backpack
We created this bag because we saw all the bulky, backbreaking, diaper bags.
You can put the baby on your front and the backpack on the back or just the backpack or the baby on your back.
Step 1: Supplies
For this project we bought:
1 vinyl laptop protector
1 baby overall onesie
1 pack of sticky velcro dots (we used only 8 pairs +2 of the hook side but I would recommend getting more than needed)
Tools we needed were:
needle and thread
test stuffed animal (no babies were harmed in the making of this bag)
a fabric marking tool
Step 2: Disassemble!
Cut the straps off one of the backpacks, you don't need the straps of the first backpack.
For the second backpack rip the back off the backpack with a seam ripper.
Then cut the laptop case so that it lays flat. The laptop case will become a changing pad.
Step 3: ATTACHING!
Stick the sticky dots on the corners of both the strapless backpack and the backpack back.
Lay the onesie down on the straps. Position the velcro so that the onesie and the straps will attach.
Sew on the velcro.
Step 4: SEWING!
Hand sew on the laptop cover with the whip stitch.
Machine sew the bottom part of the onesie so that your baby won't fall out.
Step 5: Adding Snaps
Add on new snaps to the onesie that will attach the straps of the backpack back.
We used a scrap of fabric to put the snap on the strap.
Sew on a pocket to the inside of the backpack so everything doesn't fall out when you change your baby
Step 6: Final Product
This has not been tried with a real baby so if you intend to use this with a real baby you might need something that can hold more weight (buckles are advised).
We would enjoy tips and suggestions on this project.