More than anything else, people find this blog when they are searching for ways to carry their kids and get outside. It’s the biggest dilemma parents face, especially when children are young.
The only way you can really continue getting outside and moving after kids is with the right gear. Note: I didn’t say it had to be expensive gear, just gear that makes the experience enjoyable for everyone. If you are uncomfortable, there is a good chance your kids are too.
Since I get asked the question (very) often about what I recommend, I thought I would link everything together here in one post. Note: this link up does not include trailers or strollers of any kind, though we have a couple of those kind of reviews in the pipes that will be posted shortly!
- For babies (7 pounds – 45 pounds) and the best general carrier for comfort: Boba 3G
- For traveling (or backpacking) where you just want to be able to carry a kid that is over 15 pounds (no gear): Boba Air
- For extended hiking or skiing: Deuter Kid Carrier II (though the III is really great if you have tall kids); Osprey Poco or Kelty Pathfinder (I listed all three because they are all excellent, comfort really is a personal preference and I always recommend trying them on – see more information here!)
- For traveling or quick trips for kids aged ~9 months to 2 years: Deuter KangaKid
- For traveling or quick trips for bigger kids (3+) that need a rest while hiking or walking: Piggyback Rider
Win a KangaKid!
Deuter has very generously offered the chance for one of you to win a KangaKid! As usual, please use the Rafflecopter Widgets below to enter to win these great prizes. Winners will be emailed and announced on this post in the Rafflecopter Widget. Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at mountainmamatales(at)gmail(dot)com so I can help! So sorry, this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
You can find all of our recommendations for how to carry your kids over on our Sweet Relish Lists!
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