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BABY - TODDLER CARRIER PACKS

Carriers for babies and toddlers can be a game changer for parents. Whether you are hiking, traveling, or in everyday life moments, carriers can help with these experiences. We are here to share with you what to look for in a carrier and practical ways to help once you've got the right one for you.

One of, if not the most important part of picking a carrier pack.

Click here for our quick tips to get you just the right carrier pack. .

Take it from us - well at least here is what our favorites are after many packs we have tried 

We love to share what we've learned in life... helping you get out on the trails and get out to travel

Quick Tips:

quick tips

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measure yourself

Measure yourself. Measure your child (take in account for growth 

biggest mistake

buying a pack cuz everyone on insta has one.

ask other hikers

If you notice a mother has your body type and hikes a lot, ask her!

try it on

Go into your nearest store that has the best of the best. See what works for you!

ignore the price tag

The more expensive the pack does not mean the better pack. Our favorite pack for a while was $30 :)

free on  flights

Most airlines will let you wear the carrier pack right up to the gate. Check your airlines rules before booking. 

only one you

Even with the best advice in the world, you could find that you feel differently. Your body type or other v may play into which pack is right for you.

check-in for free

Most airlines will let you check in your carrier pack/ stroller and car seats for free! Be sure and check on your airline rules before you book.

children may very

While weight is very important the way they sit in the pack could be different from one child to another. When buying a pack I bring with the kids with me and have them get in!

carrier for flights

The best for flights is the Happy Baby this is if you aren't hiking. If you are hiking on your trip Deature is the way to go

used to save $

Once you have picked out the correct pack for you and your child, be sure to check out FB marketplace or Instagram for used packs that may save you $!

more space

If you check in or bring one of your larger packs, fill it with items for your trip! Be sure if you are checking in, it's not items you need until you've arrived.

Flying? Here are our best tips for baby carriers.

Top Picks

Top Picks:

Preferences for a carrier pack can vary based on individual needs and experiences. What might be a favorite for one person may not be the same for others due to factors such as height, weight, terrain of of your hikes and more! 

Clothe pack with back support and sun cover for many years.

This went for us through many stages 1- 3 years old! 

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Favorite traveling clothe pack for infant to one.

We love how it folds down for airlines especially! 

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Hard to find these unless used, however we loved this for Remy year 1-3!

We love love how close your chilid/baby are to you while hiking! Fine them from $20 - $30 bucks

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Our favcorite over all pack (for kids able to hold their heads up)

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Favorite for 'a bit older' kiddos 

We just found Freeloader more recently and we love it. Perfect for when your kiddos are a little older but just need a break sometimes :) 

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We want to hear fro, you!

what is your favorite carrier pack and why? Share here so all can see and maybe help their carrying journey out too :) 

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picks!

New born - 1 1/2 yrs
9 months - 3 yrs
FRONT
BACK
6 months - 2 yrs 
2 years and older

best carrier packs for 

DOUBLE PACKING

Tip: have the front carrying pack with large, flat, cloth straps. Be sure the back carrying pack is put on first and should be where most of the weight is. For more tips on double packing, watch this!

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Measuring Carrier

How to measure:

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measuring yourself

Ask someone to measure the distance from your body to the base of the child's neck.

measuring your child

Measuring your kiddo can help but keep in mind they are ever changing:)

Pick up your child and place on your body as if your child were seated in a carrier. Ask someone to measure the distance from your body to the base of the child's neck. This is the maximal panel size for you child. As your baby grows, the upper part of the panel will reach lower and lower to the height of the armpits.

Reminder, our favorite may not be yours...

our experience

Preferences for a carrier pack can vary based on individual needs and experiences. What might be a favorite for one person may not be the same for others due to factors such as height, weight, terrain of of your hikes, and more.

Take in mind all of the above, but then take a step back and think about you and your kiddo. What will make their hiking experience more enjoyable? First of all, you yourself being comfortable will help their spirits because your the one with the weight. Second of all is their comfort: are the seats padded, are their legs not smooshed? Third of all 

Starting them early. All three of our girls were in carrier packs at 3 weeks old. Not just to make our hiking experience more enjoyable but to help them learn at a young age resilience and that you can find comfort anywhere! 

It’s wonderful to have a passion for something, but when you can find a passion that can be shared with your best friend... more here

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