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Toddlers are eager to explore everywhere on their own two feet. But little legs get tired quickly... and when I think about it, big legs do too. A backpack carrier that can accommodate older children can be a huge help when you're on the road and your little adventurer needs a break.
The main difference between baby carriers and toddler carriers is the size, height and structure of the back panel. Toddler back carriers are made for more room to move and have a reinforced panel to support carrying a toddler or preschooler.
Few things are worse than having to carry a heavier child without the right support. Toddler carriers are made for the comfort of the wearer and the child, an essential requirement for long walks and hikes.
A toddler carrier is a softly structured carrier that allows you to carry children on their backs past the baby stage. To reduce the strain on your shoulders, neck and back, these baby carriers have padded, adjustable shoulder straps and a hip belt to evenly distribute your child's weight. They should also provide a hip-healthy, wide seating position that places your toddler's legs in a frog-like position.
Most toddler carriers also have a hood to protect your child's head from the sun and a storage compartment for your on-the-go essentials. Many are suitable for use from infancy through toddlerhood.
Many families start with a baby carrier to keep close and support their neck. However, as your little one grows, you will need more support to carry him for a long time.
When toddlers get tired or you don't want them to roam freely (think: street festival, the airport, narrow walkways, or the boutique with all the breakables), it's helpful for both them and you to have a place where they can can sit safely to rest. . A stroller can tick these boxes as well, but a back carrier is a nice option to have on hand if you're in a crowded or small space or if you fancy some extra cuddle time.
If you already have a carrier with buckles or velcro, check the weight limit, most baby carriers can be used up to approximately size 80/86. If your toddler is already around that size, look here for our selection of toddlers and preschoolers, even up to size 134.
When looking for a baby carrier for your toddler, always look carefully at the size and maximum weight. Toddler carriers are often available from size 72. Most toddler carriers start at size 86. It depends on the brand of carrier how long you can wear it, there are toddler carriers up to size 134 available. The maximum weight for a baby carrier toddler is often around 27 kg, this also differs per brand. The maximum weight is often indicative, this indicates to what weight the fabric has been tested. In practice, it often turns out that you can still carry on above the maximum weight indicated.
There are a number of brands where the width of the back is adjustable, such as Fidella and Neko. As with baby carriers, this baby carrier toddler grows with your toddler. You can adjust the width so that your toddler's legs sit well and not too wide or too narrow.