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Sunday, March 20th 2011, 12:11pm

Toddler carriers/back packs

Hello ladies, DH and I have decided these would be handy for us on holiday and out and about walking at home but there are so many types out there can anyone recommend a good one?
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Sunday, March 20th 2011, 1:23pm

Hi Ros,

We have the BabyBjorn for Deelet and its brilliant. Not sure if it'd fit a toddler but at 3 months old, she's easy to carry, its safe and she loves it.

I'm just back from a 3 mile walk while carrying her and besides a bit of thigh burn, I have no back discomfort.



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Sunday, March 20th 2011, 2:39pm

We have a vaude lightweight it's big but accommodates toddlers, it depends how much you will be walking? We have used ours a lot as it can be warn for hours but it is big it would depend on how small you want it? Or how long you will need to wear it?

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Thursday, April 28th 2011, 8:59am

I've just bought the Chicco Caddy Knapsack for my LO. He's almost 7 mths and is a bit dinky in it so we've only used it around the garden and fields at home but he seems quite happy. It's a big thing with a proper metal frame/stand but we do a lot of beach and cliff walking and wanted something to last. It is designed like a rucksack and has lots of padded straps and so far appears quite comfy. LO is only around 17/18lbs though so not sure what it would be like in 12 months time! The selling point for me was that it has a sunshade.... good for me as well as LO!

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Thursday, April 28th 2011, 11:55am

We've got one of the LittleLife carriers which is very sturdy and comes with a rain/sun hood but others can be bought to go with it (with higher UV protection and full rain cover etc). They can be pricey so we got ours from a camping & outdoor outlet place. I think this once is really designed for hiking. Xander loves it... especially as it means he is high up and can quite literally look down on people. DH says it is very comfortable to wear. Xander currently weighs 18lb 9oz (weighed today). I have seen someone using one with a toddler (must have been 2 years old).
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Thursday, April 28th 2011, 2:34pm

Friend gave us a bushbaby one but we didn't like it. Ended up getting a deuter kid comfort II after reading the test drive reviews in outdoors mag TGO. Is really comfortable and M loves being especially high on tall daddy's back and able to touch trees! Very expensive new buy we got ours secondhand from gumtree , including separate sun and raincover all for 50. Def look around as a lot of people buy new then hardly use them so secondhand in great condition.

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