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We have tried nearly every backpack child carrier on the market. Each one has pros and cons but mostly cons. My shoulders and back ache. Each one is bulky, awkward, and inconvenient to wear when the kids want to walk.
Then, one day we saw the <a href="http:// “>Piggyback Rider standing child carrier. In that moment our kid’s carrier hiking problems were solved!
Take it out of the carrying case and put it on. It is that simple. The safety strap is also easy to attach. Our kids hop on and off often in a single hike; the transition is quick and painless. Nobody cries.
While just over $100, the price is in line with other similar hiking products.
It packs small enough that we have occasionally forgotten where we put it. This is really the our fault more than that of the carrier. I assure you that this never happens with a backpack carrier.
3. I sometimes get mud from shoes on my jacket.
This happens with every carrier and it is just part of going outside with kids I guess!
4. It doesn’t have the storage of backpack kids carriers.
I will gladly pack light, carry a shoulder bag, or do just about anything to avoid carrying a heavy backpack carrier, so this doesn’t bother me!
The Piggyback Rider Standing Child Carrier saved our hike many times. I envy their view from up there!
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