Thursday, August 31, 2006

kid backpacks

There are a wide variety of "adult saddles" that allow you to carry your kids, front or back-mounted, while keeping both your hands free for other tasks. They fold down much smaller than strollers and wagons when not in use, and are easier on stairs, curbs and rough terrain. Great for hiking and strolls through the farmers market.
Try Kapoochi, baby bjorn Snugli, Rockridge Kids, Kelty, and Deuter brands.

Features and build are important, but don't assume that the most expensive or reputable version is best for you. The fit is what is most important. Find the one that is the most comfortable for you and your child by trying them on.
Also, this is a great discussion on baby backpacks for camping and hiking.

Contributed by: Ken Clark, Karen Smith & Scott TenBrink

1 comment:

Karen Smith said...

Bike TRailer for KIDs

Man! Why didn't I do this sooner? I just bought a kid trailer for my bike. It's great! (Chariot Cougar double). Now I can take both the twins to around town by bike---before we always had both parents hauling each one kid to get around (or one parent went by bus). So now hubby can snooze on the couch while we go to more exotic parks (or vice versa)! I should have done this 2 years ago.

The chariot cougar was a bit pricey ($435), but I think you get what you pay for in this type of purchase. We got ours at AA Cyclery on Packard (great store BTW).