Hiking with a baby isn’t always easy. It takes a lot of planning to get it right.
I want that my baby grows up with an appreciation for the outdoors because I love being outside, I enjoy hiking.
A baby is old enough to ride in a baby backpack when he can sit up on his own (about 5 to 6 month), until then, it’s best to stick with front-style carriers.
Look for a carrier that is comfortable for both you and the baby, before buying one, try out, rather than ask someone for a recommendation. Make ErgoBaby your carrier is the right size for your child’s size and age.
Here are my favorite best baby carriers:
Introduce little ones to the wonders of nature with comfort and ease! The Deuter Kid Comfort 3 provides first-class travel for its passengers and captain on any family expedition. The pivoting Vari-Flex hip belt delivers ultimate comfort and load control while the stability and comfort of the softly padded, high-rise backrest and integrated sun roof keeps your little one cozy and shaded during those bluebird day hikes. The only problem you might encounter? Your passenger might refuse to exit the cockpit. JPMA certified for safety, this child carrier is ideal for kids weighing between 16 and 40 pounds who can sit up by themselves. Tested by Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine. Awarded Best Hiking Carrier by Outside Magazine.
It’s very comfortable for both baby and parents. It has a sturdy metal frame that easily handles a growing child, ad plush padding on the hipbelt mixes comfort and support very nicely. It has integrated, retractable sunroof protects your toddler from the burning sun.
Offering a secure, practical and comfortable space for any child, the Osprey Poco AG Premium Child Carrier is an essential on everyday adventures. With built in sun and rain protection, as well as a suspended back system that maximises breathability, this pack is equipped to deal with any weather conditions. The carrier also features a removable 11L daysack, hydration compatibility and adjustable length harness. A technical, protective and safe child carrier from OspreyAnti-Gravity(TM) suspended system – manages moving load weight and increases carry comfortSternum strap – for additional carrying supportZipped electronics pocket – with soft interior to prevent scratchesHip belt pockets – twin zipped pockets provide ample space for close-to-hand essentialsIntegrated removable raincover – easily accessed in emergenciesAdjustable length – provides a customisable and comfortable fitHydration bladder compatibleStretch harness pocketComprehensive child safety harness – with additional seat and foot stirrups for ultimate securityRemovable and washable interior sectionIntegrated sun shade – with SPF50 shieldingCompact design – collapses for easy storage and transportationLarge zip-sealed lower compartmentRemovable 11L daysackMesh side pocketsWeight: 3.77kgDimensions: L73 x W38 x D43 (cm)Recommended activity – walking / everyday adventures
With an AG-inspired suspension system from the Atmos and Aura AG packs, the Poco AG is more comfortable and better ventilated. It also has a very large storage capacity- measuring 26 liters, and also comes with a built-in sunshade.
All the comfort, safety and versatility you’d expect from Kelty, in a carrier that makes it easy to hit the trail with kids.
It’s a great budget baby carrier. This carrier is suitable for shorter hikes. The seat is easily adjusted, nicely padded, and all-around comfortable place to be.
Thule’s Sapling Elite child carrier comes standard with a removable backpack, roomy hip belt pockets, a child viewing mirror and also effortlessly transitions between parents with simple torso and hip belt adjustments.
Thule is best to know for their best car carries system. It has a strong suspension and highly adjustable shoulder straps and hip belt. The Elite has a zip-off daypack, sunshade, stirrups, and two very large hip belt pockets.
Ergobaby Carrier, 360 All Carry Positions Baby Carrier with Cool Air Mesh, Carbon Grey (Baby Product)
Ergobaby’s Award-Winning 360 Baby Carrier All Carry Positions with Cool Air Mesh offers every carry positions in a cool and breathable fabric to get out and about with baby, from summer hikes to leisurely strolls.
MAXIMUM COMFORT FOR BABY- With its unique, structured bucket seat, the versatile Ergobaby 360 carrier keeps baby ergonomically seated in all carrying positions (front-outward, front- inward, hip and back carry). Always ensures your baby is seated in an ergonomic “M”; shape position with knees even to or above hips, and spine in curved “C”; position. The versatile extendable back panel can be folded in providing head support for your young baby or unfolded extending the back panel giving your toddler the back support they need
MAXIMUM COMFORT FOR YOU- The wide padded waistband ensures maximum comfort by providing you with the support you need to maintain a healthy posture preventing lower back pain
COOL & BREATHABLE- Our Cool Air Mesh collection carriers are made with wonderfully soft and durable mesh fabric that provides our renowned ergonomic support for baby while allowing for ultimate breathability and airflow.
ADJUSTABLE- The 360 carrier is designed to fit all types of parents. It easily adjusts to fit multiple wearers from petite to larger body types (waistband adjusts 26-52″; shoulder straps adjust from 28 3/4″ to 46 3/4″). This way, all parents can share the joy of babywearing. The 360 carrier is also adjustable to your growing baby from 7lbs* to 33lbs (*with an infant insert sold separately).
STRONG, DURABLE, LONG LASTING CARRIER- Can be used for multiple years and multiple babies. No snagging & loosening. Carrier retains shape after wash for long-lasting use and comfort.
BABY-SAFE MATERIALS- Oeko-tex; standard 100% certified fabrics
This is the classic choice with a comfortable waistband and some carrying options for a child. The Ergobaby is its compact size which makes it much easier to haul around than a typical child carrier.