Your toddler is just beginning to appreciate the natural world, and you want to show him everything - trees and wildflowers, squirrels and chipmunks, the sun on the leaves, dewdrops on daffodils, what you can eat and what you shouldn't touch, and what to do if you see a bear (sadly, they're not as cuddly as they look).
Get your child's education in forestry started with the multifunctional Deuter Kanga Kid Child Carrier, a Deuter backpack with a twist. You can start using the Kanga Kid when your child is six months old (as soon as he can hold his own head up), but this child carrier really shines when kids are able to do some of their own walking. While your junior explorer is on the ground, the Deuter Kanga Kid is a top-notch hiking backpack, but when those little legs get tired, this backpack transforms effortlessly into a super-comfortable child carrier: just unzip the compartment that holds the child seat, load your child in, and go.
The Kanga Kid Child Carrier is a safe and secure ride, with a five-point safety harness and a seat that can be height-adjusted as kids grow. The back fabric, straps, and waist belt are designed for ventilation and comfort, and the 2011 model adds additional pockets for water, snacks, diapers, and all the other accessories that make hiking with kids more fun.
Deuter (pronounced "doy-ter") is a German company dedicated to the creation of excellent hiking gear since 1898. Deuter backpacks and child carriers are designed for comfort, ventilation, and a great fit, and are internationally known as top-of-the-line products for outdoor adventuring.
Comfortable, Versatile, Many Compartments
No Place for Baby to Rest Head, Hard to Get Baby In Alone
We're super happy with this carrier. It's comfortable to wear for long stretches, has plenty of compartments to carry other items in and keep organized, and baby is super happy getting an up-high perspective on things. There are two issues that aren't perfect. First, there is no where for baby to rest his head when he falls asleep, so he tends to loll to one side, which I don't like the look of on his neck. Second, it can be difficult to get baby into the backpack and up onto your back if you're alone because it doesn't have a wireframe and therefore doesn't stand by itself. This second issue gets easier with practice.