If you have a child between the ages of 3-6 there can be times when long or difficult walks are just too much for them. However, by 3 most kids have outgrown a baby carrier. So what do you do?
Recently we discover the Freeloader Child carrier which was designed to safetly transport kids who have outgown a baby carrier. It is available in 3 colors and retails for around $300. I was really impressed with how well it was made and I guess for a carrier in the price range you would expect nothing less.
It weighs about 5 pounds and is fairly comfortable on the back.
I put my 5 1/2 year old in it and while she isn't a "big" kid, the impact of the weight and the way it distributed across my shoulders and hips was a bit awkward. I plan to get out on another hike soon and see if we can make some adjustments to make the weight distribution more comfortable. She also set a little awkwardly in the seat so we will continue to work to try to make her position better which should help. They do provide instructions for the product to help you get the best fit, but I think it also takes a little adjustment on your own to eventually get it right. If you are changing out kids which are different sizes the readjusting could get a little tiring.
Overall it's a great concept and I have only seen a few other bulkier options on the market, so I think with a little practice this product could be a lifesaver for parents who are avid hikers and travelers. Being able to share these adventures with your kids makes the memories even better and the Freeloader can help you make that possible.
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The Freeloader is the First Child Carrier Built Specifically for Toddlers! It is a new, better child carrier. Compact, lightweight and portable, the Freeloader child carrier uses advanced materials and design to create a better experience for parents who love spending time with their kids. Whether you are traveling by air, going to the zoo, or hiking with your little ones, the Freeloader is ready to help carry the load. When not in use, the Freeloader's integrated aluminum seat folds up neatly to the size of a daypack. The Freeloader is a perfect fit for parents that want a lighter, more versatile carrier. The Freeloader features an easy-to-use, 5-point safety harness. The safety harness is specially designed to fasten securely and safely out-of-reach of your child.
The Freeloader provides wide, ergonomic shoulder and waist straps to evenly distribute your child's weight to your hips and core. The contoured shoulder straps are adjustable and
provide extra padding for comfort and support. Padding in the back panel and seat offers extended comfort for your child.
The Freeloader is small enough to carry-on and stows away neatly, making it perfect for air travel, road trips and more! See more at http://www.myfreeloader.com/ and find Freeloader on facebook at Facebook.com/myfreeloader
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*This post contains my own review opinions. We were provided a complimentary Freeloader Child Carrier to review and share that review with our audience.