An alternative to strollers, baby backpacks are designed to help adults carry babies five months old and older easily on the chest, side, or back, hands-free. They look like ordinary camping backpacks, but they are made with baby seats instead of large storage compartments. Good baby backpacks are made with aluminum frames that allow even distribution of the baby’s weight on the carrier’s body.
Types of Baby Backpacks
Kinds of Baby Backpacks include the following:
Traditional baby backpacks
Traditional baby backpacks are designed to support babies in an upright sitting position.
Because they are rather large, they are made for back-carrying only.
They usually have built-in carrying pockets for storing baby accessories and kickstands for making them sit upright while the baby is being loaded.
Kelty baby backpacks
Kelty baby backpacks are designed for parents who want to stay active while carrying their babies.
They are ideal for hikes and long walks, providing convenience and safety.
Some models can be converted into child chairs when not used as carriers.
Baby sling backpacks
Baby slings backpacks are designed to carry babies on the side instead of on the back, for bottle feeding.
They mimic the position of carrying a baby by the hands and elbows.
Some models are made with padded straps.
Front baby carriers
Front baby carriers are designed to carry babies on the chest.
They are ideal for babies who cannot sit upright yet.
They distribute the baby’s weight evenly on the carrier's body.
Some models are made with padded straps and buckles.
Choosing Baby Backpacks (Buying tips)
Comfort: Choose a baby backpack that is comfortable for you and your baby. It should be light, durable, and should distribute your baby's weight evenly on your body. Also choose one with padded shoulder straps to prevent shoulder and muscle strains.
Safety: Choose a baby backpack with a safety harness, secure buckles, and reflective strips.