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Child carrier recommendations

Hi we are setting off for 6 months in SEA in 43 days !!!! One of our children is currently 17 months and will benefit from being carried in a child carrier of sorts.

We have narrowed it down to the daypack types that allow the item to fulfil two purposes minimising our luggage along the way.

So if anyway here has experience with either the Kelty or Deuter Child Carriers could you please let me know how you find them comfort, durability and storage wise.

Our intention is to keep our day things , travel wallet, phones, purse, baby wipes, nappies and water bottles in the backpack sections. Hoping there is enough room to do so. We have had no luck finding a local stocklist of either brand so buying blindly here unfortunately.

Many thanks
Cindy Fuhrer of
Lemonade From Lemons

Asked 8 years ago TAGS:   None Report Abuse

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Hi Cindy, We had the Kelty carrier when our son was smaller and we did liked it, especially because I could load it up with him, snacks, diapers... the kitchen sink. It was really durable and had a detachable sun/rain shade which was also good to have some days. However, it was bulky. And, when loaded up with a toddler and everything you think you will need for the day - surprisingly heavy. And SEA is hot, which will make it seem doubly so. Also, since your child is already 17 months you might not need it for very much longer and if I remember correctly - those things are not cheap. My husband and I have already had this talk for some reason, and we decided that if we have a second child and are fortunate enough to get to do some more traveling, we will get one of those sling/wrap carriers instead. They are much cheaper and much more portable. Also, you can re-position them and carry your child in front of you or at your side. AND... you can share the load between yourself and your spouse. Hope that helps, Mira

Answered 8 years ago Report Abuse Recommend (528)

have you checked out ergo or beco butterfly carriers? we have both these and they are great because they hardly take up any room as they are unstructured packs. Our 5 yo still goes in one when we go to night markets or are in big cities, especially in Asia. They are comfy too! Carla

Answered 8 years ago Report Abuse Recommend (517)