Buy the Baby Bargains Book

Product Reviews Child Carriers

Need to get some fresh air? Just because you have a baby doesn’t mean you can never go hiking again. Backpack manufacturers have responded to parents’ wish to find a way to take their small children with them on hikes and long walks. The good news is that most of these frame carriers are made with lightweight aluminum, high quality fabrics and well-positioned straps. Accessories abound with some models including sunshades, diaper packs that Velcro on, and adjustable seating so Junior gets a good view.


Click here for a PDF from our book with advice on buying a carrier.

BB Rating
What's This?


A EXCELLENT-our top pick!
B GOOD-above average quality, prices, and creativity.
C FAIR-could stand some improvement.
D POOR-yuck! Could stand some major improvement.