hiking baby carriers

Are you looking for the best hiking baby carriers? Hiking as a family can be fun and a good way to get out and enjoy the outdoors together but hiking with babies and toddlers can bring its own challenges. One the most important things to consider is a good baby hiking backpack. You want to be comfortable with your baby or child on your back and you of course also want baby to be happy, comfortable, and safe.

Below I am going to share my favorites and why I love them so you can find the best one for your hiking adventures!

Click here if you want tips on hiking with toddlers.

Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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When deciding which hiking baby carrier to buy you want consider a few things- the weight, the age range it is good for, comfort for you and for baby.

The Top Hiking Baby Carriers

hiking baby carrier

The Clevr Premium Cross Country Baby Backpack


The Clevr Premium Cross Country Baby Backpack is the most budget friendly option. It only weighs 5 pounds which is a huge plus. It is meant to for children 6 months all the way up to 4 years with the maximum weight of 33 pounds. This carrier will provide years of hiking. It has padded shoulders and bolsters. The sun and rain canopy is removable. I like that it protect baby from the sun but still allows them to see around with the clear sides.

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Osprey Packs Poco AG Child Carrier


Osprey Packs Poco AG Child Carrier is one of the best carriers out there. This carrier provides one the best comfort for both you and your baby. They have an award winning AG (Anti-Gravity) backpacking suspension system into the Poco AG child carrier. The child cockpit is fully framed and padded and the butterfly harness is fleece-covered and has a drool guard!  One of the other cool features is it has an adjustable torso. This is especially handy if you and your partner will be using this carrier and are of different heights. This carrier also has a maximum weight of  48.5 pounds which will make this backpack last your from when they are baby all the way up to when the are ready to hike on their own.

hiking baby carrier

Kelty is the brand of baby and child hiking carriers that I have used since my oldest was a baby. Since then it has been used on my younger two. They are durable and comfortable. This particular one has the Kelty PerfectFIT Suspension System easily adjusts to fit both mom and dad. It has plenty of storage for water and snacks. It has a minimum weight of 16 pounds and maximum of 40. It is both a comfortable and durable hiking carrier that you will get many years use from! 

Looking for any option for babies who can't hold their head up or are under the minimum weight for most hiking backpacks?

When my babies where too little to fit in the hiking backpack, we use a Tula baby carrier with the infant insert. This carrier is good for many hikes, although I probably wouldn’t use it on difficult or dangerous terrain. But it is a good option for many hikes.

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There are many great hiking baby carriers out there, you need to just find the right one for your specific needs and budget. I hope these options will help you find one that fits for your family!

When your toddler is old enough to hike themselves use these tips for hiking with toddlers for an enjoyable hike!

Click here for the top 7 traveling with kids tips! Headed to Arches National Park? Check out these top 5 hikes. Or if you are headed to Zion’s National Park here are the top 10 things to do in St. George, Utah for kids.

Best hiking baby carriers
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