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    We’re off to Canada in a September and we’ll be doing some hiking. DS will have just turned 4 but he’s really tiny (below first percentile, only 12kg, more like size of younger 2yo) so we could hopefully still fit him in a carrier while we’re hiking if his legs get tired or for safety in the mountains. We don’t want to take with us one with all the metal frames due to travelling for a few weeks throughout US and Canada so have to keep the packing light and will only be doing day hikes a few days of that. I’d prefer something like an ergo if we can get away with it. Any recommendations?? Thanks!

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    I can’t fault our ergo 360, can be worn front back or side so you have options. DD will be 2 in May and is only 9.2kg but is comfy to carry and seems comfortable.

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    I carry my twins in their own Ergo Omni 360 each. One on the front and one on the back. I swear by Ergo and wouldn’t get anything else. They are about 16kg combined, though I obviously have that spread across two carriers. But I hike several times a week with them
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    I upgraded from a stretchy wrap to a mini monkey when DS was about that weight for travelling (great for on and off planes, when you're in a rush with lots of bags etc). I'd wear it front carry so I could also wear a backpack.

    DH hiked with DS in it and said it was comfortable in back hold. It can also do hip hold but never tried it. It was less bulky than the ergos that I looked at which is why I chose it.

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    Thanks everyone we’ll try these out.

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    There are some dedicated toddler carriers, eg. Tula, Kokadi Flip, Lenny Lamb.

    Are you part of the Australian babywearing buy/sell group and discussion group? If you post the specifics in the discussion group, I'm sure you will get lots of good suggestions. Then go over to the buy/sell group and you can keep an eye out for a good deal on the carrier you want. Otherwise Carry Them Close is a good Australian website that stock a wide variety of carriers, and I'm sure they will be able to narrow down your search if you send them a message.

    Some carriers fit better on certain frames. For example, I have a small frame and narrow shoulders, and the Manduca is great for me.

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    I’d recommend finding and attending a local baby wearing group get together, as these will allow you to try on a few carriers and find one that is most comfortable for both of you.
    Not everyone finds the same carriers comfortable.
    I myself am a Tula lover, and carry both a baby and a toddler. I found them the most comfortable carrier for us. I had previously had/tried Kokadi, Lenny Lamb & Ergo, and didn’t get on with those ones.
    They all fit slightly differently too, on you and a child.

    For reference, if you found that a toddler version of the above mentioned brands are a bit small given your child’s age (they might not be given his size) than Kinderpack do a preschool sized carrier, which might suit you both better

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