When you have a tiny child, you can choose from a variety of ways to “wear” your child for easy carrying while keeping your hands free. Some choose to carry their very young child in a sling, others choose a product like a Baby Bjorn. Once your child gets big enough to walk, you lose those options. When you’re out with your child and don’t have a stroller, you’ll have to carry her in your arms when she gets too tired to walk. That’s great for the child, but tough on your arms. With the NOMIS Piggyback Rider, you’ll keep your arms free and carry your child on your back. The NOMIS fits over your back like a backpack, and there’s a chest strap to make sure it stays securely in place. A metal bar spans your back, and your child will stand on the bar. He’ll be attached to the NOMIS with a security strap, and there are straps over your shoulders for him to grip on to. Being on your back gives the child a view of something other than a sea of legs, too. The toddler carrier weighs only three pounds; it’s designed for use with children 2.5 years and older and up to 60 pounds. The basic system is $105 and includes the carrier, one child safety harness, and one carrying bag. The deluxe set is $125 and includes the carrier, a deluxe child safety harness that incorporates a Hydrapak hydration bladder, and a carry bag. Go to the Piggyback Rider website to learn more and to order.
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