The Kinderpack was generously donated to the library by Kindercarry. Thanks!
I tried this out with my 11-13 month old.This is a super duper comfy carrier. It is very well thought out, with some nice little touches. Our carrier is the “standard” size and it fits baby girl just right.
Kinderpacks come in a variety of sizes, from infant to preschool. You can also get custom sized straps from petite to plus sized. Info on the standard size from the KP site:
“standard: 16″ h x 17″ w- ages 8mo-3 yrs : starting at 20lbs/28″ and up to 38″
standard is the choice for most people. Please realize that the standard will fit up to 3 years old/4T. This is the size to buy if you want to buy one carrier without having to size up later.”
Kinderpacks are made by WAHM right here in Illinois. This is another carrier you can tell is made by a babywearing mama. It has some great features that only a babywearer would think of.
The shoulder straps adjust at both ends of the buckles. This makes it easier to get the exact fit that you want.
I love the hood. It tucks into the body. The cavity then snaps closed, creating kind of a headrest, a great idea.
The website has a lot of excellent info on the carriers, the ordering process, even videos on how to wear it.
I found the whole carrier somewhat thicker than other SSCs in the body area and the shoulder straps to be wider. The fabric is soft, but sturdy.
Like all SSCs, the Kinderpack is great at distributing weight to your hips. It is quick and easy to get on and off. It can be used for front, hip or back carries. It is easy to fold up compactly to carry with you. I think soft structured carriers are also easy to wear empty if baby wants to hop out and crawl around for a bit. They offer good coverage for nursing as well.
I tried my 4.5 year old in it
For a large kid in a carrier not really designed for a giant child, this was pretty comfy. Even though this is sized for a much smaller person, he still has a nice seat in this, with good positioning.
Bottom line: Kinderpacks are a very comfortable, very customizable carrier with a lot of special touches.