What should I look for in a child carrier?

Together it is the most fun to be out and about in nature. Of course, the little ones can't be left out. Children's carriers are an excellent transport option when you are out and about with the whole family. There are a few important things to keep in mind.

What matters:

Toddlers are not yet so good on foot or can only manage short distances. With a child carrier you are flexible and can explore nature freely. For unadulterated hiking fun as a family, there are a few things to consider. Two questions should be answered here: What is important for the carrying parents in a child carrier and what is important for the carried children?

Range of use & load capacity

Child carriers should be used from the time when the child can sit freely and has good head control. Before that, the vibrations that occur when walking would have a negative effect on the child, especially on the head and spine. Up to a weight of approx. 22 kilograms (maximum weight child 18 kg plus 4 kg payload), the use of a child carrier makes sense, after that children are able to manage hikes on their own.

Individual adjustment ensures an optimal fit. Comfortable padding as well as easily adjustable safety harnesses are a priority.

The total load of child and child carrier quickly exceeds 15 kilograms. Thus, the carrier has to cope with relatively high loads over a longer period of time. Accordingly, the frame must be stable and the carrying system should be designed comfortably so that one does not experience any impairment due to the load.

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All child carriers are TÜV/GS tested and meet the highest safety standards.

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Eco Finish

To make surfaces water and dirt repellent, so-called fluorocarbons (PFC) are often used. These man-made compounds are suspected of being hazardous to health. In order to protect our customers, especially children, we do not use fluorocarbons at all in our products. Instead, we use an environmentally friendly impregnation that completely dispenses with PFCs and still allows water and dirt to roll off. The name is Eco Finish.

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Test lab

The permanently high stresses that act on the product make it indispensable to subject the materials used to a large number of endurance tests in advance. This is the only way to ensure the necessary durability and thus your unadulterated fun in nature. In our in-house test lab, we have the opportunity to extensively test materials and products.

Features & Functions

VAUDE child carriers have a solid construction and basic features that make the experience special for both child and parent. Depending on the model, many features are included in the product as standard. In addition, there are various accessories that can be combined as needed.

Constructions

Years of experience from the construction of trekking and cargo backpacks benefit us in the development of high-quality child carriers. The basic structure of children's carriers is similar to that of trekking backpacks in many areas.

VAUDE child carriers have a supportive, individually adjustable back (Tergolight Comfort back system). The frame is made of aluminum. The hip belt is additionally padded. Thus, despite the high load, optimal wearing comfort is ensured.

Equipment

Several pockets on the hip belt, on the front or in the bottom provide sufficient storage space. Practical handles are located on the front and back of the carrier. The child safety harness, side straps, foot loops and also the child seat area can be individually adjusted to achieve the greatest possible comfort for the little passengers.

The top model Shuttle Premium - Child carrier also has an integrated sun canopy (= weather protection and UV protection 50+), a changing mat and an adjustable headrest. As a special feature, the stand on the hip belt can be released remotely.

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Shuttle Base

  1. Child safety harness
  2. Side straps - brings the child's weight
    closer to the adult's center of gravity
  3. Front pocket with zipper
  4. Shoulder straps
  5. Load positioning strap
  6. Attachment loop for sun canopy / weather cover
  7. Height adjustment of the child seat
  8. Back length adjustment of the carrying system
  9. Hip belt
  10. Foot loops
  11. In the front pocket is the length adjustment
    of the child safety belt
  12. Fold-out stand
  13. Bottom compartment
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Shuttle Premium

  1. Child safety harness
  2. Integrated sun canopy / weather protection
  3. Side straps - brings the child's weight closer
    to the adult's center of gravity
  4. Front pocket with zipper
  5. Locking stand
  6. Shoulder straps
  7. Load positioning strap
  8. Attachment loop for sun canopy / weather cover
  9. Height adjustment of the child seat
  10. Back length adjustment of the carrying system
  11. Hip belt
  12. Foot loops
  13. Torso strap - stabilizes the child in the carrier
    and thus the total load
  14. In the front pocket is the length adjustment
    of the child safety belt
  15. Fold-out stand
  16. Bottom compartment
  17. Adjustable headrest
  18. Remote release of the stand
  19. Removable cover with frog embroidery

Extras

In addition to the basic equipment, various accessories can be added to the child carrier. This mainly concerns the model Shuttle Base - Child carrier .

For example, an additional headrest can be integrated. It is easy to mount and individually adjustable. Furthermore, VAUDE offers a fabric attachment (Cushion "Frog") for a cuddly-soft padded head area when the little ones need some sleep. Also offered is a large rain cover or sun/rain canopy for optimal weather protection.

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