The Freeloader is the First Child Carrier Built Specifically for Toddlers! It is a new, better child carrier. Compact, lightweight and portable, the Freeloader child carrier uses advanced materials and design to create a better experience for parents who love spending time with their kids. Whether you are traveling by air, going to the zoo, or hiking with your little ones, the Freeloader is ready to help carry the load. When not in use, the Freeloader's integrated aluminum seat folds up neatly to the size of a daypack. The Freeloader is a perfect fit for parents that want a lighter, more versatile carrier. The Freeloader features an easy-to-use, 5-point safety harness. The safety harness is specially designed to fasten securely and safely out-of-reach of your child. The Freeloader provides wide, ergonomic shoulder and waist straps to evenly distribute your child's weight to your hips and core. The contoured shoulder straps are adjustable and provide extra padding for comfort and support. Padding in the back panel and seat offers extended comfort for your child. The Freeloader is small enough to carry-on and stows away neatly, making it perfect for air travel, road trips and more! See more at on their website and find Freeloader on facebook.
I was visiting an inlet at a finger lake near our house (we were on a hunt for monarch catepillars!) Our whole family likes to hike and this freeloader is great to bring with us for the tail end of our hikes when our 4 year old has had enough. My husband much prefers using this carrier over just carrying her on his shoulders. I like this because you can adjust the straps so that more weight is carried on my hips rather than my shoulders. And as you can see, my daughter is quite comfy and happy that she's strapped in on my back and doesn't even really need to hold on! (she's just hugging my in this pic - which I love!)
My daughter weighs 35 pounds and this carrier is rated for up to 80 pounds - so we could in theory use this for another year or two which opens up our options to longer hikes! If you want to enjoy the outdoors with your toddlers and don't want to be held back because of kid whining, then this is the product for you! Be sure to take advantage of this promo code now: 10% off your Freeloader Child Carrier when you enter the code "freeloaderfun."