Harper Sue has outgrown (per weight) our Kokopax carrier. We’ve used the hell out of this first carrier and love having her on our back vs. in a stroller mostly because we are able to sing songs with her and respond to her questions and finger points more easily. It just feels like we’re all more engaged when she’s on our back. That said, she’s freaking heavy! and the Kokopax lack of a hip belt to transfer her weight most efficiently is taking a toll.
We headed to REI to check out their selection of child carriers and where unimpressed with how big and bulky most of the options where. Thankfully, Little Life makes a simple self standing carrier with a good hip belt and shoulder straps with sternum strap called the Discoverer. The pack also carries kids up to 44 lbs. so we’ll get at least another 6 months of use before Harper Sue outgrows it.