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Child Carrier Comparison Chart

Child Carrier Comparison chart depicts various ways to carry a child. These range from soft carriers to framed carriers and suit different age kids.

Chart by Piggyback Rider. Click here to print/save.


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Piggyback Rider®

Back Ride

Shoulder Ride

Framed Carrier



Baby Björn®

PRICING Starting at $90.00 -Lot's of Dr.'s -Lot's of Dr.'s    $190 $99-950 $99-145 $99-140
Age Group 2-4 yrs 2-5 yrs 2-5 yrs 1-2yrs 1-24 mths 2-24 mths 1-24 mths
Product Lifespan 4+ years N/A N/A 2 years 3 years 2 years 1 year
Product Weight 2.3 lbs N/A N/A 8 lbs 30 lbs+ 1.5 lbs 1.5 lbs
Bond with Parent Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Active Transport for Kids Yes Yes No No No No No
Birds-Eye View Yes No Yes No No No No
Multi-Award Winning Yes No No N/A N/A N/A Yes
Ease in Crowds Excellent Good Excellent Mediocre Poor Excellent Excellent
Trunk Space Occupied Beach Towel None None 3560 cu in 7680 cu in Beach Towel Beach Towel
Kid’s Legs Fall Asleep No Yes Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A
Parade Viewing Excellent Uncomfortable Good Mediocre Poor Poor Poor
Travel Convenience Excellent Good Good Mediocre Poor Excellent Good
Easy on/Easy off Yes No Yes No No No No
Adult Stands Upright Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes
Natural Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Instinctive Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
Hands Free Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes
Compact Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Eco Footprint 108 sq in N/A N/A 1300 sq in 780 sq in 480 sq in 480 sq in
Max Child Weight 50 lb N/A N/A 40lbs 30lbs 40lbs 31 lbs